The Block’s guru puts Byron Bay block on market
BUSY interior designer Shelley Craft, who is down in St Kilda filming the upcoming season of The Block, has listed the Byron Bay block she bought just over 12 months ago.
Craft and her husband, Byron Bay real estate agent Christian Sergiacomi, are selling the parcel near Belongil Beach with approved plans.
The house design was created by architect Paul Uhlmann, who recently helped complete their home nearby.
The couple, who live with their two daughters, envisaged it as a Belongil Beach holiday rental.
Nearby construction on their home nearer town has been completed.
Its most recent addition was a pool, filled over the Christmas break.
They spent $3 million on a 1010sqm land parcel near the centre of town in 2016.
Its purchase came after they sold their hinterland home at McLeods Shoot for $2.55 million to the former Bronte-based entrepreneur Justin Butterworth, who pioneered online holiday home rental websites in Australia.
The couple made some efforts to begin the Belongil project, enlisting their builder, Ben Jolliffe at J builds Byron Bay, to draft the plans, with an estimated construction cost of $800,000.
Those plans now come with the sale, which is being handled by Sergiacomi’s colleague Jeremy Bennett at Byron Bay Property Sales.
Sergiacomi told me he and Shelley were prepared to go ahead with the build if the right offer did not come in.
“We have our DA and are looking to explore the market with the block,” the former film crew member on The Block said.
“There is some good energy currently in Belongil and we believe our block is one of the best positioned there.”
The parcel is located opposite Melbourne celebrity chef Shannon Bennett’s Byron holiday home.
Harvey Norman heir Glen Norman is also rebuilding a house on a beachfront block that previously belonged to Paul Hogan’s former sidekick John “Strop” Cornell.
Shelley Craft is selling her Byron Bay block with plans.