[one_fourth]Price: $20,00,000 ish[/one_fourth]
[one_fourth]Size: 22,000 sq ft[/one_fourth]
Tom Brady, New England Patriot quarterback, his wife Gisele Caroline Bündchen, super rich super model and spokesperson for the UN Environment Programme and baby boy, Benjamin Rein Brady have a new home. The 22,000-square-foot mansion that would make Conrad Hilton turn green with envy has plenty of room for Brady’s other son, John Edward Thomas Moynahan.
It offers eight bedrooms, a weight room, wine cellar, a lagoon-shaped pool complete with a spa and even has a covered bridge that connects the two main wings of the home. Of course, what home is complete without a butler’s room and gallery? All that is missing in this house is a counting room for the couple to count their bulging bank accounts.
While there’s no final figure on the cost of the mansion ($20M rumor), the 3.75 acre lot in the exclusive Brentwood area cost the couple $11 million. Some estimates report the construction project to soar around $20 million. Which is fitting for a home with such illustrious neighbors, “I’ll be back,” terminator Schwarzenegger, who secured the Brentwood family home in his recent divorce and Heidi Klum, German model and television host?
So how does the Mrs., with her official environmental position explain away such a huge home that is sure to use more energy than a neighborhood in Queens during the winter? Gisele explained they made certain the plans included everything to promote the environment, such as the use of solar energy, a rainwater recovery system, energy-efficient lighting and appliances, recycling programs, sustainable building materials and a waste reduction program.
Of course, if they fill up that new six-car garage and use the elevator frequently, much of that savings may go down the drain. The good news is that if they keep the thermostat set at 65 degrees, there won’t be any energy used in the winter in the Los Angeles home. The bad news is summer’s going to be a killer to cool the monolithic mansion and Gisele may have some “splainin” to do for the folks at the UN.