Chris Hemsworth Trades Malibu for Oz, Leaving a $6.5M Listing in His Dust
By Melissa Allison
It's a listing fit for a god — and his young family.
Chris Hemsworth and actress Elsa Pataky have moved with their three young children to his native Australia, leaving their own private Valhalla — a spacious estate in Malibu — in their dust.
The couple is asking $6.5 million for the secluded home they bought from another Aussie, "Crocodile Dundee" star Paul Hogan, in Malibu's coveted Point Dume neighborhood.
"I know Chris and his brothers very well — I helped Liam find his house in Malibu — and they're wonderful to work with, salt of the earth," said listing agent Ryan Davis of the John Aaroe Group'sAaroe Estates.
Point Dume, known by tourists for its rocky promontory along the beach, is popular among locals for its excellent preschool and elementary school, Davis said. It also offers a plaza with a grocery store, coffee shop and other amenities that make the rural scale of Malibu more convenient.
The 6,800-square-foot home, renovated by the crocodile wrangler before People's Sexist Man Alive and his wife bought it, features a grand gourmet kitchen with soaring ceilings, a fireplace, a giant center island and tons of storage — including exposed shelves for showing off decorative glassware or an otherworldly hammer.
An expansive master suite boasts two walk-in closets, a seating area and a private lanai with mountain and ocean views. Three additional en-suite bedrooms are ideal for children and visiting Australian brothers, plus there's a guest house, a bonus bedroom, office spaces and a library.