We’re this close to wrapping up the wildest year in recent memory. And if there’s a better way to bid 2020 adios than with a look at the most expensive homes sold in the US over the last twelve months, you won’t find it on a real estate blog!
#6: $70 million in Palm Beach, FL
The “Winter White House” was designed by famed architect Addison Mizner for the Kennedy family, and it’s where former President John F. Kennedy reportedly wrote his 1961 inauguration address. The property has changed hands since then, and the new owner — an anonymous buyer — parted with a cool $70 million for this 15,000-square-foot home and its acre of land (including its 200 feet of beach front).
#5: $71.8 million in Palm Beach, FL
Yes, another Palm Beach property made the top six, and this one isn’t even oceanfront. It does have 180 feet of waterfront on a lake, however, and at over 15,000 square feet, there’s room to roam. The estate, originally designed in 1938 by the architect John L. Volk, was sold to an undisclosed buyer.
#4: $99.9 million in New York City, NY
A 8,200-square-foot duplex at the top of Vornado Realty Trust’s lavish residential tower in York City tied for the third most-expensive sale of 2020, going for just under $100 million. That breaks out to $12,164 per square foot.
#3: $100 million in the Hamptons, NY
Seven acres and an ultra-modern estate in the Hamptons — the former abode of Calvin Klein — went for $100 million to the billionaire CEO of Citadel.
#2: $125 million in Los Angeles, CA
An estate on 6.4 acres in Los Angeles went for $125 million, reportedly to the cofounder of WhatsApp. This is the third largest sale ever in the state.
#1: $165 million in Los Angeles, CA
It makes sense that the wealthiest man in the world — none other than Amazon founder Jeff Bezos — would top the list of most expensive home sold in 2020. He’s the proud new owner of the famed Warner estate, built in the 1930s for the president of Warner Bros. The property is nine acres, complete with multiple guest houses, a tennis court, and its very own nine-hole golf course. Not bad, Jeff. Not bad.
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy 2021!