Most Expensive Home Sales of 2015

Here’s a highlight of the most expensive homes for sale from across the country. Since we’re going to the end of the year, it’s a perfect time to relive on the highest-dollar deals of the year. Adding them all up will give us an astounding $445 million worth in transactions.

Most of the highlighted homes are gathered in just 3 states: California, Florida and New York. These blockbuster buys are true hits.

On Top 10:

119 Tuscaloosa Ave, Atherton, CA

Listed for just 2 months, this property was sold for $35.3 million in November 2015. The home has three level main residence, cabana guest house, and garage for up to 6 cars – sprawled over approximately 2 acres. Main details include 7 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and 20,375 sq ft of living space. With its overwhelming price and having built in the San Francisco Bay Area’s most expensive ZIP code, everyone’s left speechless with such a quick sale.


And we have a tie for the Top 8th position:

127 E 70th St, New York City, NY

127 E 70th St

This property was sold for $37 million in January 2015. This is a Single Family property located in Upper Manhattan, NY. Built in 1920, the former Mellon mansion was purchased by investor Jim Clark. The townhouse has 5-8 bedrooms, 9,408 sq ft of living space, with flexibility for guests, and staff, 8 baths, chef’s kitchen, wine room and elevator. Featured in The World of Interiors magazine, the townhouse, designed in the neo French classic style evoking the charm of the French countryside, reflected the passions of its past owners.


784 Meadow Ln, Southampton, NY


This property was sold for $37 million in May 2015. According to, “the 4.08-acre property belonged to the estate of William R. Salomon, who helped modernize and broaden Salomon Brothers, a bond trading house that was started by his father and two uncles in 1910. The junior Salomon died on December 7, 2014, at 100 years old.” This property has 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and 6,280 sq ft of living space.


For the Top 7:

10410 Bellagio Rd, Los Angeles, CA

This property was sold for $38 million in March 2015. Classic Mediterranean Villa was originally designed by Paul Williams in 1931 and completely rebuilt in 2007. The home is located behind iron gates in the most prime section of Bel Air. Two motor courts provide off street parking for 40 cars. It also has an amazing 35mm theatre, library and billiard rooms. Main details include 9 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and 15,727 sq ft of living space in a 1.68-acre lot.


On the Top 6:

2500 Gordon Dr, Naples, FL

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The 9,394-square-foot, 3-level mansion — with an egg-shaped bathtub and life-size mural of a tree in the foyer was sold for $45.6 million in March 2015. This beachfront home was initially listed for $80 million. Set on more than five acres overlooking the Gulf, according to, the Low Country-style home has ebony floors and an all-white kitchen. In September, its Grecian-style pool house was used as a setting for a pilot of a proposed reality television show “Paradise Coast Wives.”


On the Top 5:

616 Nimes Rd, Los Angeles, CA

Dubbed as the “Lionsgate Estate”, this property was sold for $46.25 million in March 2015. It was originally built by world renowned architect Paul Williams and was recently renovated and expanded. It was formerly owned by Nancy Davis, one of the daughters of billionaire Marvin Davis who died in 2004. The estate features 11 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and 23,988 sq ft of living space in a 1.63 acre lot. The Bel Air manse was sold to a man that Variety dubbed a “rivet tycoon.”


On the Top 4:

440 Golden Gate Ave, Belvedere, CA

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This property was sold for $47.5 million in August 2015. The sale breaks the record for the highest reported single-family home sale in San Francisco proper by $12 million, and the highest reported sale in Belvedere by around $22 million. Main property details are 5 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and 9,235 sq ft in a 0.94-acre lot.

Originally built circa 1895, the property known as Locksley Hall underwent a monumental restoration beginning in 1998 that lasted nearly 10 years. The estate—a three-story, 9,235-square-foot abode with a pool house, rose garden and panic room—is located on the southern crest of Belvedere Island with jaw-dropping views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.


On the Top 3:

1210 Benedict Canyon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA


This property is sold for $47,851,500 to the casino mogul Steve Wynn in August 2015. The single-story house was built in 1994 and remodeled in 1997. It has 8 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms, and 19,299 sq ft of living space in a 2.69-acre lot, while its backyard features a pool and spa, a number of patios and a motor court. The sprawling estate sits at 1210 Benedict Canyon Drive in Beverly Hills, less than a mile from Sunset Boulevard. Wynn is the creator of several prominent resorts along the Las Vegas Strip including the Mirage, the Bellagio and the Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas and Macau, China. His net worth is currently valued at $2.6 billion.


On the Top 2:

25 Columbus Cir, Penthouse 7, New York City, NY

This condo property is sold for $50,917,500 in July 2015. This luxury 14-room unit at the Time Warner building was sold by Russian businessman Andrei Vavilov. It was on the market for $75 million early last year, then dropping the price to $68 million in November, finally landing on $51 million. This penthouse spares no opportunity to show off and comes with 400 feet of views in four directions (120 of which are of Central Park) and 8,274 newly-renovated square feet of living space. Inside you’ll also find 7 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, a 26 x 24-foot dressing room, a 13 x 7-foot coat room, a dining room, an informal dining room, a library, a media room, and a laundry room.


And lastly, on the Top 1:

3315 Collins Ave #B, Miami Beach, FL

The corner of 32nd Street and Collins Avenue in Miami has a legendary allure, with the always-famous Saxony Hotel seated along Miami Beach’s famous coastline. This condo 5+ stories property was sold for $60 million in September 2015. One-of-a-kind duplex penthouse crowning Faena House, the 18-story luxury condominium envisioned by Alan Faena and designed by Foster+Partners. Featuring 360-degree views from over 18,000 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor living space and a private rooftop pool.




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