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It's time to make up a bunch of awards and hand them out to the most deserving people, places and things in the real estate, architecture and neighborhood universes of New York City! Yep, it's time for the 12th Annual Curbed Awards! Up now: the most expensive homes sold in New York City this year.

The most expensive apartment sold in New York City last year went for $71.3 million—but this isn't last year, and 2015's most expensive home is officially a whopping $91.5 million. (And it doesn't even have an occupant! Madness!) With the help of our friends at PropertyShark, we're taking a look at the 20 biggest home sales (including apartments and townhouses) in New York City this year. They include seven (yes, seven) apartments at One57, a townhouse that doesn't even exist, and a fancy co-op that's since returned to the market. Welcome to New York real estate in 2015.


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1. $91.5M – One57

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157 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019

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?

2. $77.5M – 834 Fifth Avenue

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834 5th Ave
New York, NY 10065

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 by NoondayNews/Flickr]

3. $67.5M – Sherry Netherland

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781 5th Ave
New York, NY 10022

The 18th-floor unit at the Sherry Netherland had 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.

4. $50.9M – Time Warner Center

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25 Columbus Cir
New York, NY 10019

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.

5. $47.8M – One57

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157 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019

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]

6. $47.4M - One57

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157 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019

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]

7. $47.4M - One57

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157 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019

And this 86th floor unit sold for $47,366,990 on January 21. [Photo by Maxime Mialier/Flickr]

8. $45M – 15 Central Park West

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15 Central Park West
New York, NY 10023

This four-bedroom unit, no. 1819B, sold for $45 million on November 12.

9. $37.9M – 1355 First Avenue

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1355 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10021

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.

10. $37M – 120 East 70th Street

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120 E 70th St
New York, NY 10021

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]

11. $35M – 15 Central Park West

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15 Central Park West
New York, NY 10023

Unit 8A sold on November 17. It has five-and-a-half bathrooms, four bedrooms, and three exposures. [Photo by Gareth Stevens/Flickr]

12. $34.4M - One57

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157 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019

This five-bedroom apartment, unit 54B, sold for $34,369,438 on November 19. [Photo by ILNY_/Flickr]

13. $34M – 583 Broadway

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583 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

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.

14. $33M – 1 Central Park West

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1 Central Park West
New York, NY 10023

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]

15. $32.7M – 737 Park Avenue

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737 Park Ave
New York, NY 10021

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. $32M – 16 East 10th Street

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16 E 10th St
New York, NY 10003

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 million in September.

17. $30.7M - One57

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157 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019

Back to One57: The five-bedroom unit 53B sold for $30,683,373 on April 14. [Photo by Joel Raskin/Flickr]

18. $30M - One57

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157 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019

The final One57 unit on the list, 67A, sold for $30,042,375 on March 16. [Photo by Joel Raskin/Flickr]

19. $30M – 1040 Fifth Avenue

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1040 5th Ave
New York, NY 10028

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.

20. $30M – 13 East 75th Street

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13 E 75th St
New York, NY 10021

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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1. $91.5M – One57

157 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

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?

157 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019

2. $77.5M – 834 Fifth Avenue

834 5th Ave, New York, NY 10065

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 by NoondayNews/Flickr]

834 5th Ave
New York, NY 10065

3. $67.5M – Sherry Netherland

781 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022

The 18th-floor unit at the Sherry Netherland had 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.

781 5th Ave
New York, NY 10022

4. $50.9M – Time Warner Center

25 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

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.

25 Columbus Cir
New York, NY 10019

5. $47.8M – One57

157 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

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

6. $47.4M - One57

157 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

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

7. $47.4M - One57

157 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

And this 86th floor unit sold for $47,366,990 on January 21. [Photo by Maxime Mialier/Flickr]

157 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019

8. $45M – 15 Central Park West

15 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

This four-bedroom unit, no. 1819B, sold for $45 million on November 12.

15 Central Park West
New York, NY 10023

9. $37.9M – 1355 First Avenue

1355 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10021

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.

1355 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10021

10. $37M – 120 East 70th Street

120 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021

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]

120 E 70th St
New York, NY 10021

11. $35M – 15 Central Park West

15 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

Unit 8A sold on November 17. It has five-and-a-half bathrooms, four bedrooms, and three exposures. [Photo by Gareth Stevens/Flickr]

15 Central Park West
New York, NY 10023

12. $34.4M - One57

157 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

This five-bedroom apartment, unit 54B, sold for $34,369,438 on November 19. [Photo by ILNY_/Flickr]

157 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019

13. $34M – 583 Broadway

583 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

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.

583 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

14. $33M – 1 Central Park West

1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

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]

1 Central Park West
New York, NY 10023

15. $32.7M – 737 Park Avenue

737 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021

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.

737 Park Ave
New York, NY 10021

16. $32M – 16 East 10th Street

16 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003

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 million in September.

16 E 10th St
New York, NY 10003

17. $30.7M - One57

157 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

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

18. $30M - One57

157 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

The final One57 unit on the list, 67A, sold for $30,042,375 on March 16. [Photo by Joel Raskin/Flickr]

157 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019

19. $30M – 1040 Fifth Avenue

1040 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

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.

1040 5th Ave
New York, NY 10028

20. $30M – 13 East 75th Street

13 E 75th St, New York, NY 10021

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.

13 E 75th St
New York, NY 10021