Stephen Nicholls, Property Journalist
First published 4 Oct 2023, 5:00am
The stately mansion at 38-40 Wallaroy Rd, Woollahra is set to hit the market soon.
A Woollahra mansion that was rented by recently separated couple Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness for the filming of X-Men Origins: Wolverene is set to hit the market.
The incredible stately home, with pool and tennis court, at 38-40 Wallaroy Rd is listed via Raine and Horne Double Bay’s Alex Lyons, who nominates luxury homes priced between $36m and $40m as comparables.
Lyons is on fire this year, having achieved a range of big sales totalling $300m since January.
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Actor Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness at an event in New York in 2017. Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images
Not hard to imagine them relaxing poolside, during the filming of X-Men Origins: Wolverene.
The Woollahra residence is owned by another real estate legend, James Dack, who grew up in a Wooloomooloo housing commission terrace but rose to be a top-selling agent at McGrath for 25 years, and his wife Mary Cowin Dack, daughter of the Hungry Jacks founder, billionaire Jack Cowin.
According to records, they’d bought the five-bedroom, six-bathroom home with double garage on a 1,140sqm block for $10.6m from property developer Rob Palmer and his wife, Inge, in 2011.
The grand interiors look straight out of a movie set.
The home’s likely to have broad appeal.
Hugh Jackman in a scene from the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
And it was these owners who’d rented tthe property to Jackman and Furness in 2008 during the movie-shoot at Fox Studios at Moore Park. They had it listed soon after for $5000 a week.
The comparable sales include the $35m sale nearby of former Crown boss Rob Rankin’s Woodlands last March; the Bulkara Rd, Bellevue Hill home snapped up by F45 founder Rob Deutsch for $37m in February and the recent $40m sale of pastoralists Camilla and Rob Cropper’s home in Bulkara Rd, Bellevue Hill.
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