A Rosebery house renovated by House Rules contestants as a challenge has sold for $1.605m, delivering a huge profit of $355,000 as this season’s prize.
The figure represents an increase on recent season prizes of $200,000.
The first 4 seasons saw winners have their mortgage paid off, with the biggest at $520,000 in 2014.
The Block 2017 winners Elyse Knowles & Josh Barker won a total of $547,000.
The renovation challenge was not without incident with design expert Carolyn Burns-McCrave knocked to the ground when a piece of timber was dislodged and struck her in the chest.
She recovered later in hospital.