Jennifer Hawkins and Jake Wall are forced to adjust $3million home renovation plans on their beach mansion in Sydney – after neighbours complain about one major detail
Jennifer Hawkins and her husband Jake Wall have been forced to amend their $3million renovation plans on their mammoth northern beaches home in Sydney.
The couple, who snapped up the $6.9million mansion in September 2020, received several complaints about the proposed height of their trees – with panicked neighbours believing their enviable ocean views would be jeopardised.
According to realestate.com.au, the pair’s landscaper, Michael Cooke, has since had to replace a number of towering trees with ones much smaller, to ensure all the residents are kept happy.
Change: Jennifer Hawkins and her husband Jake Wall have been forced to amend their $3million renovation plans on their mammoth northern beaches home
It means the proposed Christmas bush and Grey Myrtle plants have been sacked off, in favour of Grevillea ‘Moonlight’ and Crimson Bottlebrush.
Once owned by the late Dame Joan Sutherland, the 1950s home currently boasts a tennis court, outdoor pool and clifftop views of the ocean.
Australian model Jennifer, 37, first entered the property market in 2006, two years after she was crowned Miss Universe.
Not happy: The couple, who snapped up the $6.9million Sydney mansion in September 2020, received several complaints about the proposed height of their trees – with panicked neighbours believing their enviable ocean views would be jeopardised. Pictured: An artist’s impression of the pair’s new home
Sprawling: Once owned by the late Dame Joan Sutherland, the 1950s home (pictured) currently boasts a tennis court, outdoor pool and clifftop views of the ocean
In August last year, herself and Jake sold their Newport mansion for a record-breaking $24.5million, to Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes.
The couple had built the property on land they’d purchased for $4million in 2014.
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.
New fixer-upper: The couple purchased the Whale Bay property (pictured) last September
After three minutes of chatting to the host, Jennifer suddenly snapped at Kochie over his introduction speech.
‘You said we flipped! We did not flip our house,’ Jennifer firmly said, pointing her finger at Kochie while opening her eyes wide.
Taken aback, Kochie exclaimed: ‘Oh! You two are property moguls though! You’re doing so well.’
‘You said we flipped!’ Just last year, Jennifer snapped at David ‘Kochie’ Koch, 64, for calling her and husband Jake ‘property flippers’ on Sunrise
Jennifer, who had broken into a very awkward laugh, replied: ‘No, no… thank you.’
She proceeded to explain why she and her construction company owner husband are nothing like ‘flippers’ – a term describing people who buy and quickly resell properties for the purpose of generating profit.
The glamazon explained that she and Jake simply sold their $24million Newport mansion in June, because they ‘just wanted to move on’ with their life.
‘It’s weird. You build a house for that time of your life, and then you want to move on,’ she said.
‘We did not flip our house’: Over three minutes into her interview, Jennifer (left) suddenly snapped at Kochie over his introduction speech