metro: In an effort to save the planet, Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky have installed hundreds of energy saving solar panels on the roof of the family’s £11million mansion. Set among the trees of Byron Bay in Australia, the compound – which has been compared to a shopping mall in the past – is slowly coming together, with construction nearing completion after three years.
But with the finishing touches apparently being added and the water filling the pool, loads of solar panels have been seen freshly installed on the mansion’s roof. There isn’t enough room to swing a Mjolnir up there now, with the Thor actor’s roof totally taken up by the black contraptions that will serve to ease the energy costs of the house. Thanks, sun – that’ll come in very handy as Australia heads into a sweltering summer.
In photos, the massive abode sits a stone’s throw from the beach, towering over neighbours in the Broken Head area. The backyard around the home has been landscaped, with palm trees poking through gaps in the roof, as the Hemsworths pack up their current home to move into their new digs – with that sparkling lap and infinity pool looking pretty darn inviting right about now.
According to previous reports, the house (which has been reported to be surpassing the £11million mark) features a rooftop infinity pool, gym, steam room, another big pool, six bedrooms, media room, games room and a spa. It’ll probably have a pretty banging home gym too, with Chris loving the at-home workouts, while Chris commissioned an artist in July to paint an amazing Indigenous mural along one of the house’s walls.
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Had a big empty wall that needed some love and was beyond thankful to have one of my favourite artists @otishopecarey help out!Darrundang Gaagal (Thanking The Ocean). Artist Otis Hope Carey, painted this mural which focuses on representational imagery of the ceremonial dancing of the Gumbaynggirr people, weaved together with traditional forms in thanks to their totemic spiritual emblem ‘GAAGAL’ (Ocean). Long shifting black lines ripple across the wall demonstrating the power and energy emanating from dancing feet stomping into the ground. Blue circular line work is painted over the top throughout the composition in reference to the Ocean in an act of thanks for its healing powers and all that is received from it. In this piece, Otis utilises traditional symbols and imagery in grandiose scale in a display of contemporary practice and thought 🤙🙏
It’ll be home to Chris, his wife Elsa and their children Tristan, Sasha and India Rose, after the Avengers star snapped it up way back in 2014 – when a Balinese-style villa was nestled on the property.
The build began in 2016 and saw the original property demolished before work began on the mega mansion. The previous house had eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms according to Mail Online, with construction set to finish next month. Not like the family is scraping their pennies together to make sure every part of the house is as luxe and perfect as possible, with Chris being the second-highest paid actor in Hollywood last year.
After starring in Avengers: Endgame, as well as Men In Black: International, the Thor actor landed in the runners up place in Forbes magazine’s latest list of highest paid actors in Hollywood with a reported salary of $76.4million (£63million) from movies alone. When it comes to his overall earnings in the celebrity 100, he shifts down the list a little to #24, but in Hollywood his paycheque is heftier than Endgame Thor’s BMI.
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