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432 PARK AVE - $91.1 MILLION

Property size 11,906 sq ft

Another ‘super-flat’ in the making? A Chinese buyer has reportedly snapped up a trio of penthouse apartments in the Rafael Viñoly-designed supertall, 432 Park Avenue. According to public records, the buyer went into contract on 4 December on the units – which span 11,906 sq ft over two floors – for the eye-watering sum of $91.1m. It smashes last year’s $87.7m stumped up by Saudi billionaire Fawaz Al Hokair for the top penthouse in the tower, although he paid a whopping $10,623 per square foot, compared to this year’s more meagre $7,651. One of the trio of condos was designed by Kelly Behun and comes with huge, 10ft windows.

Photography: DBOX for DIM Group and Macklowe Properties

    Has it or hasn’t it? The rumour mill went into overdrive this week as whispers were heard that the most expensive house sale ever recorded in LA had fallen through. Daryl Katz, the Canadian billionaire owner of the Edmonton Oilers hockey team, was reportedly set to pay $85m for the Malibu property, which was featured in Tom Ford’s film Nocturnal Animals, plus an additional $35 for the contents of the house. But now new gossip suggests the deal has stalled.

    Photography: Steve Shaw / Scott Mitchell Studio

    172 MADISON AVE- $98 MILLION

    Property size 19,815  sq ft

    Property size 11 Beds

    Property size 14 Baths

    A quintuplex penthouse at 172 Madison Avenue in Midtown, deemed Le Penthouse, has is asking $98 million. The 19,815-square-foot property has five stories, 11 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, several fireplaces, a private roof deck with a pool and jacuzzi, and more than 3,500 square feet of overall outdoor terrace space. The over-the-top unit also boasts 18- to 32-foot-high ceilings and “nearly anything that money can buy and the mind can imagine is possible,” the listing says.

    Has it or hasn’t it? The rumour mill went into overdrive this week as whispers were heard that the most expensive house sale ever recorded in LA had fallen through. Daryl Katz, the Canadian billionaire owner of the Edmonton Oilers hockey team, was reportedly set to pay $85m for the Malibu property, which was featured in Tom Ford’s film Nocturnal Animals, plus an additional $35 for the contents of the house. But now new gossip suggests the deal has stalled.

    Photography: Steve Shaw / Scott Mitchell Studio

    THE PINNACLE, WOOLWORTH TOWER – $110 MILLION

    Property size 9,710 sq ft

    It’s one of the most talked-about listings in the city, and after years of speculation, the Woolworth Building’s penthouse, dubbed “the pinnacle” is finally on the market for $110 million, the Wall Street Journal reports.

    The residential conversion of the upper floors of the Woolworth building has been in the works since 2012. Alchemy Properties purchased the top 30 floors of this 58-story skyscraper for $68 million, and announced plans to convert it into 33 condos.

    Over the years, news on the building’s condo conversion has been few and far between, but Alchemy has hyped its $110 million penthouse for quite some time now. A floorplan for this 9,710-square-foot apartment was first revealed in 2014. A rumored look inside the penthouse, which was reported on the following year, turned out to be the interiors of a different pricey apartment.

    Alas, we still don’t have interior looks at “the pinnacle,” but the developer has provided us with new exterior shots. The penthouse takes up the terra cotta-clad crown of the building, which previously housed the Woolworth Building’s mechanical equipment.

    Alchemy had to carry out extensive work before making it livable; this included getting permission from the Landmarks Preservation Commission to add more windows, and replacing 3,500 pieces of damaged terra cotta on the facade, according to the Wall Street Journal. The seven-floor penthouse will start at about 700 feet and will come with a 400-square-foot open-air observatory, according to WSJ.

    Sales have been underway for a while now, but Alchemy has been unwilling to share any information on it so far. The head of Alchemy, Ken Horn, also declined to share this information with the Wall Street Journal. Of the apartments currently available (aside from the penthouse) on the market, prices range from $4.57 million for a one-bedroom, and go up to $26.4 million for a four-bedroom condo.

    Should “the pinnacle,” sell for anywhere near its asking price, it will easily surpass the Downtown Manhattan sales record set by the Walker Tower penthouse in 2014. At its current asking price, the penthouse is also NYC’s most expensive home for sale on the market right now. In a distant second is a Hell’s Kitchen condo asking $85 million.

