After months of hard work, Eliza and Liberty delivered a beautiful home on The Block 2023 and managed to come second overall, selling their house for a massive $4,300,000. The pair walked away with a profit of $1,050,000.
While Eliza was speechless following House 5’s auction, Liberty told Yahoo Lifestyle they “need a holiday ASAP”.
The sisters said they hadn’t spent any money in their heads as they had no idea how their auction would go. However, they now plan on buying expensive handbags, putting a deposit on separate houses and going on a joint holiday with Steph and Gian to Italy.
“We have spent way too much time together but the show has bonded us in ways we didn’t imagine,” Liberty said.
Take a look at their finished product, week-by-week, below.
Week 12 - Front yard and facade
After a really hard week of judging during backyard week, Eliza and Liberty really rallied to complete their home. Despite running into some budget issues with their builder, the girls managed to finish off strong. The narrow walkway to the front door was a point of contention for the judges, however, they loved the overall feel of their completed house.
“How incredible is that garage door” - Marty.
“That arbor matches with the garage door… their brick front fence here is probably one of the best front fences on The Block this year” - Dave.
“Come auction time, this is going to be the perfect time when it’s flowering” - Dave on the cherry tree.
“They will struggle to figure out where the entry is” - Marty.
“They’ve got the Porsche on the wall, I’m sold” - Marty.
“That’s unexpected!” - Shaynna on their front entrance.
“Especially going down a narrow pathway and then you’re elevated to this! Pure privacy” - Shaynna.
“This is a big family home” - Marty.
“Space is so key, the bigger families to have this type of square meterage, this is pretty hard to beat as well” - Marty.
“I’m absolutely in love with this detail” - Darren on their staircase.
Week 11 - Backyard and pool
Eliza and Liberty had the smallest backyard on The Block this year. The sisters decided to concrete part of their backyard and keep the rest of it quite simple. They both walked away really happy with the space, but the judges, however, did not like it. Scoring the lowest of all the teams, the judges didn’t have anything positive to say about the girls’ backyard.
“I don’t like it” - Marty on the concrete.
“The frames are so beautiful, but having this very industrial look… The colours that we have here would have really warranted a warmer finish” - Shaynna.
“They could have elevated it with a different pool tile as well” - Shaynna.
“Not much has actually gone into thinking about personality and marketability and what will actually pull on the heartstrings of a buyer up around this price point” - Marty.
“That should be the standout, knockout shot… unfortunately this isn’t the shot that’s going to sell the house” - Darren on the studio door.
“Two aluminium chairs sitting there that don’t work” - Shaynna.
“Even the planting itself looks like it’s been pushed in…” Dave.
“Buyers will walk in here and really mark it harshly and it will turn them off” - Marty.
“Unfortunately in my mind, they didn't even need to concrete that” - Shaynna.
“Everything that I’m looking at is hard and angular and structured… there really isn’t a lot of softness or tactility in here” - Darren.
“I had high hopes for this space too”- Darren on the BBQ space.
“I feel like I’m standing in a shed… I don’t want to sit here and eat… This for me is a disaster” - Marty on the BBQ space.
Week 10 - Upstairs bathroom and redo room
While completing their last bathroom, the girls decided to redo their studio from back in week two. After receiving some very harsh feedback on the studio, they were determined to make some improvements, and boy did they ever!
The judges were massive fans of both of their rooms this week, earning them the win.
“Awesome” - Darren.
“I feel such a sense of relief right now” - Shaynna.
“Everything they’ve fixed in here, is fixed. They’ve done a great job, it’s as simple as spinning this sofa, turn some things around.. So that when they do their marketing shots they get that poolside dream cabana look” - Darren.
“How good is that floor” - Shaynna on the tiles in the bathroom.
“Sophisticated kids for sure, this will grow with them. I like it” - Shaynna.
“We have green, terracotta, dusty mint, brass… they got it” - Darren.
“It’s this beautiful connection to the exterior, and it feels really welcoming and joyful” - Shaynna.
“I’m not loving this bathroom” - Neale.
“The things that they’ve put in here to make it feel childlike I dont think are working” - Neale.
“I think it’s really sweet that we have this sort of mint green here in the styling that ties in with the mint green here in the basins” - Darren.
“All I want to do is pull out the styling items and say ‘Eliza, Liberty, please, forget it’”- Neale.
“Everything that’s installed… is fabulous” - Darren.
Week 9 - Kids bedrooms
After tying for first, the girls wanted to back it up again. This week their view was ‘end-game’ and they really wanted their two rooms to be adaptable and to be able to accommodate change depending on the buyers' needs.
The girls also pulled at the judges’ heartstrings with a beautiful piece of artwork from a young leukemia sufferer named Novalie who they met during the week.
