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.

        Keyshawn Johnson Tries To Speed Away From Justin Bieber with a Price Cut On Calabasas Mansion

        Posted by Cristin  |  August 2, 2013  |  9:48 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


        Keyshawn Johnson

        Calabasas, CA

        Most Known For

        Former NFL star wide receiver and current ESPN analyst

        Home Stats

        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.

          Peek Inside Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler’s $10,000 A Month Chicago Rental!

          Posted by Cristin  |  July 31, 2013  |  10:04 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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          Kristin Cavallari & Jay Cutler

          Winnetka, IL

          Most Known For

          She's a reality TV starlet and he's the star quarterback for the Chicago Bears

          Home Stats

          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.


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

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

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            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.

              The Biggest Loser’s Dr. H Lists Sunset Strip Flip Home for Nearly $3 Million!

              Posted by Cristin  |  June 7, 2013  |  2:18 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,


              Dr. H

              Hollywood Hills, CA

              Most Known For

              Weight loss doc on The Biggest Loser and former team physician for the Los Angeles Raiders.

              Home Stats

              3 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 3,724 square feet, views



              Robert Huizenga, M.D., or better known to world as Dr. H on the television show The Biggest Loserhas just listed a stunning home in the Bird Streets of the Hollywood Hills that he’s trying to flip for $2,990,000!  Property records show he paid $1,875,000 for the home on May 1, 2012. Before he beamed into our living rooms on The Biggest Loser, or became a house flipper, Dr. H was the team physician for the Los Angeles Raiders and a best-selling author. His first book was adapted by Oliver Stone for the film Any Given Sunday.

              A man with that kind of resume is bound to have some serious real estate – but who knew he also had time to flip houses! He’s selling this remodeled gem for a million dollars more than what he paid for the home just over a year ago. And, as it turns out, this is Dr. H’s second home to come on the market in Los Angeles. He also has an additional high-priced trophy estate in Los Feliz that he’s been trying to sell for years. It’s currently listed for $4,599,000.

              This newly listed, flip home is a European contemporary located high in the hills of the coveted “birds streets” of the Sunset Strip. From the Hollywood Hills location, the home boasts breathtaking city and ocean views. Recently remodeled by Dr. H, the home has top-of-the-line imported materials, is flooded with natural light, and is perfect for entertaining. The downstairs features an impressive foyer with 20 foot ceilings, a step-down living room that opens to a patio, and a gourmet kitchen with large center island and professional-grade, stainless steel appliances. Upstairs is home to an incredible master suite with floor-to-ceiling windows and separate his/hers bathrooms, plus two additional bedrooms with separate attached baths. Two separate rooftop decks provide ample space to entertain while enjoying incredible 180 degree views from downtown to Catalina Island.

              Images via the MLS.

                Two-Time Super Bowl Champion and Retired NFL Star Ray Lewis Lists Florida Home For Nearly $5 Million

                Posted by Cristin  |  March 13, 2013  |  4:14 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,


                Ray Lewis

                Highland Beach, Florida

                Most Known For

                NFL great with a very public run in with the law

                Home Stats

                7 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, pool, rooftop deck



                Ray Lewis, the once legally embattled NFL champion who retired from the Baltimore Ravens last month, is selling a stunning South Florida mansion. The newly minted Super Bowl champ just placed his dramatic oceanfront estate in Highland Beach, Florida on the market for $4,995,000. Lewis’ new gig on ESPN, which will include regular appearances on Sunday and Monday night shows, some pregame spots on Sundays and occasional SportsCenter shows, means he’ll be spending his “retirement” in ESPN’s Bristol, CT headquarters, rather than lazy days on the beach.

                Lewis’ for-sale home in a prime Florida neighborhood comes complete with endless ocean views, seven-bedrooms, eight-and-a-half-baths, a wineroom, office and fourth floor roofdeck. The gourmet kitchen is equipped with state-of-the-art Thermador and Sub-Zero appliances.

                Upon opening the front door you are amazed at the ocean and in awe of the wall of windows and views that surround. Large living and entertaining areas are perfect for formal or more casual beachfront entertaining. The master bedroom has a dual-door entrance, sitting area and closet. The master bath incudes his-and-hers sinks and a glamourous vanity area, large jacuzzi style tub, shower and water closet.

                All bedrooms have their own private bathrooms and are situated nicely throughout the home. Enjoy evenings overlooking the ocean from the top floor roof deck with elevator access, barbeque area and granite bar for serving and dining.


                  Sportscaster Bob Costas Buys Newport Coast Mansion for $4.7 Million

                  Posted by Cristin  |  February 11, 2013  |  12:35 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

                  Most Known For

                  19-time Emmy Award winner, and television’s most honored studio host, is the host of NBC’s “Football Night in America”

                  Home Stats

                  4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 4,534 square feet, views, spa



                  Bob Costas — the famous voice of of NBC Sports television since the early ’80s — has just purchased a mansion on the California coast for $4.7 million! According to public records, Bob and his wife closed on the property on October 9, 2012, and paid $4,700,000. The Newport stunner has four bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, and clocks in at 4,534 square feet.

