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Most expensive homes sold in the United States in 2019

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The penthouse at 220 Central Park South (a residential tower in Manhattan, New York) currently holds the title as the most expensive home sold in the US in 2019. Citadel’s chief executive Ken Griffin bought the property (16 bedrooms and 18.5 bathrooms) in a record-breaking sale- $240 million.

This New York City penthouse spans the 50th through the 53rd floor of 220 Central Park South. Keep reading to see a full ranking of the most expensive residential sales in the United States in 2019. Buyers included billionaires Lachlan Murdoch, Jeff Bezos, Steven Schonfeld, Ken Griffin, Jan Koum, Garrett Camp. See the full list below.

  1. Penthouse at 220 Central Park South (New York): Sold for $240 million
    Buyer: Citadel CEO Ken Griffin
    About: 24,000-square-foot penthouse; 6 bedrooms and 18.5 bathrooms; located in a 118-unit Vornado Realty Trust tower.
  2. The Chartwell Estate (Los Angeles, California): Sold for $150 million
    Buyer: Lachlan Murdoch, the eldest son of Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch.
    About: chateau-style main residence alone boasts 25,000 square feet of space; 5,700-square-foot guest house, also the 1.3-acre vacant lot immediately lot next door, which was formerly the site of Ronald Reagan’s longtime L.A. residence.
  3. The Manor – Holmby Hills mansion (Los Angeles, California): Sold for $119.8 million
    Sold by: Petra Ecclestone, daughter of Formula One billionaire Bernard Ecclestone.
    About: 56,000-square-foot French chateau-style mansion; 123 rooms, 14 bedrooms and 27 bathrooms; a beauty salon, a bowling alley, a nightclub and barbershop
  4. La Reverie (Palm Beach, Florida): Sold for $111 million
    Sold by: Beauty mogul Sydell Miller
    Buyer: Hedge-fund billionaire Steven Schonfeld
    About: an estate with 70,000 square feet in the home, and six acres outside; a salon, spa, ice cream stand, bowling alley and candy parlor on top of its 11 bedrooms and 22 bathrooms.
  5. La Follia – Oceanfront mansion (Palm Beach, Florida): Sold for $110.3 million
    Sold by: Broadway producer Terry Allen Kramer
    About: a 37,516-square-foot Italian Renaissance-style home located at 1295 S. Ocean Blvd. in Palm Beach; 13 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms, right down the road from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club.
  6. Paradise Cove beachside home (Malibu, California): $100 million
    Sold by: NBCUniversal chairman Ron Meyer
    Buyer: WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum
    About: The oceanfront property at 27600 Pacific Coast Highway is 13,693 square feet; six bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms, as well as a pool, tennis court, theater, gym, and two guesthouses.
    Neighbors: Leonardo DiCaprio and Courteney Cox, among others
  7. 60 Blossom Way – Beachfront mansion (Palm Beach, Florida): Sold for $99.13 million
    Sold by: Frank H. McCourt Jr., the former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers
    Buyer: Ken Griffin, Citadel’s chief executive
    About: a beachfront property at 60 Blossom Way; 18,452-square-foot home, on almost 3.6 acres.
  8. Billionaire – Bel Air mansion (Los Angeles): Sold for $94 million
    About: four-story; 38,000-square-foot home; 12 bedrooms and 21 bathrooms; three kitchens, 40-seat movie theater, Louis Vuitton bowling alley, candy room-slash-game room or massage studio.
  9. Penthouse at 220 Central Park South (New York City): Sold for $92.7 million
    About: second unit at 220 Central Park South; 9,817-square-foot unit features four bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms.
  10. Three condo units at 212 Fifth Ave. (New York): Sold for $81 million
    Buyer: Jeff Bezos
    About: three condos — a penthouse and two additional units— at 212 Fifth Ave; 12 bedrooms and more than 17,000 square feet of living space.
  11. Upper East Side townhome – 14-16 East 67th Street (New York City): $77.1 million
    Sold by: Philip Falcone
    Buyer: John Griffin, founder of Blue Ridge Capital
    About: nearly 30,000-square-foot townhouse on East 67th Street in Manhattan; previously owned by Philip Falcone.
  12. 822 Sarbonne Road (Los Angeles, California): $75 million
    Sold by: The Arya Group builder Ardie Tavangarian and his wife Tania
    Buyer: Liang “Johnson” Zhang, the son of Chinese real estate tycoon Zhang Li.
    About: 25,000-square-foot Bel Air spec mansion has nine beds, 12 baths; a car elevator for storing prized marques, a movie theater, an art studio, a spa with a sauna and a two-story outdoor deck
  13. Trousdale mansion (Beverly Hills, California): $72.5 million
    Buyer: Garrett Camp
    About: Garrett Camp, co-founder of Uber Technologies Inc., and his wife Eliza Nguyen purchased a newly built Beverly Hills mansion in June. The home is 12,119 square feet and sits on more than 1 acre of land in Trousdale Estates. The purchase by Garrett Camp topped the neighborhood’s $70 million record set by Markus Persson, the man behind Minecraft, in 2014.

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