The rich truly are different than you and us. They live in bigger houses. Mansions, in fact.

Cincy magazine scoured property tax records and online databases to learn the 15 top-selling homes for the past year, and then set out to photograph them. From a nifty niche on Grandin Lane in Hyde Park — offering a spectacular river view — that sold for a sweet $3.5 million, to a home on Bayside Court in Mason’s Long Cove that parted ways for $2.5 million, these were the richest homes on the market for the past 12 months.
 
Want a getaway bungalow? Try a little fixer-upper on Hampton Bay Place in Deerfield Township, weighing in at a cool $2 million. Moving to the other side of the river, the top-seller is the old Wayne and Frances Carlisle estate on Rio Vista Drive in Fort Thomas, a $1.65-million property.
 
Interestingly, relatively few homes in Indian Hill achieved our list, reflecting more the lack of turnover among property owners in that storied community than an absence of value. Hyde Park dominated our list with the top two properties sold in the past year. After No. 1 Grandin Lane, a 20-room charmer on Rookwood Drive that went to the McCluskey family of McCluskey Chevrolet fame, came in at No. 2, selling for $2.9 million.

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