Keith Bynum And Evan Thomas He brought an unparalleled amount of creativity to the third season of “Rock the Block.” The renovation competition pits teams of HGTV stars against each other to remodel a single family home and infuse their design style into the property, all while adding the most resale value. Bynum and Thomas, life partners and co-hosts of their own show, “Bargain Block,” pulled stops to build one of the most artistic homes we’ve ever seen.
What is the price of owning this unique property? Cool 1.25 million. We recently learned that the five-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home designed by Bynum and Thomas is for sale, so buyers looking for a one-of-a-kind pillow should start out.
This home is “a work of art, and the most special this season,” says the agent, Jason Harper With HQ Real Estate.
More than 200 people showed up to tour the house, and Harper is still showing dates.
Bynum and Thomas’ creative designs have earned the respect of the judges and fellow competitors, but the team has never won the weekly design challenge. In a show where the name of the game adds resale value, many judges thought the home was overly customized and would only attract a certain type of buyer.
So the question remains: Will the team’s custom designs help or hinder the sale of this home?
“This aesthetic feels very southwestern to me, and is something that fits perfectly in Arizona, New Mexico, or California, rather than South Carolina,” Khari Washingtona real estate agent with 1st United Realty in Riverside, California.
She adds that unusual design elements such as the massive chandeliers are “very subtle and need to be lightened.”
But there are many charming details too, like the wood storage areas, dark kitchen cabinets, and exposed wooden beams.
“High-end interior doors and mirrors are also attractive and may help the home sell,” Washington says.
“The funky look is more than just fun – it’s trendy,” he says. Cedric Stewart, a real estate agent with Keeler Williams in Washington, DC. “From what I’ve heard lately from homebuyers is that times and tastes have changed, and old granite counters and stainless steel appliances won’t excite everyone anymore.”
He says introducing a few unique design elements can differentiate the home — and even increase the bottom line.
One of the home’s most memorable features is the sculptural piece of art in the master bedroom. Faced with a design challenge to incorporate a coastal-themed material into the bedroom suite, Bynum and Thomas chose boat sails. Bynum used 6-inch strips of sails and a staple gun to achieve his vision Van Gogh“Starry Night” – “But in the cloth.”
The master bathroom is a symphony of luxury with a free-standing bathtub, double water tanks, two vanity basins, and an open-circuit shower with two shower heads. The shower is a viewing platform that literally led to the floor of the other competitors when they saw it.
Upstairs on the second floor has a gorgeous wall, plus three more bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The third floor has a sauna and an additional space that can be a massage room, a yoga studio or a home office.
Rooms are enveloped in earthy tones and soft hues, including a children’s nursery with a hand-painted mountain mural.
Above the garage, there’s more room to spread out in the 365-square-foot guest unit that includes a bedroom, full bathroom, and kitchenette.
The backyard is fun to entertain thanks to the outdoor kitchen, spacious porch, pergola covered patio, and fire pit with benches. The garden has two raised beds for plants.
“What this team has done is impressive and I hope it will be recognized in my Carolinas,” Stewart says.
Such a house – with Bynum and Evans’ signature design – in his neck of the woods, he adds, would get dozens of offers. “It’s hard to find this flavor in the metropolitan area right now.”