The Block Finale – And The Winners Were….
No tears of disappointment, as they were all winners when it came to raking in the cash tonight but not when it came to gaining good friendships from the series. You suspect Lysandra and Alisa and Matt and Kim won’t be keeping in touch with the others if the scene where they had to decide the order of the auction was anything to go by. It was a bit of a scrag fight.
In the end the 29 year-old twins, Lysandra and Alisa won The Block showing that two women can win it and it is quite impressive considering they were the only team not to have a tradie in it. Their first-floor apartment sold in the first auction of the night for $1.435 million – $295,000 over its reserve price of $1.14 million. Add in the $100,000 they won for making the most profit and they have taken home $395,000.
It was very interesting that Madi and Jarrod came in second just $4000 short of taking first prize. If they had won the last two weeks of renovating the garden apartment would have pushed them over the line. Their apartment sold for $1.601 million – $291,000 above its reserve price of $1.31 million.
There have been rumours this couple have broken up. I am no body language expert but there was little sign of affection between the two. Madi did not touch Jarrod at all and had her hands clasped together throughout the auction. Jarrod right at the end put his arm around her but she barely registered him and did not touch him. However a quick bit of research aka checking their instagram accounts show they were at the State Of Origin together a few days ago.
The penthouse brought in $205,ooo profit for Trixie and Johnno Johnson and they were stoked. They sold their apartment for the highest amount, of $1.605 million, however it was the lowest profit of the night. Their reserve was $1.4 million.
Bec and George Douros third-floor apartment was purchased for $1.507 million, which was $242,000 over its reserve price of $1.265 million. They can console themselves that they were voted audience favourite winning Scott Cam’s motor bike. George and Bec said they did not know how to operate it. They should do what they always do in situations where they don’t know what to do and ask their builder and mate Tom.
Matt and Kimberley Owen were stoked when they won $250,000. Their level two apartment sold for $1.455 million – $250,000 higher than its reserve price of $1.205 million.
Everyone was reaping the rewards for putting up with all the hard work and physical and mental torture that is The Block.
The next series is on in 2014.