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Mapping New York's Most Expensive Home Sales This Year

From condos on Billionaires' Row to renovated townhouses, these are the blockbuster home sales of the year

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Obviously New York City is home to some of the world's priciest real estate—there are, after all, several apartments currently for sale that are asking upwards of $75 million—but the sky-high asking prices don't always match up with what those homes actually sell for. But even though those figures often differ, one thing is for sure: There will always be ridiculously expensive homes, and ridiculously wealthy buyers who'll snap them up.

In the interest of seeing where the wealthiest of the wealthy are parking their money, we decided to take a look at the most expensive recorded home sales of the year thus far, with an assist from the folks at PropertyShark. These represent sales that closed between January and June of 2016, so expect things to change by the end of the year—who knows, maybe that $120 million Upper East Side co-op will find a buyer after all.

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1. 432 Park Avenue, #79

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$59,144,632No surprises here: The most expensive sale of the year so far is in the enormous (and enormously pricey) 432 Park Avenue. A full-floor apartment on the 79th floor closed for more than $59 million, making it the priciest official sale since closings began earlier this year. The apartment went to an unnamed buyer under the name of 432 Crotona Park Avenue LLC.

2. 4 East 66th Street, 5th Floor

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4 E 66th St
New York, NY 10065

$52,000,000When this 15-room, full-floor apartment originally hit the market in 2015, it was asking "only" $48 million. But the sellers somehow managed to get above that asking price: The sale closed in May, with the new buyers scooping the place up for $52 million. For that price, they get a private elevator, two wood-burning fireplaces, and Central Park views.

3. The Walker Tower, PH2

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210 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011

$45,000,000It appears that the anonymous LLC that bought Penthouse 2 in 2014, BBC Chelsea, flipped the apartment for a tidy $4 million profit. The buyer is yet another anonymous LLC, not-so-cleverly named Walker Tower 1-8 LLC, and they picked it up for $45 million.

4. Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York, Penthouse

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28 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 790-8800
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$42,550,000After three years, the penthouse atop the Baccarat Hotel in Midtown finally sold, though the buyer picked it up for substantially less than its original asking price. It first hit the market in 2013 for $60 million; the recorded closing price, however, was $42.55 million.

5. 101 Central Park West, #9BC

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$35,336,000It took a price cut of about $6.5 million to move this apartment, located in the same building that Harrison Ford and Rick Moranis have called home. It first listed in 2015 for $42 million, but sold for close to $35 million.

6. 150 Charles Street, #2DN/#9C

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$34,433,707Two apartments at celebrity magnet 150 Charles Street closed for the same, extremely precise price of $34,433,707. Both are duplexes, and both were purchased by the same buyer under the name BSS Charles LLC.

7. 150 Charles Street, #PHA

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$29,379,796And another slot goes to 150 Charles Street, this time for Penthouse A, which was reportedly purchased by a Credit Suisse bigwig—though we don't know for sure, because the $29 million apartment's buyer is shielded by an LLC with the oh-so-clever name of 150 Charles St Ph. Yes, really.

8. 150 Charles Street, #9A

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$29,089,611And the final pricey pad at 150 Charles Street closed in April with a sale price of just over $29 million, to a buyer whose identity has not been revealed, because that's just how these things go.

9. 432 Park Avenue, #71A

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$28,890,482On 432 Park Avenue's 71st floor, this 4,000-square-foot apartment closed for close to $29 million in June. The ink had barely dried on the contract before its buyer turned around and put the apartment on the rental market, where it now sits for $70,000 per month.

10. 295 Lafayette Street, #9C

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$28,511,000Penthouse II at the Kushner Companies-developed Puck Penthouses closed for $28.5 million in February, which was a nearly $7 million decrease from its original list price of $35 million.

11. 15 Central Park West, #38A

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15 Central Park W
New York, NY 10023
(212) 246-2222

$28,000,000The onetime home of such notables as Alex Rodriguez, Robert de Niro, and Sting is also home to this three-bedroom apartment, which sold for $28 million at the end of June.

12. 7 East 84th Street

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7 E 84th St
New York, NY 10028

$27,000,500It only took three years—and a couple of price chops—for this lavish Upper East Side townhouse to sell, with a final sale price of $27 million. The glitzy, over-the-top mansion comes with a plethora of amenities, including a wine cellar, a private garage, eight wood-burning fireplaces, and several terraces.

13. 66 East 11th Street, #PH

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66 E 11th St
New York, NY 10003

$26,122,156Once upon a time, the penthouse of this Leonardo DiCaprio-approved building was listed for a staggering $50 million. But times have changed, and so has the apartment's value: After three years on the market, it finally sold this year with a closing price of $26 million—nearly half of what it was originally asking.