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    OWLWOOD ESTATE, HOLMBY HILLS CALIFORNIA – $115 MILLION

    Property size 9 Beds

    This is where Some Like It Hot star Tony Curtis, along with singing duo Sony and Cher, once called home. Before them, Joe Schenck, chairman of movie studio 20th Century Fox owned it. Now this sprawling, 10-acre slice of Old Hollywood, on South Carolwood Drive in ritzy Holmby Hills, is on market for $115 million. That’s well down from the original 2017 asking price of $180 million. Built back in 1936, the Italian Renaissance-style wood-paneled mansion features nine bedrooms and 10 baths spread over 12,200 square feet. In the vast, beautifully secluded grounds there’s a tennis court, an Olympic-sized pool with spacious pool house and four garages. And with the compound being made up of three contiguous lots, there’s plenty of room for development. Even for a small sub-division.

    PALAZZATE, ST. PETER, BARBADOS – $125 MILLION

    Property size 75,000 sq ft

    Property size 20 Beds

    Choices, choices. You could keep this spectacular 75,0000-square-foot beachfront mansion, with its six floors, 20 bedrooms and five pools, as a palatial Caribbean single-family retreat. Or divide it up into four separate mini-mansions, one per floor and each with five bedrooms, six bathrooms and 12,000 square-feet of space. Either way, the asking price is $125 million. Palazzate was developed by Bjorn Bjerhamn, who created Barbados’ St. Peter Bay Resort and Port Ferdinand Marina. The mansion took more than four years to create, and when it was completed in 2015 it was not only the most expensive in Barbados, but in all of the Caribbean. Set on a two-acre lot, the mansion is on the sugar-white-sandy beach of St. Peter on the so-called Barbados Riviera. Among its key features: a 2,500-square-feet fitness center with steam room, a 30,000-gallon aquarium, underground parking for 18 cars and slips at the nearby Port Ferdinand Marina.

    VILLA L'ECHAUGUETTE, MONACO – $125 MILLION

    From its rooftop terrace, you can gaze down at the superyachts parked in Monaco’s famous Port Hercule harbor. Or, during a weekend in May, get a million-euro view of racecars blasting around the streets below during the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix. Built in the 1860s, Villa l’Echauguette was once home to casino developer Francois Blanc, who helped transform once sleepy Monte Carlo into the playground for the rich and famous it is today. Perched on a cliff overlooking the harbor, this pink Belle Epoque villa offers 8,200 square feet of space over six floors; thankfully there are two elevators. Inside there are six bedrooms, a spacious living room that leads out on to a large private terrace, a wine cellar, a skinny 72-foot-long lap pool, sauna, guest apartment and two-car garage.

    GEMINI, MANALAPAN, FLORIDA – $137.5 MILLION

    Property size 62,000  sq ft

    Property size 27 Beds

    Back in 2016, this astonishing 15-acre ocean-to-lake Palm Beach estate known as “Gemini” was listed for $195 million. Today, it’s back on the market with a still eye-watering $137.5 million asking price. But everything about this compound-by-the-sea on Manalapan island just south of Palm Beach, is eye-watering. Its main house spans no less than 62,200 square feet and comes with 12 bedrooms. There’s also a seven-bedroom guest residence called Mango House, plus two four-bedroom beachside cottages, and another guesthouse with seven studios. The estate is owned by the Ziff brothers, Robert and Dirk, whose father was media mogul William Ziff, who died in 2006. Amazingly, the Ziff family bought the property in 1985 for just $5 million.

    90 JULE POND DRIVE, SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK – $145 MILLION

    Henry Ford II—Hank The Deuce—bought this spectacular 42-acre oceanfront compound on Jule Pond Drive back in 1960. In addition to its magnificent quarter-mile of beachfront—still the largest ocean frontage in the entire Hamptons—the estate also enjoys security and seclusion by having Channel Pond to the west and Mecox Bay to the east. The main residence is a cavernous 20,000-square-foot house renovated in 2008 that boasts a 48-foot-long living room and 12 bedrooms, two of which are master suites. On the expansive grounds, there’s a tennis court, pool and pool house, two golf greens. The current owner is portfolio manager Brenda Earl, a former partner at equity fund Zweig-Dimenna. She bought the estate in 2002.

