An exceptional year for mansions

The new home at 2845 Broadway has been reduced from $65 million to $38.5 million.

REAL ESTATE | Maria Marchetti

We had an exceptional year for mansion sales in 2011, with 15 homes selling for more than $5 million. And we still have a handsome selection of high-end offerings available, including eight mansions listed over $10 million and nine more listed between $5 million and $10 million.

Among them: The still-under-construction new limestone home at 2845 Broadway has been relisted at $38.5 million, reduced from its previous asking price of $65 million. It was withdrawn in January 2010 after nearly four years on the market. The elegant Hellman mansion designed by Julius Kraft at 2020 Jackson has been impeccably renovated, including solar panels, and is still available for $20 million. At 2808 Broadway, the 1927 home designed by Willis Polk is listed at $25 million, and offers a prime position for America’s Cup viewing from the pentroom. The completely restored home at 2701 Broadway, offered at $28.5 million, has a basketball court and unobstructed views. Two blocks west, towering over the heart of the Gold Coast and now listed at $38 million is 2901 Broadway, the stately mansion with a private tennis court that’s been on the market more than four years.