This is one of the most enticing posts I write each year, giving you a run down on Staten Island's Most Expensive Homes Sold in the previous year. Even if you are not in the market to buy a home, you will probably find this interesting. Money can't buy you love, but from what we've seen, it can give you lavish homes and fairytale-like lifestyles.
The high-end of the luxury real estate market had a good 2012. Here's the list of the biggest residential real estate transactions reported in the past 12 months:
#1 Most Expensive Home Sold in 2012 – Nicolosi Dr, S. E. Annadale
Sold Price: $4,300,000
This 5-time Chamber Award winner 11 room mansion sold in July, 2012 for a whopping $4,300,000. A lavish 12,000 square foot home on a water front property with over 1 acre of beach and panoramic views of the ocean features an open layout for grand entertaining. On the main floor you'll find a two story entry, formal dining and living rooms, custom eat-in kitchen with double islands, a den and access to a beautiful yard with an in-ground pool, cabana and an outdoor kitchen. Upstairs is an ultra indulgent master suite with a sitting room and onyx fireplace, additional bedrooms, large recreational/observatory room. The grounds are manicured with expansive lawns, gardens and a private beach. Amenities include radiant heat floors, multiple fireplaces, maid quarters, marble floors, floating staircase, full finished basement, an elevator, 3 car garage and a huge patio for outdoor parties. Prime living in every way.
#2 Most Expensive Home Sold in 2012 - Helena Rd, Todt Hill
Sold Price: $3,400,000
Exquisite gated estate featuring 11,000 + square foot 20 room all brick mansion on just under 2 acres of land overlooking the golf course. In September this one-of–a-kind home was purchased by one lucky buyer for $3,400,000. Let's take a look inside, shall we? On the first level of this spectacular home you will find a full walk out basement with recreational room, wine cellar, DJ booth, ice cream parlor, game room, basketball court, one bath and a 4 car garage. The main level features a dual staircase, formal dining room, a butler's pantry, powder room, living room, a private gym, maids quarters, great room with a fireplace and custom built-ins, gourmet Smallbone kitchen with breakfast room, family room, billiard room and an elevator. Second and third level feature all bedroom suites with walk- in closets and private baths including a glamorous princess suite complete with an adjacent sitting room, custom closets and a beautiful bath. The enormous master suite features a sitting room, fireplace, an elaborate private bath with custom built-ins and dual walk-in closets. The grounds feature an oversized landscaped yard, gunite pool, cabana and most importantly exceptional privacy.
Sold Price: $3,100,000
This beautiful new construction with high- end amenities was completed and sold in 2012 for $3,100,000. This special property is located in the exclusive Todt Hill neighborhood and features unsurpassed architectural detailing, enormous entertaining layout, 8 finely appointed rooms, two story entry, formal dining room, great room with fireplace, gorgeous custom kitchen, full finished basement, long sweeping tiled heated driveway, built in 2 car garage, private terrace overlooking a huge yard and much more.
There you have it, Staten Island's top three most expensive homes sold in 2012. Which one is your favorite?
All information and photos are courtesy of the Staten Island Board of REALTORS®, our multiple listings service.