“It’s just insanely nice” - Shaynna.
“A room with heart” - Shaynna.
“They’ve really created something that feels elevated and sophisticated” - Darren.
“How sweet is that” - Shaynna on the wallpaper in their second room.
“You know what else I’m seeing in here again, cost-saving… I just think it’s really clever” - Darren.
“This really feels like an anchored, cosy, kids' bedroom” - Marty.
“It’s going to be very hard to go past house five on auction day” - Darren.
Week 8 - Master Ensuite
It was a second winning week in a row for Eliza and Liberty. While encountering some drama with fellow contestants Kristy and Brett, these two have hit their stride on The Block and gelled really well with their new builders, earning themselves another $10,000.
“This is pretty spectacular, I love the palette, I love the tiles” - Marty.
“This is beautifully done, this is a really really beautiful bathroom” - Darren.
“I love the fact that we have a tile grate at the end… there’s a lot to love like the basins, the vanity, the amount of storage” - Shaynna.
“This is a really lovely, beautiful, balanced and harmonious materials palette, and again it’s a layout that you can’t fault” - Darren.
“This bathroom warms your soul, it’s that good” - Marty.
Week 7 - Kitchen and Laundry
Eliza and Liberty had an ‘empowering’ week and after some hard truths from Scott Cam himself, the girls decided to change their team up and introduce some new builders.
Their bold and brave choices this week definitely paid off in the judges’ eyes. The overall flow of their rooms and aesthetic choices were a massive hit.
“Look at that orange oven!” - Neale.
“This is the correct way to do an island bench” - Darren.
“This is incredible… We’ve got a bar, double fridge, storage for days” - Shaynna.
“You’ve got everything you need and pretty much where you want it” - Neale.
“They’ve taken butler’s pantry in here really back to what butler’s pantries were originally, a pit stop to put things out of sight” - Neale.
Week 6 - Master bedroom and walk-in robe
Eliza and Liberty described this week as ‘confronting’ and the orientation of their master bedroom threw them off. But the ladies’ floor plan proved to be a winner for the judges. They did note however, they were hoping the girls would experiment a bit more with their colour palette.
“That artwork, that’s hot” - Shaynna.
“They do need to think outside of the palette of entural, white, rust and blue because that’s literally in every single room we’ve seen thus far” - Darren.
“Buyers will look at this floor plan and I don’t think they’re going to be able to fault it… They may not win a room but it doesn’t mean that they cannot win The Block” - Marty.
Week 5: Living and Dining
The week was ‘shattering’ for Liberty and Eliza, and ‘overwhelm’ seemed to be a common theme for them. With emotions running so high for the week and the girls were not expecting a whole lot of love from the judges, but to their surprise the rooms were a big hit for the three of them.
“A perfect, elegant, contemporary dining space” - Neale.
“This is a perfect, but timeless dining space” - Neale.”
“It is so connected to the lounge room… I’m actually blown away” - Shaynna.
“This space is probably one of the most sophisticated spaces they’ve done thus far” - Darren.
“This is the most generous floorplan we’ve seen today” - Darren.
The Block's Eliza and Liberty were taking on the largest downstairs bathroom for the week and the only one with a bath. However, it was the moss wall that was the biggest talking point. While the judges felt the bathroom itself was near perfect, Marty went so far as to label the moss wall a 'sheer disaster.'
Week 4: Downstairs Bathroom
"What is that... I am not grabbing that whatsoever"- Shaynna.
"I just don't understand it, I can't get my head around it" - Marty.
"It's not just the moss, I'm actually feeling quite a lot of things wrong with the functionality of this space" - Shaynna.
"It's growing on me... acoustically it has benefits, it filters the air" - Darren.
Week 3: Work From Home
"It is an improvement from what we saw last week" - Darren.
"I feel like they've listened to the feedback and walking in here it does have a really nice feel" - Marty.
"You have to think about the story you are trying to tell, not just with the room but with each area within the room" - Shaynna.
Week 2: Guest Bedroom
"Pool appropriate flooring, pool adjacent space, it's a living space but also you can sleep in, with office space so you can run a business or work from home..." - Darren.
"The finesse and the styling it seems very juvenile" - Marty on their wallpaper choice.
"Are they throwing the kitchen sink in here?" - Shaynna.
"I think the styling is so bad that had it had been empty I would have been happier" - Marty.
Week 1: Guest Bathroom
"Love that [the tiles], that wall tile just lets the floor tile sing and I think it's a really super good choice" - Darren.
"The feeling in here is divine and it's got to do with the beautiful colour palette, the very soft contemporary feel this is, which is think is gorgeous" - Shaynna.
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