Network 10's Wonderland, the Coogee apartment block on the doorstep of fame

Network 10's Wonderland, the Coogee apartment block on the doorstep of fame
Network 10's Wonderland, the Coogee apartment block on the doorstep of fame

Dating back to 1922, the Baden Road, Coogee beachside apartment building is the setting for the new Australian drama series on Channel 10, Wonderland.

For those wondering where it is, the dress circle block is at the northern end of the beach high above Dunningham Reserve.

The five flats (pictured below) are owned by investors, the Newton family of Double Bay. They secured the block in two acquistions topped off by the 195 square metre penthouse in 1989 for $400,000.


The other four apartments spread over the lower two floors are 95 square metres. They were bought for a $149,000 total in 1980 from the Whiteman family who kept the top floor flat until its 1989 sale.

It had been with the Whiteman family since 1941 having been previously owed by the Coogee garage proprietor William McLeod who bought the property in 1922.

Wonderland dubbed a romantic comedy drama series will be broadcast on Network Ten from 21 August.

The series, co-created by Jo Porter and Sarah Walker, focuses on four different couples as they navigate love, life and friendships.


It was filmed on location in Coogee with the 22-part series is being produced by FremantleMedia Australia

Michael Idato from Fairfax Media wrote that Network Ten hopes the series will tap into Offspring's established audience.

Brooke Satchwell was cast as lawyer Grace Barnes. Michael Dorman plays bachelor Tom Wilcox. Jessica Tovey was cast as Dani Varvaris, who works in PR.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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As a Canadian who fell in love with Australian programs thanks to Offspring, I am really enjoying this program. Thanks!!
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