WARNING: STOP READING IF YOU DO NOT WANT SPOILERS FOR SEASON 3 of “ROCK THE BLOCK.”
Four teams of HGTV experts have battled it out over six weeks with a budget of $225,000. Each team renovated one of four identical houses in Charleston, South Carolina appraised at $500,000. For their final challenge, they had to make over a third-floor bonus room and the remaining bedroom.
Returning to judge were season 2 winners Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt and season 1 host Drew Scott. The “Property Brothers” star revealed that the four homes only had a $25,000 difference in appraisal value.
In the end, “Married to Real Estate” stars Egypt Sherrod and Mike Jackson increased their home’s value to an appraised $931,000 to win the top spot. After the fireworks died down, the couple replaced the street sign with “Mike & Egypt St.”
Jackson called the experience “surreal,” while Sherrod explained, “We were confident. We tried to do the smart things that we knew to do but at the same time we were scared.”
The real estate expert added, “We were all here until the wee hours of the morning. We all gave it our best. We saw it in their houses as well. We are blessed to have won but we share this with everybody.”
Sherrod & Jackson Beat Out 3 Other HGTV Teams
Going into the finale, Dave and Jenny won two challenges – the kitchen and finished room over the garage. Sherrod and Jackson also had two victories, taking the top spots for the living room and backyard challenges. Davis and Lamb won the main bedroom challenge.
“We’re losers. We are losers tonight. We are losers with an amazing house,” Dave quipped after their season loss. Jenny interjected, “Somebody is going to live here and absolutely love it and that is the most important thing.”
Despite not winning a challenge this season, Bynum was happy with their feedback. “Really great to hear from the judges that they liked the house, the artistic quality of it was noted and that is really lovely,” he explained. “We came here to do that and they picked up on that, so that was awesome.”
The twins exclaimed, “The fact that these houses appraised for over $900,000 [motioning that their minds were blown]. Winners. Crazy. Every single house won. This block will never be the same. We left our mark. We did.”
Season 3 Featured a Lineup of HGTV Judges
The “100 Day Dream Home” hosts and Scott are the latest in a star-studded lineup of judges, featuring past competitors and other HGTV hosts.
New Kids on the Block singer and “Farmhouse Fixer” star Jonathan Knight kicked off the season with his brother Jordan to judge the kitchens.
Following in their footsteps, season 1 winner and “Help! I Wrecked My House” star Jasmine Roth judged living rooms and foyers. Main bedroom suites were evaluated by “Windy City Rehab” star Alison Victoria and “Fix My Flip” star Page Turner. Last season’s competitors, Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent of the upcoming “Home Town Kickstart,” judged the rooms over the garage and bonus spaces. The mother-daughter duo and “Good Bones” stars Mina Starsiak Hawk and Karen E Laine determined the best exteriors.