Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Super Model Gisele moves next to Al Gore on "Do as I say, not as I do" Street...

Nice house Gisele...Honorary UN Environmental Ambassadorships obviously don't come with any understanding that you should somewhat live within the principles you are advocating....I am not against big houses, but am against big egos that tell me to take the stairs and then install an escalator in your house...Live your principles (at least a little bit), then I am open to discussion...Call me, Gisele... :)

Home Field advantage

What kind of U.N. environmental ambassador builds a 20,000 square-foot home with a six-car garage, an elevator and a lagoon? Why, that would be the Hub’s favorite Pats fan, Gisele Bundchen!

And a paparazzo’s sneak pics of Bundchen and hubby Tom Brady [stats]’s gargantuan new Brentwood, Calif., chateau has green activists seeing red.

“How big a space do two people need?” asked Philip Dowds, a Massachusetts Sierra Club official and professional architect. “A 20,000 square-foot house - the resources that it takes to put it together and the land that it needs, this just can’t happen anymore.”
According to photos taken by Los Angeles shooter Alec Byrne, who said he got a peek at the blueprints, the new West Coast lair of the Patriots [team stats]’ star quarterback and his glam wife will feature amenities including:
a wine bar and gallery
a six-car garage
a service kitchen and butler room
a pool house and lagoon-shaped swimming pool and spa
a recreation room with 19-foot ceiling.
And the manse will have an elevator - even though that seems to contradict environmental advice Bundchen offers on her own Web site to “take the stairs.”
“In addition to exercising, you save the electric power of the elevators,” she says on giselebundchen.com, which is currently festooned with references to Earth Day.
It’s not the first time Bundchen has taken flak for being less than fabulously energy efficient. Last year, shortly after being named to her U.N. post, the Herald’s Inside Track revealed the supermodel enjoys piloting a private helicopter.
Meanwhile, their new two-story Mediterranean-style home could end up costing the couple $21 million, according to estimates.
“The path of trophy homes is doomed to fail,” said Dowds, noting the home could comfortably accommodate 12 or 13 average American families. “And I mean fail on a very large and planetary sense.”
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