With Super Bowl 51 just five days away, all eyes are on the two teams participating in this year’s football juggernaut: the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots. But since New York doesn’t have a skin in this game (other than rooting against the Patriots, most likely), we’re instead choosing to focus on something more interesting: the NYC homes owned by players—namely Pats quarterback Tom Brady, who’s become as notorious for his real estate moves as those on the field. (Well, maybe that’s not quite true.)
Touchdown Tom and his wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen, have picked up their fair share of New York City homes, both on their own and together. Brady, for instance, bought a condo in the Time Warner Center in 2006—and offloaded it five years later—and Bündchen had a townhouse in the West Village that she finally sold in 2009.
The couple’s combined purchases have been slightly more high-profile: In 2013, they picked up a $14 million, three-bedroom condo at the once-embattled One Madison, though they promptly listed it as a rental—and found a taker for a whopping $45,000/month.
And now, the couple is seemingly putting down roots in Tribeca: last summer, they purchased a five-bedroom condo at 70 Vestry, Robert A.M. Stern’s limestone-covered Tribeca condo. Though the apartment they purchased hasn’t been revealed, we do know it’s a $20 million condo on one of the building’s higher floors—which means it probably has pretty great views, in addition to the building’s paparazzi-proof perks.
And so, in the spirit of Curbed’s Real Estate Deathmatch column, we’re pitting the Brady-Bündchen’s real estate holdings against one another. Check out the photos below, and vote for which ridiculously overpriced Manhattan condo for the überwealthy you’d rather live in:
Here’s the One Madison pad, which has floor-to-ceiling windows, and comes with Rupert Murdoch as a neighbor:
And here’s as close an approximation of their 70 Vestry apartment as we can get, along with a rendering of the very exclusive porte-cochere: