Jennifer Hawkins and her husband, Jake Wall, sold their stunning Newport mansion this week.
In just six years, they successfully transformed two empty waterfront lots on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, which they had purchased for $4million in 2014, into a $20million paradise.
This is how Australian supermodel, 36, and her property developer husband, 37, spent years building their dream family home – and why they chose to sell up after welcoming their daughter Frankie Violet in October.
REVEALED: How Australian supermodel Jennifer Hawkins (left) and her property developer husband Jake Wall (right) spent six years transforming a bleak dusty site into a $20million mega-mansion paradise. Pictured in 2016
SOLD! Jennifer and husband Jake finally sold their stunning Newport mansion, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, this week for an impressive $20million after it was on the market for six months
Satellite images show how the couple embarked on a gruelling $2 million project in 2014 to transform a vast dusty block of land into a multi-million dollar mansion.
Back then, the blocks were flat and empty, with just a small shack situated on the barren and bleak site.
Less than one year later the shack was gone, as Wall’s property development business, J Group Projects, excavated the terrain, laid the foundations and began building the mega mansion.
By March 2016, the four-level, five bedroom home had taken shape, with features such as the couple’s indoor elevator and infinity pool installed.
Before: The couple spent years building the perfect family home in Newport. Pictured: the $4million empty plot of land they bought in 2014
After: The exterior of the four-level, five-bedroom house was completed in 2018. Pictured: the finished property in 2019
Hidden away: Property development business, J Group Projects, previously shared this picture of the home stunning front entrance
Privacy: The finished 3,252sqm home overlooks picturesque Pittwater. Pictured: The house during renovation in 2017
Outside: There is also an al fresco dining area, bar, pizza oven, fire pit, barbecue, boat shed, and jetty
What a view! The property has an infinity swimming pool overlooking picturesque Pittwater
Satellite images taken in 2019 show the exterior of sprawling property complete, after the couple added finishing touches to the interior when they moved from their North Curl Curl home and into the property, in 2017.
Inside, the finished 3,252sqm home boasts a staircase that lights up, huge floor-to-ceiling windows and an infinity swimming pool overlooking picturesque Pittwater.
Timber and concrete materials feature throughout, with sandstone walls, modern fixtures and state-of-the-art furnishings.
Outside, there is also an al fresco dining area, bar, pizza oven, barbecue, boat shed, and jetty.
Lavish!Timber and concrete materials feature throughout, with sandstone walls, modern fixtures and state-of-the-art furnishings
Tour: Inside, the couple’s dining room is decorated with resort-style drop lights, a 16-seat table and immaculate flooring
What a dream! The 3,252sqm home also boasts a staircase that lights up, huge floor-to-ceiling windows and an infinity swimming pool, with Jennifer regularly sharing pictures to Instagram from inside
Ready to entertain! The house has a home gym, theatre, huge entertainment area and four-car garage
Amazing! Last year, Jennifer shared a glimpse of her designer shoe closet, featuring rows and rows of pricey heels
The couple’s impressive dining room is neatly decorated with resort-style drop lights, a 16-seat dining table and immaculate flooring. There is also a home gym, home theatre, huge entertainment area and four-car garage.
In 2018, Jennifer also shared a glimpse of her designer shoe closet, featuring rows and rows of pricey heels, on Instagram.
In May 2019, the former Myer ambassador stunned fans when she revealed she was pregnant, by posting a picture taken inside the house of husband Jake cradling her growing bump.
New addition: Jennifer and Jake welcomed their first child, a daughter named Frankie Violet Hawkins Wall, in October
Bump-dates! Jennifer regularly updated fans on her pregnancy by posting pictures that were taken at their old home, and also shared photos with the new bub after her arrival
Moving on: While the mansion was intended to be the couples’ dream family home, they listed the palatial property for sale in November 2019, just weeks after welcoming their first child, Frankie Violet
While the mansion was intended to be the couples’ dream family home, they listed the palatial property for sale in November 2019, just weeks after welcoming their first child, Frankie Violet.
The former Miss Universe wanted to move closer to her family in Northern NSW.
‘It’s going to be really sad to say goodbye to this beautiful home and location,’ Jennifer told Domain at the time.
‘We really made some amazing memories here, but I’m looking forward to designing a house with Jake with a similar aesthetic closer to family.’
‘Looking forward to designing a house with Jake with a similar aesthetic closer to family’: Jennifer says the new parents intend to build another dream home in the coming years