Photos: Jennifer Hawkins and Jake Wall demolish Whale Beach property


Jennifer Hawkins and her property developer husband Jake Wall have demolished their property at Whale Beach, NSW, after being granted approval to build a $3million mansion in its place.

And new pictures of the site show the property fully demolished and ready for construction.

Once completed, the waterfront home will offer a stunning view of Sydney’s Northern Beaches. 

Property: Jennifer Hawkins and her husband Jake Wall have demolished their property at Whale Beach, NSW, after being granted approval to build a $3million mansion in its place

Demolished! new pictures of the site show the property fully demolished and ready for construction

Demolished! new pictures of the site show the property fully demolished and ready for construction

The property, known as Rocca Bella, was previously owned by Dame Joan Sutherland and is the largest oceanfront estate on the Northern Beaches.

Photos show the property completely razed to a pile of dirt, which will soon become a sandstone-clad mansion.

Making the most of their 3070sqm area, the couple plan to build a three-storey home panning half of the 50m frontage. 

Wet and wild: Once completed, the waterfront home will offer a stunning view of Sydney's Northern Beaches

Wet and wild: Once completed, the waterfront home will offer a stunning view of Sydney’s Northern Beaches

Rubble: Photos show the property completely razed to a pile of dirt, which will soon become a sandstone-clad mansion

Rubble: Photos show the property completely razed to a pile of dirt, which will soon become a sandstone-clad mansion

Jennifer and Jake had been forced to amend plans for the mammoth renovation after their initial plans were rejected following objections from neighbours. 

Their home was finally reportedly approved by the Northern Beaches Council last week.

The approved plans include the demolition of the existing house, replacement of the tennis court with a basketball court, and the construction of an infinity pool and four-car garage.

Previous owners: The property, known as Rocca Bella, was previously owned by Dame Joan Sutherland and is the largest oceanfront estate on the Northern Beaches

Previous owners: The property, known as Rocca Bella, was previously owned by Dame Joan Sutherland and is the largest oceanfront estate on the Northern Beaches

Objections: Jennifer and Jake had been forced to amend plans for the mammoth renovation after their initial plans were rejected following objections from neighbours

Objections: Jennifer and Jake had been forced to amend plans for the mammoth renovation after their initial plans were rejected following objections from neighbours

The couple snapped up the $6.9million mansion last September with plans to turn it into a modern estate with designer gardens.

But neighbours complained about the proposed height of their trees, fearing their enviable ocean views would be jeopardised.

The pair’s landscaper, Michael Cooke, had to reportedly replace several towering trees with smaller ones to try and keep the couple’s neighbours happy.

Bargain? The couple snapped up the $6.9million mansion last September with plans to turn it into a modern estate with designer gardens

Bargain? The couple snapped up the $6.9million mansion last September with plans to turn it into a modern estate with designer gardens

The spacious home is set on 3,100sqm of land with expansive ocean and coastal views.

Jen first entered the real estate market in 2006, two years after she was crowned Miss Universe.

In August last year, she and Jake sold their Newport mansion for a record-breaking $24.5million, to Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes.

The couple built the property on land they’d purchased for $4million in 2014.

Coastal: The spacious home is set on 3,100sqm of land with expansive ocean and coastal views

Coastal: The spacious home is set on 3,100sqm of land with expansive ocean and coastal views

Compromise: The pair's landscaper, Michael Cooke, had to reportedly replace several towering trees with smaller ones to try and keep the couple's neighbours happy

Compromise: The pair’s landscaper, Michael Cooke, had to reportedly replace several towering trees with smaller ones to try and keep the couple’s neighbours happy

However, Jennifer has always been adamant that she and her partner are not ‘property flippers’, and firmly explained so in an interview with David ‘Kochie’ Koch on Sunrise in 2020.

Jennifer married property developer Jake in Bali, Indonesia in 2013, after eight years of dating.

The couple welcomed daughter Frankie in October 2019.

The former Miss Universe Australia first revealed she and Jake were expecting their second child together on Instagram in July. 

Baby joy: Jennifer married property developer Jake in Bali, Indonesia in 2013, after eight years of dating. The couple welcomed daughter Frankie in October 2019

Baby joy: Jennifer married property developer Jake in Bali, Indonesia in 2013, after eight years of dating. The couple welcomed daughter Frankie in October 2019



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