To go along with his sayonara to longtime employer New England Patriots, legendary quarterback Tom Brady is seeking a buyer for the home in Boston he owns with Gisele Bundchen. But the marketing refresh in the form of a new video came with no additional price chop, so the $33.9 million ask stands.
The couple initially listed the property in high summer of last year. They wanted just shy of $40 million for the home when they first offered it. They trimmed the price in October.
The house is the work of Richard Landry, a celebrated architect who hails from Quebec, but built a name for himself in and around Los Angeles. Landry is known for his postmodern designs, and for the extravagance of his style.
In approaching a mansion in the Northeast, he worked with fin-de-siècle American aristocratic design tropes, creating a kind of uber-manor that finds its particular expression of excess in red brick baronial aesthetics. The roof receives a full complement of chimneys, and dormer windows give it scale and refinement; a cupola borrows from coastal shingle-styles of the era evoked.
Within, the 10,000 square-footer is surprisingly unpretentious, with traditional design elements that accumulate into a comforting familiarity. The living style arises from that warmth, a sense of literate refinement, and a bright and open layout that suggests an abundance of breathing room at every opportunity.
The grounds measure about five acres, with a guest cottage amid the forest, gardens, and lawns. The property is situated in Brookline, making a downtown Boston commute a hop, skip and a jump.
Brady, a six-time Super Bowl champion, recently signed a two-year, $50-million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.