Montecito, Calif. (93108)
Sales of $5 million or more: 28
Price of this home: $6.7 million
This Connecticut suburb has long been the zip code of choice for corporate titans, professional athletes and hedge fund managers, thanks to its proximity to Manhattan.
While this house was built in 2008, its solid, stonewall look lends it an air of permanence and quality. That’s enhanced by the broad lawns, foundation plants and tall trees on the two-and-a-half acre property.
Inside, there are antique wood and limestone floors, beamed ceilings, French doors and arched, multi-paned windows. There’s also a large kitchen with breakfast nook, a rustic family room with stone floors and a brick fireplace, and a formal dining room.
New York (10013)
Sales of $5 million or more: 45
Price of this home: $5.4 million
Where else but in Manhattan would a three-bedroom 3,100 square-foot home cost $5 million?
In fact, several neighborhoods — including the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side and Greenwich Village — had many, multi-million dollar sales, according to Coldwell Banker.
In this zip code, which includes parts of the swanky neighborhoods of Tribeca and Soho, 45 homes sold for $5 million or more during the year ended June 30. Six of those sales were for $10 million plus.
This home is a “true artist’s loft” with 13.5-foot ceilings and cast iron columns and wood beams, said agent Danny Davis. Yet, at this price, the buyers are mostly hailing from Wall Street.
Miami Beach, Fla. (33139)
Sales of $5 million or more: 42
Price of this home: $5.9 million
Prices for prime waterfront properties in Miami Beach have doubled over the past couple of years as buyers from all over the world flock to this Florida hotspot for its exciting mix of cultures, nightlife and great weather, according to agent Jill Hertzberg.
One of the most exclusive neighborhoods in town, this zip code recorded 42 sales of $5 million or more and 11 sales of $10 million or more during the 12 months ended June 30, 2013.
This house is in a gated island community located a few minutes from the restaurants, clubs and shopping on South Beach. The living room features 20-foot-plus ceilings and a window wall with views of Biscayne Bay.
There’s 60 feet of waterfront and a 300-square-foot dock. Tall trees and lush plantings keep the quarter-acre lot cool and comfortable. There’s also a poolside patio.
Naples, Fla. (34102)
Sales of $5 million or more: 31