14. 432 Park Avenue, #66A

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$24,990,100Yet another pad at 432 Park Avenue made it onto this list—this one is a 66th-floor condo (putting it about 840 feet above ground), and like so many of the other buyers in the supertall building, its new owner is hiding behind an LLC: 432 Park Avenue Ste 66A. The deal closed in June.

15. Manhattan House, #C2101

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200 E 66th St
New York, NY 10065

$22,168,630This sale at Upper East Side modernist landmark Manhattan House is the building's priciest this year by far. What makes the apartment so many more millions than the others that're up for grabs is unclear—alas, the closing documents give no insight into its room count or square footage—but the apartment at least comes with access to ritzy amenities like the Rooftop Manhattan Club and on-site valet parking.

16. 74 Washington Place

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74 Washington Pl
New York, NY 10011

$21,650,000The product of a spec renovation, this updated Greenwich Village townhouse first hit the market in March 2015 asking $25 million before dropping its price to $23.5 million in April of this year. When the townhouse last sold in 2012 it went for all of $9.3 million. Good Property in collaboration with Turett Collaborative Architects renovated the single family home bringing it, among other amenities reserved for the monied, an elevator, wine cellar, and 1,300 square feet of open space.

17. 432 Park Avenue, #42A

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$21,430,621Another win for 432 Park Avenue. This apartment closed in June for just around $21 million.

18. 525 Park Avenue, #15S

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525 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065

$21,300,000There's not a whole lot of info out there about this 4,000-square-foot Park Avenue condo, just that whoever plopped down $21.3 million on the digs ended up paying $5,325/square foot.

19. 998 5th Avenue, #3W

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998 5th Ave
New York, NY 10028

$21,000,000This Upper East Side condo is a true prewar apartment with three bedrooms, five full and five half bathrooms, a library (probably decked out in walnut molding), maids rooms, and a proper living room, dining room, and breakfast room. The 5,500-square-foot apartment first hit the market asking $25 million, but settled for $21 million—still enough to make the cut.

20. 224 Mulberry Street, #7

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224 Mulberry St
New York, NY 10012

$21,000,000Flank's Nolita condos first hit the market in September 2014 touting their "unapologetically high" prices. The ruse worked out. Many of the apartments have sold in the vicinity of their original asks, including this gem. Like all apartments in the building, it includes private outdoor space, a wood-burning fireplace, and two indoor parking spaces.

21. 432 Park Avenue, #40A

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$20,870,583It's only appropriate for this list to begin and end with Curbed's 2015 Building of the Year. Although its nearly one third of the price of this year's most expensive sale, this listing is still pricey enough to merit inclusion on the list.

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1. 432 Park Avenue, #79

New York, NY 10022

$59,144,632No surprises here: The most expensive sale of the year so far is in the enormous (and enormously pricey) 432 Park Avenue. A full-floor apartment on the 79th floor closed for more than $59 million, making it the priciest official sale since closings began earlier this year. The apartment went to an unnamed buyer under the name of 432 Crotona Park Avenue LLC.

2. 4 East 66th Street, 5th Floor

4 E 66th St, New York, NY 10065

$52,000,000When this 15-room, full-floor apartment originally hit the market in 2015, it was asking "only" $48 million. But the sellers somehow managed to get above that asking price: The sale closed in May, with the new buyers scooping the place up for $52 million. For that price, they get a private elevator, two wood-burning fireplaces, and Central Park views.

4 E 66th St
New York, NY 10065

3. The Walker Tower, PH2

210 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

$45,000,000It appears that the anonymous LLC that bought Penthouse 2 in 2014, BBC Chelsea, flipped the apartment for a tidy $4 million profit. The buyer is yet another anonymous LLC, not-so-cleverly named Walker Tower 1-8 LLC, and they picked it up for $45 million.

210 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011

4. Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York, Penthouse

28 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

$42,550,000After three years, the penthouse atop the Baccarat Hotel in Midtown finally sold, though the buyer picked it up for substantially less than its original asking price. It first hit the market in 2013 for $60 million; the recorded closing price, however, was $42.55 million.

28 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019

5. 101 Central Park West, #9BC

New York, NY

$35,336,000It took a price cut of about $6.5 million to move this apartment, located in the same building that Harrison Ford and Rick Moranis have called home. It first listed in 2015 for $42 million, but sold for close to $35 million.

6. 150 Charles Street, #2DN/#9C

New York, NY

$34,433,707Two apartments at celebrity magnet 150 Charles Street closed for the same, extremely precise price of $34,433,707. Both are duplexes, and both were purchased by the same buyer under the name BSS Charles LLC.

