The Block Sky High Open For Inspection Extravaganza

By Peter Sarmas on 10 Jul 2013
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Block Sky High Alisa Lysandra Terrace

Alisa and Lysandra’s Terrace
Source: The Homepage

The Block open house is at last upon us – finally the chance to take a first hand look at the incredible apartments we have watched come to life over the last 2 months that has been this season of The Block.

This Saturday and Sunday (July 13-14) the South Melbourne Sky High building will be open to the public between the hours of 10am to 2pm.

If you don’t mind waiting in what is safe to say will be a lengthy line (just a friendly warning, it has been quite a wait in previous years!) you can take a tour of each of the five freshly renovated properties, and see with your own eyes just how impressive the final products are.

Block Sky High Madi Jarrod Terrace

Madi and Jarrod’s Terrace
Source: The Homepage

“The first die-hard Block-heads arrived at 3.30am, according to one guard,” reported the Sydney Morning Herald last year after the 2012 open for inspection. Last year producers estimated a crowd of 20,000 at four terrace houses also in South Melbourne – but warned that they would only actually have time to let 2000 inside to take a tour.

On the day you’ll get to meet and greet all your favourite contestants from this season, and of course The Block hosts Scott Cam and Shelley Craft. It’s set to be a great family day out, with organising closing off surrounding streets to allow for stalls, food and lots of family friendly activities.

Block Sky High Bec George Terrace

Bec and George’s Terrace
Source: The Homepage

At this point in time it looks like twin sisters from Adelaide, Alisa and Lysandra, are the team set to win the competition with their three bedrooms, four bathrooms first floor apartment that has been a favourite with judges and viewers alike.

As with previous seasons of The Block, each team will keep all profit from the auction of their own property after the reserve price, while the pair whose property makes the most over reserve will be crowned the winner and will receive an additional $100,000.

As for getting to The Block – public transport will be your best option if you can, as there is limited parking in the nearby area.

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If you’re planning to catch a train, we recommend stopping at Southern Cross Station and catching the 112 tram from Collins Street and taking the route 112 tram towards St Kilda getting off at the 129 Park Street stop.  

If you’d rather get off the train at Flinders St Station, catch the route 1 tram towards South Melbourne Beach (tram stop opposite Federation Square) and get off at 23 Moray St/Park Street stop.

Block Sky High Kim Matt Terrace

Matt and Kim’s Terrace
Source: The Homepage

There is no pressure to purchase one of the apartments — everyone is welcome to come down and have a look. It might even be the inspiration you need to get started on a renovation of your own, or even stir you to apply for the 2014 season of The Block!

Block Sky High Trixie Johnno Terrace

Trixie and Johnno’s Terrace
Source: The Homepage

About the Author

Peter Sarmas is a Certified Property Investment Advisor (PIAA) and Vendor/Buyer Advocate. Before becoming the founder of Street News, Peter completed a Degree in Applied Science (Chemistry) and a Graduate Diploma in Property Valuations (Hons). Peter believes property investing is a major and potentially risky undertaking. In his view, everyone should have an independent person acting on their behalf when seeking property investment advice.

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