Inside The Hemsworths Byron Bay property empire as brother Liam buys ANOTHER home for $10m - after locals were left furious when Chris built a $30m mansion
Now rumour has it that actor Liam Hemsworth, who has already sunk over $13 million into the area, has struck again, and purchased another choice block with incredible ocean views.
Stars and property tycoons: When it comes to property, The Hemsworth clan have already bought up big in and around the celebrity rich town of Byron Bay, on NSW's far-north coast Pictured: Liam, Chris and Luke Hemsworth on the red carpet in 2015
The property was settled for $10.5 million through a trust fronted by directors of the William Buck accountancy firm, reports Domain.
The price for the land, situated opposite another block Liam bought in 2021, for $6.8million, is a record deal in the tiny town.
According to the report, Hemsworth corporate entities, including Chris and Liam's company Corn Dog Pty Ltd, are based with William Buck.
Sold: Hunger Games star Liam has reportedly purchased a $10.5 million property in Newrybar, south of Byron Bay, situated near his $6.5million estate (pictured) in the same area
Domain was unable to confirm the buyer after making enquiries to William Buck and the Hemsworths' own management.
But the rumour is that it may have been Liam who was behind the purchase.
The 31-year-old Hollywood hunk already owns a sprawling $6.5million estate with five-bedrooms and four-bathrooms in Newrybar.
The 3.87 hectare property has a house with two separate wings built around the swimming pool, tropical gardens and a lawn bowls area.
Plenty: The 31-year-old Hollywood hunk already owns a nearby property with five-bedrooms and four-bathrooms in Newrybar (pictured)
It can even accommodate three helicopters on the lawn, and is the most expensive property ever sold in Newrybar by over $2million.
Meanwhile, eldest sibling Luke, 40, is planning to expand the family's empire by upgrading his $4.3 million beachfront mansion in Suffolk Park, Byron Bay, according to Realestate.com.au.
In September last year, The Westworld actor and wife Samantha lodged a development proposal to renovate their single-storey property into a two-storey home, a project estimated to cost $300,000.
The couple are planning to spend around $233,000 on adding a second level and a 72sqm master bedroom overlooking the existing backyard swimming pool.
Plenty: Three helicopters can fit on the grounds of the property at the same time. Pictured: Liam's girlfriend, model Gabriella Brooks, at the estate
The home currently has four bedrooms, two bedrooms and sits a stones throw away from the beach.
The property was transferred into Luke's name last year, after it was purchased through the Hemsworths' property management company two years prior.
Prior to Luke holding the keys, the Suffolk Park home was reportedly used by Chris and his wife Elsa Pataky as a temporary home while they built their $30million mega-mansion.
Grand plans: Eldest sibling Luke, 40, is planning to expand the family's empire by upgrading his $4.3 million beachfront mansion in Suffolk Park, Byron Bay. Luke and wife Samantha are planning to spend around $233,000 on adding a second level. Pictured: Digital mockup from the company set to work on Luke and Samantha's home, Harley Graham Architects
After buying his Byron Bay family home for $7million back in 2014, Chris, 37, transformed the sprawling property into a $30million compound.
The Thor actor carried out extensive renovations on the six-bedroom home, and it now boasts a steam room, gym, media room and games room.
There's also a stunning outdoor living area, play areas for his three young kids and a 50-metre rooftop infinity pool, which overlooks the ocean.
Massive: An aerial view of Chris Hemsworth's huge mansion at Broken Head in Byron Bay, worth an estimated $30million. Chris and his family began construction on the mansion, which was previously an eight-bedroom resort-style home known as Kooeloah, in late 2017
Chris and his family began construction on the mansion, which was previously an eight-bedroom resort-style home known as Kooeloah, in late 2017.
Angry neighbours were quick to say the rebuild reminded them of a suburban shopping centre, a refurbished RSL club or a regional airport terminal.
Others compared it to a multi-storey car park and a 'McMansion'.
Not happy: Angry neighbours were quick to say the rebuild reminded them of a suburban shopping centre, a refurbished RSL club or a regional airport terminal. Others compared it to a multi-storey car park and a 'McMansion'. Pictured: Chris with his wife Elsa Pataky
Daily Mail Australia revealed in August that Chris and Elsa wanted to build a new seven-bedroom home - each with its own ensuite bathroom - less than a kilometre from their mega-mansion.
The new digs is expected cost the Hollywood power couple $4.4million to put into place on the 35 hectare site, but at the moment plans - for what is described as a 'Westfield-style' mansion - are awaiting building approvals.
Last year the combined property portfolio of Liam, and elder brothers Luke, 41, and Chris, 38, were being blamed for soaring house prices in Newrybar, 18km from Byron Bay, reports realestate.com.au.
Location! Daily Mail Australia revealed in August that Chris and Elsa wanted to build a new seven-bedroom home - each with its own ensuite bathroom - less than a kilometre from their mega-mansion. Pictured: The site of Chris Hemsworth's planned second mansion
The total investment by the Hemsworth family in the Byron region is estimated to be worth over $70million.
A 17-hectare farm near one of the Hemsworths' homes recently sold for a record $8million.
However, a Byron Bay real estate agent who has sold homes to the Hemsworths and other celebrities insists Hollywood stars aren't the ones driving up property prices in the trendy coastal town.
Locals: Chris had submitted plans to build a second 'Westfield-style' mansion on a massive 35 hectare site next to his existing Byron Bay megastructure
While frustrated locals blame a few high-profile residents for the influx of wannabe models and social media 'influencers' to the area in recent years, Peter Yopp of LJ Hooker Byron Bay says it's not A-listers who are spending the most money.
Mr Yopp told Realestate.com.au earlier this year the soaring house and rent prices in Byron Bay were actually the result of the 'secretly rich' splashing the cash.
'To be honest, the people with the real money look like they don't have any money. You wouldn't even know who they are,' he said
Byron Bay has the fastest growing median property prices in the country, with prices skyrocketing from a median of $1.3 million to $2.7 million in the past year, according to realestate.com.au last month.
Neighbours: Liam (right) and his older brother, Chris (left) are believed to have sunk over $70million into property investment in the Byron Bay Hinterland region