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Tiger Woods' ex-wife Elin Nordegren demolishes $11.7 million home, will rebuild it
New.Com.Au ^ | Jan. 6, 2012

Posted on 01/06/2012 6:25:36 AM PST by Wolfie

Edited on 01/06/2012 6:30:09 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Oh, to have a spare $12 million to play Grand Designs with. Spare a thought for Tiger Woods' ex-wife Elin Nordegren who is tearing down her Florida mansion to build a new one.

Nordegren has just demolished the $11.7 million pad - so she can build a better home on the same plot, TMZ reports.


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1 posted on 01/06/2012 6:25:40 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: Wolfie

Did she use a golf club?


2 posted on 01/06/2012 6:26:46 AM PST by D Rider
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To: Wolfie

That was wasteful. If she didn’t like it, she should’ve sold it and bought or built elsewhere.


3 posted on 01/06/2012 6:28:07 AM PST by chopperman
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To: Wolfie

I know she got a lot of money from Woods and all, but wouldn’t it made just a tad more sense to buy a vacant lot and build from scratch?


4 posted on 01/06/2012 6:28:49 AM PST by fhayek
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To: Wolfie

11.7 million dollars? Peanuts. She demolished Tiger for, what, half a billion in endorsements?


5 posted on 01/06/2012 6:29:00 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Wolfie
Before: After:
6 posted on 01/06/2012 6:30:14 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: Wolfie

Heck, I would have given her 500 bucks for it - instead she had to pay to get it torn down. My offer would have been a winner for her!


7 posted on 01/06/2012 6:30:34 AM PST by RobertClark ("Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: Wolfie

Article is flase.I’d say conservatively that the HOUSE itself was worth no more than $1.5 mill..most of the value is probably in the land..doesn’t say how old the house is, or what condition it was in..it was nice, but not architecturally distinctive..many times, indtead of a major renovation, it’s cheaper, easier, and faster.. actually to tear it down and start from scratch


8 posted on 01/06/2012 6:31:30 AM PST by ken5050 (Mitt Romney: Eddie Haskell runs for president..)
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To: Wolfie

Article is false.I’d say conservatively that the HOUSE itself was worth no more than $1.5 mill..most of the value is probably in the land..doesn’t say how old the house is, or what condition it was in..it was nice, but not architecturally distinctive..many times, indtead of a major renovation, it’s cheaper, easier, and faster.. actually to tear it down and start from scratch


9 posted on 01/06/2012 6:31:37 AM PST by ken5050 (Mitt Romney: Eddie Haskell runs for president..)
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To: chopperman

She obviously needs me to guide her.


10 posted on 01/06/2012 6:31:37 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: fhayek

Perhaps she really liked the location, but did not care for her house.

Private person hiring other private people to provide a service for her.

Capitalism creating jobs and spreading wealth. I don’t think it is wasteful or frivolous.


11 posted on 01/06/2012 6:33:04 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Wolfie
War of the Roses w/o the happy ending./snicker
12 posted on 01/06/2012 6:33:06 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: fhayek

The demolition costs are a minor fraction of the purchase price. There aren’t a lot of large undeveloped lots down here in Southeast Florida where you can build a large home unless you want to move to an undesirable area much farther from the coast. In my parent’s neighborhood in East Boca they tear down pretty much all of the purchased homes to rebuild. What she is doing is pretty standard in this geographical area for wealthy neighborhoods.


13 posted on 01/06/2012 6:34:35 AM PST by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: Wolfie

What about all the memories?


14 posted on 01/06/2012 6:34:54 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: ken5050
Article is flase.I’d say conservatively that the HOUSE itself was worth no more than $1.5 mill..most of the value is probably in the land

Ding, Ding, we have a winner.

15 posted on 01/06/2012 6:36:57 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: ken5050

Take a closer look at the picture dummy, that’s OCEAN FRONT PROPERTY.


16 posted on 01/06/2012 6:36:57 AM PST by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: Wolfie

Vanity of vanities; all is vanity.


