Last unit in The Block sold
Brenton Courts and Cheryl Gravina from The Block. Photo: Edwina Pickles
The last apartment in The Block, Channel Nine's real-estate reality program, has been sold.
The top-floor unit, which was renovated by Melbourne couple Cheryl Gravina and Brenton Courts (Brenton and Chez) fetched $970,000 seven days after its auction.
Given it was above the reserve price of $880,000, the couple will keep the $90,000 difference.
Chez and Brenton's unit in The Block. Photo: Jon Reid
"The general public has been so supportive," Chez said.
"Complete strangers have been coming up to us offering words of reassurance.
"Now we can actually afford a wedding.
"It's been a great roller-coaster ride, which has all turned out for the best," she said.
It was sold to an eastern suburbs buyer through Mary Anne Cronin at Raine & Horne Bondi Beach.
The buyer saw it on the television series and at an open for inspection last Saturday, which attracted 30 plus groups.
Bidding fell $15,000 short of the auction reserve price with the finale's 1.7 million viewers engrossed at watching how the couple coped with the failure to secure success at auction.
The series winners Neisha and John secured $205,000 above reserve plus the $100,000 prize money.
Erin and Jake secured $87,500 above the reserve.
Mark and Duncan secured $47,000.