Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen have put their Boston-area home up for sale for just less than $40 million.
NBC Sports Boston was first to report that the 5-bedroom, 5 1/2-plus bathroom Brookline, Massachusetts, mansion was listed for $39.5 million, and that jump-started speculation since Brady’s next-closest property, at Silo Ridge Field Club in Armenia, New York, is nearly three hours from Foxboro.
The couple has been househunting in Greenwich, Connecticut, and Alpine, New Jersey, because of their proximity to New York City, according to the New York Post.
Brady, 42, and the Patriots recently agreed to a deal that will pay him an additional $8 million this season, increasing his 2019 salary to $23 million, but includes void years for 2020 and 2021, ESPN.com reported, citing an unidentified source. (The Patriots have agreed not to use the franchise tag on Brady, according to an ESPN source.)
That means the quarterback and the team will have to talk about his contract again early in 2020, before the end of the 2019 league year, if they’re going to extend the current deal on what amounts to a year-to-year basis.
“It is what it is,” Brady told reporters Monday. “That’s a good line, so whoever said it, it’s very pertinent. Like I said, there’s a lot of guys who have one year left on their contracts, so the situation — I’ve got one year to go, and we’ll see what happens.”
ESPN’s Jeff Darlington offered context for the news that Brady’s Boston-area home is on the market in a series of tweets:
“This isn’t to say Brady is making real estate decisions with the sole intention of leaving the Patriots at the end of the 2019 season — which his contract would reportedly allow — but it most certainly paves the way for their family’s roots in the Boston area to loosen.
“Of course, with Brady’s full-time commitment to football in the fall, it is also possible for his family to live elsewhere outside of Boston while he finishes out his career with the Patriots.
“In other words, everything is now on the table: After this season, Tom Brady will be able to make a decision about his football future without the burden of family or contract to influence his mind. It will be solely about where he wants to finish his NFL career.”
That’s a lot to unpack.
If, however, you’re more interested in this as a real estate story than an NFL story because you’re looking for a custom-built home with a circular driveway that holds up to 20 vehicles, a lower level wine room, an outdoor organic herb/vegetable garden and barn-inspired guest house, here are some details about the Brookline home that can be yours for $39.5 million, per Realtor.com:
“This custom-built 5-bedroom family home by renowned architect Richard Landry, AIA, of Landry Design Group, built in 2015 in collaboration with interior designer Joan Behnke & Associates is a one of a kind masterpiece. Situated on 5+ acres adjacent to the 9th hole of The Country Club with expansive views of plush landscaping offers privacy and serenity. 3-car garage, a stoned carport and circular driveway holds up to 20 vehicles. Entry foyer leads to a stunning dining room, living room, home office, eat-in and chef’s kitchen and a family room all with generous fenestration. Grand stairwell leads to 5 bedrooms on second floor. Lower level includes a recreation room, kids play room, full bath, wine room, gym, spa and outdoor organic herb/vegetable garden. Additional 2,400 sq. ft. detached Barn-inspired Guest House, with yoga studio, full bath, sleeping loft, and walls that open up for natural air circulation provide a Zen-like experience. Located 5 miles from Back Bay.”