“Rock the Block” is one of HGTV’s most ambitious shows. Four teams of the network’s top design stars face off against one another. The experts attempt to add value to identical properties in the same metro area, with only four weeks to complete their projects.
Listed for $1,149,000 in early January, it was the winner of the show’s first season and was designed by popular HGTV personality Jasmine Roth. A deal for the home is in the offing after less than two weeks on the market.
Roth competed against HGTV’s Leanne Ford of “Restored by the Fords,” Mina Starsiak Hawk of “Good Bones,” and Alison Victoria of “Windy City Rehab.” Each expert was assigned an identical three-bedroom, three-bathroom house in the same Southern California development.
All the homes initially had a humdrum gray and white exterior. Roth made her residence stand out with copper-colored shutters, custom swings, and drought-resistant landscaping.
But that’s just the front exterior. What she did inside was simply remarkable.
To seal her victory, Roth added a bedroom, a half-bath, a pool, and even a little square footage—the home now measures 2,547 square feet. Beyond the specs, she also added a number of chic and unique design aspects to the home.
“Some of the winning factors are the reclaimed wood on the ceilings, from the formal entry to the great room and continued through to the outdoor patio,” says listing agent Ray Akbari of The Agency.
Roth also ensured the home felt open and airy.
“The large, large stackable glass doors she added that make the space feel much larger and make the outdoor an extension of the living area, giving the house the California indoor-outdoor living style,” adds Akbari.
The agent also swooned over the reimagined kitchen with an oversized island and gorgeous cabinetry.
We admit we’re in love with the glass-front cabinets.
“They give depth and a stylish look to the kitchen,” says Akbari.
One of the home’s four bedrooms is currently outfitted as a den. The home also has 3.5 baths, including the primary bath with a unique wet room.
Roth spent the largest chunk of her budget on a pool out back, positioning it to take full advantage of the mountain views. She also added grass, gravel, and seating areas, making the most of the outdoor space.
Beyond Roth’s design, the home has another winning attribute—it’s located in a gated neighborhood called Aliento. Community amenities include a huge pool, fully equipped gym, playground, hiking trails, and outdoor seating areas with barbecues.