The Block judge Shelley Craft lists at Byron Bay

The Block judge Shelley Craft lists at Byron Bay
The Block judge Shelley Craft lists at Byron Bay

Busy down in St Kilda filming the upcoming season of The Block, busy interior designer Shelley Craft has listed the Byron Bay building block she bought just over 12 months ago.

Craft and her husband, Byron Bay real estate agent Christian Sergiacomi, are selling the parcel near Belongil Beach with approved plans.

The plans were done by Paul Uhlmann, who recently helped complete their home nearby.

The couple, who live with their two daughters, were planning to build a beach house to utilize as a Belongil Beach holiday rental.

They envisaged it as 'Shelley's beach house' project. 

Construction on Christian and Shelley's home nearer town has been completed. Its most recent addition was a swimming pool, which was filled in just before Christmas to delight of daughter Eadie.

They spent $3 million on a 1,010 sqm land parcel near the centre of town in 2016 before commissioning the build of their family home.

Its purchase came after they sold their luxury hinterland home at McLeod Shoot for $2.55 million which sold to the former Bronte based entrepreneur Justin Butterworth who pioneered online holiday home rental websites in Australia.

Craft had got some design tips from fellow Block stars Darren Palmer and Shaynna Blaze after the property was bought from the McGettigan pioneering family who first settled in Byron Bay in 1882.

They made some effort to begin the Belongil project, again enlisting their builder Ben Joliffes at Jbuilds Byron Bay to draw up plans which came with an estimated cost of $800,000. 

Those plans come with the sale, which is being handled by Sergiacomi's colleague Jeremy Bennett at Byron Bay Property Sales.

Sergiacomi told me he and Shelley were prepared to go ahead with the build if the right offer doesn't come in.

"We have our DA and looking to explore the market with the block," the former film crew member on the Block said.

"There is some good energy currently in Belongil and we believe our block is one of the best positioned there."

The parcel is located opposite celebrity chef Shannon Bennett's Byron holiday home.

Harvey Norman heir Glen Norman is also rebuilding a beach house on a beachfront block that previously belonged to Paul Hogan's former sidekick John 'Strop' Cornell.

This article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph.








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