17 posted on 01/06/2012 6:37:19 AM PST by ecomcon
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To: LRoggy

Also, this was probably the property that they were going to demolish and rebuild when they were married. I believe this is on Jupiter Island, which ranks in the top 3 of most expensive Zip codes in America.


18 posted on 01/06/2012 6:38:59 AM PST by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

I agree that it is her money to do what she wants to with it. More power to her. This may be the most sensible thing to do, if it a unique location. Who knows? I don’t know if she is spreading wealth though. Consuming wealth, in my opinion. I won’t criticize her for it.


19 posted on 01/06/2012 6:39:07 AM PST by fhayek
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To: ken5050

thx Boss....those damn facts do get in the way of a good ole Woods bashin.....the house was built in the mid 30’s and in a hurricane area , the house was inadaquate as well the electricity etc.......BUT why not just piss and moan


20 posted on 01/06/2012 6:39:07 AM PST by advertising guy (dammit)
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To: ken5050

I liked “flase” better!


21 posted on 01/06/2012 6:41:38 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Wolfie

I can see from your pic what her problem with the house was...she didn’t like the exterior paint color.


22 posted on 01/06/2012 6:42:48 AM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: ken5050
Just what I was thinking. The LOCATION is the value ~ not the house itself.

In fact, the house is so close to the water it has probably suffered from some serious salt infiltration and it's possible it was without any value at all.

23 posted on 01/06/2012 6:43:40 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Wolfie
Hey! there's one less tree in the after picture!

Crucify her!

24 posted on 01/06/2012 6:44:48 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: LRoggy

That’s exactly what ken was saying. The land is worth much more than the structure.


25 posted on 01/06/2012 6:44:51 AM PST by surrey
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To: LRoggy

Tiger continued building the house on Jupiter Island. Google it. It’s a white stucco, very modern home. This is a different piece of property.


26 posted on 01/06/2012 6:45:41 AM PST by illinifan (pray for our Republic)
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To: LRoggy

Fair enough. This kind of thing is so outside my personal experience, that its hard for me to conceptualize. As F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote: “the rich are different from you and me.”


27 posted on 01/06/2012 6:46:07 AM PST by fhayek
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To: fhayek

My guess is that she was sending Tiger a clear and unambiguous “screw you” message.


28 posted on 01/06/2012 6:47:20 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: chopperman

It’s her money and it’s her life.


29 posted on 01/06/2012 6:47:38 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Deaf Smith

I don’t blame her b/c the house looked like a old hospital


30 posted on 01/06/2012 6:48:14 AM PST by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: advertising guy
thx Boss....those damn facts do get in the way of a good ole Woods bashin.....the house was built in the mid 30’s and in a hurricane area , the house was inadaquate as well the electricity etc.......BUT why not just piss and moan

Exactly. While the house may look nice in the picture, the facts are it was a 70 year old house that probably was going to cost almost as much to renovate and modernize as it is going to cost for her to build EXACTLY what she desires.

The purchase cost was 90% the property not the aging mansion.

31 posted on 01/06/2012 6:49:22 AM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: Wolfie

It’d be a hoot if the authorities refuse a building permit, in order to protect the coastal environment.


32 posted on 01/06/2012 6:49:31 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: Timber Rattler

My guess is she has moved on and never gives Tiger a thought.


33 posted on 01/06/2012 6:49:55 AM PST by Lazamataz (Romney is the Pale Obama. That's all.)
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To: fhayek

I think the Contracter, his sub-contractors, the labor, the suppliers, and the equipment manufacturers are recipients of some of her wealth, and that it wasn’t magically consumed.


34 posted on 01/06/2012 6:50:42 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: illinifan
Tiger continued building the house on Jupiter Island. Google it. It’s a white stucco, very modern home. This is a different piece of property.

Thank you for putting some truth out there. She Purchased this property AFTER The divorce -- this is HER house, not one that she and Tiger owned. (I apologize if I am in error, but everything I have seen other than one story says she bought this house)

35 posted on 01/06/2012 6:51:46 AM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: Wolfie

We have become such a wasteful society.Shame on HER!


