Tom Brady's 22,000-square foot palace near Los Angeles is nearing completion, and it will make almost any environmentalist smile.

Oh sure, the Patriots star will be living life like a coal baron. His new home includes eight bedrooms, six-car garage, a lagoon-shaped swimming pool with spa, a weight room and a wine cellar, reports the Boston Herald. The house that Brady built also comes loaded with -- get this -- a covered bridge connecting two wings of the home, an elevator, a nursery for his son Benjamin, and a gallery.

The price? More than $20 million. That's in addition to the $11 million that was spent to buy the 3.75 acres of land in Brentwood, Calif.

Now for the green part:

Gisele Bundchen, wife of the Patriots legend and the money maker in the relationship, is a United Nations environmental ambassador. So she's under pressure for building a giant, energy-eating palace.

So Bundchen declared she had the home built with solar energy, energy-saving lighting, rainwater recovery systems, waste reduction and recycling programs, energy-efficient appliances and sustainable building materials, according to the Herald.

Tom and Gisele can afford the extras. They are the world's highest-paid celebrity couple, according to Forbes. Their annual earnings sit at $76 million.

As you can imagine, Tom and Gisele have some impressive neighbors. Splash News reports fellow supermodel Heidi Klum and husband Seal are close by. Heiress Petra Ecclestone lives not far away in the $85 million Beverly Hills Spelling Mansion.

Video from x17Online of the Brady/Bundchen mansion being built

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