Gold Coast blockheads hoping for big bucks at auction grand finale

GOLD COAST couple Michael and Carlene are hoping for a record price for the apartment they have created on The Block Glasshouse, when the hammer falls at auction in the grand finale this Sunday at 6.30pm on Channel Nine.

The renovation reality program will reach a nailbiting climax as the buying public decide whether the local duo will be rewarded for their hard work, styling finesse and long weeks of personal sacrifice, away from family and friends.

Ten weeks ago,  Michael and Carlene and four other couples first laid eyes on the 3,540-square metre, 1980s office block they were tasked with transforming into five split-level atrium apartments, with underground car parks and 70-square metre lock-up storage units.


Each couple has enlisted a real estate agent and is responsible for overseeing the marketing of their property for sale, fully furnished. Everything they have put in throughout the renovation – every appliance, fitting and furnishing – goes to the buyer.

All couples will be given a reserve price and whatever the apartment sells for above that reserve, they will get to pocket. The couple whose apartment sells for the highest amount above its reserve will be named the winner of The Block Glasshouse, and will bank an extra $100,000 in prizemoney.

APARTMENT 1: Michael (31) and Carlene (31) from the Gold Coast, QLD
APARTMENT 2: Chris (24) and Jenna (26) from Campbelltown, NSW
APARTMENT 3: Maxine (24) and Karstan (26) from Newcastle, NSW
APARTMENT 4: Shannon (35) and Simon (28) born in TAS, raised in Coffs Harbour, NSW
APARTMENT 5: Darren (32) and Deanne (42) from Melbourne, VIC

The grand finale of The Block Glasshouse is on this Sunday, October 12, at 6.30pm on Channel Nine.