The richest to poorest Block winners

The richest to poorest Block winners
The richest to poorest Block winners

Over the years The Block contestants have pocketed some pretty impressive sums from their auction sales but it hasn't all been largely over the reserves and champagne celebrations.  

Here's how the Block winners have performed since the show's beginnings in 2003. 

Triple Threat (2015), South Yarra

Winners Darren and Deanne walked away with The Block's highest ever prize, winning a total of $935,000. The three-bedroom property at 4/27 Darling Street was sold by Jellis Craig's Andrew McCann and auctioned by Damien Cooley. The couple's $1.39 million reserve was dismissed with a starting bid of $1.8 million. An active market and growing house prices no doubt contributed to the record-breaking win.

Heritage Art Deco (2016), Port Melbourne

Most recently, Will Bethune and Karlie Cicero walked away with a massive $815,000, the second highest winnings earned by a team on The Block. Their ground floor apartment of the converted 1850s J.Kitchen and Son soap factory at 164 Ingles Street sold for $2.6 million at auction, $715,000 above the reserve. Despite not being a favourite with the show's judges, the art deco apartment was a win with the fans. 

The Blocktagon (2015), South Yarra

The Blocktagon winners Dean and Shay sold their penthouse apartment for $2.3 million, $655,000 over the reserve price. Along with the show's prize money, the couple walked away with $755,000 in total for their work on the old Hotel Seville in South Yarra. The luxury residence was also the third consecutive victory for Jellis Craig's agent Andrew McCann who also sold Dean and Darren's record-breaking Triple Threat apartment in 2015 and Simon and Shannon's winning Glasshouse apartment in Prahran. 

Fans V Faces (2014), Albert Park

Steve and Chantelle pocketed a total of $736,000 for their apartment on the show's Fans V Faves series. Their north-facing Albert Park apartment sold at auction for $2.47 million to a young professional couple with a baby on the way. The city and bay views no doubt helped the 1/47 O’Grady Street apartment sell for well over the reserve. 

The Block (2012), South Melbourne

The Block winners Brad and Lara pocketed $606,000 for their apartment in South Melbourne. The apartment was larger than the other contestant’s and sold for $1.62 million, setting a record for the show at the time.

Glasshouse (2014), Prahran

Glasshouse winners Shannon and Simon won a total of $435,000. The brothers sold their apartment for $1.9 million at auction. The Glasshouse apartment block was located on a main, high-traffic road and contestants had to convert old offices into residential spaces, contributing to the lower figure.

All Stars (2013), Bondi

Phil and Amity claimed the top spot in the show's All Stars series, walking away with a total of $395,000. Their Bondi townhouse sold for $1.67 million.

Sky High (2013), South Melbourne

Alisa and Lysandra won the show’s Sky High series with $395,000, the same amount as Phil and Amity in the All Stars series. Their first-floor apartment featured vertical gardens, an emerging trend at the time, and sold for $1.345 million at auction.

The Block (2010), Vaucluse

Josh and Nisha walked away with $305,000 for their upscale apartment in Vaucluse, Sydney. Only one of four apartments didn’t sell at auction, proving the show’s success was on the rise.

The Block (2003), Bondi

Contestants of The Block’s first season, Adam and Fiona, walked away with a total of $256,000. Having renovated three properties before entering the show, the married couple from Banksia, New South Wales had the most experience of all contestants competing at the time.

The Block (2004), Manly

Jamie and Andrew pocketed $178,000 when their Manly apartment sold for $868,000 at auction. Only two of the four apartments sold at auction making it one of the least successful seasons in The Block’s history.

The Block (2011), Richmond

Polly and Waz were the lowest earning winners ever in The Block series, walking away with just $115,000 in total prize money. Their Richmond apartment was the only one of the season to sell at auction thanks to a downturned market at the time.

The Block has been renewed for a thirteenth season, but aren't saying just where yet.

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