Foxtel has announced the three guest judges who will join experts Nick Tobias, Gillian Khaw and Tim Leveson to decide who wins Lifestyle’s new hit property show I Own Australia’s Best Home.
Selling Houses Australia’s Andrew Winter, fashion icon and homewares’ designer Collette Dinnigan and one of the country’s most stylish men and editor of Vogue Living, Neale Whitaker will lend their expertise to choose which of the homes already publicly voted into the final, will be the ultimate winner.
The guest judges and the experts will be joined by the nine finalists and their families in a live final where one of them will win $30,000 for a charity of their choice and the title of Australia’s Best Home.
“The viewers have voted for their favourite homes and choosing which one wins will be a very difficult job,” says Andrew Winter. “If this was Who Has the Biggest House, or Who Has the Most Expensive Kitchen then that would be so much easier. I have played along each week and have loved this show. I’m now pleased and excited I’ll be able to discuss the homes with fellow guest judges - although I know my opinions will be right of course!”
“I'm very excited to be judging the final of I Own Australia's Best Home” says fellow judge Neale Whitaker. “To me a home tells a very different story to a house. It's about the life that is lived there and the way the building supports that lifestyle. I'll be looking for all the details that make the winning home truly special.”
“Creating a home is a very intimate process reflecting each of our personal journeys. What we surround ourselves with speaks about our memories, our hopes and our dreams. In my case, I have collected a lot of objects, furniture and pieces of art during my travels” comments Collette Dinnigan about her own home. “They are often quite eclectic pieces, some old, some new, but I try to present them with cohesion so that there is a sense of a story. That to me makes a home.”
The Final of I Own Australia’s Best Home will air on Lifestyle on Wednesday, November 30 at 8:30pm.