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THE BLOCK: gorgeous and grand backyards revealed

It what felt like the most dramatic telenovela kind of week in all of The Block’s history – viewers expected the same amount of ‘drama’ to translate onto the backyards. H5 Rm10 Back Garden Josh Elyse 46

Which leaves the question – did they?

There was certainly a lot to talk about; amazing pools, lavish plants and dreamy dining areas just to name a few highlights.

But with what is considered to be the most important space for any Australian household (let’s face it we all love a bit of entertaining in out backyards) who really delivered…

Style highlights:

There’s no doubt that Josh and Elyse knocked it out of the park this week – this space is absolutely stunning and fits into the bayside area perfectly.  H5 Rm10 Back Garden Josh Elyse 43

The first thing that captured my attention is the beautiful light blue pool, surrounded by the red brick, the space is balanced perfectly and has a real sense of luxury, I love the seating around the poo, which creates a real ‘resort at home’ feel.

The deck area is an entertainer’s dream, and acts as a perfect extension to their kitchen.

Three is a real sense of balance in the space between the greenery, decking and pool – is feels extremely luxurious, spacious and easy with something to love for the whole family.

Sticks and Wombat produced a really warm and family orientated backyard, with many gorgeous elements.  H4 Rm10 Back Garden Sticks Wombat 44

The real ‘point of difference’ I think is the edible garden they have incorporated, it’s easy to imagine a family getting really involved with it, making this space playful and functional at the same time.

The fire place is a lovely touch, especially with Melbourne’s unpredictable weather, having a backyard that is balanced for all seasons is crucial.

The boys really produced a backyard that a family would love, and want to spend time in.

The only backyard to not have a pool or spa this week was Sarah and Jason – but that did not hinder their design. H1 Rm10 Back Garden Sarah Jason 15

The sheer scale of this space is stunning and feels like a real extension of the house.

Their deck is beautiful, with a dining area that would suit every from the suburban family, to the quintessential entertainer.

A real feature highlight in this space is the heat lamp above the dining table, once again this couple really thought about the unpredictable nature of Melbourne’s weather, creating a space to enjoy all year round.

Thought their space did not hit the marks in terms of entertaining and outdoor dining – Ronnie and Georgia’s ‘ten-tonne Tessi’ pool definitely deserves a mention in terms of styling highlights. H3 Rm10 Back Garden Ronnie Georgia 43

The sheer size of the round precast plunge pool is mind-blowing, creating a feeling of being somewhere far away in a spa, rather than just your backyard.

The palm trees surround the pool beautifully, giving a lovely tropical feel, and the black tessellated steps to the top almost disappear and let the tiled pool steal the entire show.

While it may have not paid off in the weekly score, something tells me come inspection day many buyers would absolutely picture themselves escaping the daily hustle and bustle in that pool.

Still to come

We’re on the home stretch with the final peace of puzzle around the corner.

Photo source: Pinterest

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