7. 150 Charles Street, #PHA

New York, NY

$29,379,796And another slot goes to 150 Charles Street, this time for Penthouse A, which was reportedly purchased by a Credit Suisse bigwig—though we don't know for sure, because the $29 million apartment's buyer is shielded by an LLC with the oh-so-clever name of 150 Charles St Ph. Yes, really.

8. 150 Charles Street, #9A

New York, NY

$29,089,611And the final pricey pad at 150 Charles Street closed in April with a sale price of just over $29 million, to a buyer whose identity has not been revealed, because that's just how these things go.

9. 432 Park Avenue, #71A

New York, NY 10022

$28,890,482On 432 Park Avenue's 71st floor, this 4,000-square-foot apartment closed for close to $29 million in June. The ink had barely dried on the contract before its buyer turned around and put the apartment on the rental market, where it now sits for $70,000 per month.

10. 295 Lafayette Street, #9C

New York, NY

$28,511,000Penthouse II at the Kushner Companies-developed Puck Penthouses closed for $28.5 million in February, which was a nearly $7 million decrease from its original list price of $35 million.

11. 15 Central Park West, #38A

15 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

$28,000,000The onetime home of such notables as Alex Rodriguez, Robert de Niro, and Sting is also home to this three-bedroom apartment, which sold for $28 million at the end of June.

15 Central Park W
New York, NY 10023

12. 7 East 84th Street

7 E 84th St, New York, NY 10028

$27,000,500It only took three years—and a couple of price chops—for this lavish Upper East Side townhouse to sell, with a final sale price of $27 million. The glitzy, over-the-top mansion comes with a plethora of amenities, including a wine cellar, a private garage, eight wood-burning fireplaces, and several terraces.

7 E 84th St
New York, NY 10028

13. 66 East 11th Street, #PH

66 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003

$26,122,156Once upon a time, the penthouse of this Leonardo DiCaprio-approved building was listed for a staggering $50 million. But times have changed, and so has the apartment's value: After three years on the market, it finally sold this year with a closing price of $26 million—nearly half of what it was originally asking.

66 E 11th St
New York, NY 10003

14. 432 Park Avenue, #66A

New York, NY 10022

$24,990,100Yet another pad at 432 Park Avenue made it onto this list—this one is a 66th-floor condo (putting it about 840 feet above ground), and like so many of the other buyers in the supertall building, its new owner is hiding behind an LLC: 432 Park Avenue Ste 66A. The deal closed in June.

15. Manhattan House, #C2101

200 E 66th St, New York, NY 10065

$22,168,630This sale at Upper East Side modernist landmark Manhattan House is the building's priciest this year by far. What makes the apartment so many more millions than the others that're up for grabs is unclear—alas, the closing documents give no insight into its room count or square footage—but the apartment at least comes with access to ritzy amenities like the Rooftop Manhattan Club and on-site valet parking.

200 E 66th St
New York, NY 10065

16. 74 Washington Place

74 Washington Pl, New York, NY 10011

$21,650,000The product of a spec renovation, this updated Greenwich Village townhouse first hit the market in March 2015 asking $25 million before dropping its price to $23.5 million in April of this year. When the townhouse last sold in 2012 it went for all of $9.3 million. Good Property in collaboration with Turett Collaborative Architects renovated the single family home bringing it, among other amenities reserved for the monied, an elevator, wine cellar, and 1,300 square feet of open space.

74 Washington Pl
New York, NY 10011

17. 432 Park Avenue, #42A

New York, NY 10022

$21,430,621Another win for 432 Park Avenue. This apartment closed in June for just around $21 million.

18. 525 Park Avenue, #15S

525 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065

$21,300,000There's not a whole lot of info out there about this 4,000-square-foot Park Avenue condo, just that whoever plopped down $21.3 million on the digs ended up paying $5,325/square foot.

525 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065

19. 998 5th Avenue, #3W

998 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

$21,000,000This Upper East Side condo is a true prewar apartment with three bedrooms, five full and five half bathrooms, a library (probably decked out in walnut molding), maids rooms, and a proper living room, dining room, and breakfast room. The 5,500-square-foot apartment first hit the market asking $25 million, but settled for $21 million—still enough to make the cut.

998 5th Ave
New York, NY 10028

20. 224 Mulberry Street, #7

224 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

$21,000,000Flank's Nolita condos first hit the market in September 2014 touting their "unapologetically high" prices. The ruse worked out. Many of the apartments have sold in the vicinity of their original asks, including this gem. Like all apartments in the building, it includes private outdoor space, a wood-burning fireplace, and two indoor parking spaces.

224 Mulberry St
New York, NY 10012

21. 432 Park Avenue, #40A

New York, NY 10022

$20,870,583It's only appropriate for this list to begin and end with Curbed's 2015 Building of the Year. Although its nearly one third of the price of this year's most expensive sale, this listing is still pricey enough to merit inclusion on the list.