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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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That diagram doesn't look like the original. Unless you're considering the old was big and so is the new. It appears like she will keep the same type of look, but not laid out the same.

833 days ago

good as gold    

The house was infested with termites and could not be saved so it was torn down. It seems Elin can't find good "wood" anywhere. Poor girl!

833 days ago


First, 4100 cubic yards of dirt isn't THAT much TMZ. Second, she can thank Tiger for everything she now has. You would think she earned all that money by reading your article.

833 days ago

Paul Rossmango    

This is what is wrong with the world. These celebrites think because they have money that they can do anything. She was a model before she met Tiger. I don't remeber her making any putts nor did she have a career that would have paid her her 100 million dollars. Very Sickening.

833 days ago


Hahaha who is so dumb now!

Elin is the most real estate savy of all. Down to all of you haters and ignorant pricks.

Mind your own business!

833 days ago


And I bought the truck! and I gots me and my family enough kools to last a lifetime! I'm riyach biyach!! honk! honk!

833 days ago


Ha! Ha! Hell hath no fury.... You Go, Girl!!

833 days ago


Hell hath no fury.... You Go, Girl!!

833 days ago


I find it sad that people are so upset about Tiger choosing to give Elin this money, which is only 10-15% of his fortune. Also, I find it sad that people think that raising children, either as a nanny or as a mother, is far less important than playing golf.

832 days ago


Elin real estate savy of all?
2010 Public Records
Land Assessed $9,564,885
Home Improvements $3,480,677
2010 Assessed $13,045,56

She's building a house 18,980 sq. feet. (more than twice the size of the one she bulldozed).

Demolition costs
Cost to build (house only) $1000 per sq foot and up = $18,000,000.

cost to Landscape
cost to furnish

832 days ago


Is Arnold's maid going to knock down the house next door?

832 days ago


Actually, this is good for the peoole! many jobs! millions will go to the people! so why be angry with her? after all,it's her money which she wants to share by creating jobs! you may call her stupid or whatever but the fact remains she is smart enough to get her hand on the easy money made by a golfer whose talent is to put the ball in the hole!

832 days ago


Elin is really a disgusting person. Now, she is fxxking Rachel’s ex-boyfriend and destroyed the 12 million dollar mansion. She really makes me puke.

832 days ago


And I don't have enough money to buy my husbands medication, or food wonderful world we live in

832 days ago


TMZ runs this "sensationalized" story about Elin knocking down a house because she's "so rich" ... yet leaves out the REST of the story, which is that the century old house was infested with termites, and it was determined it would cost more to save than to rebuild (and she let Habitat for Humanity take what they wanted prior to demolition). Then TMZ has the nerve to run a story about Fox News viewers being misinformed? Hypocrisy at its finest.

832 days ago
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