                  The Costas’ sprawling new residence is situated on a 28,249-square-foot private corner lot within the exclusive guard-gated community of Crystal Cove. The gorgeous interiors of the home are complimented by the breathtaking grounds, complete with salt-water pool and spa, cabana with fireplace, pool house with kitchen, bocce ball court, expansive rear lawn, built-in BBQ, and well-manicured lawns surrounding brick patios. No detail has been overlooked inside the home either, with custom lighting fixtures throughout, gorgeous hardwood floors, crown moldings, and beautiful built-ins. The gourmet kitchen features dark stone countertops, crisp white cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances — including a Thermador range, SubZero refrigerator, and a wine fridge. Additional amenities include an upstairs bonus room, office, and a separate guest casita with living room, bedroom, and bath. And the sportscaster really scored with his new real estate acquisition since this distinctive home was offered fully furnished!

                  Costas has made his fortune over the years as the ongoing face of sports and has been the prime-time host of a record NINE Olympic games! He and his wife also own an $11 million condo in New York City and another home in Clayton, Missouri.


                    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.

                      Peyton Manning to the Denver Broncos? He Should Live Here

                      Posted by Cristin  |  March 19, 2012  |  2:27 pm  |  Tags: , , , ,


                      Peyton Manning

                      Denver, CO

                      Most Known For

                      All-Star quarterback making a move to Denver

                      Home Stats

                      Luxury homes in great Denver neighborhoods


                      $2M - $3M+

                      If Peyton Manning really heads to Denver, he and his family are going to need an all-star place to call home. The family currently owns a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom, 8,000+ square foot estate in Indianapolis. Their new home in Denver will need to meet or beat their former home.

                      Never fear, Peyton, Trulia’s got your back. Now that it’s time to leave Indy for the beautiful city of Denver, let’s go house hunting! Here are five lovely options in the Denver area for the Manning family to consider.

                      1. 7020 East 12th Avenue, Denver CO 80220 – $3,750,000

                      The Richthofen Castle- A National Landmark and a Local Treasure – perfect for an NFL king? The Castle was built in 1887 by the uncle of the Red Baron. The grand Porte-cochere and stone tower are two defining architectural details of this intriguing property. This is the only true castle in Denver, yet it lives like a home. 14,000 square feet of fine handcrafted detail including amazing woodwork, leaded glass and hand-tooled leather wallpaper. 35 total rooms including: drawing room, library, music alcove, servants quarters, butlers pantry, billiards room, Red Baron bar, 8 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. The property is gated and private. The wrap-around terrace and courtyard are perfect for social gatherings. Take note Manning family – the National Register calls this home, “The Most Remarkable Residence in Denver.”

                      2. 425 Monroe Street, Denver CO 80206 – $3,450,000

                      Magnificent 2-story, 4-bedroom, 7-bathroom traditional home, a combination of elegance, luxury and quality. Built with top of the line finishes and precise attention to detail. Spacious master suite, walnut floors throughout, 10′ ceilings on main, state of the art lighting, audio & video controls (all equipment included). The kitchen is a chef’s delight; large, well laid out and equipped with only the finest.

                      3. 120 Humboldt Street, Denver CO 80218 – $3,290,000

                      Spectacular Tudor on great block in the Historic Denver Country Club. Fully updated and restored with spectacular original architectural details.  The light bright kitchen is new with Viking Appliances and inset doors with nickel hardware. The beautiful street presence and setting is enhanced by an extra deep lot for added privacy. There is a new pool, patio and professional landscaping in the backyard. Newer and updated roof, air conditioning, electrical, plumbing floors, paint and carpet etc. Grandeur without the need to remodel. This home is completely move in ready with 5 bedrooms and 4 living areas plus main floor library.

                      4. 1991 East Alameda Avenue, Denver CO 80209 – $2,999,000

                      Built in the Monterey style, this 6,000 square foot home is dramatic in appearance, yet comfortable in its surroundings. Inside the drama continues with exceptional finishes to include William Ohs cabinetry, pegged hardwood floors, a massive brick fireplace, and abundant light from oversized windows. There are four bedrooms and five baths of which the signature “tree house master suite” includes a beautifully appointed five-piece bath. The kitchen includes Sub-Zero, Dacor appliances, and granite countertops in an open entertainment-friendly space. A separate catering kitchen hides the preparation that precedes the party. This home affords a gracious and comfortable living environment, which will satisfy the most demanding tastes by providing wooded seclusion with urban proximity.

                      5. 480 Cook Street, Denver CO 80206 – $2,895,000

                      Elegance beyond compare describes this one-of-a-kind custom masterpiece. The home has 4 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and 10,200 square feet of living space. Additionally, the Cherry Creek residence features a magnificent master suite and incredible custom home theater, as well as high ceilings, 5 fireplaces, spacious rooms, an elevator and 3 car garage. There are also wonderful outdoor areas.


                      Where do you think Peyton should call home in Denver?