Michael Horne
House Confidential

Brandon Jennings’ Very Moderne Digs

Bucks guard is on 25th floor of The Moderne, right by Bradley Center and a floor above Monta Ellis.

By - Nov 16th, 2012 02:53 pm

The Moderne, the first substantial residential tower west of the Milwaukee River, is now accepting its first tenants, and has landed Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings. The 30-story high rise has a rather archaic address of 1141 N. Old World 3rd St., but The Moderne is just a hop, skip and a jump-shot away from the BMO Harris Bradley Center, where the Bucks play, with Jennings (#3) as the starting point guard.

Jennings has leased an apartment on the 25th floor, one of 203 apartments in The Moderne, which also features 14 condos on floors 28-30. His new digs (bye-bye Marine Terminal Lofts) give him access to concierge and maid service (“upon request”), a carwash, a “state-of-the-art” clubroom, a soon-to-be restaurant with room service and a fitness center to keep the 6’-1” 169 lb Jennings in shape.

The 3 bedroom 2.5 bath apartment has 2,990 square feet and sets Jennings back $4,500 per month, which means his annual rent is less than 2 percent of his $3,179,493 salary. So, it’s really a bargain, you see. Just living within his means!

Jennings is registered to vote at the address, and cast an absentee ballot in the presidential election. Jennings, an avid tweeter, encouraged his followers to do the same.

The Rundown

  • Style:  Highrise
  • Location: Kilbourn Town
  • Walk Score: 86 out of 100
  • Public Transit Score: 68 out of 100
  • Street Smart Walk Score: 82 out of 100 (Way better than for coach Scott Skiles)
  • Commuting Time to Work: One minute by car, bicycle or team bus
  • Size: 2,990 square feet
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Assessed Value: Could not be determined. [Building is not completely finished; consists of over 200 separate tax key numbers; city assessed 25th floor tax key numbers corresponding to Jennings apartment at an aggregate $885,000.]
  • Rent: $4500/month

Fun Fact: When Jennings was a rookie (during the flash in the pan “Fear the Deer” 2009-2010 season) he elected to live in sleepy St. Francis close to the Archbishop Cousins Catholic Center. A portion of the Cousins Center serves as the practice facility for the Bucks. At least two current Bucks are following the same route: recent draft picks Tobias Harris and Doron Lamb are S. Lake Drive residents.

Double Fun Fact: Monta Ellis, the Bucks’ starting shooting guard, lives in an identical unit directly below Jennings. This is unique for a number of reasons. They’re almost certainly the only starting backcourt that live on top of each other (and maybe even in the same building) and also seem almost certain to have the shortest door-to-door commute of any two NBA players.

How Milwaukee Is It? The house is .5 miles from Milwaukee City Hall.

About Brandon Jennings

Brandon Jennings has been the starting point guard on the Milwaukee Bucks since the start of the 2009-2010 season. He’s made a name for himself in a number of ways, being the number one rated player in high school, electing to play professionally in Italy for a season instead of having to sit out a season at the University of Arizona (his SAT scores weren’t high enough and players can’t be drafted until they’re a year removed from high school), and scoring a Bucks rookie record 55 points against the Golden State Warriors.

When it comes to his housing choice, Jennings is likely renting for a number of reasons beyond the state of the real estate market. He’s in the final year of his rookie contract, and after this season will become a restricted free agent. The new-stadium-seeking Milwaukee Bucks will be given the chance to match any offer he signs with another team. With that in mind, it’s likely that for a week next summer Jennings will have signed an offer sheet to be a member of another team.

Notable Bucks players to have gone through this process include former shooting guard and Kilbourn Tower resident Michael Redd (signed with the Dallas Mavericks) and the Cameroonian prince Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (who last season signed with the Denver Nuggets). Jeramey Jannene

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6 thoughts on “House Confidential: Brandon Jennings’ Very Moderne Digs”

  1. BT says:

    Interesting, I was always wondering who they were planning on having renting out those big $$$ apartments in that location. (or who would be buying the condos, either) It looks like a great building, just the location leaves something to be desired.

  2. Frank says:

    How does Jennings place have a lower ‘Street Smart’ ranking than Mandels place? And only one point higher than Dimitrijevic?

  3. Jared Leto says:

    Any update on that Chicago restaurant that was going to open up downstairs? I remember reading somewhere that they had signed a contract with The Moderne for a 17 year lease with them

  4. Dave Reid says:

    @Frank We were wondering the same thing. But we think it had to do with the Juneau Ave Bridge being closed, hence increasing walking distances to various amenities.

  5. Dave Reid says:

    @Jared Carson’s is still planned to open, i assume there is just a build out to complete.

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