It's time to make up a bunch of awards and hand them out to the most deserving people, places and things in the real estate, architecture and neighborhood universes of New York City! Yep, it's time for the 12th Annual Curbed Awards! Up now: the most expensive homes sold in New York City this year.
The most expensive apartment sold in New York City last year went for $71.3 million—but this isn't last year, and 2015's most expensive home is officially a whopping $91.5 million. (And it doesn't even have an occupant! Madness!) With the help of our friends at PropertyShark, we're taking a look at the 20 biggest home sales (including apartments and townhouses) in New York City this year. They include seven (yes, seven) apartments at One57, a townhouse that doesn't even exist, and a fancy co-op that's since returned to the market. Welcome to New York real estate in 2015.
$30M – 1040 FIFTH AVENUE
Related Companies CEO Jeff Blau bought unit 14A for $21.4 million in 2008, put it on the market for $43 million in 2014, and dropped the asking price to $34.5 million in 2015. What he got on July 10 was a clean $30 million for the four-bedroom pad with 26 windows and a view of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.