2015 Top 20 New York City Residential Real Estate Sales (By Price)

By | December 17, 2015

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As was the case in 2014, 2015 witnessed a great many extremely large residential real estate transactions closing in NYC!

The entirety of the Top 20 sales occurred in the borough of Manhattan!

Of these twenty mega-deals, seven of them occurred at the ultra-luxury building One57 that has been dubbed by some ‘The Billionaire Building’. One57 is located at 157 West 57th Street.

2015 Top 20 Residential Real Estate Sales In New York City

157 W 57TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10019
$91.5M – ONE57
Topping our list this year is, unsurprisingly, a transaction from Billionaires’ Row, where a 75th floor duplex went for $91,541,053 on March 27. The unit was snapped up by a group led by hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackerman. That’s right: Nobody plans to actually live there; it’s nearly 14,000 square feet without a permanent resident. Ackerman hopes to flip the place. Perhaps the next owner will actually reside in the space?
834 5TH AVE, NEW YORK, NY 10065
$77.5M – 834 FIFTH AVENUE
In March, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson sold this 14-room 11th-floor duplex to Ukrainian billionaire Leonard Blavatnik. Prior to the sale, Johnson had reportedly been seeking around $80 million. [Photo byNoondayNews/Flickr]
781 5TH AVE, NEW YORK, NY 10022
$67.5M – SHERRY NETHERLAND
The 18th-floor unit at the Sherry Netherlandhad originally sought $95 million, but when it actually sold on March 6, the take was significantly less. Incredibly, it’s now back on the market, this time for $86 million.
25 COLUMBUS CIR, NEW YORK, NY 10019
$50.9M – TIME WARNER CENTER
The penthouse was sold in June by Andrey Valilov, one of the men at the center of a New York Times investigation into foreign buyers at the Columbus Circle complex. That means it probably had that barely lived-in feel to it. It’s a full-floor, 8,300-square-foot, six-bedroom unit redesigned by Tony Ingrao.
157 W 57TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10019
$47.8M – ONE57
Get used to seeing One57 on this list—it occupies plenty of spots. This 77th floor unit, likely a duplex, sold for $47,782,187 on April 27. [Photo by Maxime Mialier/Flickr]
157 W 57TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10019
$47.4M – ONE57
Height (and thus presumably better views) doesn’t always mean a home will go for more money. This 88th floor unit was sold on March 27 for $47,367,491. [Photo by Maxime Mialier/Flickr]
157 W 57TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10019
$47.4M – ONE57
And this 86th floor unit sold for $47,366,990 on January 21. [Photo by Maxime Mialier/Flickr]
15 CENTRAL PARK WEST, NEW YORK, NY 10023
$45M – 15 CENTRAL PARK WEST
This four-bedroom unit, no. 1819B, sold for $45 million on November 12.
1355 1ST AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10021
$37.9M – 1355 FIRST AVENUE
This penthouse duplex atop the 32-story building at the corner of East 73rd Street sold for $37,940,000 on August 7. It sports 12 bedrooms, 12.5 bathrooms, and pets are allowed.
120 E 70TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10021
$37M – 120 EAST 70TH STREET
The first of three townhouses on this list sold for a clean $37 million on January 15. It also features one of the prettiest residential staircases in the city. At 10,000 square feet, there are nine bedrooms and nine bathrooms. [Photo by Jessica Sheridan/Flickr]
15 CENTRAL PARK WEST, NEW YORK, NY 10023
$35M – 15 CENTRAL PARK WEST
Unit 8A sold on November 17. It has five-and-a-half bathrooms, four bedrooms, and three exposures. [Photo by Gareth Stevens/Flickr]
157 W 57TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10019
$34.4M – ONE57
This five-bedroom apartment, unit 54B, sold for $34,369,438 on November 19. [Photo byILNY_/Flickr]
583 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10012
$34M – 583 BROADWAY
Easily the biggest celebrity on this list, rocker Jon Bon Jovi sold his unit in this Soho building(also known as 158 Mercer Street) for $34 million on May 1. There had been word (official and rumor) of him trying to offload the 7,400-square-foot five-bedroom pad since 2011, with the price going from $45 million to $42 million to $39.9 million to $37.5 million. Still, at $34 million, it’s more than the $24 million he paid for it.
1 CENTRAL PARK WEST, NEW YORK, NY 10023
$33M – 1 CENTRAL PARK WEST
The largest penthouse at the Trump International Hotel & Tower, unit PH51B, sold for $33 million on January 9. Its 5,024 square feet includes five bedrooms, 187 feet of 10-foot windows, and a formal dining room. [Photo by Michael McDonough/Flickr]
737 PARK AVE, NEW YORK, NY 10021
$32.7M – 737 PARK AVENUE
This is the penthouse of the former rental building gone condo. It occupies the 21st floor and the roof, with 6,000 square feet of interior space, a whopping 2,270 square feet of wraparound terrace, and a 3,800-square-foot roof deck. The sale’s exact monetary figure was $32,658,763 and the sale took place on May 21.
16 E 10TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10003
$32M – 16 EAST 10TH STREET
This townhouse was built in 1848 and has 14-foot ceilings and a mosaic lap pool. It was converted to single-family after being purchased by orthopedic surgeon Warren Hammerschlag and developer David Amirian for $11.2 million in 2012. This sale set a record for the most expensive single-family home sold in Greenwich Village, netting $32 millionin September.
157 W 57TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10019
$30.7M – ONE57
Back to One57: The five-bedroom unit 53B sold for $30,683,373 on April 14. [Photo by Joel Raskin/Flickr]
157 W 57TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10019
$30M – ONE57
The final One57 unit on the list, 67A, sold for $30,042,375 on March 16. [Photo by Joel Raskin/Flickr]
1040 5TH AVE, NEW YORK, NY 10028
$30M – 1040 FIFTH AVENUE
Related Companies CEO Jeff Blau bought unit 14A for $21.4 million in 2008, put it on the market for $43 million in 2014, and dropped the asking price to $34.5 million in 2015. What he got on July 10 was a clean $30 million for the four-bedroom pad with 26 windows and a view of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.
13 E 75TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10021
$30M – 13 EAST 75TH STREET
The list concludes with another townhouse—but one that might not be long for this world, if its new owner gets his way. Russian real estate tycoon Roman Abramovich bought 13 East 75th Street for $30 million on July 13. His plan is to combine it with its neighbors at 11 and 15 into one megamansion. But there is a catch: It’s located within the boundaries of the Upper East Side Historic District, which means the LPC would have to approve any demolition or other modification—which may be a long shot.

 

 

 

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