    BILLIONAIRE, BEL AIR, CALIFORNIA – $150 MILLION

    Property size 38,000  sq ft

    There’s a reason this jaw-descending 38,000-square-foot, four-story “spec” home, sitting high above Bel Air, is known as “Billionaire.” With its $150 million asking price, it will likely need a billionaire to buy it. But when this ultra-modern palace first hit the market in 2017, it stickered at an outrageous $250 million. Now $100 million less, its owner, QVC handbag tycoon Bruce Makowsky, feels the new price is more in line with the market. But what does the Billionaire mansion offer? How about two master suites, 10 VIP guest suites, 21 bathrooms, three gourmet kitchens, a four-lane bowling alley and a 40-seat 4K Dolby Atmos movie theater. Outside, there’s a 17,000-square-foot entertainment deck, an 85-foot glass tile infinity pool and, wait for it, a garage filled with $30 million worth of exotic cars.

    CHARTWELL ESTATE, BEL AIR, CALIFORNIA – $195 MILLION

    Property size 25,000  sq ft

    Back in 2017, it would have cost a staggering $350 million to acquire this historic, 10-acre compound in the heart of swanky Bel Air. Not anymore. Today the asking price has been trimmed—by a non-trivial $155 million—to a still-sky-high $195 million. This legendary estate was home to the late billionaire media mogul, Jerry Perrenchio; he owned Spanish TV conglomerate Univision. Built in the 1930s, the elegant 25,000-square-foot, 18th-century French neo-classical château was designed by starchitect Sumner Spaulding. Among its multitude of features: a 40-car gallery, five-bedroom guest house, 12,000-bottle wine cellar and 75-foot swimming pool. Maybe one of the reasons for its no sale; it was used as the Clampett family mansion in the cheesy ’60s sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies.

    MESA VISTA RANCH, PAMPA, TEXAS – $250 MILLION

    Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens spent close to 50 years assembling his beloved Mesa Vista Ranch in the Texas Panhandle. Today it covers more than 65,000 acres, or more than100 square miles, and according to the so-called Oracle of Oil, offers “the world’s best quail huntin.’” Now, at age 91, Pickens is keen to pass on the massive property to another lover of the great outdoors. The price—take it or leave it— is $250 million. What that includes is miles of the rushing Canadian River, four homes including a 33,000-square-foot main lodge, a private airport with 6,000-foot runway and terminal building, a 30-seat home theater, golf course, tennis court and a two-story stone kennel. Pickens will even throw in his 40 bird dogs with the sale.

    GATEWAYS CANYONS, GATEWAY, COLORADO – $279 MILLION

    Property size 22,000  sq ft

    The Gateways Canyons Ranches and Resort was the dream of Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks to build a massive compound in the teeny town of Gateway, Colo. about 180 miles west of Aspen. The billionaire bought his first parcel of land here in the 1990s, and kept on buying till he reached today’s 8,700 acres. The huge property now includes a 22,000-square-foot main house he calls West Creek Ranch Residence. Then there’s the 72-room, full-service Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa. And even a car museum, the Gateway Colorado Auto Museum, with around 55 classic cars from Hendricks’ own collection. Add to all this a grass airstrip, airplane hangar and two helipads. With Hendricks and his wife Maureen spending less time at the ranch, he says it’s time to sell.

    VILLA LES CEDRES, SAINT-JEAN-CAP-FERRAT, FRANCE - $413 MILLION

    Property size 18,000  sq ft

    Property size 14 Beds

    There are still no takers for the spectacular 187-year-old Villa Les Cèdres, on France’s Cap-Ferrat peninsula between Nice and Monaco. Once owned by Belgian King Leopold II, the estate sits on 35 of some of the most valuable acres on the planet. The majestic main house boasts 18,000-square-feet and 14 bedrooms, a stunning ballroom, and a multitude of terraces overlooking the shimmering Mediterranean. The estate is also home to one of Europe’s most beautiful gardens, with some 15,000 rare tropical species. It also features its own chapel, a 150-foot swimming pool dug into the rocks and stables for 30 horses. The estate was acquired in 2016 by Italian drinks giant Campari when it bought out rival Grand Marnier. The Marnier-Lapostolle family had owned the estate since 1924.

    THE ONE, BEL AIR – $500 MILLION

    Property size 100,000 sq ft

    Property size 20 Beds

    You read that right: $500,000,000 as in half a billion dollars. What that impressive sum will buy you when the world’s first giga-mansion is completed this summer, is a 100,000-square-foot, 20-bedroom compound perched high above Bel Air on four acres, with spectacular 360-degree uninterrupted views. It’s the creation of movie producer turned prolific real estate developer Nile Niami and architect Paul McClean, who have taken six years to construct this ultimate spec-home. Among its multitude of jaw-dropping features; a 5,500-square-foot master suite, 30 bathrooms, a 30-car auto “gallery,” five swimming pools, a 36-seat movie theater, six-lane bowling alley, and naturally, a nightclub. As you might expect, when it hits the market it’ll be America’s—maybe the world’s—largest and most expensive private residence you can buy.

