Sydney, Australia was the hot spot for significant sales by Sotheby’s International Realty in November, including an estate with a lot packed into its .53 acres: “northerly” harbour views, a north-south tennis court, 18-car garage, pool, five-bedroom main house, separate one-bedroom penthouse, two-bedroom guest apartment, plus two separate one-bedroom guest/staff apartments. The price tag for this Down Under pleasure palace? $25,480,000. Another Sydney estate, Sundorne, was the third most expensive listing sold by SIR in November. A stately English manor, it commands sweeping 270-degree views featuring Sydney Harbour, the central business district, famous opera house, bridge and across to Manly. Sundorne sold for $14,133,811.
Another notable sale in November was the Austin, Texas, home of retired tennis star Andy Roddick. The 8,960-square-foot home features an infinity-edge pool, extensive gym, putting green and outdoor kitchen. A tennis court was not mentioned in the description. The property sold for $12,500,000.
See a complete list of significant sales from November 2013 representing properties sold in Aspen, Colo., Hong Kong, Boston, New York, Palm Beach, Fla., Connecticut and other locales.