I will say upfront that there are plenty of opportunities for me to make Thor jokes in this post, but I am resolving not to. Anyway, Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky are building a compound in their beloved Byron Bay in Australia. Unfortunately, they seem to be the only ones happy as the extensive construction of their dream home has left everyone else fuming.
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky are building a monstrosity of a home in Australia … and the massive building is pissing off tons of people who say it’s totally out of place and looks more like a shopping mall.
You can judge for yourself … but it’s easy to see why the Internet is going crazy over Thor’s new fortress. There are endless amounts of concrete, a huge chunk of forest missing and it dwarfs everything else in Byron Bay.
Chris and Elsa have been building their dream house for nearly a year — they’ve reportedly poured $8 million into the project — but the colossal compound has become a nightmare for neighbors.
The sprawling estate is expected to feature a huge swimming pool, steam room, gym and a luxury spa.
I can’t say as I blame the neighbors. Look at this thing:
Chris Hemsworth Building Massive Property in Australia, But Is It Too Big? https://t.co/rR9fwRAovC
— TMZ (@TMZ) September 25, 2018
A year of construction will set neighbors off, regardless of what’s being built. I know it’s the homeowners right to build but that noise and disruption drives you batty after a bit. Plus, I remember how much The Greater Hems waxed poetic about the beauty and tranquility of Byron Bay. How better to honor a serene bit of paradise more than ripping out forest and replacing it with an enclosed city. I’m sure Chris has a wholesome reason for this kind of ostentatious display of wealth. Since both brothers Luke and Liam are primarily based in LA, this citadel will likely house everyone for holidays and scavenger hunts. Not to mention that the Hecate Suite will need to be a corner unit with views of the forest and Chris. An at-home spa seems a bit excessive but what do I know, I’m just as happy to lay by their crystalline pool, watching the kiddies play and sipping on a bottomless margarita. Speaking of thirst, I imagine this makes Elsa quite happy. Nothing like having your mate procure you a castle to show their love, amirite?
I hope the finished fortress is an homage to the area and not a blight on the landscape. Although looking at that in-progress picture, I have my doubts. Still, I love some good house pr0n so as long as I get a spread in Architectural Digest on this, I’ll be happy. But the Hemsworth-Patakys will need to throw one very impressive barbecue to win over their irked neighbors. Maybe good friend and fellow Byron Bay enthusiast Matt Damon can attend, he’s so good with resolving controversy.
Hey, look at that, no Thor jokes – 10 points to me!
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