World News – AU – The Block: Producers Pay $ 3 Million For House For Next Season


The producers behind Channel Nine’s long-running reality TV show The Block have shelled out over $ 3 million for a Melbourne Bay house owned by Hampton by buyers lawyer Nicole Jacobs

Just weeks before this year’s series finale in neighboring Brighton, title records reveal that MicJoy Pty Ltd purchased the property from Ms Jacobs, which was renovated last year by the architect of The Block, Julian Brenchley, in June for $ 3,025,000

Executive producer Julian Cress has made no secret of a suburban cul-de-sac for next year’s 17th season

« An idea of ​​how to put on the show we always dreamed of, but never been able to find a property that fits, that matches the construction, doing it the way we wanted, « he said 9Entertainment earlier this year

« We are really excited about next year as we have found a property that really meets what we set out to do, this is something we have never done before and we are very excited about it « 

M Cress said on Friday that if he could confirm Hampton’s location for the 2021 season, he would not reveal plans for the properties in order to maintain the surprise for candidates

Ms Jacobs told Domain on Friday that M Brenchley had contacted her with a proposal to sell her house earlier this year

« We [husband Zac and I] weren’t able to do what we wanted to do for this … now it is possible to do it elsewhere, » said Ms Jacobs

« Life is to be lived and when opportunities present themselves you evaluate… No one has twisted my arm

« One of the things I love about The Block is that they take houses and renovate them. Hope they do something nice to those houses »

Ms Jacobs, whose Brighton-based property development business – which many believe should give her the edge at this year’s auction given her location – has purchased 13 properties for clients in in previous seasons

She said she was excited to buy her old house for another family next year

« I’ll probably have a mixed reaction, but in the end, making an offer for someone else will be amazing, » Ms. Jacobs said

More Bronte Court homes are expected to be sold to MicJoy in the coming months, although none are yet settled, according to public records

Ms Jacobs’ mid-century modernist renovation was recently completed She bought the property in 2017 for $ 1,59 million, records show

Bayside local council has drawn criticism in previous years for failing to heritage list of many similar properties in Hampton and Brighton Mrs Jacobs’ house is not listed as a heritage

Purchase of separate existing homes deviates from many recent seasons of The Block In mid-2019, MicJoy Pty Ltd paid $ 1496 million for this season’s Brighton site and then purchased abandoned homes that the contestants to renovate Previous seasons in St Kilda, South Yarra, Prahran and Fishermans Bend involved the purchase of hotels, a youth hostel and old factories and contestants converted them into apartments

The last existing, rather than recycled, properties for the show date back to the 2015 Triple Threat season, when an entire apartment building was converted into four townhouses, but the last free-standing homes used on the show were back. in the 2013 All Stars season, in Sydney’s Bondi

This year’s properties at 360 New Street, Brighton are set to go under hammer next month A virtual opening for inspection will take place ahead of the auction, rather than a public event to comply with coronavirus restrictions around public gatherings

The Block, Nine Network, Bronte Court, Hampton, Julian Cress

World News – UA – The Block: Producers Pay $ 3 Million For Home For Next Season
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The Block 2021: Nicole Jacobs sells Bronte Court, Hampton home to show
The Block 2021: Producers buy site in Bronte Court, Hampton
Block star sells own house for millions



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