He is selling both of the units he owns in the ultramodern Azure, Dallas' first LEED-certified residential high-rise building designed by "starchitect" James Cheng and built in 2007. He is asking $2.25 million for his 3-bedroom, 3,559-square-foot home in the sky. Owens's larger unit is a custom residence on the 20th floor, and comes with a 6-car garage space -- what the Azure calls the G-2, playing off of 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. This home has three outdoor terraces with gas fireplaces, tall ceilings and downtown Dallas skyline views. The kitchen features a built-in SubZero fridge, Miele gas cooktop, and double ovens. 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.
The second unit is a 1-bedroom, 1½-bath, 881-square-foot unit with a one-car garage, a generous terrace, the nine to ten foot ceilings, vast windows also overlooking Dallas, but from the third floor. This one is only $350,000.
It would be perfect to buy both and let your bodyguard/life coach/personal assistant live in the smaller one.
The wide receiver, six-time Pro Bowl selection and former holder of the league single-game reception record, has had a controversial career and "episodes" with almost every team he has played for.
On the field, his brilliant scoring and antics drew even more attention to his off-the-field firestorms See photos of homes for sale in your area and across the country on AOL Real Estate and controversial behavior, like the time he was rushed to the hospital for what Dallas police said was an attempted suicide by overdosing on hydrocodone. His publicist insisted Owens suffered an allergic reaction to the medication combined with a dietary supplement; ESPN later reported that parts of the police report were blacked out. Owens is trying to sell not one but two condominiums in downtown Dallas. He now has a home address in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Owens was released from his contract by the Cowboys in 2009.
It might be hard for Owens to leave the Azure and Deion Sanders, who owns a penthouse in the same glitzy building. Owens was one of the building's first celebrity buyers. Sanders sweetly mediated a little spat between Atlanta Falcons cornerback DeAngelo Hall and Owens in 2006. 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.
Owens was fined $35,000 for the incident. Sanders's penthouse was also for sale at the Azure, listed for $7.5 million, but according to MLS records the listing is no longer active. Sanders apparently recently suffered water damage at his $21 million ranch in Prosper, Tex.
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