Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker List...and Sell...and Buy...and Buy Again
LOCATION: Austin, TX
PRICE: 8,660 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: In the months before and after Andy Roddick retired, on his 30th birthday, in an emotional on-court speech last August (2012) at the U.S. Open, the 2003 U.S. Open winner and his model/actress wife, Brooklyn Decker, went on a bit of a real estate rampage during which they bought two new houses, sold another and—we first learned from Tex. S. Tattletale—listed their large and nearly new, lake-side mansion in Austin, TX with an asking price of $12,500,000.*
Your Mama's research indicates the enviably comely and deliciously shapely couple, married in April 2009, purchased the 1.8 acre lake-front spread in November 2009 for an unknown amount of money through a corporate entity that, with the assistant of the handy-dandy internets, Your Mama easily linked directly to Mister Roddick through public records.
Listing details show the two-story stone and stucco house, set well off the street down a long driveway, has a total of five bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms in 8,960 square feet of open plan living spaces that are both airy and earthy with vaulted (exposed wood) ceilings, polished concrete and rustic wood floors, lots of stone columns and other organic accents.
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Last August (2012), just before he retired, Mister Roddick quietly sold, for $350,000, a three bedroom and 2.5 bathroom house in Boca Raton, FL, that he bought way back in October 2001 for $310,000. In October (2012), just after he retired, he and his North Carolina-bred missus dropped $300,000 to acquire a secluded 2.76 acre spread in the teeny-tiny, scenic, and—let's be honest, butter beans—somewhat unlikely community of Cashiers, NC. Your Mama isn't quite sure if the property has an existing residence—we think it does—but word on the celebrity real estate street around Cashiers is that the couple plan to build a house on the semi-remote property.
Listing details we managed to tease out of the internets show the property includes a 6,595 square foot stone- and wood-clad residence with five bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, and a one-third mile long private driveway that ensures seclusion. Interior appointments include five fireplaces, reclaimed pine floors, ceiling beams from the original Chicago Stock Exchange, stone walls, and custom milled chestnut wood doors. The back of the two-story house opens to multi-level terraces and an amoebic negative edge swimming pool and spa.
*As best as Your Mama can tell, the property popped up on the open market in late June (2013) with an asking price of $12.5 million. The listing was removed just two months later but still appears on the listing agent's website as a so-called whisper or pocket listing.
listing photos (Austin, sell): Capital City Sotheby's International Realty
listing photo and floor plan (New York): Sotheby's International Realty
listing photo (Austin, buy): Gottesman Residential Real Estate