Might Chris Hemsworth be looking to call Tasmania home?
It’s one of the hottest topics in the real estate rumour mill right now.
That the Hollywood superstar is the buyer of the stunning Piano Coves site in the northeast of Tasmania, which boasts almost 3km of ocean frontage, including numerous beaches and coves.
The glorious 1,312 acre property off the Tasman Highway contains eight land titles.
And like the famous explorer Abel Tasman before him, Hemsworth could be looking to bed down his own piece of paradise in Van Diemen’s Land.
Piano Coves has been marketed as an ultimate lifestyle opportunity or fantastic potential tourism site given the limited supply of similar land parcels across the Apple Isle and even the rest of Australia.
The area, around 5km south of the hamlet of St Helens, already has a world wide reputation for mountain bike riding.
According to the listing, the property is a “vast, rare, significant, oceanfront land on Tasmania’s famed East Coast … an investment in pure lifestyle”, and/or “a blank canvas on which to create something world-class.”
Hemsworth already has a close connection to our southern most state via his conservation work with the endangered Tasmanian Devil.
Sales agent Marcus Douglas of Shepherd & Heap Pty Ltd – Launceston said he and co-agent David Webster of Knight Frank – Launceston received more than 300 inquiries about the property from around Australia and the majority of those were about “personal and private use of the land”.
That indicates a person of Hemsworth’s stature could be the buyer, however Mr Douglas couldn’t confirm that.
“Those rumours of [Hemsworth’s involvement] are swirling around the state. But it’s a nominee purchasing entity and the buyer is very, very discreet, so I can’t really tell you anything.”
Hemsworth be revealed as the buyer of the property in the new year after the sale is settled.
The site had a price guide of $10 million to $15 million and Mr Douglas said the sale figure fell in between that range.
“Coastal properties and assets on the east coast of Tasmania are very popular, from both people here and the mainland” he said.
“There is a real demand for that lifestyle change.”
Hemsworth, who became a household name worldwide on the back of his work as Avengers Superhero Thor has been linked to the possible sale of his incredible $30 million Byron Bay home from earlier this year.
Hemsworth has also been rumoured to have been interested in buying the prestigious Nautilus in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire, which has been nominated as one of Australia’s finest houses.
It’s expected to fetch around $50 million.
In September, Hemsworth and his younger brother Liam submitted documents that revealed a plan to create two residences on a 35 hectare Broken Bay site that the duo bought for $4.25m two years ago.
They plan to spend just over the same amount – $4.4 million – creating two residences on the massive block – an active oasis for their family and friends to enjoy for years to come, including a large 21m pool and an artificial dam.
The site sits near to Chris’ Byron home.