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Shannon and Simon should, but probably won’t win The Block

Simon, left, and Shannon Vos meet young fan Tyson during an open inspection of The Block Glasshouse.
Simon, left, and Shannon Vos meet young fan Tyson during an open inspection of The Block Glasshouse. Seanna Cronin

I SO badly want cheeky brothers Shannon and Simon Vos to win The Block Glasshouse.

But after walking through the finished luxury apartments in Melbourne, I think Max and Karstan will pip them at the post.

The Coffs Harbour-raised siblings brought some much needed fun, and more than a few pranks to the current series.

They're also just all-round good blokes, who made time for every member of the public and media who walked through their apartment.

Even when I was sticking my voice recorder in their faces, the brothers seem laid back and most importantly, genuine.

But there are no points for personality when it comes to the renovation show's auctions.

While Shannon and Simon's apartment is the second largest out of the five and has good bones thanks to their choices in flooring and other materials, its positioning will hurt them at sale.
 

The Block Glasshouse teams, from left, Dee and Darren, Michael and Carlene, Chris and Jenna (front), Shannon and Simon and Max and Karstan.
The Block Glasshouse teams, from left, Dee and Darren, Michael and Carlene, Chris and Jenna (front), Shannon and Simon and Max and Karstan. Martin Philbey


Their ensuite, featuring that stunning timber bath, and their massive master bedroom with large walk-in robe are their biggest drawcards.

I think Max and Karstan will garner the most buyer interest because of the size of their apartment and its northerly aspect providing some of the best light and those coveted city views.

Despite their kitchen and bathroom being labelled too cold and clinical by the show's judges, Max and Karstan's apartment was the favourite of buyer's agent Frank Valentic, a regular at The Block auctions over the past few years.

Gold Coast parents Michael and Carlene are the other major contenders, but I fear they will suffer the same fate as Kyal and Kara Demmrich in the recent Fans vs Faves series.

They have been the judges' favourites throughout the show and Carlene has out-styled all of the other teams, but they too have the undesirable southerly aspect.

The bizarre pedestal shower in their main bathroom also turned off buyers who toured the apartments halfway through the renovations.

Who should win The Block Glashouse?

This poll ended on 10 October 2014.

Current Results

Michael and Carlene

17%

Shannon and Simon

53%

Max and Karstan

11%

Dee and Darren

9%

Chris and Jenna

8%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Topics:  the block glasshouse



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