Tiger Woods’ Ex-Wife Bulldozes $12 Million Mansion
Tiger Wood’s ex-wife Elin Nordegren is capturing media headlines for recently bulldozing her $12 million, 17,000-square-foot Palm Beach, Fla., home that she had recently purchased with her divorce settlement. Nordegren had the six-bedroom mansion torn down after termites were discovered.
Dan Reedy of Onshore Construction and Development told People that the home, which was built in the 1920s, was found to be infested with termites and carpenter ants shortly after Nordegren purchased it. Also, Reedy said the home wasn’t built up to current codes for hurricanes.
“It wasn’t built to the South Florida wind-loading codes of today that were put in place because of hurricanes,” Reedy told People. “We had an architect and a structural engineer out here and everyone agreed that it made more sense — structurally and economically — to tear it down and start over.”
Nordegren had the home disassembled and donated salvagable portions of the structure, cabinets, hardware, and fixtures to the Habitat for Humanity of Martin County, Fla., People reports.
The new home to be built in the spot will reportedly resemble the traditional colonial style of the home that Nordegren torn down.