    SAFRAN MANSION, SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL

    Property size 35,565  sq ft

     

    What can we tell you about this mansion owned by a notoriously private banking family, the Safras? Not much, except it’s ginormous and is a bit reminiscent of Villa Leopolda, a French Riviera mansion that once belonged to his brother Edmond. (Actually number six on this list.) Surrounded by a high wall, the 130-room house is about 10,868 square meters (35,565 square feet), according to Brazilian newspaper Folha. There are two pools on the property, including one that’s indoors.

    The largest private residence in Sao Paulo, it’s located in the Morumbi neighborhood, next door to the city’s second-biggest home. Though it’s been the site of several Safra family members’ weddings, there don’t seem to be many photos of the home online. The Safra family is as sprawling as its mansion, and they have pricey real estate all over the globe. In 2014, Joseph bought the Gherkin, a London skyscraper, for more than $990 million (£700 million). Jacob M. Safra, the son of Joseph’s late brother Mosie, purchased Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s childhood home for more than $25 million in 2017. According to Forbes, Joseph Safra is worth $23.5 billion, making him number 36 on its billionaire list.

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    THE ONE, BEL AIR – $500 MILLION

    Property size 
     100,000 sq ft

    Property size 20 Beds

    You read that right: $500,000,000 as in half a billion dollars. What that impressive sum will buy you when the world’s first giga-mansion is completed this summer, is a 100,000-square-foot, 20-bedroom compound perched high above Bel Air on four acres, with spectacular 360-degree uninterrupted views. It’s the creation of movie producer turned prolific real estate developer Nile Niami and architect Paul McClean, who have taken six years to construct this ultimate spec-home. Among its multitude of jaw-dropping features; a 5,500-square-foot master suite, 30 bathrooms, a 30-car auto “gallery,” five swimming pools, a 36-seat movie theater, six-lane bowling alley, and naturally, a nightclub. As you might expect, when it hits the market it’ll be America’s—maybe the world’s—largest and most expensive private residence you can buy.

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    CHARTWELL ESTATE, BEL AIR – $195 MILLION

    Property size 25,000  sq ft

    Back in 2017, it would have cost a staggering $350 million to acquire this historic, 10-acre compound in the heart of swanky Bel Air. Not anymore. Today the asking price has been trimmed—by a non-trivial $155 million—to a still-sky-high $195 million. This legendary estate was home to the late billionaire media mogul, Jerry Perrenchio; he owned Spanish TV conglomerate Univision. Built in the 1930s, the elegant 25,000-square-foot, 18th-century French neo-classical château was designed by starchitect Sumner Spaulding. Among its multitude of features: a 40-car gallery, five-bedroom guest house, 12,000-bottle wine cellar and 75-foot swimming pool. Maybe one of the reasons for its no sale; it was used as the Clampett family mansion in the cheesy ’60s sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies.

    VILLA FIRENZE, BEVERLY PARK – $165 MILLION

    Property size 25,000  sq ft

    Two years on the market and there are still no hand-raisers for the third most-pricey property in the City of Angels, Villa Firenze. Perched on seven prime acres of security-obsessed Beverly Park, high in the hills above Beverly Hills, this sprawling compound is home to American billionaire Steven Udvar-Hazy, CEO of aircraft leasing giant Air Lease Corporation. Styled like an Italian palazzo, the 20,000-square-foot main house is complimented by a 5,000-square-foot guest house, a pool house and two other guest houses, bringing the total living space to more than 28,000 square feet. Other features include an additional 2.8-acre adjoining lot ripe for development, a huge swimming pool, tennis court and 30-car motorcourt.

    BILLIONAIRE, BEL AIR – $150 MILLION

    Property size 38,000  sq ft

    There’s a reason this jaw-descending 38,000-square-foot, four-story “spec” home, sitting high above Bel Air, is known as “Billionaire.” With its $150 million asking price, it will likely need a billionaire to buy it. But when this ultra-modern palace first hit the market in 2017, it stickered at an outrageous $250 million. Now $100 million less, its owner, QVC handbag tycoon Bruce Makowsky, feels the new price is more in line with the market. But what does the Billionaire mansion offer? How about two master suites, 10 VIP guest suites, 21 bathrooms, three gourmet kitchens, a four-lane bowling alley and a 40-seat 4K Dolby Atmos movie theater. Outside, there’s a 17,000-square-foot entertainment deck, an 85-foot glass tile infinity pool and, wait for it, a garage filled with $30 million worth of exotic cars.

