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Elin Nordegren

I Demolished

My $12 MILLION Mansion

1/5/2012 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Elin Nordegren destroyed Florida homeElin Nordegren is a human wrecking machine ... who just LEVELED her brand new $12 MILLION Florida mansion ... because, well, she can afford it.

Elin bought the 9,000 square foot North Palm Beach home in March ... right after she struck a $100 million divorce settlement with Tiger Woods.

Apparently, Elin felt the modest 6 bedroom, 8 bathroom pad wasn't quite up to her standards ... so she did the only reasonable thing -- KNOCKED THE WHOLE PLACE DOWN!

We're told Nordegren has hired a high-priced architect to build her dream home ... and sources say every single worker is required to sign a confidentiality agreement.

No word on how long the project is expected to take -- but we're told Elin is living in a nearby mansion inside the private community while the new place is under construction.

It's good to be rich.

Elin Nordegren Florida home

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Nicole    

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986 days ago
17.

gramavee    

What a blatant way to flaunt her wealth.....pure greed and selfishness

986 days ago
18.

Superman    

Isn't that the mansion that Tiger bought for her (through her lawyer) so she and the kids would still live near him? Basically a FU to her ex for paying over $12 million just for some land and a demolition/landscaping job. And it's not even on the beach! Schmucks!

986 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

It might be good to be rich, but TMZ makes it sound quite dull.

986 days ago
20.

TMZ_Watcher    

This woman is bat ****e crazy for tearing down this beautiful home. Now she gets to wait 2 years and is heaped lots of frustration while she builds the new home. Ask Charles on TMZ about that. Contractors will be more efficient on a project like this and some of em get to bang Norti, but it will be a long two years for her.

986 days ago
21.

Jim    

Good for you, Elin! You DESERVE everthing you want after what you've been through. But, I must say, there sure was a lot of building materials and hardware that could have been recycled/sold. A tad bit waste of dollars and not great for the environment, but if that's how you roll, so be it. Enjoy your new home!

986 days ago
22.

Jim    

To those leaving negative comments... You don't know the condition of the home, nor of the foundation. It may have been less expensive to tear it down and start over, than to remodel. Stop being so negative about someone that happened to get some money after her husband trashed their lives. She deserves what she has, and more. She's a class act, never wanting to sell her story, and/or all the other BS you see others doing these days. I'm on team Elin!

986 days ago
23.

Logan R    

Those are some expensive kids. Because really, what else did she put into the relationship to warrant 100 mil?

986 days ago
24.

jim    

Let's hope nothing happens to Tiger's income stream. This chick's world could come crashing down around her. What an incautious approach to dealing with wealth. Take a pretty Swedish nanny, add one ultra rich sports figure and a divorce, and suddenly you have the Queen of Florida. What a culture.

986 days ago
25.

SueB    

There is something just toooo wasteful about this. It's just wrong somehow!

986 days ago
26.

Dennis Johnson    

This was Tiger's home that he liked so she hats him and all the bad times that the place reminds her of ...............so she had it raised to the ground and is building HER home for HER kids.A big thumbs up for her.

986 days ago
27.

ladydiinpa    

Ok she may have wanted to re-model, and it was cheaper to tear it down but it probably would have been just fine for 99% of the people in the world, so many homeless families & poor and some1 tears down a 12mil home, she could have donated it to a shelter..I am sure she could have found a home she wanted near where this 1 was...

986 days ago
28.

Justin    

She donated $60... mil of the $100 mil settlement to build a children's hospital in Florida. Not a bad thing. Let her do what she wants with her money.

986 days ago
29.

anony    

THAT wasn't good enough for her?!?!?
These people need a grip on reality. but when you have that much money you don't have one.

986 days ago
30.

KET    

So, in effect, she spent $12 million for the LAND? (Actually more than that; add the cost of demolition to it to get what she paid for a piece of property to build a new house on.)

986 days ago
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