The top ten most expensive house sales of the year have been revealed - topped by a £50 million penthouse.
Land Registry data confirmed that the apartment on Princes Gate, London, is the biggest deal of the year and cost almost twice as much as the second most priciest pad, a £27 million terraced home in west London.
The £50 million apartment is one of 11,115 properties which have sold for more than £1 million in 2014.
It went through in July with the buyer left with a whopping £3.5 million stamp duty bill.
Top ten sales for 2014 (stamp duty in brackets)
- 1) Flat at 5 Princes Gate, London, SW7 - £50 million (£3.5m)
- 2) House on Thornwood Gardens, W8 - £27.9 million (£1.95m)
- 3) Flat at 5 Princes Gate, London, SW7 - £26.5 million (£1.85m)
- 4) Flat in Cheval House, SW7 - £24.5 million (£1.7m)
- 5) House on Holland Villas Road, W14 - £24 million (£1.68m)
- 6) Flat in Trevor Square, SW7 - £24 million (£1.68m)
- 7) House on Winnington Road, N2 - £21.75 million (£1.52m)
- 8) Flat in Eaton Place, SW1X - £20.15 million (£1.41m)
- 9) House on Phillimore Gardens, W8 - £19.75 million (£1.38m)
- 10) House on Cottesmore Gardens, W8 - £19.5 million (£1.36m)
Total stamp duty the top ten homes: £18 million. Of the top 500 sales of the year, just 30 were outside London.
Henry Pryor, a buying agent, believes the market is set to cool as Britain heads towards next summer's General Election.