Greg A. Brady’s (As I-2 Tech) Azure Penthouse Reduced to $6,490,000, Still Includes the One-Week Cruise

Published September 30, 2011 by Candy Evans

Oh. My. God. I have been to heaven and back. I’m talking about unit 3001 at the tip top of the Azure, a two-story, 5025 square foot custom (I mean, honey, custom) penthouse right up there next to Deion Sanders that makes his unit next door, which is leased out to a physician, by the way, rather ordinary. The home is that of Greg A. Brady, former president of the enormously successful Farmers Branch-based company called i-2 Technology, and once described as the smartest man in the supply-chain industry. Talk about supply chain, the guy has all but minted money.

 Greg custom built this amazing custom space at the Azure in 2008; he put it on the market this spring for $7,499,000, and my word it’s just been reduced to $6,490,000.  Do not hyperventilate — Greg has gotten a little cheaper on his price but is still tossing in the one week cruise on the owner’s mega yacht, “Noble House”. That’s six state rooms, plus captain and full crew (no food, booze or airfare included). And… drum roll please… Greg is also throwing in a 2001 BMW Z8 at closing. 

Or at least he was at $7.5. Word is Greg is married and wants to move the fam to Southlake/Vaquero, or maybe already has. Can you say motivated seller? All the more reason why this penthouse is the deal of the century!

2001 BMW Z8

So coming from a man of his means and intelligence, it is quite obvious Greg spared no expense in customizing this 3 bedroom (2 are master suites, one includes a steam shower), 4 and a half baths, three living area two story residence with elevator, rooftop entertainment terrace, pool, spa, patio, and party room environment in the air. There are four fireplaces, a huge theater screen over the lap pool, wine storage, billiard room, and high tech that would impress Steve Jobs. (Steve’s been here, actually.) Agent Babs Holder tells me her internet visual tour netted several jet-setters, lots of high profile Cali’s and foreigners after she had it on the cover of the DuPont Registry of Homes. HGTV called her for “Million Dollar Room”.

kitchen

living/dining

Master bath I

Master bath I

Hidden TV and wine butler

Ok, we know Azure, righto? James KM Cheng architect, first LEED-certified high rise in Big D, sculptural contemporary silhouette signature high rise developed by Harwood. Brady took the shell and customized it off the charts from the get-go. My favorite, besides the loaded kitchen, smart house everything (lights and electronics controlled by a single touch on an i-pad like tablet) is the custom designed master bedroom with the TV that lifts up out of the cabinet and a very James Bond-like hidden chest that, at the touch of a button, comes up holding a bottle of wine and two glasses.

Here are all the extra goodies:

second floor party room

sunset

· Full height solid core wood suite entry door with
stainless steel door pull
· Ten foot ceilings in prime living areas
· Stone flooring at suite entrance and bathrooms
· Custom designed wool carpet in bedrooms with
hardwood floors in main kitchen, living room and
dining room living spaces
· Gas fireplace on most terraces and an electric fireplace
in most living rooms
· High quality roller shades of woven sun control fabric
housed in a specially designed recessed architectural
pocket with the option to upgrade to a motorized
shading system
· Optional built-in custom millwork unit – varies by
suite type
· Sub-Zero 36” or 30” st ainless steel refrigerator with
upgrade option of a wood overlay
· Miele 36” or 30” gas stainless steel cooktop and Miele
designer wall hood with shelving
· Miele 27” st ainless steel self-cleaning oven with
multi-tier operating modes
· Miele 24” stainless steel Incognito dishwasher with
upgrade option of a wood overlay
· Panasonic built-in stainless steel microwave
· Bosch front-loading washer and Bosch electric
condensation dryer
· Optional Miele stainless steel coffee maker with builtin
design and fully automatic one-button grinding,
measuring and brewing upgrade
· Optional Sub-Zero 24” wi ne cooler upgrade
· European wood cabinets by Studio Becker from
Germany with stainless steel hardware
· Contemporary under-cabinet valence lighting
· Stone countertops with detailed edge
· Hardwood flooring (3 colour options)
· Optional tile flooring
· Kohler two compartment undermount stainless steel
sink with built-in GE garbage disposal
· Hansgrohe Interaktiv faucet

~Imported hardwood flooring
~3 Balcony gas log fireplaces
~Motorized recessed woven sun control roller
shades
~Control 4 Smart Home system controls shades,
lighting, pool/spa, Audio & video*
~TV wall in foyer with custom software*
~Anti-glare UV film on all windows with 60%
efficiency savings rating
~Upgraded closets in bedrooms
~ Elevator to roof terrace
~Lighted spiral staircase to roof terrace
Kitchen
~ 2 30” Sub-Zero Refrigerators/freezers with
wood overlay
~Double Miele Ovens with multi tier operating
modes
~Miele Built-in Coffee maker with fully
automatic grind, measure, brew & serve
~Granite counter tops including 2 service bar tops
~ Center island with Granite top & under cabinet
storage
~Stainless steel roll top door appliance storage
caddy
Game/Billiard Room
~Granite Top Bar with sink
~Ionized water attachment for sink
~Sub-Zero Icemaker
~Large Sub-Zero dual Control Wine Vault with
glass front
~Custom stainless rimmed open door cabinet for
Audio/Video equipment*
~Custom lighting for “Shane Pennington”
commissioned painting
~Custom built-in cabinets with Granite tops and
shelving above for collectables and glasses
~Electric Fireplace

