Report: Nordegren nears completion of Florida mansion


It appears that Elin Nordegren will soon add her name to the list of notables with mansions in Palm Beach County, Fla.

According to US Weekly, Nordegren, ex-wife of Tiger Woods, is nearing completion on a 21,000-square-foot home in North Palm Beach, Fla. She reportedly bought the property in March 2011 for $12.2 million and 10 months later decided to tear down the existing 17,000-square-foot house. She instead opted for a brand new construction, one that will include an Olympic pool, koi ponds and a spa, according to the report.

Nordegren is the latest golf-related name to make headlines in the South Florida real-estate market, after reports surfaced over the weekend that world No. 1 Rory McIlroy will be purchasing a $10 million home in nearby Palm Beach Gardens. Her ex-husband, with whom she has two children, moved into a $55 million estate in Jupiter Island, Fla. last year.

While construction is not yet completed on the property, Nordegren has already staked her claim - literally - by placing a flag of her native Sweden atop one of the home's chimneys, according to the report.