The country's 10 priciest house sales of the year were all in Auckland and their collective worth tallies more than $100 million.
Data analysis company CoreLogic has released an exclusive breakdown to the Herald on Sunday of the most-expensive property sales for the year, providing an insight into the luxurious tastes of the country's most cashed-up buyers.
The multimillion-dollar properties are in Auckland City, the North Shore and Waiheke Island, and feature extravagant trappings reserved for the super rich.
A six-bedroom waterfront mansion in Herne Bay that sits on more than 4000sq m of land in the nation's most exclusive postcode, took out top spot after selling earlier this year for $24m - $8m over CV.
Although yet to settle, the blue-chip home, which features a separate guest apartment, helipad, beach access and home-movie theatre, was bought by property investor Ben Cook.
Second place went to a sprawling 1128sq m house - about five times the size of a standard Kiwi home - in Remuera's Victoria Ave.
Formerly owned by businessman Sir Doug Myers, the property comes complete with a 16m heated indoor swimming pool, flood-lit tennis court and 2000-bottle wine cellar. The six-bedroom, six-bathroom mansion sold in July for $13.99m.
A five-bedroom 2006 property with a floor area spanning 746sq m in Takapuna's Minnehaha Ave rounded out the top three, selling in January for $12.68m - nearly $4m over CV.
The 10 properties have a combined price tag of $105.8m, equivalent to that of 138 standard Auckland homes or 535 median-priced Southland residences.
Russell in the Bay of Islands recorded the most expensive property deal outside Auckland in the last year: a Paroa Bay Rd house fetched $5.875m in March.
1. $24m - 64 Sentinel Rd, Herne Bay
A choice of 6 bedrooms, a separate 2-bedroom apartment, helipad, beach access and home-movie theatre. CV $16m.
2. $13.99m - 220 Victoria Ave, Remuera
Has 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a 16m heated indoor swimming pool, flood-lit tennis court and 2000-bottle wine cellar and separate staff residence. CV $10m.
3. $12.68m - 1/26 Minnehaha Ave, Takapuna
A 5-bedroom property, spanning a mammoth 746sq m. CV $8.8m. Current owner listed as Monkey Trustee Ltd.
4. $9.2m - 46 Paritai Dr, Orakei
Features 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, multiple living areas, games room, library, gym and 11m tiled pool and heated spa. CV $11m .
5. $8.1m - 534 Remuera Rd, Remuera
Has 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a pool plus a self-contained guest suite. CV $6.7m.
6. $8m - 44 Paritai Dr, Orakei
Features 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a pool. CV $6.4m.
7. $7.85m - 35 Beach Rd, Castor Bay
Can have up to 9 bedrooms depending on configuration, five en suites and a heated half-Olympic-size pool and spa. CV $8.35m.
8. $7.65m - 47 Saltburn Rd, Milford
A cosy 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, swimming pool and a music room/library. CV $7.5m.
9. $7.35m - 52 Paritai Dr, Orakei
Has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a billiard room and formal reception area with marble fireplace. CV $7.8m.
10. $7m - 9 Alan Murray Lane, Oneroa
Boasts 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, swimming pool and spa, olive and citrus groves, helipad and beach access . CV $3.75m.
• The CoreLogic data refers only to residential and lifestyle properties. Some big sales may not be included on this year's list if they are yet to settle.