Jana Wendt’s former Whale Beach home sells above $14m price guide, new suburb record

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Kirsten Craze

News Corp Australia Network

17A Malo Rd, Whale Beach, has sold for more than $14m, a new record for Whale Beach.


A new price record has been achieved in the exclusive millionaires playground of Whale Beach after the sale of a gold Logie award-winner’s former home.

David Edwards and BJ Edwards of LJ Hooker Palm Beach sold 17a Malo Rd in the prized beachside enclave, a property once owner by acclaimed 60 Minutes journalist Jana Wendt and her husband cameraman Brendan Ward.

Records show the couple sold the contemporary five-bedroom home for $5.9m in 2005 to venture capitalist John Grant, the most recent vendor.

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Author’s apartment has in-your-face iconic view

The home has incredible views of the beach and out to sea.


Wendt and Ward sold the three-level property for $5.9m to the current vendor, venture capitalist John Ward, in 2005.


Open-plan living areas lead to a huge entertainment terrace.


While Edwards could not disclose the eventual sale price, he confirmed the house on1042sq m of oceanfront land did sell for more than its $14m guide.

Previously the top price paid in Whale Beach was $13.1 million spent by billionaire businessman, adman and environmentalist Geoff Cousins who sold on the beachfront in 2012.

The Advertiser Library

Jana Wendt with Lindy and Michael Chamberlain in 1988 after they had their convictions overturned over the baby Azaria’s disappearance eight years before.


Journalist Jana Wendt listens on as political reporter Laurie Oakes speaks during the Sydney Media Club Luncheon in Sydney in 2020.


Sitting in an enviable waterfront spot on the sought-after cul-de-sac, the three-storey Malo Rd home has panoramic views across Whale Beach and the Pacific Ocean, modern interiors, multiple outdoor spaces to soak in the views.

A getaway long coveted by Australia’s rich and famous, neighbouring homes around Malo Rd have included weekenders and sea change residences owned by Happy Feet filmmaker George Miller, former Macquarie Group chief executive Nicholas Moore and ex-Google boss Maile Carnegie.

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Kirsten Craze

News Corp Australia Network

17A Malo Rd, Whale Beach, has sold for more than $14m, a new record for Whale Beach.


A new price record has been achieved in the exclusive millionaires playground of Whale Beach after the sale of a gold Logie award-winner’s former home.

David Edwards and BJ Edwards of LJ Hooker Palm Beach sold 17a Malo Rd in the prized beachside enclave, a property once owner by acclaimed 60 Minutes journalist Jana Wendt and her husband cameraman Brendan Ward.

Records show the couple sold the contemporary five-bedroom home for $5.9m in 2005 to venture capitalist John Grant, the most recent vendor.

MORE:

New record for Dee Why

Author’s apartment has in-your-face iconic view

The home has incredible views of the beach and out to sea.


Wendt and Ward sold the three-level property for $5.9m to the current vendor, venture capitalist John Ward, in 2005.


Open-plan living areas lead to a huge entertainment terrace.


While Edwards could not disclose the eventual sale price, he confirmed the house on1042sq m of oceanfront land did sell for more than its $14m guide.

Previously the top price paid in Whale Beach was $13.1 million spent by billionaire businessman, adman and environmentalist Geoff Cousins who sold on the beachfront in 2012.

The Advertiser Library

Jana Wendt with Lindy and Michael Chamberlain in 1988 after they had their convictions overturned over the baby Azaria’s disappearance eight years before.


Journalist Jana Wendt listens on as political reporter Laurie Oakes speaks during the Sydney Media Club Luncheon in Sydney in 2020.


Sitting in an enviable waterfront spot on the sought-after cul-de-sac, the three-storey Malo Rd home has panoramic views across Whale Beach and the Pacific Ocean, modern interiors, multiple outdoor spaces to soak in the views.

A getaway long coveted by Australia’s rich and famous, neighbouring homes around Malo Rd have included weekenders and sea change residences owned by Happy Feet filmmaker George Miller, former Macquarie Group chief executive Nicholas Moore and ex-Google boss Maile Carnegie.

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