Jennifer Hawkins spends $4 million on Newport waterfront

Jennifer Hawkins spends $4 million on Newport waterfront
Jennifer Hawkins spends $4 million on Newport waterfront

Newport on Sydney's Pittwater will be the new home of model Jennifer Hawkins and husband Jake Wall. 

Property Observer gleans they have quietly paid $4 million for two adjoining Newport properties, Jacaranda Cottage and the lesser, Blois Cottage.

The much traded properties (pictured above on 2009 marketing) were once part of the longtime estate of the former politician William Wentworth.

It was later part owned by Lynne Clarke, the daughter of Sir Russell Drysdale, who sold her 2000 square metre holding in the mid-1990s.

It was an off-market bushland listing on Newport's Prince Alfred Parade through David Watson, of LJ Hooker Avalon who had previously sold the estate at $2.6 million in 2009 to a company directed by businessman Tony Berg.

Jacaranda is a generous land holding offering privacy and ambience given its huge 2052 square metre gently sloping site to almost 37 metres of absolute water frontage.

Blois Cottage, originally the gate keeper’s cottage of Sydney’s famed Wentworth Estate, is a 1,200 square metre holding.

The two-hectare Wentworth estate in Newport set the subdivision scenario for Pittwater after the retired maverick politician Bill Wentworth sold it to millionaire adventurer Dick Smith in 1986 for $1.9 million.

Dick Smith sold the Prince Alfred Parade property for $2.7 million 15 months later. Then the property developer Mr Fred Johnston then sold it in smaller allotments.

The glamourous couple recently sold in Curl Curl North, as work on their other Curl Curl home neared completion.

They took a risk buying Newport before even listing Curl Curl North.

Now they have their next ambitious eventual home ownership project.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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