Gisele Bündchen buys $9.1M South Florida home

Gisele Bündchen — the Brazilian supermodel, cookbook author and ex-wife of retired quarterback and Super Bowl ring accumulator Tom Brady —  has purchased a new home in Southwest Ranches, Florida.

Flamboyant Tree LLC, which is tied to Bündchen, paid the unidentified sellers just over $9 million for the 7.5-acre property, which was listed most recently for $10.5 million, the Wall Street Journal reported. The sellers bought the property in 2003 with $1.65 million.

Laura Valente of Global Luxury Realty LLC represented Bündchen, while the listing agents were Chad Bishop and Saddy Abaunze Delgado of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty.

The property has a 5,200-square-foot home and, in keeping with a sporty family — Bündchen has two children with Brady — two equestrian rings, a full soccer pitch, an infinity pool, outdoor kitchen and man-made pond with fish, the outlet says.

The town and surrounding area are known for being a big horse-riding community, Bishop told the outlet.

But the property will serve as more than a mini-sportsplex. Bündchen plans on having chickens and other farm animals, in addition to horses, on the property.

“They will make it a real animal-friendly property,” Bishop told the WSJ.

Bundchen is no stranger to owning property in South Florida.

She paid $11.5 million for the waterfront home at 1400 Biscaya Drive in Surfside in October 2022 via a trust, records show. The 6,600-square-foot house, built in 1981, is likely a teardown. It sits on a 0.4-acre lot across the water from the Indian Creek mansion that Brady is building

The Surfside property has 92 feet of waterfront. The seller, Bay Drive BJ Partners LLC, lost money on the deal. It paid $11.8 million for the property months earlier, in April of last year. 

Joel Lusky with The Brokerage South Florida Real Estate represented the seller in the sale to Bündchen, according to Vanessa Frank with One Sotheby’s International Realty represented Bündchen.

Records show that Bündchen, via an LLC, also paid $1.3 million for the small, non-waterfront home at 8850 Emerson Avenue in Surfside in February 2022, months before she and Brady announced their divorce. The deal may have introduced her to Frank of One Sotheby’s, who was the listing agent for 8850 Emerson Avenue. The 1,540-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom house, built in 1940, was renovated and sits on a 0.1-acre lot. 

Brady and Bündchen paid $17 million for the lot at 26 Indian Creek Island Road in late 2020, via an LLC managed by Fontainebleau Development executives. 

The couple knocked down the home on the nearly 2-acre property and began building a new mansion, which Brady continued after the couple’s divorce, according to records.

— Ted Glanzer

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