Master Ensuite 1
~Custom built bed with electronic pop-up TV &
wine bar, and upholstered bench
~Open & covered terrace with gas log fireplace
~Large Steam Shower
~A “Tea for Two” jetted Kohler tub
~ Massive built-in drawer storage
Master Ensuite 2
~Large private wrap around open terrace
~His & Her entrances to bath
~Separate Jetted “Tea for Two” Kohler tub and
glass shower
Guest Ensuite
~Separate Jetted “Tea for Two” Kohler tub and
glass shower and 2 sinks
~Private covered balcony with Gas Fireplace
Roof-top Bar/Game Room
~Custom made Granite topped “walk behind” bar
with raised glass serving area
~Full length Granite topped built-in storage
cabinets behind bar with upper stainless and glass
fronted doors with lighted glass shelving
~2-drawer Sub-Zero Beverage Cooler
~Sub-Zero Ice Maker
~ Sub-Zero under Counter Wine Chiller.
~Imported hardwood floor with removable party
carpet squares laid over top.
~Full bathroom with glass shower
Roof-Top Terrace
~Over 2900 sq. ft. of outdoor entertainment space
~Pool with attached Spa
~Glass wall enclosed with large stone columns
~Flooring is Pedestal System Roof Pavers
allowing for changes in electrical and plumbing
~Blue backlit glass AZURE wall
~Custom built steel awning
~Large outdoor projector TV system*
~6 “Potted Plant” speakers for sound system*
~6 Outdoor electrical outlets for spot lighting.



Audio Video Equipment List
“Control 4” full home automation – controls lights, shades, pool/ spa, climate as well as all of the A/V systems
in the home.
1 – Control 4 HC 1000 – master controller for the control 4 home automation system
8 – Control 4 HC 300 – one controller for each room
1 – Control 4 16Amp3 – 16 Channel Amplifier for all no surround rooms
5 – Control 4 CCZ-T1-W – Control 4 Wireless Thermostat integrated with the home automaton systems
1 – Axonix Media Server Pro Raid 6 – Media server with 4 TB of storage with 6 additional bays for expanded storage
2 – Axonix Media Deck HD – 2 players for the media that is stored on the media server
3 – Denon AVR-8888 – 7.1 Receivers for surround sound
1 – Key digital 16×8 Pro Switch – switch to handle all of the video switching for the entire house
4 – Time Warner HD DVR Cable Boxes
1 – Sysco AP 4131 – Commercial Grade wire access point to control the entire wireless signal in the unit
Entry
9 – Samsung 40in Professional series displays set up
3-across X 3-down to display a custom picture
program, each display has a built in computer running
XP Professional
1 – Gateway laptop to control all of the displays
1 – Custom Built splitter box to give custom
configured signal to each of the displays
Living Room
3 – TruAudio REV LCR.1 – 3 way Front Right, Front
Left and Center for surround sound
4 – TruAudio Rev-Sur.1 – 2 way mid rear and rear
speakers for surround sound
1 – TruAudio TC12 – 12 inch carbon fiber subwoofer
down firing with a 12 inch passive front firing woofer.
1 – Chief Motorized wall mount
1 – Control 4 in wall 10inch touch screen
1 – Samsung LNT5265F – 52inch 1080p Led/LCD TV
1 – Wii
1 – Blue Ray DVD Player
Kitchen
1 – TruAudio R26 – 1 pair of 6 ½ in ceiling speakers
Game room
1 – Sonance ipo70005 – iPort for iPod integration into
home automation system
2 – TruAudio R26 – 2 pair of 6 ½ in ceiling speakers
1 – Control 4 inwall touch screen – 3.8 inch full
control touch panel
1 – Samsung LNT5265F – 52inch 1080p Led/LCD TV
Master Bedroom
2 – TruAudio R26 – 2 pair of 6 ½ in ceiling speakers
1 – TruAudio REV LCR.1 – 3 way channel speaker
1 – Control 4 wireless touch screen
1 – Samsung LNT4671F – 46inch 1080p Led/LCD TV
1 – Custom built cabinet with hidden TV lift as well as
a pop up wine cabinet
Master Bath
1 – Samsung LNT3242H – 32inch 720p LCD TV
Bedroom 2
1 – Chief Motorized wall mount
1 – Samsung LNT5265F – 52inch 1080p Led/LCD TV
2 – TruAudio R26 – 2 pair of 6 ½ in ceiling speakers
Bedroom 3
2 – TruAudio R26 – 2 pair of 6 ½ in ceiling speakers
1 – Samsung LNT5265F – 52inch 1080p Led/LCD TV
Upstairs Bar
1 – Samsung LNT5265F – 52inch 1080p Led/LCD TV
1 – Control 4 in-wall touch screen – 3.8 inch full
control touch panel
Upstairs Patio/Pool Area
1 – DA-Lite 94025 – 220” diagonal HDTV screen
with pearlescent fabric
6 – Niles PB6Si – Niles Outdoor Planter speakers
designed to accommodate live plants
1 – View Sonic Pro8100 – Ful 1080p HD Projector

— Daily Local Real Estate Dish By Dallas Real Estate Insider — Candy Evans at CandysDirt.com