Even in a summer riddled with celebrity homes hitting the market, it was the listing of the season when Bundchen and Brady’s custom-built Brookline home was put up for sale in August, with an asking price of $39.5 million for 12,000-plus square feet. But now, just two short months later, the price of the celebrity residence seems to have…deflated somewhat. Lucky for any superfans trying to score a piece of Patriots-related property, the five-bedroom home has just dropped to $33.9 million.
And as golfers with a keen calendar sense will note, the price slice has landed on October 4, National Golf Lovers Day. The five-acre estate happens to be situated next to the ninth hole of the Chestnut Hill Country Club, making for a fateful alignment. However, should any fellow heavyweights have their eye on the lot, they should know it make take some time to be admitted into the nation’s oldest golf club—it took the home’s current owners two years to gain access to the exclusive facility.
The acreage has much more to offer than its proximity to the golf course, though. A pool, patio, organic garden with herbs and veggies, circular driveway that can fit up 20 cars, and a 2,400-square-foot “barn-inspired guest house” populate the grounds. The guest house sports a sleeping loft and a bathroom, as well as a yoga studio fixed with sliding wooden walls.
The home, designed by Richard Landry, has five additional bedrooms, five bathrooms and two half baths, formal living and dining rooms, a fireplaced office, and an eat-in kitchen. Beamed and vaulted ceilings, striking light fixtures, and overall design by Joan Behnke make for a pretty impressive interior.
And though the $5.6 million reduction might bring the home into range for some, listing agent Beth Dickerson of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty says make no mistake—this is not a home for everyone. “If someone doesn’t show me a $40 million financial statement, they can’t get in,” she says. Phones are checked at the door, photos are prohibited, and anyone privy to the details of the listing is tight-lipped. “Someone tried to bring their driver in with them and I had to say, sorry, you can’t come in,” Dickerson recalls. “This is not a public presentation.”
Though the discount would suggest a motivated seller, Brady seems unhurried. Or at least he did back in August, when he told WEEI radio, “You shouldn’t read into anything. It takes a long time to sell a house. I don’t know if you guys know, my house is a little bit of an expensive one, so it doesn’t fly off the shelves in a couple of weeks.”
Will 112 Woodland Road ever host an open house? “Never,” Dickerson says. So if you haven’t already, take a virtual peek into the price-dropped manse below.
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