Gav and Waz from the Block spend $2.25 million on Potts Point apartment

Gav and Waz from the Block spend $2.25 million on Potts Point apartment
Gav and Waz from the Block spend $2.25 million on Potts Point apartment

Gav and Waz, one of the competing couples in the first series of Channel Nine’s The Block back in 2003, are coming back to the city from the Byron Bay hinterland.

Title Tattle gleans they have spent about $2.25 million on a poolside Potts Point apartment.

It had to be ground floor garden given their dog, Charlie is a priority. The Richardson and Wrench agent Jason Boon showed them the ground-floor apartment in Rockwall Gardens, which was then sold by the architect Deece Giles.The Jack Russell had apparently been in residence round the corner at the Diamant Hotel since they all left the 23 hectare farm.

The Designer Boys recently sold Charltons, through Nicolette van Wijngaarden at Unique Estates for $3 million to the Garnham family of Watsons Bay. It was a 120 year old farmhouse on a hillside block (pictured above), which they bought in 2007 for $610,000.

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Meanwhile Dan Reilly and Dani Wales have secured $429,500 for their one-bedroom Ark, Richmond apartment which they moved into while debuting on The Block in 2012 renovating terraces in South Melbourne.

The reality TV celebrity couple - with the twitter handle @DaniandDan - had it listed through Justine Harris of Hocking Stuart with a $439,000 asking price.

They paid $420,000 off the plan in late 2010, settling in late 2011, just before they moved into the derelict Cameron Street, Richmond Block set.

Melbourne unit prices have recently come in at a $448,000 median, according to the latest RP Data-Rismark index with prices up 8.9% across Melbourne just in the past year. The RP Data median unit price in 2011 was around $424,000.

Designed by Fender Katsalidis Architects, the 114/253 Bridge Road apartment has open-plan living and dining along with an outdoor entertaining area.

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The current Richmond median unit price is around $522,500, up 3% over the past year. There was a $525,000 median peak in 2011.

Dani Wales runs the online magazine The Home Journal.

Dan Reilly works as a carpenter while studying to be a builder.

They bought a 114-year-old property in Seddon in May last year which needs renovating. It was secured for around $460,000 which was less than its previous $480,000 purchase in 2009.

flagtitletatThe filming of the next Block series in Prahran has begun. Title Tattle gleans there's a mystery former professional sports star among the contestants who are installing apartments in a former High Street office complex.

flagtitletatAn apartment that took second place in the 2004 series of The Block goes to auction this month in Manly. It is the second time the two-bedroom pad in Manly has traded since it sold for $872,000 in front of the cameras on behalf of renovators Jason and Kirsten Johnson. Title Tattle recalls all four of the Whistler Street units sold after renovation for silly prices.

This apartment last sold at $882,000 in 2008, so it went up $10,000 in the first four years following its renovation. 

It's now a decade later and Chris Boys, director of strategy and solutions at Dun and Bradstreet, has hopes of more than $1 million. That's around 2% growth over the past six years. 

The Whistler Street block of four was the location for the second series of the popular TV show, won by Andrew Rochford and Jamie Nicholson. Now coming with updated finishes, the garden apartment goes to auction on April 12 through Jason Pantzer, of Philips Pantzer Donnelley.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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