It was previously likened to a mall or parking lot by confused locals – but after all, Chris Hemsworth's new Megavilla will be eco-friendly.
The Thor Actor and wife Elsa Pataky's $ 20 million Byron Bay pad is nearing completion after it was under construction for years, but brand-new photos have revealed that the couple has hundreds of solar panels on the roof of the sprawling House has brought.
The famous couple and their three children, daughter India Rose and twin sons Tristan and Sasha, will move in next month.
The inclusion of solar panels is not surprising as the family has long been an environmentalist and recently participated in the Byron Bay Climate Strike 4 School.
The 36-year-old former Home and away The actor recently shared Greta Thunberg's powerful speech on United Nations climate change with millions of followers on Instagram.
The pair's standout solar panels also make it clear that it is necessary to adopt eco-friendly habits and that individuals contribute to the fight against climate change, as the modules represent a huge renewable source of electricity.
The house, located in Broken Head, just outside Byron Bay and overlooking Seven Mile Beach, was not uncontroversial.
With six bedrooms, a gym, a steam room, a media room, a game room, expansive outdoor living and play areas, and a 50-meter rooftop infinity pool, said to have cost US $ 400,000 alone, the residence became one previously referred to as "obscene, greedy". striking and vulgar "by angry locals.
It has even been blamed for the average property price in the region rising north of $ 1.75 million.
"New jobs are definitely being created, but it seems that the area attracts not only national but also international attention, as the interest of celebrities, especially Hemsworths, is very high," said realestate.com's chief economist. au, Nerida Conisbee told news.com.au in January this year.
Hemsworth – who is officially Hollywood's second highest paid actor, after spending an incredible $ 112.8 million on his roles in the avenger Final and Men in Black: International – The 4.2 acre property was first acquired in 2014 for $ 7 million.
However, he and his wife decided to demolish and rebuild the former Balinese-style resort house. The application was submitted to the Byron Shire Council at the end of 2016 and approved in March 2017.
In July, Hemsworth offered a glimpse of the house after sharing photos of an impressive mural by indigenous artist Otis Hope Carey "focused on representative images of the ceremonial dance of the gumbayng gurgles".
Hemsworth and Pataky got married in 2010 after a hurricane and decided to move from Los Angeles to Byron Bay in 2014 with their three children to live a quieter life.