New York, NY
Brazilian supermodel and star quarterback of the New England Patriots
3 bedrooms, keyed private elevator entrance, full-floor, views
First reported by the New York Post, Brady and Bundchen are buying an incredible 3-bedroom condo on the 47th floor of the famed One Madison building that was originally listed for $16.5 million.
Accessed by a keyed elevator entrance that leads to a private foyer, Tom and Gisele’s new
In the main living space, a great room connects to an open kitchen and separate dining area.
One Madison ran into financial woes almost immediately after it hit the market in 2007. Foreclosures and lawsuits plagued the high rise until it was taken over by new management, who were then able to attract A-list buyers.
Brady once owned a condo at Time Warner Center, which he sold for $17.5 million and Bündchen previously owned a triplex penthouse on West 11th Street, which she sold for $4.4 million.
Together, Brady and Bunchen were previously spotted checking out an $11.495 million duplex at 212 W 18th street before they settled on their new, incredible pad. On the West Coast, Tom, Gisele and their kids rest their heads in a $20 million-dollar, custom-built mansion with a moat.
He's a retired tennis pro and she's a model and actress
5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 8,960 square feet, pool, dock and boathouse
Retired tennis champ Andy Roddick and his gorgeous model/actress wife Brooklyn Decker have just listed their lakefront Austin mansion for $12.5 million. Property records show that the genetically-gifted duo married in April 2009 and purchased the 1.8 acre home in November 2009 for an unknown amount of money.
According to the The Real Estalker, who first uncovered the listing, Roddick and Decker on are on a real estate roll. They’ve just listed this nearly new lakeside mansion in Austin, TX and have also found the time and money to buy two additional houses and sell another. Quite the busy summer!
The largest and most expensive property in their real estate portfolio, this beautiful Lake Austin retreat is a gated and private spread. At the front of the property, you’ll find a modern workout gym, a putting green, and a courtyard entryway. The home is accented throughout with elaborate wood beams and stone work, and the heart of the home is a spacious gourmet chef’s kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances.
The master suite offers his/hers bathrooms with automatic black-out shutters on all windows. Brooklyn’s bath has its own washer/dryer with a custom closet, steam shower, and old-fashioned tub, while Andy’s provides masculine custom cabinetry, a refrigerator and an ice bath.
The entire downstairs enjoys breathtaking views of the infinity pool and Lake Austin and the lush backyard has an outdoor kitchen, perfect for an evening of entertaining on the lake. The covered patio has heat lamps to make this additional outdoor space enjoyable year round. The property’s boat house and dock sits right on Lake Austin and has storage for a boat and two jet skis.
For visitors, the property has a casita and upstairs bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Perfect for ‘guy’s nights,’ the home also has a “hidden” entertainment area with pool and poker table, media center, kitchenette and built in bunk beds.
An “off-market” listing being marketed solely by their listing agent, Jonathan Creath of Capital City Sotheby’s International Realty, the for-sale home is looking for a buyer, but it’s not yet listed on the MLS.
Images via Jonathan Creath.
FOX NFL Analyst, Former Super Bowl Champ, Current Co-Host of "LIVE! With Kelly and Michael"
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,911 square feet
Purchased in 2008 for $1.66 million, Strahan tried to give the space the heave-ho in 2010, putting it back on the market for $1.85 million.
According to his listing agent Frances Katzen of Douglas Elliman and Curbed NY, Strahan had used the 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 1,911 square-foot loft as a pied-a-terre and had plans to renovate but never quite got around to it. Instead, he leased the apartment out to a tenant when it failed to sell in 2010.
In a stronger market, Strahan is giving a potential sale another go, putting the place back on the market for $2.25 million.
Sans interior renovations, nothing seems to have changed inside the place except the decor. See what it looked like last time it was listed by checking out the former listing photos here.
Earlier this summer, Strahan made a $3 million profit on a “teardown” home in Bel Air that he flipped a year after purchasing it. He intended to make renovations and turn it into his West Coast dream home, but changed his mind and sold it for a major profit.
Images via Douglas Elliman.
NBA Hall of Famer
4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4,007 square feet, pool
Brand new to the market, Bird’s agent confirmed to The News-Press that Bird and his wife, Dinah, want $4.8 million for their custom-built home in the Naples’ Park Shore subdivision.
