The Victorian couple defeated WA grandparents Carole and Russell in the Live finale, winning their entire mortgage paid off.
“This has just been unbelievable,”said Adam.
“I couldn’t be more proud of Lisa.”
“This means we can get married, start a family and our lives will be less stressful. Thank you to everyone who voted,” said Lisa.
“Being on House Rules has changed our lives,” said Adam.
The finale between the “dark horse” and “war horse” couples entailed one last renovation challenge, a dual bar / spa for their opponents.
The scores comprised half the points from judges…
Judges Joe Snell and Wendy Moore:
Adam and Lisa: 17 points
Carole and Russell: 19 points
But another half of the vote was from viewers, who gave the win to the Victorian couple.
Despite losing, Carole and Russell were good sports, congratulating formidable opponents and talking up their home renovation.
Seven’s renovation series has performed strongly this year, with ratings nudging 1.8m viewers, and shunning its sluggish 2013 launch. But there was also headlines that speculated some couples had amassed property portfolios, contradicting their television image.
A separate competition also saw the show give away a whopping $250,000 to a lucky viewer.
Seven has already greenlit a third season for 2015 and is calling for new contestants.
This post updates.