Last year one of our most popular blog posts was the Top 10 Luxury Real Estate Sales of 2012.
As we embark on 2014, we reflect on some of the world’s most remarkable properties that have changed hands through our network during 2013. Here are the Top 10 Luxury Real Estate Sales of 2013.
Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty| $22,000,000 USD | Florida, USA
Located just north of Orlando, on Lake Mary Boulevard, this 117-acre pristine property was the crown jewel of the Jeno and Lois Paulucci estate and was one of the most prized land holdings in Central Florida. The property has been maintained in a park-like setting and features two lakes and large stands of historic oak trees. The property will be developed into an exclusive single family residential community with approximately 143 custom residences.
Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito Coast – Village Road Brokerage | $22,000,000 USD | California, USA
California—This classic California cattle ranch is on approximately 3,250 acres and includes a pool, bath house, expansive outdoor patios, tennis court, children’s play area, nostalgic barns, equestrian facilities, large arena with viewing stand and guest house.
HOM Sotheby’s International Realty | $22,250,000 USD | California, USA
California—This recently completed Pacific Island-style abode presents a sublime oceanfront oasis and introduces an exotic fusion of natural textures and finishes to a contemporary design. The two-story foyer, with custom Italian light fixture, unfolds to the main living areas and ocean view office.
#7. New York
Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage | $23,000,000 USD | New York, USA
Manhattan—This high floor 18-into-14 room simplex is located in a coveted white-glove JER Carpenter-designed prewar cooperative. Encompassing the entire eighth floor and accessed via private elevator landing, this apartment is flooded with sunlight throughout from four exposures.
Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty | $24,000,000 USD | Bahamas
Bahamas—This exclusive private island of 167 acres is set in the Exuma Cays, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas of the Bahamas. With breathtaking scenery, this unspoiled paradise is surrounded by seven white sand beaches, azure waters and stunning natural coves.
United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty | $24,874,000 (USD), £15,500,000 | England, UK
England—This magnificent new build mansion is set in the world-renowned, private golf estate of St Georges Hill. The house has seven bedroom suites, indoor pool and spa.
#4. New York
Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage | $25,000,000 USD | New York, USA
The Hamptons—This property is one of the last large tracts of land left south of the highway in Bridgehampton. The 20-acre parcel is a flag lot and offers privacy and expansive views in one of the most sought after locations.
Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty | $25,480,000 (USD), $28,000,000 (AUD) | Australia
Australia—An unrivaled family estate on approximately 2,147 square meters of blue-ribbon land with northerly harbour views, this vast private holding is in a class of its own. Designed for a modern family lifestyle with a North-South tennis court, pool and garaging for 18 cars.
Taiwan Sotheby’s International Realty | $31,250,000 (USD), 919.2 M (NTD) | Taiwan
Taipei—This well-designed building is constructed with steel reinforced concrete construction. A 12-meter distance from the road provides a more tranquil atmosphere and a higher level of privacy.
Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty | $44,000,000 USD | Colorado, USA
Colorado—Situated on 504 private acres in Snowmass Village, this property is a compound that includes a main house, guest house, barn, pastures, ponds with water rights, outdoor spaces and breathtaking views.
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*Includes sales from January through November 2013; excludes price undisclosed sales