Though it’s flown under the radar since it first popped up on the open market in early June, an eagle-eyed informant swears that all-American pigskin-tosser Tom Brady and Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen have listed their pied-à-terre at the sleek One Madison tower in New York City’s Flatiron District with a $17.25 million price tag.
Acquired in early 2014 for a bit more than $11.7 million, the high-floor condo spans slightly more than 3,300 square feet and has three bedrooms and 3.5 baths. It was “re-imagined,” per marketing materials, in crisply understated luxury by the celebrated architect Peter Marino. A private elevator landing opens to a light-filled combination living/dining room wrapped in floor-to-ceiling windows that grant unimpeded if potentially vertigo-inducing views of the Empire State Building and Hudson River.
A separate den offers more spine-tingling city views, including the World Trade Center, to the south. Both guest/family bedrooms have private baths, and the master suite sports a two-person soaking tub daringly positioned in a corner with floor-to-ceiling windows. The luxury building, whose four uppermost floors are owned by global media mega-mogul Rupert Murdoch, provides residents with round-the-clock doorman and concierge services, a private screening room, a private dining room with catering kitchen, and a fitness facility with a lap pool and steam room.
The Brady-Bündchens — who, in 2014, sold a custom-built 14,000-square-foot eco-conscious faux-chateau in Los Angeles for $40 million to rapper Dr. Dre — primarily reside in Boston’s wealthy Chestnut Hill community. There, they custom built a stately stone manor of nearly 15,000 square feet on more than five plush acres that border the manicured fairways of a tony country club. That the uncommonly comely and exceptionally well-compensated couple —according to Forbes she hoovered up an estimated $30.5 million last year, and he has a new four-year contract with the New England Patriots worth $60 million — would want to shed their Flatiron condo isn’t a total surprise: They’ve reportedly made a deal of more than $20 million for an approximately 5,000-square-foot condo in a not-yet-completed luxury complex in Tribeca.