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Drew Brees may have hung up his cleats, but he won’t have to pine for his Saints pals Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis. In fact, he might bump into them in the elevators or on the sundeck of the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences on Canal Street, where all three Saints stalwarts have reportedly purchased condos in the $2 million to $10 million range.

Ol' No. 9 was the first to take the plunge: TMZ entertainment news site reported in October 2020 that he’d “copped a baller condo” in the $530 million former World Trade Center building. The Four Seasons has steadfastly refused to confirm Brees’s purchase. But they haven’t aggressively denied that New Orleans’ biggest football star will be a resident of their 33-story development, which is scheduled to open this spring.

The 92 private residences start on the 19th floor of the former office tower. Neither Payton, the Saints longtime head coach, nor Loomis, the team’s general manager, are exactly sure of what floor their condos are on. In a recent telephone conversation, Loomis said that he and his wife picked one of the spaces that provides a view down Canal Street.

“I love New Orleans,” Loomis said, “and I wanted the bright lights of the city.”

Loomis said his condo is still incomplete, but it won’t be long before it’s done. He said he was told that Brees and his wife, Brittany, paid a visit to the space to get a peek at the progress.

Asked about the interior decoration, Loomis said he’d probably go for something “contemporary, simple, sparse.” But since he mostly handed off the decision-making to his wife, he predicts the place will be a bit jazzier.

Based on photos of the future furnishings that Loomis texted, the apartment will have a lively mod vibe, with subdued colors, but relatively bold patterns, befitting the building's classic 1967 architecture. The black and white squiggle wallpaper that the couple is considering for the foyer is way cool. But one of the hippest features that might pop up in the pad is the funky chandelier that looks like it might be made from recycled silverware. And, of course, the giant skull.

The five-foot-tall, gold-leafed, pop art painting of the human skull by Jackson, Mississippi, artist William Goodman will definitely be the showstopper of the tout ensemble. All else in the apartment will be in its orbit.

Loomis said that he, his wife, and young kids will still mostly live in their Metairie home. Using the condo as “headquarters for Mardi Gras and game weekends.” He said he views it as a place they can go that has “the greatest city in the world right out the front door.”

Design-wise, the building, originally known as the International Trade Mart, is a perfect spot for a trio of football strategists because from directly above it is shaped like one of the Xs used to symbolize defensive players when sketching plays. The round uppermost floors could be seen as the Os used to indicate offensive players.

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