Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen Buy $14 Million NYC Condo

    Posted by Cristin  |  October 25, 2013  |  9:57 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,


    Gisele Bundchen & Tom Brady

    New York, NY

    Most Known For

    Brazilian supermodel and star quarterback of the New England Patriots

    Home Stats

    3 bedrooms, keyed private elevator entrance, full-floor, views



    Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen are under contract to buy a stunning full-floor condo in New York City for $14 million.

    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.

    Their new Manhattan digs are the highest single full-floor home at One Madison, and sits a few floors beneath the building’s three-floor, $50 million penthouse.

    Accessed by a keyed elevator entrance that leads to a private foyer, Tom and Gisele’s new Gotham home features a gracious master bedroom suite, including a corner sitting room with North and East views, two walk-in closets and master bath with soaking tub, separate stall shower, double vanities and private bathroom. The other two bedrooms offer ensuite baths and generous closet space.

    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.


      After Being Traded to the Oakland Raiders, NFL QB Matt Flynn Sells Seattle Home

      Posted by Cristin  |  September 10, 2013  |  8:39 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

      Matt Flynn

      Issaquah, WA

      Most Known For

      NFL QB with a lackluster career; Recently traded from Seattle to Oakland

      Home Stats

      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.

        NFL QB Alex Smith Selling San Francisco Area Home After Trade to Kansas City

        Posted by Cristin  |  July 18, 2013  |  2:53 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

        Andrew Weber, US Presswire

        Alex Smith

        Los Gatos, CA

        Most Known For

        Former SF Niners quarterback, replaced midseason by Colin Kaepernick and later traded to the Kansas City Chiefs

        Home Stats

        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.

          Superbowl Champ Jerry Rice Relists Bay Area “Smart Home” for $10.5 million

          Posted by Vanessa  |  November 13, 2012  |  4:45 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

          Jerry Rice

          Atherton, CA

          Most Known For

          One of the greatest NFL receivers of all time

          Home Stats

          14,000 square-foot "Smart Home" with 3 levels, 7 bedrooms, 8 full, 3 partial bath



          NFL great Jerry Rice has recently re-listed his massive 14,000 square-foot Atherton, CA home for a reduced price of $10.5 million. According to property records, Rice first purchased the land in 2001 for just $2.1 million. After building on the property, he listed it for sale in 2007 for $22 million, then once again in July of this year for $13.88 million. After a few million in price cuts, this state-of-the-art mansion is tackling the real estate market yet again, seeking a new owner – preferably a tech savvy candidate that would take advantage of all its bells and whistles.

          Located in California’s Bay Area, this estate is a tech mogul’s dream come true. Made for a champion, the seven-bedroom, eight full, and three partial bath estate comes with a built-in elevator to access its three-levels, a seven-car-garage, and $2 million dollars worth of installed electronics, including a cutting edge security system and exquisite home theater. Sitting in one of the priciest zip codes in Silicon Valley, this estate is a tech hub within a tech hub. Fully equipped with automated smartphone capabilities, residents have the capability to remotely control various appliances and security via mobile, from anywhere in the world. After tearing down the original home in 2001, and building this “smart home” masterpiece, it seems Rice was looking to add tremendous property value. It’s no doubt he clearly went all….the….way.

          Versace limestone floors, an aquarium, gym, sauna, and Swarovski crystal accents glam up the property, offering stunning elegance throughout. To appeal to the inner chef in us all, the over-the-top gourmet kitchen includes the latest stainless appliances, a deep fryer, steamer, and pizza oven. The spectacular exterior grounds offer a large entertainment area with a massive pool, Jacuzzi tub,  outdoor built-in barbecue, gazebo with built-in heat lamps, and large grass area.

            Touchdown! San Diego Charger Quentin Jammer Sells Home in Less Than 30 Days

            Posted by Cristin  |  June 6, 2012  |  1:43 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

            Earnie Grafton

            Quentin Jammer

            San Diego, CA

            Most Known For

            San Diego Chargers cornerback since 2002

            Home Stats

            5-bedrooms, 4.5-bathrooms, 4,300 square feet



            Real estate touchdown! Chargers cornerback Quentin Jammer has scored a buyer for his East San Diego home, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.

            Jammer, who has played in San Diego since 2002, has just sold a home just east of the pricey community of Rancho Santa Fe for $1.2 million. The 4,300-square-foot home was on the market for less than 30 days before escrow closed on April 9, 2012, according to public records.

            Jammer and his wife split in 2011, prompting the sale of the family home. They currently have a second home and a plot of land on the San Diego market as well.

            The Jammers’ recently-sold home is a highly-upgraded model with 5-bedrooms and 4.5-bathrooms on a very large lot with no neighbors to the side or back. The home features custom cabinetry, faux paint, a state-of-the-art AV system and his-and-hers closets outfitted by California Closets. Perfect for the San Diego heat or someone without a green thumb, the yard is low maintenance and outfitted with artificial Easy Turf.

            The home sits on a coveted corner lot and cul-de-sac and has enough room for a pool.

              LaDainian Tomlinson Selling Incredible San Diego Estate

              Posted by Cristin  |  August 29, 2011  |  9:11 am  |  Tags: , , , , ,

              LaDanian Tomlinson

              Poway, CA

              Most Known For

              NFL great and former Charger now donning a Jets uniform

              Home Stats

              13+ acres with a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom main house, guest house and resort-style pool



              LaDainian Tomlinson, “L.T.,” the long-time San Diego Charger and current New York Jet has an incredible San Diego-area home on the market. Nestled in the suburban community of Poway, L.T. is offloading an estate that consists of 2 parcels totaling more than 13+acres. The home was custom built and features all the bells and whistles an All Star and his family could ever need or want. In the main house, you’ll find 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The property also has a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom detached guest/in-laws/au pair quarters. A Southern California must-have, L.T’s house has a resort-style pool with a bridge and waterfalls. The home has a uniquely amazing private theatre, outside cabana with a top-of-the-line bbq and flat screens throughout. The 13+ acres includes a second 2nd parcel that houses a full size basketball court and tennis court. This second 2nd parcel could potentially be a future sale or held and developed.

              We’re quite the sports fanatics here at Trulia HQ, so we want to give L.T. a shout out for his major athletic accomplishments:

              • Holds the all-time NFL record for single season touchdowns (31).
              • Holds the all-time NFL record for single season rushing touchdowns (28). (The previous record was 27, set in 2003 by Priest Holmes and in 2005 by Shaun Alexander.)
              • Holds the all-time NFL record for the most points scored in a single season (186). (The previous record was 176, set in 1960 by Paul Hornung.)
              • Holds the all-time NFL record for the most games with 2+ rushing touchdowns (38).
              • Holds the all-time NFL record for the most games with 3+ rushing touchdowns (12).
              • Holds the all-time NFL record for the most games with 200+ yards from scrimmage in a season (5) in 2003


              It’s skills like this that earns a house like that.