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The 15 Most Expensive Homes That Sold in 2019

From Ken Griffin's Central Park penthouse to Lachlan Murdoch's new Beverly Hills manse, these are the sales that took the ultra-prime market by storm.

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It’s not a great time to be selling luxury real estate. Economic woes continue to plague marketplaces across the globe, even among typically buzzy locales, such as London and New York City. But it’s not all doom and gloom. There were a handful of residences that sold in 2019 for hundreds of millions—albeit most for significantly less than their original listing price. Some were unexpected: An Australian penthouse put Sydney on the map, while others, like Spelling Manor in Beverly Hills, were a long time coming. Billionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin, made waves as the buyer behind three of the year’s loftiest transactions. Meanwhile, just this week media scion Lachlan Murdoch swooped in to claim California’s most expensive home ever sold. These purchases, as well as a handful of other million-dollar buy-ups, make up the 15 most expensive homes to sell in 2019. See the full list below.

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