Giants fans flush with cash can now buy a former Big Blue player’s mansion.
Chris Canty’s 10,000 square-foot Alpine home is on the market for $3.99 million, an asking price that is down 18% from the $4.9 million he paid for the home in 2009. Canty, a Bronx native, played 11 seasons in the NFL as a defensive end, including four for the Giants from 2009 to 2012. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Giants in 2011.
He is co-host of the "DiPietro, Canty & Rothenberg” ESPN Radio show and founded the Chris Canty Foundation, a youth development organization that uses the platform of sports to effect positive change.
The brick colonial-style home at 26 Berkery Drive is built on approximately an acre of land with a multitude of accouterments, such as a large wine cellar, movie theater, six fireplaces, spacious gourmet kitchen, full-house generator and an elevator.
It has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, including a master suite with dual walk-in closets, a sitting room with a fireplace, a master bath with a steam shower and Jacuzzi; and a great room with vaulted ceilings and a wet bar.
Igor Beyder, co-owner of Beyder and Co., the luxury real estate firm in Closter that is selling Canty's home, told NorthJersey.com that his client still lives in the home, but plans to live in New York City, where his radio show is broadcast from.
Beyder said Canty's is the second home on the same block he has listed at for about the same price. A home at 27 Berkery Place that was owned by veteran record executive Paul Rosenberg sold for $3.9 million.
Canty's house was built in 2008, according to public records, and is assessed at $3.85 million with annual property taxes of nearly $30,000. It has been listed for sale since May. Realtor.com first reported the listing.
Canty’s home is not the only celebrity abode for sale in Alpine, one of the expensive ZIP codes in America. Former New Jersey Devils hockey star Ilya Kovalchuk has his French chateau-inspired mansion on Frick Drive on the market for $15.99 million, a $2 million drop from its initial listing price last year.
Former New Jersey Devils hockey star Ilya Kovalchuk has his French chateau-inspired mansion on Frick Drive on the market for $15.99 million, a $2 million drop from its initial listing price last year.
Realtor.com reported a surge in interest in luxury homes in May. In Bergen County, where Alpine is located, views per luxury listing ($2.39 million and up) soared 30% year-over-year in May. List prices rose 6.3% in Bergen.
This article originally appeared on NorthJersey.com: Former Giant and ESPN personality Chris Canty puts Alpine home on market for $4M