It’s the finale episode of The Block 2023 and after all of the chaos, drama, sweat and the winners have been announced!
After months of hard work on five 50s post-war homes on Charming Street, an exciting and heart-attack-inducing bid for the final properties occurred.
But before the big day, the Blockheads were treated to “dinner and a show…and reserves” at Elvis: A Musical Revolution.
While Elvis (Rob Mallett) thought The Block needed a “little less conversation and a little more action” (lol), the teams were feeling pretty nervous about what was to come.
- Steph and Gian – House 4
- Eliza and Liberty – House 5
- Kristy and Brett – House 3
- Kyle and Leslie – House 1
- Leah and Ash – House 2
Ultimately, Steph and Gian from House Four secured the victory, after winning $1,750,000 in prize money (which includes the $100,000 from The Block) — the largest result ever in the show’s history!
The high school sweethearts sold their five-bedroom property for $5,000,000, which was $1,650,000 above their reserve price.
On the other end of the spectrum, Kristy and Brett won $65,000, after a drama-filled (shock horror) auction and Leah and Ash passed in, hoping to secure another buyer in the near future.
Here’s how the auctions played out and how much money each team has taken home after the auction.
The Block Auction Day results
House 4 – Steph and Gian
The auction started strong with Danny Wallis opening the bid with $3,999,999.99. Someone then bid $4 million before the proceedings stopped after a bidder fainted. At the last second, Adrian Portelli (who bought Omar and Oz’s house in 2022) took the bid to $5,000.00, buying the property.
Room Wins: 5
Auction order: 1
Sold for: $5,000,000
Total profit: $1,650,000
House 5 – Eliza and Liberty
The auction started strong with Adrian once again bidding. He started the bid with $4,100,000 before bidding against himself twice to make the winning amount of $4,300,000.
Auction order: 2
Sold for: $4,300,000
Total profit: $1,050,000
House 3 – Kristy and Brett
Kristy and Brett were unhappy with their auctioneer who didn’t listen to their instructions. He told the buyers that the house was going for the “high twos” which was “off-script”.
“Australia got what they wanted, so…” Kristy said. Ooft.
Auction order: 3
Sold for: $3,035,000
Total profit: $65,000
House 1 – Kyle and Leslie
The opening bid was $2,900,000 by Danny before Adrian went up to $3,100,00 which Danny equalled. Frank Valentic made a call but decided he was out. The auctioneer offered Danny $1,000 to go over $3,100,000 but he declined.
Auction order: 4
Sold for: $3,100,000
Total profit: $130,000
House 2 – Leah and Ash
Frank began the bid with $2.9 million with no other bidders. It turns out, the woman who fainted, Cassie, was keen on their property but since she wasn’t there, Leah and Ash decided to “pass it in” which meant that the property was no sold at this auction. At the time of publication, the house is still up for sale.
Auction order: 5
Sold for: PASSED IN
Total profit: $0
Overall, The Block homes sold for $35,587,807.
Want more recaps? Check out our The Block 2023 recaps below!
Episode 1 / Episode 2 / Episode 3 / Episode 4 / Episode 5 / Episode 6 / Episode 7 / Episode 8 / Episode 9 / Episode 10 / Episode 11 / Episode 12 / Episode 13 / Episode 14 / Episode 15 / Episode 16 / Episode 17 / Episode 18 / Episode 19 / Episode 20 / Episode 21 / Episode 22 / Episode 23 / Episode 24 / Episode 25 / Episode 26 / Episode 27 / Episode 28 / Episode 29 / Episode 30 / Episode 31 / Episode 32 / Episode 33 / Episode 34 / Episode 35 / Episode 36 / Episode 37 / Episode 38 / Episode 39 / Episode 40 / Episode 41 / Episode 42 / Episode 43 / Episode 44 / Episode 45 / Episode 46 / Episode 47 / Episode 48 / Episode 49 / Episode 50
The Block airs on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. and continues on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. on Channel 9 and 9Now.