TODAY | September 04, 2013
>> this morning on today's home, an inside look at the california oasis of giselle and new england patriot's quarterback tom brady . she is the editor and chief of architectural digest and they got a tour of this home.
>> good morning.
>> i'm always curious when i see a spread like this, how did you do it? how did you talk them into letting you into their home and really showing you around?
>> they started out because they were being kind to our architect and opening their doors and when tom brady opened the doors to me and took me through the house and i found out how committed they are to an eco conscious lifestyle it made it more special.
>> we'll get into that. 14,000 square feet and i know that giselle told you she wanted it to feel homey. did she accomplish that?
>> she did. this is the family room . they have 8 sisters between them. they have a lot of kids. that's the formal room but the other side of the room has a pool table.
>> you got a glimpse into something we all wanted to see which is the closet of a super model . what was it like?
>> giselle is very organized. it is so much fun. it's a great room.
>> she is organized and it's kind of the size of a small bedroom.
>> it is. it's the size of a small apartment, i think in new york.
>> that's giselle 's side. on tom's side, he has a gym. do you think it's worthy of nfl workouts?
>> i think so. i've seen a lot of home gyms. i have never ever seen a gym like this. that's his dream part of the house .
>> tell us about what they did to make it eco conscious. because it's really in a lot of different steps.
>> it is but actually it was from the ground up. when they built the house they wanted it to be sustainable. everything was about how do we make it more sustainable? so 90% of materials from the house are repsycycled or antiqued or reclaimed. something that's really important that not too many people think of, more than three quarters of the construction debris was recycled. that's rare.
>> they're committed to it. there's obviously places to chill out inside and outside. tell us about those spaces.
>> practically every room in the house opens to a terrace. it's really all about indoor, outdoor living and giselle , her dream for the house was to have a kitchen garden and to teach her children the connection between the land and their food.
>> and they grow a lot of their own produce and own vegetables.
>> they do. they have a chicken coop and get daily eggs.
>> is there anything that we could learn from what they did and how they incorporated some of the concepts into their homes that we could incorporate?
>> it's being more mindful and being inspired. clearly it's a beautiful majestic house . the pool overlooking los angeles is extraordinary. be inspired.
>> margaret russell , great to see you. thank you so much.