It’s been a wild year in Hamptons real estate with some of the most expensive sales taking place quietly. It’s not an east task to keep quiet real estate transactions that go for more than $25 million. For the year 2012, there were quite a few real estate agents out here with ear to ear grins. The following are the top five largest real estate transactions that took place in the Hamptons for the year 2012
$32.5 million: Ocean Road, Bridgehampton
The number one property that sold in the Hamptons for the most money went to none other than the world famous CEO of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein. The CEO put his money where his mouth is after he purchased this absolutely stunning 8000 sq. ft. traditional that is set on 7.2 acres. The house isn’t oceanfront, but that’s not what Mr. Blankfein was looking for. The deal took place at the end of the year.
$28.5 million: 322 Meadow Lane, Southampton
For a while it looked like Marc Rowan’s six-bedroom home was going to be the largest sale until Mr. Blankfein swooped in. The sale closed in February by Marcella O’Callaghan, of the Corcoran Group. The 9,000-square-foot home sits right on the ocean and was bought by Carlos Alejandro Pérez Dávila, a managing director of investment advisory firm Quadrant Capital Advisors.
$28 million: 174 Further Lane, East Hampton
Corcoran’s Tim Davis had a listing that was just shy of second place by half a million. The seven-bedroom contemporary mansion that sold for $28 million in March went to an unknown buyer and seller. The house sits on 3.5 acres and still has an ongoing renovation to one very happy construction company. The property was snatched up after the listing price dropped from $38 million.
$27.5 million: 43 Surfside Drive, Bridgehampton
Terry Cohen of Saunders sold this stunning home to divorce lawyer Irving Shafran and his wife, the well known book editor Judith Shafran bought this 11-bedroom estate to an anonymous buyer.
$24 million: 171 Great Plains Road, Southampton
Everybody remembers the sale of the “Beechwood” estate in Southampton that was handled by Corcoran’s Tim Davis. The former owners of the home were Robin and John Pickett, Jr. who sold the home to a Deutsche Bank executive. The house is massive, with 17,000 square feet of space, nine bedrooms and eleven and a half bathrooms.