Nordegren bought the multimillion dollar mansion and estate in Palm Beach. She then caused a stir by having the whole house razed to the ground. That was unusual enough. But now it seems from plans she has submitted for approval that she wants to build almost the same house again on the same spot.
Renderings than Elin submitted to the Palm Beach County Department of Planning, Zoning & Building show a house which looks almost exactly the same as 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.
So why demolish house and build something almost exactly the same again?
Apparently it makes sense. Elin’s builder says the house was 90 years old and so did not meet modern code provisions to withstand hurricanes. It was also apparently infested with termites.
The new house built on the estate will have:
2 large living rooms
a large formal dining room
a pool cabana which also has a massive living room
detached guest house with 3 bedrooms
3 guest bungalows
a wine cellar
a massive master wing with a huge walk in closet
a basement that runs the entire length of the house
County officials have sent the architect back to the drawing board for some changes before the plans will be approved.