This year saw weak annual gains in luxury home prices, new tax proposals on million-dollar properties, and restrictions for foreign investors. But that didn’t stop luxury homebuyers in the U.S. from shelling out upward of $100 million apiece for mansions, penthouses, and beachside properties.
A Manhattan penthouse topped the list of 2019’s 10 most expensive residential real estate sales, selling for $240 million, according to data from Miller Samuel Inc. That’s nearly $166 million more than last year’s biggest New York City sale.
In addition to Manhattan, the year’s top luxury homebuyers also made purchases in Palm Beach, Fla., and in Los Angeles’ Bel Air neighborhood. One Los Angeles mansion took a $156 million price cut before selling in September for $94 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Buyers included billionaires Jeff Bezos and Ken Griffin and Uber cofounder Garrett Camp.
The top 10 list, below, based on data from Miller Samuel.
- $240 million for penthouse at 220 Central Park South, New York
- $119.8 million for Holmby Hills mansion, Los Angeles
- $110.3 million for oceanfront Palm Beach mansion, Palm Beach, Fla.
- $100 million for Paradise Cove beachside home, Malibu, Calif.
- $99.13 million for Palm Beach mansion, Palm Beach, Fla.
- $94 million for Bel Air mansion, Los Angeles
- $92.7 million for penthouse at 220 Central Park South, New York
- $81 million for three condo units at 212 Fifth Ave., New York
- $77.1 million for Upper East Side townhouse, New York
- $71 million for Trousdale mansion, Beverly Hills, Calif. Uber cofounder Garrett Camp purchased the newly built Beverly Hills mansion in June, according to the Los Angeles Times. The home is 12,119 square feet and sits on more than one acre, the Los Angeles Times reported.