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Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen show off Brentwood home

Roger Davies for Architectural Digest

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen's house in Brentwood, featured in the Architectural Digest’s October issue, includes a moat/koi pond.

Roger Davies for Architectural Digest

The Architectural Digest cover.

For much of 2010 and 2011, we were teased with overhead shots of the construction of Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen’s 22,000-square-foot palace in Brentwood, Calif. There were rumors of a moat and a covered bridge. In interviews, Brady said the scope of the place was exaggerated, but it looked pretty big to us. After all the hype, the couple finally moved in last year, and finally, they’ve let us see inside. The $20 million California home of the Patriots quarterback and his supermodel wife (who are rumored to be building a place in Brookline) is the cover story of October’s issue of Architectural Digest. The spread shows Bundchen’s closet, a massive gym, outdoor spaces for gardening (Bundchen says they grow 85 percent of their own fruits and vegetables), and the aforementioned moat, which turns out to be more of a koi pond. Architect Richard Landry, who’s done work for Mark Wahlberg, designed the place. The interior designer on the project was Joan Benke. The magazine story goes into detail about Bundchen’s commitment to using recycled materials and saving energy in the house. She tells Architectural Digest, “From the beginning we asked everyone involved in the design and construction, ‘How can we make it as sustainable as possible?’  ”

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