Winners of The Block Brad and Lara finally sell Hunter Valley home


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This luxurious home in the Hunter Valley has sold.

Brad Cranfield and Lara Welham have finally sold the impressive Hunter Valley home they built after their 2012 The Block win.

The couple, now based in Byron Bay with their children, secured $1,375,000 for the Bishops Bridge estate, which had been for sale for 200-plus days.

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The couple are now based in Byron Bay.

Cranfield and Welham bought the 25ha vacant estate in 2012 for $510,000 — after taking home $606,000 prize earnings when their Dorcas St, South Melbourne terrace renovation fetched $1.62 million, $506,000 over reserve, on The Block. The couple had reduced the Bishop Bridge asking price from its initial $1,599,000.

Cranfield, who was a fitter and machinist in the coal mining industry while Welham was a physical education teacher before the 2012 series, is now a real estate agent, saying the transition was a “natural progression”. He works with Christian Sergiacomi, husband of The Block interior designer Shelley Craft.

The property was on the market for over 200 days.

The designer Bishops Bridge home, that sits at the end of a long drive, comes with 6m-high ceilings. Its living room has a timber feature wall backing the wood-burning fire.

A loft-style rumpus room overlooks the living space. Coloured cathedral glass panes have been used throughout the four-bedroom home. A timber tiered deck looks across the grounds, which include a creek and three dams, one with a floating pontoon.


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