You know what Boston needs, other than a 24 hour Whole Foods? I will tell you. It needs more celebrity neighbors. In New York or LA you see famous people walking around in their casual wear (think velour jogging suits with fun phrases on the rear end). We know this because their pictures are in the tabloids all the time toting their groceries without having been glamorously touched up for the day.
In case you haven’t heard, Boston‘s Chestnut Hill neighborhood is expecting to get two VIP members: Supermodel Gisele Bündchen and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The two have been checking out properties in the ritziest area of Brookline to establish a new foundation in Boston. They recently sold their 5,000+ sq ft Back Bay penthouse at 310 Beacon Street to a high ranking official from Chile for $9.2 million, 1.2 million less than the original asking price of $10.5 million. The home was becoming less accommodating of their ever increasing family and greater need for space, but the couple is allegedly leasing it back from the buyer.
The power duo is looking to build their new home on 5 acres of land belonging to the all women’s Pine Manor College. The Brookline Zoning Board of Appeals met with Pine Manor’s officials last Thursday in hopes of selling their land. The Bündchen-Brady team would be conveniently situated next door to the Patriot’s owner Robert Kraft. There is no news yet as of the outcome of this situation partially because of the college’s desire to put things on hold until after the students have finished with the semester’s final exams. Who can really blame them though. Can you imagine a school of 500-some young women all twitterpated over the fact that T&G might be gracing their presence any day now? With neighbors like that, I would imagine the potential of this new home would give Pine Manor greater visibility, considering it’s been a small lesser known liberal arts college tucked away in the suburbs of Chestnut Hill. Perhaps some lucky ladies will even get to score some Pats tickets or some swanky Victoria’s Secret lingerie. One can dream….