Their renovation of an apartment in the former BizMotel in South Melbourne sold for $1.435m with a profit of $295,000 above their reserve. As the winners they also take home a further $100,000.
As the lowest level apartment, the twins had the lowest reserve of $1.14m which ultimately served them well at the auction.
Next was NSW couple Madi & Jarrod selling at $1.601m with a profit of $291,000 – just $4,000 behind the girls.
Level 5. Trixie & Johnno: Reserve $1,400,000 / Sold $1,605,000 / Profit $205,000
Level 4. Madi & Jarrod: Reserve $1,310,000 / Sold $1,601,000 / Profit $291,000
Level 3. Bec & George: Reserve $1,265,000 / Sold $1,507,000 / Profit $242,000
Level 2. Kim & Matt: Reserve $1,205,000 / Sold $1,455,000 / Profit $250,000
Level 1. Alisa & Lysandra: Reserve $1,140,000 / Sold $1,435,000 / Profit $295,000
Bec and George also won a motorbike in a viewer-voted contest.
Host Scott Cam said, “All the sweat, tears, hard work and personal sacrifice has paid off for our Blockheads. I’m over the moon with the results of the auctions. You always hope that the contestants will do well, but tonight’s results are nothing short of amazing. Now everyone can have a well-earned rest.”
The finale consisted of the open inspection and recaps of each apartment and couple plus a performance by Timomatic. But the friendly banter ended when the couples could not decide on the order of the auction -eventually decided by drawing places from a hat.
But the profits fall a long way short of the prize pocketed for The Block 2012 also in South Melbourne when Brad & Lara profited $506,000 (plus a further $100,000).
It was the second series of the renovation juggernaut and performed well for Nine, including a serious showdown from Seven’s House Rules.
Nine also used the occasion to plug its upcoming highlights including Big Brother, Australia’s Got Talent and Power Games: The Packer Murdoch War.