Tennis ace Pat Rafter and Thor star Chris Hemsworth good Byron Bay neighbours

first_img MORE: Rugby star’s dream home revealed Pat Rafter’s Byron Bay house has been revealed in new pictures. Picture: Jerad Williams. After having the property on the market for almost two years, Rafter was forced to adjust his expectations and settle for less. Rafter had reportedly said he spent $18 million developing the property. Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky’s property in the final stages of construction in Byron Bay. Aerial views of Pat Rafter’s sprawling Byron Bay mansion. Photo credit: Mega Agency, TheMegaAgency.com.THE first images of tennis legend Pat Rafter’s secret Byron Bay hideaway have emerged, and while the home is certainly impressive, it has nothing on his neighbour’s palatial pad.New aerial shots reveal the Rafters have built a sprawling, rural retreat on a 28ha parcel of land in Broken Head — complete with a full size tennis court and clubhouse. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:41Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:41 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenPat Rafter’s Byron Bay home00:41 Star agents sell their own property center_img Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky’s property in the final stages of construction in Byron Bay.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoHemsworth and Pataky bought their 4.2ha property, with sweeping views of Seven Mile Beach, for $7 million in 2014.Rafter reportedly only spent about $3 million on the property in total, after buying the land when it was just a paddock four years ago for $1.35 million. The Broken Head block of land the Rafters bought before building their rural retreat.But with multiple bedrooms, a large pool and a big backyard, it will provide plenty of space for Rafter, his wife Lara, and their two teenage children.The tennis ace hasn’t had much luck with property in the past, having famously sold his luxury Sunshine Beach house for a $2.8 million discount.Rafter sold the seven-bedroom home at 46 Seaview Terrace for $15.2 million in 2018, despite an initial asking price of $18 million. MORE: Fancy a Noosa beach house? That’ll be $14m, thanks But it’s a drop in the ocean compared to the $20 million home of their famous neighbours, Thor star Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky, who are adding the finishing touches to their lavish mansion only a few kilometres away. RELATED: Olympian strikes gold as holiday home fetches millions Is this Australia’s cheapest island? Pat Rafter sold this home in Sunshine Beach for $15.2m in 2018 to burger entrepreneur David Hales.Prices in the Byron Bay region have skyrocketed over the past few years as buyers clamber to get their hands on desirable property.The median price for a house in Byron Bay is $1.55 million, while the most expensive suburb in the region is Coopers Shoot at $2.75 million, according to CoreLogic. Prices in Byron Bay have shot up by more than 130 per cent in the past five years.Local agent Karin Heller of Parkinson Property said the number of celebrities moving to the area in recent years had done wonders for property prices.“If you’re a property owner, it’s a good thing,” she said.“As long as they integrate into the community and want to be part of it, it’s nice.“Generally, Byron’s become incredibly sought-after and prices reflect that.”last_img read more