36 posted on 01/06/2012 6:52:55 AM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Wolfie

This thread is useless w/o pictures of Elin.


37 posted on 01/06/2012 6:53:07 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Wolfie; All
Idf you really want to see an exercise in stupidity, just Google Derek Jeter's new spread in Tampa..it's like $45 mill..has a basketball court..shoe-horned in on a small lot on Davis Island..exclusive area, yes..but the hous'es footprint is like 90% of the property..

If he wanted to sell it today, doubt he'd get haff the price..if you're gonna spend that kind of $$ on a home, you'll want it the way YOU like it..

Remember when Mike Tyson spent about $30 mill on some place in CT...including the hideous renovations..he rended up sellign it for about $5 mill..and I expect it was soon torn down..

38 posted on 01/06/2012 6:53:37 AM PST by ken5050 (Mitt Romney: Eddie Haskell runs for president..)
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To: commish

to modernize the home for today’s electrical advantages....alarms,web cams good wiring for tv/games etc...the wiring was called a fire hazzard.....the foundation tween floors was salt saturated and would not pass code ........the home was not of any measurable value

the destruction and rebuild ACTUALLY increased the property....


39 posted on 01/06/2012 6:54:28 AM PST by advertising guy (dammit)
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To: Timber Rattler
Nordegren bought the North Palm Beach home in March, eight months after she finalised her divorce

My guess is that she was sending Tiger a clear and unambiguous “screw you” message.

Please read the article before spouting off --- She BOUGHT this house AFTER the divorce; but let's not let the facts get in the way of a good BASH TIGER opportunity!

40 posted on 01/06/2012 6:55:28 AM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Tiger never lived in this house, so he would have no emotional attachment to it. She bought it last March after the divorce.

As others have stated, the “demolishes $11.7 million home” headline is misleading as the land is worth far more than the structure, and she didn’t demolish the land.


41 posted on 01/06/2012 6:55:43 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Hawthorn

My thoughts too!


42 posted on 01/06/2012 6:57:02 AM PST by enraged
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

“She obviously needs me to guide her.”

Take a number, pal!


43 posted on 01/06/2012 6:57:19 AM PST by equaviator ( "There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: Wolfie
Nice pics of the house.

But in a post with Elin in the headline, there are rules. :)

44 posted on 01/06/2012 6:58:38 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Lazamataz

Probably right... especially after she saw the picture you posted of yourself on FR...


45 posted on 01/06/2012 6:59:02 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Wolfie

The two pictures don’t match up, trees etc. where the house used to sit..? It appears that they planted trees immediately after demolishing the house. Somethings weird about the after photo.


46 posted on 01/06/2012 6:59:21 AM PST by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: fhayek

“just a tad more sense”, was the key phrase!

Sounds like we all jumped to a conclusion on Tiger being a total cad.

Like, “if you marry for money, you earn every dime” can be “marry a trophy raving blonde and you pay all too dearly with more than all your money”.


47 posted on 01/06/2012 7:02:59 AM PST by X-spurt
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To: Wolfie

Probably not allowed to put a trailer on stilts?


48 posted on 01/06/2012 7:03:21 AM PST by Leep
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
Here's my thinking. You start with a perfectly usable (albeit old) house. The house itself is worth, say a million dollars. You tear it down. This comes out of the stash from Woods. Sure you pay the contractors to build a new one, but you could have built the house on vacant property. You end up with one house instead of two. To me, that is a consumption of wealth.

Think of it this way. You buy you kid a car. He wrecks it. Insurance pays for a new car. Sure you are keeping the auto workers at the plant busy, but you're not better off, the insurance company is not better off. The world is down one car from where they would have been had your reckless kid just slowed down a little.

49 posted on 01/06/2012 7:03:42 AM PST by fhayek
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To: Wolfie

After building the new house, she should run for the senate. After all, it worked for other women with no abilities...like Pelosi, Boxer, etc, etc.


50 posted on 01/06/2012 7:05:50 AM PST by Da Coyote
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