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Photos: Tom Brady And Gisele Bundchen Selling Sprawling Brentwood Estate 4 Years In The Making

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New England Patriot Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen are leaving Los Angeles permanently, not long after finishing their sprawling, custom-designed Brentwood estate. The couple spent four years and $40 million creating their European-inspired home on a prime piece of land with a view of the Pacific, but you can have it all for $50 million, according to TMZ.

For that price you will get a 14,300 square-foot home that includes a state-of-the-art home gym with "custom-made wrought iron monkey bars," an infinity pool, a waterfall and a closet that looks like this. Bundchen described it with just a hint of false modesty as the kind of place where "you can put your feet up on the couch and just relax." Architectural Digest had the nerve to call the estate surrounded by a moat "eco-conscious" and "normal."

That wasn't the only false note. In September, the couple said it would be a place to "plant roots for our family," but six months later here we are. Instead of retiring to the West Coast, the couple is planning to live in Boston full-time. (TMZ wonders why the couple couldn't have just found two homes on both coasts for $40 million, but that's obviously the kind of thing a plebeian would ask.) But maybe we should have known. Curbed LA joked that a feature in the mag is "the celebrity version of a big red 'for sale' lawn sign."