    OLWOOD ESTATE, HOLMBY HILLS – $115 MILLION

    Property size 12,000  sq ft

    Property size 9 Beds

    Property size 10 Baths

    This is where Some Like It Hot star Tony Curtis, along with singing duo Sony and Cher, once called home. Before them, Joe Schenck, chairman of movie studio 20th Century Fox owned it. Now this sprawling, 10-acre slice of Old Hollywood, on South Carolwood Drive in ritzy Holmby Hills, is on market for $115 million. That’s well down from the original 2017 asking price of $180 million. Built back in 1936, the Italian Renaissance-style wood-paneled mansion features nine bedrooms and 10 baths spread over 12,200 square feet. In the vast, beautifully secluded grounds there’s a tennis court, an Olympic-sized pool with spacious pool house and four garages. And with the compound being made up of three contiguous lots, there’s plenty of room for development. Even for a small sub-division.

    1510 BLUE JAY WAY - $4.995MILLION

    Property size 3360 sq ft

    Property size 4 Garages

    Property size 4 Beds

    Property size 4 Baths

    Lightness and joy infuse this sun-drenched and sexy, secluded trophy flag lot property in the exclusive “Bird Streets.” Sleek, sophisticated interiors by internationally recognized designer Steve Hermann give this rare skylit offering the panache it’s setting deserves. Ultra modern 4br/4ba house features wonderful indoor and outdoor poolside entertaining areas and jetliner views. Signature Hermann marble flourishes are chic and bright, with finishes such as terrazzo floors, polished carrera counters throughout and Ann Sacks tiles complete the contemporary mid-century dream

     

    1654 BLUE JAY WAY - SALE/LEASE

    Property size 10,000 under sq ft

    Property size 5 Beds

    Property size 6 Baths

    Just bring the party home already with this larger than life Bird Street compound offering endless twinkling views from Downtown to the Ocean. Every room enjoys panoramic skyline views along with generous balconies/living quarters/courtyards. Modern interiors with sleek stairwells all open up to create an effortless living/lifestyle experience. Special features include a billiard room, Nightclub/Bar and lounge, gym, theater, glass bottom pool, office, and wine cellar with glass “peek a boo” ceiling.  Separate the dance floor at the convince of your own spread, Hollywood style. 5B 6Bath – Under 10,000 sq ft.

    SIERRA TOWERS - $4 MILLION

     

    Redefining ultra modern living in the prestigious Sierra Towers. Seamless walls of custom white oak perfection and polished imported limestone put this home in a class of its own. The LA skyline and multi-slide vanishing pocket doors create indoor-outdoor living with endless city-to-ocean views and expansive terraces. Distinctive custom finishes include open chef’s kitchen and multi wine storage, state-of-the-art Crestron one-touch sound/video/alarm system, leather drop ceiling, trimless lighting, and bespoke walk-in closet for the most discerning wardrobe. Valet and concierge in this full-service building complete the lifestyle.

    2321 CASTILIAN DR - $7.800 MILLION

    Property size 9000 sq ft

    Property size 4 Garages

    Property size 5 Beds

    Property size 8 Baths

    Entertain on a grand scale in this romantic Hollywood Hills Villa with distinctive old world charm along with canyon/city views. Massive patio/pool space creating an indoor/outdoor flow from bar/entertainment rooms, gated with an abundance of parking, soaring ceilings throughout. Overlooking Los Angeles from a lush green knoll, surrounded by tree tops Villa Fiona offers privacy and tranquility while being just minutes from the city.

    SUMMIT CIRCLE -$4.5 MILLION

    Property size 6260 sq ft

    Property size 2 Garages

    Property size 5 Beds

    Property size 6 Baths

    Meticulously renovated light-filled contemporary offering stunning jetliner city views along with state-of-the-art finishes and materials throughout . All set within the prestigious guard gated luxury private community, “The Summit”. Entirely redesigned interiors with master craftsmanship and exquisite taste. Expansive indoor/outdoor space are complimented with soaring ceilings with an abundant open floor plan and generous living space. Master suite with 2 massive walk in closets including all new steam, sauna, and sunken bathtub.This Savant smart home technology estate creates an effortless feel connected with security cameras, home theatre, lighting, and more. Only the finest in finishes of Italian pocelien tiles, fleetwood doors, imported stones, and custom cabinetry to satisfy the most discerning buyer.

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