Power couple Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen’s Brentwood, CA mega mansion is almost completed.  The home is situated on 3.75 acres of land, which the copule bought in 2008 for $11 million. Construction on the 22,000 square foot home started 18 months ago and reportedly cost the couple $20 million to build. The home will boast 8 bedrooms, a covered bridge, six-car garage, and a lagoon-shaped swimming pool. It is being built by Boston-based Suffolk Construction. The home will be move-in ready in early 2012.

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  • Daniel

    Looks nice. Hopefully they’ll put some pictures up when it is completed.




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  • Brian

    Even though picture is distant and blurry, there are at least two major design bloopers evident. Tower at right is way too short (unvarying rooflines is a blunder made by many unskilled designers) and there is a “break” (discontinuous) height of the wall above the arches, at right of 3 tall windows. It appears “arbitrary” and shows lazy design.




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    • Scott

      Would you expect better from Richard Landry?!




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    • Mark

      Is there anything positve? Cripes!




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  • Grrrowler

    It looks like it could be interesting; I’d like to see more pics. I like the beaux arts style and it doesn’t look too massive despite the size. I do agree with Brian on the two issues he pointed out. Asymmetry can be very effective, but it can’t appear arbitrary or accidental.




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  • Iemand

    Looks nice to me.
    And that Boston townhouse kicks ass!!




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  • Marie

    Hope we get more pics soon




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  • Doug

    They hired a Boston based construction company to build the house… Am I the only one that this makes no sense to? I mean in addition to the added cost of flying consultants, builders, architects/ whomever from the Boston based company might be a part of this, would seem like a very unescesary expense. I don’t know many builders/architects that don’t charge for travel if it’s a decent distance. Also I mean think about all of the things to be taken into account when building a house in LA, earthquakes, landslides, fires, all that fun stuff and etc. One would imagine that it would be more desirable to have a builder familiar with building in LA, (especially when you have the money to take all these things into account). Overall I’d say the design is very bland and effortless. The high end stone and stuff on the exterior kind of makes up for the fact that the design lacks any creativity, but barely. For the amount of money they spent I’d say this is a disappointment.




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    • Brian

      I would have to agree, see my post above. I noticed the Boston construction company and figured they were going with a friend, but all your points are valid. The house is quite bland, as most of these poorly designed behemoths tend to be. But then, if they cared, they would have hired a serious architect to begin with.




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  • Venom

    It is a nice home, it just seems extremely large for them unless all of the Patriots and the Victoria’s Secret Angels are moving in there too. I like the overall look though and the materials used.

    The whole Boston construction company thing makes no sense to me either. In addition to the obvious pointed out, if you are a high end buyer in an area, you usually want a home built by the top builder in that area, with a name that you are familiar with.




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    • c

      Most people, high end are not familiar with builders unless they’ve built a home.

      They are busy people runnning their lives and careers- not fawning over real estate… they have no clue the different between No Name Builder 1 and Finton Construction.




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      • Venom

        That is absolute garbage. I used the best builder in my town at the time I built my home and all of the biggest homes here in my town are pretty much built by the top 5 builders here in town. People that live in the same types of homes tend to live and work together, the kids go to school together, hang out with each other and so on and so on, go to parties at each other’s homes…

        The very first question that anyone does before they build is ask someone with a similar home to the one they want to build is who their builder is and if they were happy with them and so on. You honestly think that people are nonchalant about the biggest purchase of their life?

        There is a reason why you see in some real estate ads they list it was built by a certain builder or designed by a certain architect. It is not just for show, people care.

        And in your opinion someone who builds or buys these types of homes does not fawn over real estate? Did you even think about that statement before you wrote it?

        You are telling me that someone who takes the time to plan and build a 22,000 sq.ft home that costs over $30 million does not care about real estate? They just woke up one day and said whatever, I am going to build this giant super expensive home, but I don’t care. Hey architect, builder, just do what you want, I won’t even come by, I trust you. I will just write you the check when it is all done, I trust you. The same people that fly all over Europe to pick out antiques, chandeliers and fireplaces and stone to put in the homes, but yeah, they don’t fawn over real estate. The same people that do their damnedest to get their homes put into Architectural Digest or featured on every TV show like Candy Spelling, but yeah, they don’t fawn over real estate.

        I guess Ellen and Tyler Perry and Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, Nicolas Cage and so on don’t fawn over real estate, that is why they own like 6 homes each.




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  • Daniel

    I’ll be the dissenting voice in this argument, but I see no problem using the construction company they did. Looking at their other projects and where they’re located, it seems that this isn’t just your average mom-and-pop builder. Taken from the website:

    “Independent Suffolk offices are well established in strategic areas of the country with specialized teams dedicated to delivering quality projects in every industry sector. Our combination of national reach and local market knowledge provides the resources and the relationships needed to help our clients win. We’ve now performed work in 37 different states across the United States. Strategic acquisitions augment our growth as well. Our recent acquisition of the venerable, 95 year-old Roel Construction in San Diego will further expand our West Coast presence.”

    Seems like they are a multi-billion dollar firm. Granted if you look at their past projects, high-end single-family is nowhere to be found. But I don’t find the hiring of this company that odd.




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  • NOVA Ben

    Okay, another uber-rich famous couple build a temple of narcissism for themselves. Business as usual. I’ll only be interested if they actually release a bunch of photos of the place, like a real estate listing would. As-is, this is just another bullet-point in a celebrity gossip column.




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  • weisser

    Much cry and little wool. 22000? Brentwood?
    I’ve seen dozens of similar houses and many of them were much more interesting, larger and at more attractive location.




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    • c

      Are you kidding me???

      Brentwood is the BEST performing area in LA right now. Brentwood Country Estates is one of the most expensive gated communities in LA… on par with Beverly Ridge / Beverly Park- and infact average sales price per sq ft is HIGHER there.

      Get some education on LA real estate before making comments.




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      • weisser

        I wouldn’t compare my and your knowledge about of LA real estate.
        I wouldn’t be so confident in your place 🙂
        I compare Brentwood and almost similar price Bel Air and Holmby Hills.
        I would have never bought a house in Brentwood, if I had more than 30 million budget to buy a home.
        I think this house will have a market value of about 35-40 millions (1.500-1.800 per sq.ft).
        I don’t see the benefits Brentwood, if there is a Bel Air to similar price.
        This is just one example:
        http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/534-Barnaby-Rd-Los-Angeles-CA-90077/20526753_zpid/
        But I don’t forbid you to enjoy Brentwood and I’m reserving the right to say: f.. K Brentwood.
        Sorry for my English.




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  • Alex

    i wanna c interior pics!!!!! 🙂




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  • c

    An ugly home for vapid residents




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  • DR.VEGAS

    Big for the sake of big. Visually forgettable.I hope that lot above is a guest house.




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