Having pocketed a stellar $24.5m from the sale of their Newport waterfront home, Jennifer Hawkins and Jake Wall could have bought anything they fancied on the ­Central Coast.

But rather than head closer to family as initially touted, the glamorous couple appear set to remain for the time being on Sydney’s northern beaches, where they have always done so well both on the ocean and Pittwater.

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Time warp home from 1840 resold after century

The unconfirmed whisper is they found an amazing opportunity at Whale Beach. Maybe the restoration of Rocca Bella, a 1950s time warp?

The three storey house is set on 3300sqm, the peninsula’s largest oceanfront estate.

The estate was sold last month for $6.95m, two weeks after their own sale of Casa Paloma to Mike and Annie Cannon-Brookes through Christie’s International agent Ken Jacobs.

Rocca Bella, best known when owned by the late ­soprano Dame Joan Sutherland, had been was listed in 2018 by the Tarabay family with $8m hopes, then ­returned to the market with reduced expectations earlier this year through LJ Hooker agent David Edwards.

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