First Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky were rumoured to be selling their insane $30 million home in Byron Bay earlier this month, and now they’ve been linked to a new property.
The rumour mill is in overdrive that the A-list pair are looking to fork out a whopping $50 million for a mansion in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire described as “Australia’s finest house”.
According to Sarah McGilvary of NOVAFM’s Fitzy and Wippa show, the Australian star and his wife have been caught inspecting the house, which included seven bedrooms and 19 bathrooms, multiple times.
“Chris Hemsworth, this is awesome… he’s been house hunting and I’ve had a tip-off from someone,” Ms McGilvary told Fitzy and Wippa on Friday.
“I have it on good authority that he’s been there, two to three times.”
The palatial trophy home at Burraneer is simply epic, with 3965sqm of internal space across six floors — three of which are below ground.
Being marketed as “Australia’s finest house”, the property is owned by entrepreneur Steve Shelley, who purchased four adjoining homes and spent a reported $30 million over four years to build the masterpiece.
And Mr Shelley, who was best known as the founder of software start-up Deputy, has not wasted one inch of the 3965sqm inside, with there being seven bedrooms, six kitchens, 19 bathrooms, a theatre, wine tasting room, bowling alley and a “bat cave”.
Named after the seashell — Nautilus also has two bars, three commercial lifts, an archery range, a 20-car garage, Turkish steam room, a day spa, swimming pool, private beach and marina.
A total of 750 tradespeople worked on Nautilus over the four year construction period, which saw 2300 cubic metres of concrete used, reinforced by 300 tonnes of steel. There is also a 8m deep 15m long tunnel dubbed the “bat cave” that allows the beach to be accessed without the use of stairs.
The finished product resulted in the Housing Industry Association awarding Nautilus the Australian Home of the Year, and the People’s Choice award in 2016.
Sammut also carried out the landscaping work including the restoration of a heritage listed boat shed and the demolition of a harbour pool to build the beach.
The property has two guest pavilions, a bowling alley with two lanes and a 2000 bottle wine cellar that looks like Dan Murphy’s.
Other features include a safe room, an ensuite bathroom with steam shower, yoga and pilates studio, teppanyaki BBQ and a gymnasium. There is also a genuine WWII torpedo in the basement.
Highland Property Group’s managing director David Highland, who is selling the property with LJ Hooker Double Bay’s Bill Malouf and David Malouf, was unreachable at the time of publication.