Port Melbourne apartment in The Block soap factory building for sale

7/164 Ingles Street, Port Melbourne, is up for grabs in the same building featured on The Block in 2016.


A Port Melbourne apartment in a former soap factory made famous by The Block is on the market.

The 7/164 Ingles Street property was left untouched as a shell after contestants on the 2016 season completed renovations on six other pads in the Art Deco building.

Builders from Liefting Merlo Homes bought the tri-level space from the show’s producers in 2017, and spent about six months transforming it into a stylish modern pad.

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The sleek modern apartment lives up to the building’s Block reputation.


Exposed brickwork adds an extra cool factor.


CoreLogic records show they initially listed their creation in November 2018, but the property was removed from the market about six months later with no sale.

It’s now back up for grabs via private sale, with a $1.8-$1.98m price guide.

Bekdon Richards Hawthorn director Paul Richards noted the apartment was created without a time limit, unlike those done in just 11 weeks on The Block.



“It’s been done to the highest quality,” Mr Richards said.

“The kitchen is incredible, it’s got all the mod-con appliances. There’s a touch-button Miele oven and a wine fridge.”

Polished concrete floors, exposed brickwork and timber flooring add to the home’s warm but industrial appeal.

“They’ve kept a lot of old brickwork throughout and really used the actual home rather than just plastering over it,” Mr Richards added.


The property has three bathrooms on offer.


A light and bright bedroom.


The lucky buyers will also get to use the impressive rooftop terrace created by The Block contestants, which the agent said was “one of the best” he’d ever come across.

“Every room has a view of the North Port Oval, and you’re right in the hub of the action in the CBD,” Me Richards said.

Queensland contestants William Bethune and Karlie Cicero took out The Block’s 2016 season, selling their creation in the Port Melbourne complex for $2.6m.


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