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Wednesday, 18 April 2012

The Block is back!

Channel 9's pretty famous 'The Block' is back for another round of renovating by 4 teams. This year the wreck houses are located in South Melbourne - just a hop, skip and a jump away from Richmond (that's if you have a big leap!!).

Last year the 4 houses were located in Richmond. Every week we (well not always me!) stayed glued to the television watching the 4 houses go from total wrecks to pretty amazing renovated homes. That's when you really see that a house can become a home! The viewing was over 1.5 million every night for weeks/months!

And then came the open for inspections! 25,000 people (yes 25,000) turned up to view the houses. The queue went on and on as it wound its way around the streets. It was totally unprecedented and totally unexpected by the organisers. It amazed me that anyone would want to go and look at them - particularly as many had no intention or the where-with-all to consider buying one at the public auction held in our local Town Hall (a black tie affair!!) where only one actually sold on the night! Perhaps the buyers had stage fright. It didn't matter when I drove down the street there were people at all hours of the day and night standing in front of the houses having their photos taken in front of their favourite one!

Cameron Street runs east of Bowen Street so if you are staying at the Cottage you might like to go for a wander and see what all the fuss was about!
'The Block' houses in Cameron Street, Richmond

I wonder what will happen this year.

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