10 Most Popular Properties of 2012

In 2012, there were over 7 million visits to sothebysrealty.com, which led us to wonder what were the most popular properties last year. Here are the 10 most viewed properties on sothebysrealty.com in 2012.

#1. Miami, Florida

Miami luxury real estate

ONE Sotheby’s International Realty | Miami Beach, Florida, USA | $38,000,000 USD

Stunning modern masterpiece with uninterrupted Biscayne Bay and skyline views minutes from South Beach on the island’s most coveted residential street.

#2. Turkey 

mansion for sale Turkey

Turkey Sotheby’s International Realty | Rumelihisari, Turkey | $115,000,000 USD

This remarkable Mansion, located in Baltalimani, RumeliHisari was built in the second half of the 19th century by the famous French architect Alexandre Vallaury for Müsir Zeki Pasha, who was a minister during the ruling of Sultan Abdulhamit II.

#3.  St. Barth

Luxury Waterfront Real Estate St.Barth

St. Barth Properties Sotheby’s International Realty | St. Jean, St. Barthelemy

Poised on one of the island’s highest peaks, this striking and sensual 3 bedroom property affords the ultimate in privacy and luxury, combined with sweeping views of gorgeous St. Jean Bay.

#4. Old Saybrook, Connecticut  

Katherine Hepburn Estate Connecticut Waterfront Real Estate

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty | Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA | $30,000,000 USD

As the former estate of Katharine Hepburn, this historic home in Connecticut  is the centerpiece of a family compound with three deeded waterfront lots, each with its own sandy beach.

#5. Cayman Islands  

luxury homes for sale Grand Cayman Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty | Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands| $39,995,000 USD

Without doubt Castillo Caribe is one of the finest beachfront estate homes in the world offering every luxury for modern day life with all the lifestyle options one would expect from the Cayman Islands.

#6. New York  

luxury penthouse new york city tribeca

Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage | New York, New York, USA | $24,500,000 USD

Phenomenal finishes abound in this 5-story penthouse in the heart of TriBeCa.

#7. New York  

luxury apartments new york city

Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan | New York, New York, USA

Located in the architecturally acclaimed United Nations Plaza, this palatial 14 room New York City apartment is wrapped with floor to ceiling windows providing dazzling light and spectacular day and night views of the  New York City Skyline.

#8. France

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Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty  | Roquebrune Cap Martin, France | Price Upon Request

Constructed in 1905, the sumptuous villa Les Rochers is a private estate located on the French Riviera. Built in the Belle Époque style, there are subtle touches of Egyptian architecture, notably on the window frames and the original feature frieze which can be seen on the façade of the villa.

#9. Bahamas 


Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty  | Exuma Cays, Bahamas | $85,000,000 USD

This private island, located in the heart of the Exuma chain in the Central Bahamas offers the ultimate privacy and relaxation.

#10. Aspen, Colorado

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Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty  | Aspen, Colorado, USA | $31,900,000 USD

Located adjacent to the East Owl Creek Ranch subdivision, this 18,000 square foot Aspen estate is complete with the finest finishes, 100 year old hand hewn timbers, plaster walls, antiques and furnishings throughout.

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