The 20 most expensive homes sold in America in 2016

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A newly built home in Delray Beach, Florida, sold for $34 million.
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Redfin

As another year comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to look back at some of the hottest real estate deals to go down in the last 12 months.

Though there has been some softening in the luxury market across the US, there were still plenty of blockbuster deals worth highlighting in 2016.

With that in mind, we asked our friends at Trulia to help us round up the biggest publicly recorded sales this year. While many luxury homes traded hands privately – the $100 million Playboy Mansion and several condos on New York City’s Billionaires Row, for example – this list includes only those whose sales were shown in public record.

From New York City penthouses to sprawling Palm Beach mansions, here are the most expensive homes to sell in 2016.


20. A duplex atop New York’s Walker Tower sold for $24 million earlier this year. It has four bedrooms and 4,871 square feet of space.

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Sotheby’s International Realty

Sale price: $24 million


19. In October, Elon Musk reportedly purchased this under-construction mansion in Bel Air, his fifth in the neighborhood.

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Google Maps

Sale price: $24.25 million

Source: Variety


18. This recently remodeled home in San Francisco’s Cow Hollow neighborhood changed hands for more than $25 million. It has five bedrooms and is across the street from the Presidio.

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Trulia

Sale price: $25.668 million


17. This six-story, 13,000-square-foot townhouse on New York’s Upper East Side sold for $27 million earlier this year.

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Trulia

Sale price: $27 million


15. (tie) This home is situated on Point Dume on Malibu and has six bedrooms and nine bathrooms.

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Chris Cortazzo Malibu Real Estate

Sale price: $27.25 million


15. (tie) This home in Water Mill, New York, has six bedrooms and more than 10,000 square feet of space. It sold for more than $27 million.

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Trulia

Sale price: $27.25 million


14. This home in Bel Air has 11 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, two kitchens, a screening room, gym, wine cellar, gift-wrapping room, and flower-arranging room. It sold for $27.6 million.

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Trulia

Sale price: $27.6 million


13. A Los Angeles home with a 100-seat amphitheater, vineyard, swimming pond, and sandy beach sold for $28 million.

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Trulia

Sale price: $28 million


12. In January, a three-bedroom unit at New York City’s Puck Building sold for $28.5 million.

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Streeteasy

Sale price: $28.511 million


11. A five-bedroom home situated on the shores of Lake Tahoe found a buyer for just over $31.68 million.

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Bing Maps

Sale price: $31.68 million


10. Situated on a promontory in the Trousdale Estates section of Beverly Hills, this double-lot home has panoramic views of Los Angeles and sold for $32.5 million.

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Trulia

Sale price: $32.5 million


9. This newly built home has more than 31,000 square feet of space on waterfront property in Delray Beach, Florida. It sold for $34 million.

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Redfin

Sale price: $34 million


8. A mansion that was once the most expensive listed home in the Silicon Valley town of Atherton found a buyer for $34.5 million. It was built in 1939 by celebrity architect Paul Williams and restored in 2007.

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Alain Pinel Realtors

Sale price: $34.5 million

Source: Business Insider


7. A Bel Air mansion that was originally built for the sultan of Brunei in the ’90s sold for just shy of $35 million.

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Coldwell Banker

Sale price: $34.9285 million

Source: Los Angeles Times


6. In May, Tom Cruise sold a 10,000-square-foot Beverly Hills home that has a tennis court, swimming pool, and playground.

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Bing Maps

Sale price: $38 million

Source: Curbed LA


5. A six-bedroom, 5,698-square-foot Beverly Hills mansion found a buyer for just over $38 million.

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Bing Maps

Sale price: $38.27 million


3. (tie) An extremely spacious penthouse in San Francisco’s Four Seasons Residences sold for $39 million.

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Redfin

Sale price: $39 million


3. (tie) In April, insurance tycoon Peter Wood reportedly paid $39 million for this Palm Beach mansion that once belonged to the late entertainment mogul John Kluge.

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Trulia

Sale price: $39 million

Source: The Real Deal Miami


1. (tie) In June, a penthouse in New York’s A-list favorite Walker Tower sold for $4 million more than it had just a year and a half before.

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Streeteasy

Sale price: $45 million

Source: Curbed NY


1. (tie) In April, British billionaire Mike Ashley sold a 1.6-acre property called Castello del Sol. It’s located on Miami’s exclusive La Gorce island.

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Bing Maps

Sale price: $45 million

Source: The Real Deal Miami