The Melbourne couple sold their apartment for $2,470,000, with a profit $636,000 of plus another $100,000 cash.
The sale price set a new auction record for the Nine series, beating the 2012 profit of $606,000. It was a nail-biting finish as each apartment outsold the bumper price of the preceding auction.
“This has been the craziest night of television I’ve ever done,” said host Scott Cam.
The finale ended 10 weeks of renovation episodes in which Dux House in Albert Park was transformed into 4 multi-storey apartments.
For the first time ever the contestants managed to agree on an auction order, following an elaborate movie-like sequence of Reserve prices transported in armoured security vans.
The win for Steve and Chantelle follows Steve criticising the show for selective-editing -something that is presumably long forgotten after so many zeros….
STEVE AND CHANTELLE:
ALISA & LYSANDRA:
KYAL & KARA:
BRAD & DALE:
Michael Healy, Director of Television for the Nine Network, said: “It is a great result for the couples who have worked relentlessly to turn a shell of a building into four sought-after luxurious homes. This project required real entrepreneurial spirit and hard work. I’m really happy for all concerned.”
Julian Cress, Executive Producer, said: “Last night’s results were nothing short of phenomenal and are testament to the hard work put in by all contestants. Huge congrats to Chantelle and Steve but I’d like to pay particular thanks to those true gentlemen, Brad and Dale, for putting their hands up and volunteering to be first in the auction order. They knew they had a number of cashed up buyers eager to bid and their auction really set the scene for everyone and delivered the greatest gift to their neighbours.”
2003 – Bondi – Adam And Fiona – $256,000
2004 – Manly – Jamie And Andrew – $178,000
2010 – Vaucluse – John And Neisha – $305,000
2011 – Richmond – Polly And Waz – $115,000
2012 – South Melbourne – Brad And Lara – $606,000
2013 – Allstars (Bondi) – Phil And Amity – $395,000
2013 – Sky High (South Melbourne) – Alisa And Lysandra – $395,000
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