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MEET THE NEW NEIGHBORS
BY HV NEWS STAFF • ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 10/21/15
America’s power couple Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen have recently purchased a significant piece of property at Silo Ridge in Amenia. Hudson Valley News has been told the couple have closed on a one and a half acre lot and intend to build a home on it. The property is part of an 800 acre development being constructed by Discovery Land, the owner of a number of high end communities around the country including the fabled Yellowstone Club in Montana.
Yellowstone counts among its residents billionaire Bill Gates and Justin Timberlake. Discovery properties have long been a favorite destination for many celebrities and the very rich who prefer privacy over celebrity hot spots like the Hamptons. Silo Ridge officials have said their primary targets are wealthy New Yorkers who want a second home with all the amenities. Forty percent percent of the membership at the Yellowstone Club is from New York.
When completed, Silo Ridge will include 245 residences, an 18-hole Tom Fazio designed golf course, a family barn and equestrian center. In addition, there will be a skeet shooting facility as well as live bird hunting in the heavily wooded countryside. Residences will range in price from one to ten million dollars and will be custom built. Silo Ridge states it will offer $250 million in amenities including a field house with an indoor driving range and batting cages and an outdoor theater. In addition to Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen, New York Yankee Mark Texeira recently purchased property at Silo Ridge. The Brady-Bundchen property will be one of 57 estate properties ranging in size from 3/4 to 2 acres. All estate lots will deliver views from Connecticut to Massachusetts. Annual dues will be $24,000.
It is estimated that Silo Ridge will create 3,000 construction jobs and 200 permanent jobs upon completion. Silo Ridge officials indicate the project is likely to generate $2 million in taxes over the next 10 years including $7.7 million to the Town of Amenia and $11.9 to Dutchess County. Construction is slated to begin in the spring of 2016.