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Elin Nordegren

I'm So Rich, I'm Building

The Same House I Knocked Down

1/9/2012 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

011012_elin_nordegren_PCN_EXElin Nordegren is SO rich -- she's basically building a replica of the multimillion dollar estate she knocked down

TMZ has obtained renderings Elin submitted to the Palm Beach County Dept. of Planning, Zoning & Building.  The exterior elevation drawing is verrrry similar to the house that was on the $12 million property before Elin razed it. Both are traditional/colonial homes with a very similar shape.  The drawing looks similar to the 9,000 square foot house that was demolished.

Elin's builder told PEOPLE the house Elin 86'd was 90 years old, didn't meet code provisions to withstand hurricanes, and was infested with termites.

Of course, the house Elin builds will be brand spanking new. The supporting documents describe the house in detail. 

-- 9 bedrooms
-- 2 large living rooms
-- huge formal dining room
-- 2 kitchens
-- large pool
-- GROTTO!!!
-- pool cabana with HUGE living room
-- 2 jacuzzis
-- detached guest house with 3 bedrooms
-- 3 guest bungalows
-- wine cellar
-- ginormous master wing with crazy big walk in closet
-- basement that runs the entire length of the house

There's 120 feet of retaining walls, and they are bringing in 4100 cubic yards of soil -- which is an enormous amount. 

County officials have sent the architect back to the drawing board for some changes before the plans will be approved.

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76.

Kathy    

Why does everyone think that chariety needs to come first.
would you give to chariety before your own wants and needs?
I mean really?

956 days ago
77.

David    

She tore the house down because it didn't meet with hurricane code and was termite infested. And yes, there was an effort made to donate any materials to charity.

956 days ago
78.

Rico    

Seeing that you can have no talent, marry rich, and divorce even richer, it should be the goal of every woman to marry rich! Lets all do our part to uphold the Elins of the world! If you have money, please marry a woman that has the lowest job on the block(nanny, maid, etc)!

956 days ago
79.

pam    

Tearing down and rebuilding is not that uncommon with older Florida homes. Mold, mildew and insect damage can make a house that old unlivable. Even simple changes have to be made to the new code and sometimes it is cheaper, safer and easier in the long run to just build new. She will be providing much needed jobs to that area so more power to her. If you have the money it's OK to spend it.

956 days ago
80.

Mee    

Not ALL MAID'S ARE LIKE THAT

956 days ago
81.

DahhTroll    

WE HAVE MNOT SEEN tIGER OUT ON A DATE IN T HIS LONG SO HE IS BACK TO HERING HOOKERS FOR HIS NEEDS.
EVEN AFTER IT COST HIM 100 MIL FOR HIS MISTAKE HE GOES RIGHT BACK TO NASTY HOOKERS.
ELIN GOT HER MONEY FOR FREE SO SHE IS CARELSS WITH IT.
SHE COULD HAVE FEED A WHOLE STRAVING COUNTRY FOR A YEAR AND SABVED THOUSANDS OF LIVES FOR THE COST OF THE HOME.
HER EXCESS IS TACKY AND BEYOND SELFSHISH. SHE IS A SHOWLLOW WASTE OF A PERSON.

956 days ago
82.

Marinemom    

GOOD FOR HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE SHOULD BUILD WHATEVER THE F SHE WANTS. You folks her call her a gold digger are just classless ignorant jealous morons.

956 days ago
83.

anon    

From the article:

"There's 120 feet of retaining walls, and they are bringing in 4100 cubic yards of soil -- which is an enormous amount. "

THAT's how they can build a "basement" in Florida - they put it on what would be the first floor and pile the dirt around it!

956 days ago
84.

JoJo    

Ash, Thats real nice she donated her termite infested cabinets and appiliances to habitat for humanity. Shes a real piece of work.

956 days ago
85.

Ron     

It Is such a shame In this Country a person should have so much wealth. ( An Example ) My wife Is 66 and I am 63 and we have to rent a House, Good luck to Elin Nordegren, I'm glad she can enjoy her youth God Bless you Erin.

956 days ago
86.

Take Five    

SOMEONE, TAKE HER TO HARD WORK PLS!

956 days ago
87.

en Todo Momento!!    

i think she should just put up a blue tarp and move in underneath it!! i mean she would save SOOOOOOOOOOOO! mucho money! and a HUGE! electricity bill on top of all that. i'm sure it will rain enough for her and her kids to take a shower. and for food, they can like hunt rabbits and gophers. think green, woman!

956 days ago
88.

swfl diva    

Yahoo posted a similar story last Friday with a pic of the old house and the now raized spot where the house sat. Everybody was commenting on how wasteful she is for knocking down a house. My comments nearly mirror your paragraph here where you indicate that the house was nearly 90 years old, not up to code, little or no hurricane resistance and bug infested - my comments nearly to a T. Some people who post on these blogs are so ignorant its scarey - to not realize the age and condition of the home was most probably the reason for it being raized, and NOT because she is "so rich" she wants to tear down and build from scratch. The comments condemning her for tearing down the house were absolute ridiculous and show the true stupidity of the general public.

956 days ago
89.

aston    

TMZ wrote its provocative headline just to bait people, and their gullible readers fell for it like a ton of bricks and let the insults rain over Elin, truly believing she tore down a multi-million building just because she felt like it.


People's more accurate headline was "Elin Nordegren Levels $12-Million Home Because of Bugs, Hurricanes", and you can read the article here: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20559770,00.html


TMZ is just badmouthing Elin and manipulating you to get more clicks. They don't believe what they are writing themselves.

956 days ago
90.

memzoomvn    

It's comfortable for everyone

956 days ago
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