Atlassian chief Mike Cannon-Brookes and his glamorous wife are revealed as the billionaire buyers of Jennifer Hawkins’ stunning Sydney mansion the Casa Paloma
- Software mogul Mike Cannon-Brookes and wife Annie have bought a breath-taking $24.5m house in Sydney
- The four-level waterfront Newport property on Sydney’s northern beaches has set a new sale record for area
- Previous owners Jennifer Hawkins and Jake Wall listed house for months, looking to relocate to Central Coast
Billionaire software tycoon Mike Cannon-Brookes and his wife Annie have purchased the former mansion of Jennifer Hawkins and Jake Wall for a record $24.5million.
The four-level waterfront home, located at Newport in Sydney’s exclusive northern beaches, beat the previous record for a house sale in the area set in February by half a million dollars.
The glamorous couple took eight months to secure the property before the June 28 sale with interest from local, interstate, and international buyers pushing the price up in the closing weeks, according to The Australian.
The light filled and spacious residence features a number of terraces looking out over the water
Billionaire software tycoon Mike Cannon-Brookes and his wife Annie (pictured) have purchased the former mansion of Jennifer Hawkins and Jake Wall for a record $24.5million
Summer fun: Outside, there is an al fresco dining area, bar, pizza oven, barbecue, sunken lounge, boat shed, jetty and L-shaped infinity pool
The spacious open-plan residence called Casa Paloma was designed by renowned Sydney architects Koichi Takada who have recently designed the Sky Tree project in Los Angeles.
The light-filled property featuring glass walls looking out over multiple terraces to the waterfront was sold by Christie’s International agent Ken Jacobs.
The house is situated on a 3360sq m block with previous owners Hawkins and Wall buying the adjacent blocks in 2014 for $4million.
The purchase is the first above $20million outside Palm Beach on the northern beaches, the previous closest was when the wine-making and yachting Oatley family bought a property at Stokes Point for just under $20million in 2002.
Hawkins and Wall listed the house for sale because they are planning to move to the Central Coast, but it was still on the market five months after the original listing
The spacious open-plan residence called Casa Paloma was designed by renowned Sydney architects Koichi Takada and overlooks Sydney’s Pittwater (pictured)
Cannon-Brookes already owns a weekender property at Palm Beach, which the couple purchased for $8.7million in 2013, but they had been looking to upgrade.
The house is considered one of the best in Sydney, having won a Master Builders Award and also features a private boathouse, large swimming pool, and sandstone feature walls.
Hawkins and model-turned builder Jake Wall are well known property flippers having made a tidy profit of more than $2million on a North Curl Curl house which they bought in 2010.
They have sold the home to relocate to the Central Coast to be closer to family after the birth of daughter Frankie Violet.
Mike Cannon-Brookes, who co-founded hugely successful business software company Atlassian, and Annie have four children together.
Jennifer Hawkins and Jake Wall (pictured) are looking to relocate to the Central Coast after selling their Northern Beaches property
Modern: The house has five spacious and well-styled bedrooms, as well as six bathrooms with tall mirrors, marble walls and countertops, and free-standing bathtubs
The house (pictured) is situated on a 3360sq m block with previous owners Hawkins and Wall buying the adjacent blocks in 2014 for $4million