A perfect score for Jess & Norm during the battle of the terraces
hockingstuart crowd favourites Jess and Norm blitzed the field in terrace week recording their first room win of the series with an absolute perfect score from all three judges! The duo delivered one of the most spectacular outdoor areas the judges had ever seen on the history of The Block, despite not securing the services of renowned landscape architect Dave Franklin early on in the week. Kerri and Spence also unveiled yet another solid room, but an obvious lack of budget on the final official week of the show failed to deliver them the ‘wow factor’ the judges were looking for.
What were the taking points?
Kerri and Spence started the week off in the fast lane, winning some much needed cash during the Phillip Island racing challenge. However, it was Jess and Norm who pulled out all the stops to start their week on the biggest high. Once they found a landscape architect they could truly fall in love with, they set about designing a space on their huge terrace which would feature an entertaining area, BBQ kitchen, a four metre herb garden and an artificial lawn accessible from their master suite.
What did the judges think?
The judges all recognised that Kerri and Spence delivered a beautiful space within their budget constraints. They said it perfectly blended their two rooms together into one luxurious space. Darren Palmer called it a terrace and a space “full of life”, whilst Neale said that it was a valuable piece of real estate for buyers in this luxury St Kilda market. But it was Jess and Norm’s reveal this week that simply took the judges breath away. Shayna called it “everything you would want in a terrace” and all three judges were blown away by the luxury details.
What’s next for our teams?
Just when our @hockingstuart contestants thought it was all over, Scotty had a little surprise up his sleeve for this episode. They’re not finished yet! Over the next two weeks, all teams will work together on a 6th apartment pushing rivalries and friendships to the limit.