The Birds have been longtime Naples residents. The News-Press reports that they first bought a home in the Park Shore neighborhood in 1993 and then sold that house and bought the current home on the 300 block of Neapolitan Way for $875,000 in 1998. Bird and his wife then tore down the house and built the current home in 2001.
Bird’s agent also told The News-Press that Bird is selling the home because he doesn’t have time to spend in Naples now that he’s retaken his job as president of basketball operations for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers after a yearlong health-related sabbatical.
The Bird’s custom waterfront residence captures spectacular expansive views overlooking Venetian Bay. It boasts nearly 6,000 square feet of living space and features custom details throughout. Interior highlights include a gourmet kitchen and four full bedrooms, a saltwater aquarium behind a full service bar and state-of-the-art home theater. Outside, a tiki hut with thatched roof hovers over a summer kitchen and an adjacent infinity-edge pool sits near the sparkling bay.
NFL QB with a lackluster career; Recently traded from Seattle to Oakland
4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 5,800 square feet
Oakland Raider’s backup QB Matt Flynn may not be starting on the field, but he’s making moves off the field.
After being traded to the Oakland Raiders from the Seattle Seahawks after losing the starting position to Russell Wilson, Flynn put his “lodge-style retreat” in Issaquah, WA on the market and made the move to the San Francisco Bay Area to suit up for Oakland.
While Flynn may be sweating his future in the NFL after losing the starting QB job with the Raiders to Terrelle Pryor due to tendonitis in his elbow, he’s not worried about carrying a mortgage on his former home near Seattle.
Flynn and his new wife Lacey Michew plunked down $1,225,000 for the home in May 2012, and even gushed about the home on their wedding website, but their life in the Seattle area would be short. The trade to Oakland left the couple with no choice but to put their home of barely a year back on the market, this time with a $1,448,000 price tag. The home sat on the market for months before it got a $49,000 price chop and finally found a buyer!
A new buyer now has Flynn’s awe inspiring views of the Issaquah valley and mountains from the 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 5,800 square foot lodge-style home. The home’s features include a spacious gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances and a walk-in pantry, a spa-inspired master retreat, 5 car garage with shop, wine room and laundry rooms on each floor.
Keeping it in the Seattle Seahawks family, Nathanael Hasselbeck of NWG Real Estate was the listing agent.
Images via the MLS.
Newport Coast, CA
Lakers basketball star and his on-and-off-again wife
Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa are unloading a gated So Cal mansion for $8,599,000. Property records we peeped show that it’s Vanessa Bryant who’s the actual seller. As TMZ and others reported last year, Kobe deeded the property – and 2 others – over to her in January 2012 amid divorce proceedings that never came to be – the duo are still legally married. Together, they purchased the home in 2001.
Set behind massive private gates in a prestigious guard gated community, the Bryant’s home is recently expanded, reconstructed and highly upgraded. Boasting unobstructed ocean and city light views, the home is set at the end of a cul-de-sac, with complete privacy.
The two-story home spans 8,500 square feet and alongside 4 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, the home also features a hair salon, a theater with lobby and bar, a large gym, and a library with a shark tank.
The resort-like exteriors feature a custom pool and spa, lush manicured lawns, fire pit and an outdoor kitchen/ BBQ center.
Jordan Cohen of Re/Max Olson & Associates,Inc. is the listing agent.
Former NFL star wide receiver and current ESPN analyst
6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 11,746 square feet, pool, pop star neighbor
Former NFL star wide receiver and current ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson is selling his sprawling Calabasas, CA estate for $8,495,000 - and he’s getting aggressive with the price chops to get away from his neighbor – none other than pop megastar Justin Bieber.
Keyshawn definitely isn’t a “Bielber” and actually has a much-publicized feud with Justin, who peeds uncontrollably in his white Ferrari through their residential neighborhood while young children play in the streets.
Johnson is sick and tired of living near Bieber, so he’s chopping the price of the home to move the sale along. Originally listed and then delisted in 2011, Johnson’s home popped back onto the market for December 2012 for $10.5 million. As Johnson’s issues with Bieber started to escalate, the asking price on his home started to drop. By February 2013, he’d chopped another $1.6 million off asking, but still couldn’t find a buyer. With his unruly neighbor continuing to cause him grief, Johnson decided to reduce the price yet again – slicing $400k off – bringing the home to its current asking price of $8.495 million.
