Sunday, February 3, 2008
Tom Brady Unloads Back Bay Condo
SELLER: Tom Brady
LOCATION: Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
PRICE: $5,285,000 (sale)
SIZE: 3,412 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bathroom
DESCRIPTION: Rarely available, Back Bay's crowning jewel–The Burrage Mansion. The epitome of style and opulence–magnificent 3 bedroom floor-through residence featuring gorgeous museum quality lobby, elevator access to elegant foyer, fabulous kitchen opening to fireplaced family room, separate dining room, fireplaced living room, all overlooking the Commonwealth Mall. Beautiful master bedroom suite with marble bath and custom closets.
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Just like Butterfly McQueen in Gone With The Wind didn't know nuthin' about birthin' no babies, Your Mama don't know nuthin' about football. We are not so ignorant that we don't know the Super Bowl is happening today, but until this morning, when we received correspondence from The Bostonian Bigmouth, we remained blissfully unaware of which teams will be duking it out in their tight pants and shoulder pads.
As all the sportier children well know, one of the teams strapping on their cleats for today's big game is the New England Patriots whose quarterback is the oft in the tabs and gossip glossies Tom Brady. We understand from our ball obsessed pal Fiona Trambeau that Mister Brady is a crack quarterback. Being the sexed up beast that she is, Miz Trambeau couldn't resist also telling us she thinks Mister Brady is a delectable piece of hot buttered bread. Naturally, Your Mama only knows Mister Brady as left alone in Lamaze class ack-tur-us Bridget Moynahan's baby daddy and super model Giselle Bundchen's latest big name romantic conquest.
Now then, let's get to the real estate which is the real reason we're all tuned in here. This morning Your Mama learned from The Bostonian Bigmouth that Mister Tom Brady recently unloaded his big Back Bay condominium on Commonwealth Avenue, which we understand to be one of Boston's finer locales. And for a sale price of $5,285,000 (listed at $5,390,000) it had better be a fine ass neighborhood. Property records indicate that Mister Brady paid $4,125,000 for the 3,412 square foot condo in the dee-luxe Burrage Mansion in June of 2004. In addition to three bedroom suites, including a master with a large bath and dressing room, the 10 room condo features living and dining rooms, a library/study, three working fireplaces, and parking for two cars in a below ground garage.
The historical and wickedly ornate Burrage Mansion, built in 1899 for philanthropist, attorney, and entrepreneurial tycoon Albert Burrage, was designed and erected in the manner of Gothic French chateau and spoke loudly about the social stature and big bank account of it's builder and owner. The gargoyle and griffin laden confection was converted to a physician's offices in 1948 and just about 5 years ago were converted to luxury condominiums. Fortunately for architectural historians everywhere and lucky residents of the distinctive and deeply decorated building, the Boston Landmarks Commission required the developers maintain and preserve the gloriously grand entrance hall, stair well and second floor landing.
Listing information provided to Your Mama by The Bostonian Bigmouth only included a couple of photographs of the interior spaces of Mister Brady's full floor flat, but it's clear that the man has decent and acceptable taste in decorators. This particular brand of beige traditional meets modern amenties (wall mounted plasma T.V.s) and funky fabrics (the Louis-ish armchair in cowhide) is not how Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter choose to decorate, but it's clearly very tasteful, very elegant, and leaves little to beef and snark about. Keep in mind that these photos were likely taken once Mister Brady had removed his personal belongings which would explain a slight but palpable emptiness in the rooms pictured.
So where has Mister Brady moved his many sports awards and his three (soon to be four) super bowl rings? Although Your Mama was unable to confirm, The Bostonian Bigmouth whispered to Your Mama that the ball tosser moved into the penthouse of a Beacon Street building he had a hand in developing.
In early 2007, the beauteous ball thrower put his 2,910 square foot New York City digs on the market for $16,500,000. Mister Brady purchased the 74th floor unit in September of 2004 for $14,000,000 and the rumors were that he ponied up the big bucks for the Time Warner Center in order to be closer to then gurlfriend and current baby momma Bridget Moynahan. However, according to Braden Keil at the NY Post, the quarterback ended up leasing the 3 bedroom and 3.5 bathroom unit out to a financier for six months at an impressive $60,000 per month. All the New York based real estate gossips expect this apartment will come back on the market any day now.
Now while the rest of you lay back in your tatty recliners sipping Budweiser, staring at your big screen T.V.s and eating a planetary sized pile of pigs in blankets, Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter are going to the movies where we can swill soda and chaw through a big box of Milk Duds with all the other arty farty don't care about football freaks.
P.S. Thanks to Sandpiper for sending up over to the floor plans which we've decided to include her. Thanks gurl!
Posted by Your Mama at 6:33 AM