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Dr. Dre spends $40 million for Tom Brady-Gisele Bundchen estate

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Dr. Dre has dropped $40 million on the Brentwood estate of Gisele Bündchen, supermodel and actress, and her husband, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

The four-acre estate centers on a country French chateau reached by a winding driveway. A cobblestone motor court and a moat/koi pond add an Old World ambience to the mansion, which was designed by architect Richard Landry.

Clad in limestone, the house features reclaimed ceiling beams, salvaged tile and antique doors. The 18,298 square feet of living space includes a center hall, a den, a library/study, a gym, a sauna, five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, loggias, covered terraces, balconies and garage space. There are seven fireplaces.

The grounds, irrigated by a gray-water system, include expanses of lawn, gardens, waterfalls, ponds, an infinity pool and pathways. Electricity is supplied by solar panels.

Brady bought the property in 2008 for $11.75 million. The couple spent about four years creating their off-season retreat.

Dr. Dre, 49, is the founder and chief executive of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. Apple recently announced it will pay $3 billion to acquire Beats Music and Beats Electronics.

Bündchen, 33, starred on the series "Gisele & the Green Team" (2010-11) and has appeared frequently on talk shows. She has been on the covers of "Vogue," "Vanity Fair" and "Allure," among other magazines.

Brady, 36, has been in five Super Bowls with the Patriots and earned three rings. He has won multiple most valuable player awards for the NFL and the Super Bowl since 2000, when he joined the team.

The property had been listed at $50 million.

Stephen Shapiro and Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency were the listing agents. Rappaport represented Dr. Dre, according to the Multiple Listing Service. Shapiro and Rappaport declined to comment.

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