Five standalone dwellings moved to the site of the former Andrina nursing home and renovated as part of this series of TV show The Block were listed for sale yesterday.
All carry the same price guide – $3.2-$3.4 million, according to the statements of information.
Only one residence – House one – uses a single street address – 364 New Street, Brighton; the others will be 360A, 360B, 362A and 362B.
Belle Hocking Stuart has posted the listing on its website – the rest are only on domain.com.au, the long-time show sponsor.
None of the advertisements feature floorplans – but we did, in this story published last month.
The agency marketing material also excludes exterior shots – but the public have posted plenty of the facades, and unique fences, to Google (search “360 New Street, Brighton”, click on the first selection ‘The Block 2020’ located under the map, then select the “see photos” menu in the right hand margin).
Each home has a swimming pool, double garage, two ground floor bedrooms and an open plan rear living zone.
Here’s a rundown of the offerings, as they are being marketed:
360A New Street, Brighton (Lot one in planning documents, House five on the show)
Agents: McGrath’s Josh Stirling and Michael Townsend; contestants: Jimmy and Tam; bedrooms: 4; bathrooms: 3
Promoted as a family entertainer with Palm Springs style glamour, the 1950s house, being on the north east corner of Orchard Street, offers greater natural light and privacy than the others.
But buyers could be soured by the home’s third street frontage – a laneway from Orchard St, off which the rest of the residents access their double garages.
Longer term – the land should be replaced with two units each with a (valuable) street frontage (former owner, Lloyd Williams, in 2015 won approval to build 13 townhouses over the entire parcel).
360B New Street, Brighton (Lot two, House four)
Agents: Buxton’s Halli Moore and Sonja Sendin; contestants: Luke and Jasmin; bedrooms: 4; bathrooms: 4
The 1910s bungalow – a mix of Edwardian and Queen Anne – according to the marketing agency, fuses heritage and coastal luxury. It also includes a curved wall in the master bedroom ensuite – a first in the show’s 16 series’.
One judge however, Shaynna Blaze, described a guest bedroom as “the most irrelevant room..seen” that day, which didn’t capitalise on the dwelling’s features (story continues below).
362A New Street, Brighton (Lot three, House three)
Agents: Belle Property Albert Park’s David Wood and Stephanie Evans; contestants: Daniel and Jade; bedrooms: 6; bathrooms: 4
The most impressive looking property on paper, and the only one given a name in its marketing material, The Mayfield contains six bedrooms – two more than every other (except House two).
The 1930s home also has four bathrooms; some of its new neighbours are designed with three.
Belle is spruiking the family friendly credentials in its advertisement – featuring in its second sentence that the address is walking distance to the beach and Firbank and Brighton Grammar.
This agency is also the only one to spruik the investment potential of the property.
In 2017, when, again, The Block producers moved five homes to a former nursing home site (but in Elsternwick) – plenty of bidders intended to rent the properties out.
But over more than a decade, several dwellings featured on The Block have been leased post settlement.
At any given time a lot are for sale, too, including for example – this South Yarra apartment refurbished as part of the 2015 series. Interestingly, it is asking $2.3m, after selling for $2.365m in 2018 and $2.3m after the show.
362B New Street, Brighton (Lot four, House two)
Agents: The Agency’s Jesse Raeburn, Christine Henderson and Peter Kakos; contestants: Sarah and George; bedrooms: 5; bathrooms: 4
The 1940s dwelling has been designed with five bedrooms and, according to the brokers, considered attention to detail. One of the marketing agents was a contestant on a former series.
364 New Street, Brighton (Lot five, House one)
Agents: Whitefox’s Lana Samuels and Marty Fox; contestants: Harry and Tash; bedrooms: 4; bathrooms: 4
The northernmost house on the former Andrina nursing home parcel, and abutting another historic residence (with which it will share part of a landmark front hedge) – the 1920s Edwardian has a large and usable side yard at the expense of one at the back. An established Oak tree, retained by The Block producers, is featured in the floorplan to tower over one of the decks.