Building a first home on a dream site was a rush decision that paid off

Brooke Thompson and Mitch Davies were still on a high from winning the fourth series of The Block NZ when they found a dream site on which to build their first home

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Why thinking fast paid off

Brooke Thompson and Mitch Davies were quick to act on their long-held goal of buying land in Queenstown with the winnings from the reality TV show The Block NZ.

“About 10 days after winning The Block, my father was in Queenstown and we were driving around looking at property,” says Brooke. “We found a piece of land at Jack’s Point on the edge of Lake Wakatipu. Mitch, who’d been working in Auckland, flew to meet us two days later.”

The duo knew that if they wanted to get into the Queenstown property market, they had to act fast. “In Queenstown there is a high property demand with little supply,” Brooke explains. Building began in January this year and they moved in less than four months later. “It was a rushed decision but it absolutely paid off. We’re in a sought-after location and have totally fallen in love with the house. The timing was perfect – it all fell into place.”

A closer look at their Queenstown house

Words by: Catherine Steel. Photography by: Todd Eyre.

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