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$154 million mansion in China among 2016's most expensive homes
Updated 11th January 2017
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$154 million mansion in China among 2016's most expensive homes
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In times of global and economic uncertainty, many chose to take stock and hold off on making major financial decisions.
Like, say, dropping millions of dollars on a mansion with its own helipad.
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Many, but not all.
In fact, 2016 was a record breaking year when it comes to the most expensive homes sold.
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1/12Unique Taohuayuan, Suzhou, China
If you are looking for the most extravagant home in China, this brand new property might be it. The luxury house -- called 'Unique Taohuayuan' -- is on the market for an asking price of 1 billion Chinese Yuan (more than $150 million). Credit: courtesy Beijing Sotheby's International Realty
Here is a list of the five most eye-watering residential property deals over the last 12 months -- with octogenarian lodgers and all:
  • Taohuayuan, Suzhou ($154m)
  • The Penthouse, 432 Park Avenue, New York ($87.7m)
  • Crespi Hicks Estate, Texas ($100m)
  • 301 N Carolwood Drive, California ($100m)
  • The Playboy Mansion, California ($100m)
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