Unruly pop star neighbor aside, Johnson’s house is a custom gem in the celebrity-infested Los Angeles suburb of Calabasas. Nestled inside the gated “Estates at the Oaks” community, Johnson’s for-sale home sits on a huge 1.86 acre lot that boasts views and privacy. Inside, 6 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms are also joined by a chef’s kitchen, game room, spa, sauna, elevator and theater.
The grounds of the estate include covered patios with an outdoor fireplace, sunken basketball/sports court, a pool with spa and expansive rolling lawns.
Don’t mind living near the Biebs? Go ahead and put Johnson out of his misery and make an offer!
Marc and Rory Shevin of Prudential hold the listing.
NASCAR crew chief for #20 The Home Depot car
6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 13,000 square feet, lakefront, private dock
Zapadelli made a major name (and fortune) for himself as the longtime crew chief for the #20 Home Depot car for Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Tony Stewart and Joey Logano from 1999 to 2011. He won 34 races and two championships in 2002 and 2005 as a crew chief.
Now, Zapadelli is looking for a buyer to speed on over and make an offer on the lakefront estate located near the Greg Norman-designed Trump National Golf Course that he scooped up in May 2007 for $1,175,000.
The Tudor-style home has over 13,000 square feet of living space and stunning views of Lake Norman. The 6-bedroom, 9-bathroom gated residence features an “open flow” floor plan. Highlights of the incredible estate include an expansive eat-in, double-island gourmet kitchen, a master bedroom with a two-story closet, a gym and a large master bathroom with built-in microwave, dishwasher and fridge.
Outside, you’ll find views of the lake and a private dock. Aside from the lake, there’s also a pool with a hot tub, as well as an outdoor kitchen, bathroom and fireplace, making this a perfect venue for hosting guests. If that wasn’t enough, the basement is furnished with a full kitchen, wine cellar and theater.
She's a reality TV starlet and he's the star quarterback for the Chicago Bears
5 bedrooms, 6 full and 3 half bathrooms, finished basement
$10,000 a month
Kristin Cavallari and her new husband Jay Cutler are high rolling renters in Illinois. The duo are renting a 8,200 square foot home in Winnetka, IL, a Chicago suburb close to Jay’s day job as the star quarterback of the Chicago Bears.
The reality TV starlet, her first-string QB hubby and their adorable baby Camden signed the lease on the beautiful home in January 2013, just two months after the home came onto the rental market with a $10,000 a month price tag.
The beautiful home sits on an almost 3/4 acre lot in a ritzy Winnetka neighborhood. Inside, a stunning gourmet eat-in kitchen has Carrara marble counters, top-of-the-line appliances and an adjoining room to relax in front of a blazing fireplace. Kristin loves the kitchen so much, she posed in it for a recent issue of People Magazine,
The rest of the gorgeous rental features a wood paneled library, a beautiful master bedroom suite and a full finished basement – perfect for Camden to play in during those harsh Chicago winters.
Cutler has just one season remaining on his contract with the Bears, so renting makes sense for the family. Prior to marrying Cavallari, Cutler had been renting a three-bedroom, 2,050-square-foot condo unit on Chicago’s Near North Side for $6,500 a month.
Images via Coldwell Banker Winnetka.
Los Gatos, CA
Former SF Niners quarterback, replaced midseason by Colin Kaepernick and later traded to the Kansas City Chiefs
4 bedrooms, 3 full, 1 partial bath, 5,644 square feet, pool
When San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith was replaced midseason by breakout star Colin Kaepernick, it was clear that the former first-stringer would soon be riding the bench or packing his bags and heading elsewhere. Alas, after Kaepernick led the team to the Super Bowl, San Francisco traded Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for two draft picks.
Now a Kansas City resident, Smith is settling into his new life in the Midwest and selling his San Francisco-area home for $3.25 million. Located in Los Gatos, a ritzy suburb 30 minutes south of the 49ers’ stadium, Smith’s now-vacant home has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms spread out over 5,644 square feet. In the backyard, you’ll find a pool, sprawling lawns and stellar Bay Area views.
Cherish Atkinson Zubillaga of Sereno Properties is Smith’s agent on the listing.