Elin Nordegren building new home

Updated: January 6, 2012, 1:25 PM ET
Associated Press

NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The oceanfront mansion Tiger Woods' ex-wife purchased for $12.3 million has been demolished and she is planning to build a new home.

Elin Nordegren plans to build on the North Palm Beach lot she bought last year, the Palm Beach Post reports. The lot is about 140 miles southeast of Woods' home in Orlando.

The mansion that was demolished was a two-story, 17,000-square-foot home built in 1932, the newspaper reports. It had a swimming pool and an elevator.

Realtor John True of Oceanfront Realty says the lot is in the Seminole Landing development, among the most exclusive in Palm Beach County.

Nordegren divorced Woods in 2010 after learning he had a string of affairs during their five-year marriage. They share custody of their two children.


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