As winners of last week’s house challenges Brad and Lara were in the enviable position of being able to pick - and lock - their house. But did they make the right decision? Many are wondering whether, based on last year’s auction results, the smaller terraces, with smaller reserves, would have meant they had a better chance of taking out the prize money.
Brad disagrees: "I think the other contestants thought more about strategy and winning the series than we did [when it came to picking the houses]," he explains. "When we came here we didn’t think, 'Let's get the smallest house, because we can have the smallest reserve and we might be able to win it.' We genuinely picked this house because it’s bigger and all the renovations we have done in the past have been on houses that have had plenty of room."
And they're hoping the grand scale will entice buyers to pay top dollar.
"No one ever walks into a house and goes, ‘Oh wow! Standard-height ceilings!" Brad laughs. "We like big plans. And I think most people, when you talk to them, like bigger areas too."
Here's hoping their strategy pays off.