Public records finally (after months and months!) have cleared on the purchase price that stud quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen paid for their 3.6-acre vacant lot in a guard-gated neighborhood in Los Angeles' Brentwood area, and they confirm previous reports that the couple paid $11,750,000 for the dirt.
TMZ.com had broken the story of the existence of the Brady/Bundchen purchase back on August 27, but wrote only that the sale price was "more than $11 million." So, props to our friends over at the Real Estalker for their typically unimpeachable sources (in this case, the one Your Mama at the Real Estalker calls "Our Fairy Godmother") for their post the following day that the celebrity couple had paid $11,750,000 for the lot. We also wrote our own post on August 28 about the purchase of the lot, which is in the Brentwood Country Estates neighborhood and on the same street as the home of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Records show that Brady's TGBE Chalon Development LLC company closed on the purchase on June 30, with the deal being recorded on August 20. The land had been on the market for $12,900,000.
Features on the lot, which was sold by a non-celebrity couple (Robert and Diane Saltzman) from the nearby Pacific Palisades area who had purchased it in January 2005 for $6,750,000, include a 1.6-acre pad, views of the ocean, the coastline, the city and surrounding canyons, and plans for an 11,500-square-foot Mediterranean-style mansion that had been prepared by award-winning architect Bing Hu, according to public records and listing information. TMZ reported that there were plans for a 20,000-square-foot mansion; like the Real Estalker, we have been a bit befuddled by that assertion, since listing information plainly states that the plans for a house (which we have pictured here) were for an 11,500-square-foot mansion.
In our August 28 post, we gave a detailed rundown of Brady and Bundchen's separate and combined real estate holdings, past and present. Go back to that post to learn more.