Super model Gisele Bündchen and American football quarterback Tom Brady are selling their 14,000-square-foot estate, the most spectacular in Brentwood, the star-studded Los Angeles neighborhood. Being an ambassador of the UN Environment Program, Gisele has been supported by her partner in choosing to use recycled components as construction materials and eco-friendly technology such as composting, gray-water technology for irrigation and solar panels that supply the energy for the whole compound.
A gated winding driveway passes over waterfalls and ponds leading to a reclaimed cobblestone motorcourt and to a stone bridge that crosses a picturesque koi-filled moat. Lying on 4 acres of flat land, the deluxe compound features 5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms – all providing stunning ocean and canyon views, a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen, a library and a high-end gym. Listing details include marble fireplace surrounds, numerous walk-ins, reclaimed ceiling beams, antiqued floor boards, ceramic brick and bluestone and Europe-imported limestone “acid-washed for patina and texture.” The interior colors are neutral, occasionally in blue and green accents.
This French chateau-inspired mansion was designed by noted architect Richard Landry and Joan Behnke who combined traditional European architecture with ultra-modern amenities. Outdoor highlights include amazingly landscaped gardens, lush manicured lawns, winding pathways, an infinity pool at the rear of the house and a deck made of reclaimed oak planks. Both indoor and outoor living areas are fit for large scale entertaining. The whopping price tag must not discourage the discerning buyer, as the estate is good value for money!