The Block EXCLUSIVE: Before and after photos reveal the incredible transformation of the expired Oslo hotel in Melbourne in the 2019 season
Filming for The Block & # 39; s 2019 season at the filthy Oslo Hotel in Melbourne & # 39; s St Kilda started just three months ago.
But extraordinary new photos show that the renovators have already transformed the terraces from 1850 to their former glory.
The 56-room hostel, purchased last year by Channel Nine for $ 11 million, looks completely different after being redeveloped into five hospitable homes.
How you changed! Filming for hit renovation show The Block & # 39; s 2019 season started barely three months ago at the Oslo Hotel in Melbourne, but the cast has already transformed the site
The graffiti-covered establishment was reportedly plagued with asbestos issues before construction began, with hazard signs stuck in front of the building.
But within a few months the exterior had been given a new coat of paint and the window fittings were completely restored.
Perhaps the most striking of all are the new railings and railings, which reflect the original design from the 1800s.
The new development is just one street away from The Gatwick Hotel, which appeared on The Block season 14 last year.
Oslo's largest project to date is Oslo, which is twice as large as The Gatwick.
Former glory: perhaps the most striking feature of the site's renewal were the balconies & renewed railings and railings – which reflect the original design from the 19th century
Ornate: The property on Gray Street was built in 1859, and originally housed five stately Victorian houses
The Block producers approached the building's owners last year with an off-the-market deal for the building.
Like its predecessor, the Oslo Hotel was previously used as budget accommodation, with some guests paying just $ 18 a night.
The building on Gray Street was built in 1859 and originally housed five stately Victorian houses.
Time to renew! Like its predecessor, the Oslo Hotel was previously used as budget accommodation, with some guests paying just $ 18 per night (pictured living room)
Decayed: the filthy facility was reportedly plagued with asbestos problems before construction began
Hot property: the reformed site is just one street away from the site of The Gatwick Hotel, which was listed in season 14 last year
Channel Nine undoubtedly hopes for a great season this year, after bosses spent around $ 25 million on The Gatwick in 2018.
In the 2017 season of The Block, five teams transformed five surfboard homes in the suburb of Elsternwick in Melbourne.
Model Elyse Knowles and her carpenter friend Josh Barker won the show and earned a profit of $ 547,000.
The block will be broadcast on Channel Nine later in 2019
Let the game begin! Producers of The Block undoubtedly hope for a great season in 2019, with the show's bosses spending 25 million dollars on The Gatwick Hotel in St Kilda for the show in 2018. Pictured: Host Scott Cam
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