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Chris Hemsworth’s Byron Bay mega-mansion nearly complete

The Hemsworth’s new home appears to be almost finished. Picture: MEDIA-MODE.COM

It’s nearly Endgame for Chris Hemsworth’s Byron Bay mega-mansion.

Stunning new aerial photographs show the Thor actor’s Westfield-sized dwelling in the hills overlooking Seven Mile Beach will be ready in a snap.

The home has sweeping views across the surrounding hills and down to the beach. Pictures: MEDIA-MODE.COM

The controversial structure, which has been branded “obscene, greedy, flashy and vulgar” by irate locals, features six bedrooms, a gym, steam room, media room, games room, vast outdoor living and play areas and a 50-metre rooftop infinity pool.

The home includes a spectacular infinity pool. Picture: MEDIA-MODE.COM

Hemsworth, 35, who last week was named Hollywood’s second highest paid actor with a salary of $US76.4 million ($112.8 million) for his roles in the Avengers finale and Men In Black: International, bought the 4.2 hectare property for $7 million in 2014 with wife Elsa Pataky, 43.

Not satisfied, however, they decided to turn the eight-bedroom Balinese-style resort home into dust. A development application for the knock down-rebuild was first lodged with Byron Shire Council in late 2016 and approved in March 2017.

The mansion is expected to be worth close to $20 million when complete. Picture: MEDIA-MODE.COM

The application estimated the total cost at $8.8 million, but the mansion is expected to be worth close to $20 million when complete.

Last month, Hemsworth gave fans their first glimpse inside the mansion, sharing an Instagram post of a mural he commissioned to fill a “big empty wall” inside the property. Artist Otis Hope Carey created the mural to symbolise “ceremonial dancing of the Gumbaynggirr people” and the ocean.

“In this piece, Otis utilises traditional symbols and imagery in grandiose scale in a display of contemporary practice and thought,” Hemsworth said in the post.

The Broken Head behemoth, 12km from Byron Bay, has even been blamed for pushing the median property price in the area north of $1.75 million. chief economist Nerida Conisbee said earlier this year celebrities like the Hemsworths, Matt Damon and Natalie Portman had put the far north NSW location on the international map.

“There’s definitely jobs being created but it does seem to be that the area is attracting not just national attention but also international attention as well because there’s a lot of celebrity interest, particularly from the Hemsworths,” she said.

“There’s always been a lot of celebrities who have loved living up in that area but (the Hemsworths) are very high profile and they are giving the area a very high profile as well. That flows through to his brothers and all the rest.”

Work has been underway for months on the massive project. Picture: MEDIA-MODE.COM