Real estate industry blog PropertyShark released their latest research this month, tracking the priciest transactions this side of Manhattan. We’re so happy with the results, we’ll almost forgive them for calling Westchester “upstate.” (Almost.)
The list considers every home sold in every county north of New York City last year. Of the top 10 most expensive properties sold, eight of them were in Westchester County. (The other two went to Dutchess, if you care.) See for yourself:
Sales ranged from a wimpy $6.65 million Rhinebeck home to the record-setting $33 million former home of David Rockefeller in Tarrytown’s Pocantico Hills neighborhood. That estate is an 11,000 square foot mansion sitting on 75 acres of land full of lush gardens and greenhouses, stables, and servant’s quarters. It would have topped the list when originally valued at only $22 million, but eventually sold to a local LLC for 50 percent above asking price.
Other notable sales included a nearly $16 million sale in North Salem to a trust on behalf of billionaire Bill Gates at number two, and a 10,000 square foot waterfront Rye property rounding out the top three at just shy of $13 million.
If you’d care to see how real “upstate” New Yorkers fared, our sister site Hudson Valley Magazine has a full rundown of the top home sales in 2018 not including Westchester County.