Chris Hemsworth plans a SECOND 'Westfield-style' mansion at Byron

EXCLUSIVE: How Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa want to build a SECOND ‘Westfield-style’ mega-mansion near their $30million Byron Bay home so their ‘Hollywood mates have a place to stay’ – and locals are NOT happy

Chris Hemsworth has submitted plans to build a second ‘Westfield-style’ mansion on a massive 35 hectare site just a stone’s throw away from his existing controversial Byron Bay megastructure. 

Daily Mail Australia can reveal the Hemsworths hope to build a seven-bedroom home – each with its own ensuite bathroom – less than a kilometre from the mansion they currently call home. 

Detailed plans show the sprawling residence will have four levels and sport a mandatory butler’s pantry and swimming pool. 

Chris Hemsworth hopes to build a large ‘McMansion’ on property he owns just around the corner from his existing mansion 

Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky have reportedly spent $17million on property in the Byron Bay area over the past five years.

Plans for a new four level home on Chris Hemsworth’s property have been lodged for final approval 

An aerial view of the proposed location of Chris Hemsworth’s latest super structure 

A second building, adding another two bedrooms and two bathrooms, will sit next to a tranquil pond, which already has a cosy cabana and firepit. 

A garage will comfortably hold three Ferraris for the Hemsworths or their Hollywood mates, who are expected to bunker down at the new pad should it get the all clear. 

Hemsworth purchased the land for $4.25million in 2019. 

Daily Mail Australia can reveal development plans were first lodged in March, with a final draft being submitted with Byron Bay Council in July. 

Coincidentally, the final plans were delivered at the same time news emerged the Hemsworths were considering selling their existing Byron Bay mansion. 

Those rumours turned out to be incorrect as the Hollywood super star continued his scheme to expand the family’s real estate empire in Australia’s hottest beachside community. 

The new dwelling is about a kilometre as the crow flies from his current mansion, which sits on a relatively modest four hectares on New South Wales’ north coast. 

Sources have told Daily Mail Australia Hemsworth will likely use the property to house his A-lister mates while they are filming Down Under. 

Hemsworth’s latest flick Thor: Love And Thunder, which began filming on January 26, brought a star-studded cast to Australia, including Matt Damon and Natalie Portman.

‘I guess when you are a superhero, one McMansion in Byron is not nearly enough,’ the source said. 

‘You need three for all your Hollywood mates to come and stay and privately quarantine while the rest of us have to stay in crappy hotels for two weeks.’

Daily Mail Australia can further reveal Hemsworth has come under fire for building a large stable complex on his existing property, knocking the top off a hill to create an enormous horse ring.

A riding facility dubbed ‘El Caballo Blanco’ by come has been erected on Hemsworth property near his existing mansion

Established by Sydney Entrepreneur Emmanuel Margolin, Sydney’s El Caballo Blanco in Catherine Field, near Campbelltown, was a  famous theme park that operated at Catherine Field on the outskirts of Sydney.

The final draft of a four-story dwelling Chris Hemsworth hopes to build on land he owns near his existing mansion in Byron Bay

The Hemsworth mansion is estimated to be worth up to $30 million  

Daily Mail Australia revealed the horse riding arena, complete with jumping fences, earlier this month.  

The source claimed Hemsworth did not seek council approval to build the structure. 

‘Apparently his mates call it ‘El Caballo Blanco’ – named after a large equine Andalusian theme park that operated in western Sydney in the 70s, 80s and 90s,’ the source said.

It is understood the equine facilities were constructed by Hemsworth to keep his wife –  Elsa Pataky – from riding through private property and along Byron Bay’s environmentally protected beaches. 

Byron Bay Council did not respond to Daily Mail Australia’s questions on Monday. 

One of the Hemsworth’s development neighbours, Steve Duchen, told Daily Mail Australia he was angry at the Hemsworth proposal given the actor’s vocal opposition to an eco-resort that his company Linnaeus Estate was developing along the beach. 

In May, Hemsworth hit Instagram to slam the development, which he claimed was on land sacred to indigenous Australians. 

