Mark and Duncan's The Block Bondi All Stars semi on market

Mark and Duncan's The Block Bondi All Stars semi on market
Mark and Duncan's The Block Bondi All Stars semi on market

Sunnybrae, one of the cottages from The Block All Stars television series, is back up for sale in Bondi with $2.2 million expectations.

It was the 2013 reno undertaken by "the two fat tradies," Mark Bowyer and Duncan Miller.

Listed through Alexander Phillips of Phillips Pantzer Donnelley, the 10 Tasman Street semi fetched $1.375 million in the show's auction finale when sold to the Hatton family.

It was the cheapest of the four 275 sqm semi's as the home sale bagged the contestant duo just $25,000 profit, nearly $200,000 behind third placed contestants, Dan Reilly and Dani Wales.

The Adelaide couple Phil Rankine and Amity Dry won the series with their semi, Kildrummie selling through 1st City Real Estate with auctioneer Damien Cooley securing $1.67 million, some $295,000 over reserve. 

Some things have changed at Sunnybrae since then as a garden pool has been added off its open plan kitchen and vergola shaded entertaining terrace.

Set on 275 sqm, the circa 1910 family home has three bedrooms, but just the one bathroom.

After the producers spent around $5.2 million on the initial four side by side acquistions there was the costly rebuild renovation which came with a Waverley Council approved $800,000 development application, and then the contestant couples expenditure on their renovations and styling.

Mark and Duncan's was the most eclectic house. Remember the rhino heads in the bathroom? They are still there as wall features.

Even the cowprint splashback in the kitchen is still insitu.

"The custom-appointed home's alluring interiors and eco-friendly design combine to deliver a wonderful environment for family living and entertaining," listing agent Alexander Phillips said.

"The fluid layout and landscaped garden oasis with gas-heated pool epitomises laidback beachside living 600 metres through the gully to Tamarama Beach," he added.

Sydneysiders Mark and Duncan met by chance in a timber yard more than 20 years ago and have been close friends ever since. They first appeared on the series in the 2010 Vaucluse renovation where their $47,000 winnings was the smallest of the contestant take home prizes.

Channel 9's The Block has become exclusively Melbourne based since the Bondi series because the producers complained Sydney local councils were less accommodating and prices were dearer here too.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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