Elin Nordegren recently bulldozed her $12 million oceanfront mansion in order to build a new, nearly identical, $12 million oceanfront mansion. Nordegren recently submitted the plans for the new house and they look pretty similar to the old house.
Of course, the style of the house wasn’t the reason that Nordegren decided to level it. The Inquisitr reported yesterday that Nordegren’s $12 million mansion was more than 90-years-old, had termites, and no longer met code.
Dan Reedy of OnShore Construction said:
“We had an architect and a structural engineer out here and everyone agreed that it made more sense – structurally and economically – to tear it down and start over.”
TMZ reports that Nordegren submitted the plans to the Palm Beach County Department of Planning, Zoning Building, and will soon start construction on her new house. The house will look very similar to the home she purchased last year, minus the termites and with a few modern updates.
TMZ reports that when Nordegren’s mansion is finished, it will have 9 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, a large formal dining room, 2 kitchens, a large pool, a cabana, its own Grotto, a couple of jacuzzis, a wine cellar, and an enormous master wing. There will also be a separate guest house with three bedrooms and three guest bungalows.
Nordegren has been criticized for demolishing the $12 million mansion, but I don’t think she’s too worried about money. Nordegren received more than $110 million from her divorce from Tiger Wood’s, so she can knock down and rebuild this mansion a few more times before the money’s gone.