Mr Duchen said Hemsworth had some nerve proposing a new mega mansion given his opposition to his company’s ‘minor’ development. 

He also claimed Pataky had routinely ridden her prized equines through the disputed property in order to get to the beach.

‘In fact she had previously just taken the liberty of riding her horses across our property without our permission. Their property sits behind ours and has no beach access,’ he said on Monday. 

‘He’s now going for a massive development having entered into our property for his wife’s horses.’ 

In May, Daily Mail Australia revealed the Hemsworth’s beloved Groodle ‘Sunny’ had been impounded after being found wandering alone on the same patch of sacred land his master had defended on Instagram. 

Elsa Pataky has been accused of guiding her horses through Linnaeus Estate (pictured), which blocks access to the beach from the Hemsworth properties 

Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky’s beloved pet dog Sunny (pictured) went missing in Byron Bay in May (above)

Elsa Pataky takes her horse for a ride on the beach in Byron Bay in 2019. She has previously come under fire from locals for riding on protected beaches 

Development continues on Hollywood actor Chris Hemsworth’s family ranch in Broken Head, near Byron Bay.

‘I stand shoulder to shoulder, in solidarity with Aunty Lois Cook in opposition to the tourism development at Seven Mile Beach,’ Hemsworth said in a video shared with his 48.6 million Instagram followers at the time. 

‘I fully support traditional custodians to be able to comfortably tell their people’s stories, to preserve and protect their homelands,’ he added.

‘This proposed development would have a direct impact on these sacred and significant Indigenous sites.’

He also shared a video of activist Lois Cook, a traditional custodian of Ngangbul Country in the Bundjalung Nation of eastern Australia who is backing the Friends of Seven Mile cause. 

His dog had been found by the manager of the very development company Hemsworth had slammed, Linnaeus Estate.  

Mr Duchen slammed the Hemsworths at the time amid claims of double standards. 

‘It has happened before. We’re in a very delicate, natural environment and in fact in Byron you’re not allowed to have dogs on the beaches or even in this particular area because it’s a marine park,’ he said. 

Hemsworth’s beloved dog was taken to the pound after being found on an area of beach deemed to be sacred land (above) in May

The development of Hemsworth’s existing home divided opinion in their hometown upon its construction. 

Hemsworth and his family began construction on his current Byron Bay mansion, named Kooeloah, in late 2017.

The fortress like property, which sits high above Seven Mile Beach, boasts a gymnasium, butler’s pantry, fire pit, change rooms, outdoor play area for the three Hemsworth children and walk-in wardrobes. 

A 50-metre pool helps the family keep cool and stay fit and comes with a stunning view over the idyllic Broken Head Nature Reserve. 

The Hemsworths first purchased the property in 2014 for $7 million and spent years building their dream mansion. 

Angry neighbours were quick to say the rebuild reminded them of a suburban shopping centre, a refurbished RSL club or a regional airport terminal.

Others compared it to a multi-storey car park.

Originally estimated at $20million, property experts said in January the LA-style compound was now worth $30million.

Hemsworth’s manager has been contacted for comment.  


It has a 50-metre rooftop infinity pool estimated to have cost at least $400,000, an enormous indoor mural that could be worth as much as $100,000, and the landscaping bill would have reached about $500,000.

Formwork and concrete for the foundations of Fortress Hemsworth – known on architectural plans as ‘Project 657 BHR’ – would have set the couple back $1.5million to $2million.

For Sydney builder Jason Natoli, who specialises in luxury renovations, the most striking aspect of the existing Broken Head landmark was its sheer size.

‘It’s ginormous,’ Mr Natoli said. ‘You’ve got an infinity pool with a spa, five bedrooms with five ensuites, a large indoor-outdoor kitchen, a four-car garage.

‘There’s a cinema room, massage room, sauna room, steam room, games room with a bar. There’s also a mud room – I’ve never heard of that before.’

Mud rooms, made popular in America, are secondary entrances used to store coats, shoes and items such as bikes, umbrellas and surfboards which are regularly carried in and out of the house.

Chris Hemsworth’s existing mansion has been compared to large shopping centres in size

The Hemsworth’s existing home divided opinion when it was constructed

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