Meet the man who bought The Block!

 He’s the man with nerves of steel who took The Block 2020, 2021 and now 2022 by storm, but there’s more to Danny Wallis than just real estate.

Danny Wallis is the unconventional real estate wizard who has made The Block his hunting ground.


The Block 2022:

Danny is back again in 2022. Purchasing not one but three houses and taking the auction day by storm. Danny said "I probably spent too much at the first auction, but was suprised to pick up two more homes at what I feel was a bargain price, so I guess it all evened out in the end for me at least."


Danny at the block 2022 auction with Omar and Oz


Danny Wallis The Block 2022

For all of the Block Auction Highlights 2022 click here


The Block 2021:

Tanya and Vito’s home was snapped up by Melbourne philanthropist Danny Wallis, adding to his Block property portfolio, purchasing three houses on auction day, including Mitch and Mark’s, Tanya and Vito’s, and Kirsty and Jesse’s, for a cool $12.2 million.

Danny said he planned to donate Tanya and Vito’s home to My Room Children’s Cancer Charity: “There’s always demand for accommodation for families with kids with cancer. I bought Daniel and Jade’s Block house last year and it’s always in use. Now I’ve bought another one for My Room to help support these kids.

My Room CEO Margaret Zita said: “Danny’s gift to My Room means we can continue to support families during their darkest days. When I got the call, it was so emotional and humbling, as we have seen the impact that the Brighton Block home has given to families. When you have a child with cancer, every moment counts and that is exactly what Danny Wallis’s generous gift to My Room is creating.”

The Block 2021

The Block 2021Great to see you back Danny in 2021! Thank you for your generosity.

The Block 2020:

The IT entrepreneur was already a legend in The Block world after he bought Mike and Andrew’s house in The Block season 5 (in 2012) for the unusual sum of $1,400,001.01, then followed that up again in 2019 with the purchase of Mitch and Mark’s house in The Block season 15 for $3,374,000.

But for season 16, The Block Brighton, Wallis arrived on a mission, bidding hard and fast throughout the day to buy not just one, not even two, but three of the homes.

In his trademark unorthodox style, he jumped over other buyers with huge leaps in the bids, made offers that included single dollars and in some cases even a few cents, leaving his competitors wondering what was happening.

And it was a strategy that clearly worked, with the auctioneer’s hammer falling three times in his favour as he snapped up house one (built by Victorian team Harry and Tash), house two (from NSW team Sarah and George and house three (by South Australians Daniel and Jade).

“What an amazing day it was and a real thrill to buy the three houses,” Wallis said.

“I was so impressed with the builds this year, the location in Brighton, and the potential as an investor for the properties in the future.”

Danny Wallis with Scott Cam

But it wasn’t just about buying up properties as investments, there’s a charitable side to the purchases, Wallis has revealed.

House three, built by South Australians Daniel and Jade, will be made available to his favourite charity, with the families of children in hospital using the property. 

"The My Room Children’s Cancer Charity do so many wonderful things for sick children and their families, and they will benefit so much from having access to Daniel and Jade’s amazing home.

Daniel and Jade's home donated to charity

“It is made extra special for me because I know Daniel and Jade have been through so much with their daughter Isla over the years, in and out of hospital, and they will understand just how important the house will be for My Room and all the incredible work they do for sick children and their families.” 

 What an incredible story! Thank you, Danny.

2021 Block auction results and photo highlights HERE

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