The Block winners Brad and Lara list Hunter Valley home

The Block winners Brad and Lara list Hunter Valley home
The Block winners Brad and Lara list Hunter Valley home

Brad Cranfield and Lara Welham, the winners of the hit renovation show The Block in 2012, have listed the impressive Hunter Valley home they built.

The couple are now based in Byron Bay.

Cranfield and Welham bought the 25 hectare estate in 2012, having won The Block when their Dorcas Street, South Melbourne renovation fetched $1.62 million, some $506,000 over reserve.

They poured their $606,000 prize earnings into ­Bishop Bridge, set between Cessnock and Maitland.

They paid $510,000 for the vacant land which had initially sought $640,000 when listed two years prior.

The designer home, that sits at the end of a long drive, comes with six metre high ceilings.

Its living room has a timber feature wall backing the Lop Cape Cod wood burning fire.

An upstairs loft style rumpus room overlooks the living space.

Coloured cathedral glass panes have been utilised throughout the four bedroom home.

A timber tiered deck looks across the grounds that has a creek running through the property, as well as three dams, one with a floating pontoon.

David Haggarty First ­National Maitland agents Michael Haggarty and ­Andrew Lange, who are marketing the home, ­recently reduced the asking price to $1,495,000 from its initial $1,599,000 guidance.

The couple had a baby boy, Jimmy, last August, a younger brother to son, Harry who was born in 2016.

Cranfield, was a fitter and machinist in the coal mining industry, while Welham was a physical education teacher before the 2012 series.

They beat Dan Reilly and Dani Wales; brothers Mike and Andrew Jones and then newlyweds Sophie and Dale Vine.

Cranfield is now an estate agent, saying the transition was a “natural progression”.

He works alongside Christian Sergiacomi, the husband of The Block’s busy interior designer Shel­ley Craft.

This article first appeared in The Sunday Telegraph. 

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