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Notable Luxury Home Sales of 2020: Second Half

Highlights from the top reported sales of the second half of 2020 from the Christie’s International Real Estate Global Affiliate network

The second-half sales reported by the Affiliates of Christie’s International Real Estate featured homes that represent the provenance, beauty, and legacy of the Christie’s International Real Estate Affiliate network.

1660 South Ocean Boulevard—Manalapan, Florida
US$39,000,000
Sold by Pascal and Antonio Liguori of Premier Estate Properties on December 30, 2020

This six-bedroom, L-shaped residence was listed and under contract in only eight days. The home has floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping water views. Built for a luxury lifestyle, the property features a lakeside pool with spa, 10-car auto salon, private beach tunnel under state road A1A, smart-house technology, an extensive entertaining loggia with built-in summer kitchen, full staff quarters, a sumptuous primary suite, and a lower level spa and exercise room.

SkyPine Estate—Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
US$27,500,000
Sold by Ed Kaminsky of Strand Hill Properties on December 2, 2020

Perched on the idyllic shores of Northern Idaho’s legendary Lake Coeur d’Alene, SkyPine is one of the Northwest’s premier estates. The 27-acre property features a 16,000-plus-square foot grand residence, over 870 feet of lake frontage, a fully stocked boat house, a helicopter landing pad, and twin hangars at nearby Coeur d’Alene Airport. This house sold after only 119 days on the market.

31 Coolong Road—Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia
A$34,000,000 (US$25,703,150)
Sold by Ken Jacobs and Peter Anderson of Ken Jacobs on August 18, 2020

This home features magnificent bay vistas that can be enjoyed from the many indoor and outdoor living spaces and pool. Set on the water, the property has a full suite of boating amenities. The flood-lit tennis court and beautifully landscaped gardens make it the perfect home for a lover of the outdoors. It was designed with the family in mind to be a sanctuary away from the bustling city.

Berthong—36 Billyard Avenue, Elizabeth Bay, New South Wales, Australia
A$33,000,000 (US$24,938,100)
Sold by Ken Jacobs of Ken Jacobs in August 2020

One of few freestanding residences along Elizabeth Bay, Berthong is a unique waterfront property in this exclusive Sydney suburb. Rarely brought to market, this property was formerly owned by both Rupert Murdoch and Russell Crowe. Built in the 19th century, the home has undergone extensive renovation and conservation work, which has modernized the structure while retaining its classic appeal.

5710 N. Yucca Road—Paradise Valley, Arizona
US$20,900,000
Sold by Walt Danley of Walt Danley Realty on October 28, 2020

Previously owned by Robert Sarver, owner of the Phoenix Suns NBA team, the property features a state-of-the-art indoor basketball arena. The 18,000-square-foot home sits on five acres framed by the Camelback Mountains. There are five bedrooms in the main residence and two additional bedrooms in the guest house. The primary suite has walk-in closets, an exercise studio, and private spa with an outdoor shower. In 2019, Walt Danley represented the buyer on the sale of this property for a Paradise Valley record-breaking price. This year, Walt Danley brokered an off-market deal to break his own record. This is now the largest sale in the exclusive Paradise Valley community and the second largest sale in Arizona history.

Villa Infinity—Anse des Cayes, Saint Barthélemy
€15,000,000 (US$18,231,450)
Sold by Zarek Honneysett of Sibarth Real Estate on November 13, 2020

Villa Infinity in Anse des Cayes, Saint Barthélemy

This spacious property is set on the Anse des Cayes hillside, with superb views over Îlet Bonhomme and the sea. Upon entering the home, the sea views are presented through glass doors. The home features seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms, a home office, a gym, a massage room, a media room, and a game room. The secluded outdoor space has a decked terrace with a pool, Jacuzzi, and dining and lounge spaces.

Erickson Ranch—Aspen, Colorado
US$16,000,000
Sold by Colter Smith of Christie’s International Real Estate Aspen on September 29, 2020

Erickson Ranch in Aspen, Colorado

This stunning seven-bedroom, five-and-one-half bath residence designed by award-winning architect Harry Teague sits at the end of a private drive lined with aspen and pine trees. Situated on Aspen’s famed Red Mountain, renowned for its privacy amidst its proximity to downtown, this home’s address is one of the most desirable in Aspen. The ranchland was originally purchased in the 1940s by Walter and Elizabeth Paepcke, who helped define Aspen as an exceptional cultural and world-class skiing destination.

45 Rue Grimaldi—Monaco
‎€9,250,000 (US$11,245,872)
Sold by Inna de Miller of Miells & Partners on November 27, 2020

45 Rue Grimaldi in Monaco

This 11th-floor apartment features views of both the Mediterranean Sea and the Prince’s Palace of Monaco. The residence has a primary bedroom with dressing room and bath along with two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. The luxury kitchen was recently renovated with a central island and opens into the bright living room and south-facing terrace.

Casuarina Beach—Lyford Cay, Bahamas
US$11,000,000
Sold by Philip Hillier of HG Christie on November 3, 2020

Four generations of a single family have owned this enchanting estate in Lyford Cay on New Providence in the Bahamas. The location is ultimately private and secure. A testament to the home’s privacy, the former owners welcomed Diana, Princess of Wales, and her two sons, William and Harry, for a holiday. Tucked away on a powdery beach, the property is within walking distance of the exclusive Lyford Cay Club. Designed by mid-century modern architect Robertson “Happy” Ward in the 1960s, the elegant 4,492-square-foot home was updated by Bahamian architect Henry Melich in 2009. Furthering the splendor is 180 feet of private beachfront.

Herrick House and the Granary Art Gallery—Sharon, Connecticut
US$10,470,000
Sold by Shaylene Neumann of Neumann Real Estate on December 4, 2020

Formerly owned by Melva Bucksbaum, longtime trustee and benefactor of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, this estate is an art collector’s dream. Sitting on 52 acres only two hours outside New York City, the property features a main residence, a 14,000-square-foot on-site art gallery, and four additional structures. The gallery, known as the Granary, hosted openings and receptions over the years.