PHOTO: The sprawling concrete palace Hemsworth is building.

IT’S the sort of mega mansion you’d normally find buried in the Hollywood Hills or perched on the beach at Malibu but nestled among the trees in the surfing town of Byron Bay sits a home that will one day be worth close to $20 million — and it’s been dividing residents for years.

The home is owned by Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky, who bought the exclusive property for $7 million in 2014.

Before building their own sprawling estate, the famous couple demolished the luxury Kooeloah resort, a property that was once advertised as “one of the last places on Earth where those who have it all come to get away from it all”.