The Block winners Tess and Luke Struber become MILLIONAIRES in less than a month
The Block’s Tess and Luke Struber became the show’s unlikely winners on Sunday night, walking away with a staggering $730,000 in the process.
And Daily Mail Australia can reveal the profit from their St Kilda townhouse isn’t their only windfall lately, after recently pocketing $410,000 away from the show.
On October 18, the couple sold their three bedroom renovation in Manunda, Cairns for the impressive amount, after purchasing the house for $269,000 in 2014.
Celebrations! The Block’s unexpected winners Tess and Luke Struber (pictured) have become millionaires in less than a month after pocketing a secret $410,000 weeks before the finale
In less than four weeks, the couple’s handy work across their Cairns renovation and townhouse on The Block has earned them a combined $1,140,000.
Tess and Luke spent five years transforming the Manunda property before selling it.
During their time living there, the couple removed any traces of the dated furniture and style from the previous owners, and created a sleek and modern home.
Surprise! On October 18, the couple sold their renovation in Cairns for $410,000, earning them a total of $1,140,000 in three weeks when combined with their winnings from The Block
Before: Tess and Luke purchased the home in Manunda, Cairns for $269,000 in 2014, and spent five years renovating it. Picture: The house in 2014 after they bought it
After: During their time living there, the couple created a sleek and modern home. Pictured: The house in 2019
Throughout the open plan kitchen and lounge, Tess and Luke replaced the former linoleum and pine floorboards for a darker oak throughout.
They installed a state of the art kitchen, opting for a minimalist white colour palette that looked fresh alongside stainless steel appliances.
A huge island with two breakfast stools and sleek worktop replaced what was once an old dining table in the centre of the kitchen.
Before selling, the cosy lounge featured a large flat-screen TV, huge sofa and plenty of potted plants, which are fitting with the tropical surroundings.
Before: Throughout the open plan kitchen and lounge, Tess and Luke replaced the former linoleum and pine floorboards for a darker oak throughout. Pictured: The lounge in 2014
After: Before selling, the cosy lounge featured a large flat-screen TV, huge sofa and plenty of potted plants, which are fitting with the tropical surroundings. Pictured: The lounge in 2019
On Sunday night’s episode of The Block, Tess and Luke pocketed a whopping profit of $630,000, on top of the $100,000 cash prize.
It comes after the couple admitted they struggled with the pressures of the show, and were concerned it would ruin their marriage.
‘Speechless. We cannot believe we have just won the biggest Block ever!’ Tess said after being announced the winners by host Scott Cam.
‘$730,000 is more money than we could ever imagine having in the bank!’ she added.
The couple, who had their reserve set at $2,990,000, received a bid of $3,620,000, resulting in a profit of $630,000.
Sold: Tess and Luke are laughing all the way to the bank after their two impressive renovations
Shocked: On Sunday night’s episode of The Block, Tess and Luke pocketed a whopping profit of $630,000, on top of the $100,000 cash prize