Raine drops in on ‘Sandcastles’

Media release - 16th September, 2013

Property lifestyle show to feature Angus Raine

  • Angus Raine is the celebrity real estate expert on the second series of internationally-acclaimed property lifestyle program, Sandcastles
  • The program will air on Channel 7Two from Wednesday 18th September, and visit 12 of Australia’s hottest homes
  • Sandcastles is hosted by architect Peter Colquhoun and is produced by Hark Attack

Raine & Horne Executive Chairman and CEO Angus Raine will join Channel 7TWO’s aspirational property lifestyle program, Sandcastles, as its resident real estate expert.

The second series of the lifestyle program, which unveils Australia’s hottest beachfront homes, is hosted by Peter Colquhoun of Better Homes and Gardens fame, and will screen at prime time on Channel 7TWO from 18 September, 2013. Sandcastles has also been picked up for repeat airings on Foxtel’s Lifestyle channel.

“The series will feature 12 episodes and Angus will join the Sandcastles team from episode two, adding significant expertise with his keen eye for detail and understanding of what people love about these amazing homes,” says Sandcastles Executive Producer, Jon Harker, from production company Hark Attack.

Angus Raine on the set of Sandcastles with host Peter Colquhoun“Angus will also provide appraisals on many of the properties and tips for people thinking about selling – he adds another dimension to the program and the partnership with Raine & Horne is a great fit for Sandcastles.”

Host Peter Colquhoun adds, “Angus has been an instant hit as part of the team; he brings a great eye to the show, he knows what people want in a high end home and offers some fantastic tips for people thinking about selling their Sandcastle.

“His ballpark estimates are often a pleasant surprise for the owners, even though most of them have no intention of selling what really is their dream home.”

With property-related television shows among the highest rating TV programs in Australia, Mr Raine says the sponsorship of Sandcastles is a major coup for Raine & Horne, which has hundreds of offices around Australia.

“Sandcastles focuses on Australia’s best waterfront houses, and the series of 12 episodes hosted by Peter, features the very best in architectural design, sustainability and technology,” says Mr Raine.

“The program is an excellent fit for Raine & Horne, as we have a very strong network of coastal offices in many of Australia’s most prominent seaside hotspots, while the program delivers national reach for our 130-year old brand.

“Sandcastles plays a significant role in providing education to content- thirsty, aspirational viewers – a value proposition that sits well with Raine & Horne.

“Along with the on-air activity, the additional website and social media engagement opportunities have proven to significantly increase (40% plus) traffic to partners, and the chance to work with Jon, Peter and the team was too good to refuse.”

About Sandcastles series two

Sandcastles celebrates the very best in Australian beach houses and those who seek to capture the spirit of the sea.

Hosted by surfer and architect Peter Colquhoun (Better Homes and Gardens), it opens the doors to houses voted amongst the best in the world, including one that was voted the world’s best. Sandcastles introduces you to the people who created these stunning houses and those that call them home.

Episode order for Sandcastle series two

September 18               Clifton Gardens NSW

September 25               Bronte NSW

October 2                     Shearer’s Quarters, Bruny Island Tasmania

October 9                     Cliff Face House, Palm Beach NSW 

October 16                    Ocean House, Lorne Victoria 

October 23                    Tropical House, Noosa Queensland 

October 30                    Beach Breaks, Marion Bay Tasmania

November 6                  Seidler classic, Moss Vale NSW

November 13                House at Big Hill, Great Ocean Road Victoria 

November 20                TBC

November 27                Countdown to Australia's Best Sandcastle

December 4                  Australia's Best Sandcastle & People's Choice award

For the latest on Raine & Horne go to rh.com.au, or to visit the Sandcastles website, go to sandcastlestv.com


For further media information contact:

Angus Raine, CEO, Raine & Horne, 0409 920 697

Andrew Harrington, National Marketing & Communications Coordinator on 02 9258 5400