Gisele Bundchen, supermodel and actress, and her husband, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, have put their mega-estate in Brentwood on the market at $50 million.
The country French chateau is reached by a winding driveway that ends at a cobblestone motor court. Adding to the Old World ambience created by architect Richard Landry is a moat-like koi pond that meanders alongside the mansion.
The limestone-clad house incorporates reclaimed ceiling beams, salvaged tile, antique doors and marble fireplace surrounds. The 13,890 square feet of living space includes a center hall, a den, a library/study, a gym, a sauna, five bedrooms and nine bathrooms. There are seven fireplaces.
The four acres of grounds contain waterfalls, ponds, an infinity pool, lawns, gardens and pathways. A gray-water system is used for irrigation. Solar panels supply the home's electricity.
Brady bought the property for $11.75 million the year before his 2009 marriage to Bundchen. They spent about four years developing it for use as their off-season retreat.
"We built this house as a sanctuary for our family," Brady told Architectural Digest last fall, "a place where we can enjoy being together."
Bundchen, 33, starred on the series "Gisele & the Green Team" (2010-11) and has appeared frequently on talk shows. She has been on the covers of "Vogue," "Vanity Fair" and "Allure," among other magazines.
Brady, 36, has been in five Super Bowls with the Patriots and earned three rings. He has won multiple most valuable player awards for the National Football League and the Super Bowl since 2000, when he joined the team.
Stephen Shapiro and Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency are the listing agents.
Old-school home buyer
Actor Vince Vaughn is the buyer of former USC football coach Lane Kiffin's house, which recently sold in Manhattan Beach for $6.5 million.
The 7,308-square-foot contemporary Craftsman home, built in 2002, is yet another notch in Vaughn's real estate belt. He bought a Colonial-style home in La Cañada Flintridge last year for $3.9 million.
The Manhattan Beach house features vaulted ceilings, a stone fireplace, six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The half-acre lot has a swimming pool and spa, a guesthouse and an outdoor kitchen.
Vaughn, who turned 44 on Friday, has starred in such films as "The Internship" (2013), "The Break-Up" (2006) and "Old School" (2003). He will star in the comic film "Business or Pleasure," set for release this fall.
Kiffin, 38, is offensive coordinator for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa.
Bryn Stroyke of Stroyke Properties was the listing agent. Rachel Ezra of Shorewood Realtors represented Vaughn.
What, no tennis court?
Venus Williams has sold a home in Hollywood Hills West for $1.7 million.
The midcentury post-and-beam house, built in 1955, features a foyer, a den, an updated kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Tax records show the house has 1,528 square feet of living space.
The nearly half-acre lot has a swimming pool. No tennis court, however.