Terrell Owens, or T.O.,¬† whose 15 year professional football career has been, well, rather interesting — from brilliant scoring and play (and antics) on the field to some rather controversial behavior, is heavily invested in real estate, Dallas real estate. He has not one but two condominiums listed for sale at the venerable Azure near downtown Dallas. Owens now lives in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He is selling a three bedroom, 3559 square foot unit with no less than six garage spaces for $2.25 million, and a smaller, one bedroom unit at $350,000.
Owens was released from his contract by the Cowboys in 2009. He went on to play for the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals.
Both of Owens’s units are in the¬†Azure, which was Dallas‚Äô first¬†LEED certified residential building. He was one of the first celebrity buyers — I think I broke the story! The uber modern glass building is loaded up with the developer, Gabriel Barbier-Mueller’s, private Asian art collection (the lobby is pictured). It was designed by award winning, Vancouver-based architect¬†James Cheng.
Owen’s larger unit is a¬†custom residence on the 20th floor, and comes with those 6-car garage spaces — the “G-2″, word play on the “G-5″ private jet favored by many high net worth individuals¬† — plus two storage spaces. The Azure has the most generous parking of any of the Dallas high rises, actually the most generous parking of any high rise. The home has three outdoor terraces with gas fireplaces and to-die-for downtown Dallas skyline views. The kitchen features a built-in SubZero fridge, Miele gas cooktop, and double ovens. If memory serves all of the Azure units were decked out with Bulthaup kitchens. The master suite features his-her separate bath with a “tea-for-two” bathtub, and closets, a sitting area and a private outdoor terrace with a gas fireplace.
Now that second unit is a one bedroom, one and a half bath, 881 square foot unit with only a one-car garage, a generous terrace, the nine to ten foot ceilings, vast windows, also overlooking Dallas, but on the third floor. I’d say it would be perfect to buy both and let your bodyguard/life coach/personal assistant live in 305.
Oh! Almost forgot! It must be hard for T.O. to leave behind Deion Sanders, who sweetly mediated a little spat between Atlanta Falcons cornerback DeAngelo Hall and Owens. Hall claimed that Owens spit in his face after a play early in the game. Game officials and reporters were unaware of the incident and Owens was not asked about it until his post-game interview when he fessed up, confirmed it. And apologized! (The two made up.) Owens was fined $35,000 for the incident. Sanders’ unit is also for sale at The Azure, unit #3002, listed for $7.5 million but I see the listing appears to be canceled in MLS.
For a look inside the Azure, I found this video shot by Mike Orren, (then) Pegasus News, and just watching it brought back great memories of the good old days in real estate!