November’s Most Popular Properties – The New York Times

The most-viewed properties in November on The New York Times’s Find a Home site included a waterfront estate in Japan, which held onto the top spot for a second month, and a $50 million house on Fifth Avenue.

1. A Retreat on the Japanese Coast


$20.3 Million (¥2.3 billion) | 1185 Manazuru, Manazuru-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa-ken, Japan

A massive, resort-like home on 8.5 acres was the most popular listing in November, holding onto the No. 1 spot for the second consecutive month. An hour and a half from Tokyo, it would make for an impressive corporate retreat, given its oceanfront views and amenities.

Broker: JCR Christie’s International Real Estate

2. It Only Looks Old


$860,000 | 15190 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, Calif.

The second most-viewed property also held onto its spot from last month. This three-bedroom redwood cabin, on about three-quarters of an acre, looks rustic but is almost brand-new. And it’s 90 minutes north of San Francisco, near attractions including biking, kayaking and wineries.

Broker: Artisan Sotheby’s International Realty

3. Escape the Cold


$9.6 Million | 15 Pointe Milou, Saint Barthélemy

This three-bedroom home on the Caribbean island known as St. Barts was third. Surrounded by lush tropical landscaping, it has a pool and 180-degree views, making it a welcome escape from the stress of winter.

For Sale by Owner: Marco Pirrone

4. A Restored Brooklyn Townhouse


$2.9 Million | 12 Second Place, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

Next up is a five-bedroom townhouse offered in an estate sale. Lovingly restored by the couple who owned it for 50 years, it oozes period detail, including five marble fireplaces, hardwood floors and ornate moldings and woodwork.

Broker: Compass

5. Lavish Is an Understatement


$50 Million | 854 Fifth Avenue, Upper East Side, Manhattan

A desirable location facing Central Park, more than 20,000 square feet of living space and a price tag to match drew enough attention to land this princely abode in fifth place. The floor plan identifies 17 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms over eight levels. There’s a ballroom, too.

Broker: Douglas Elliman

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