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Wouldn’t it be nice to spend the summer in a gorgeous Lake Tahoe retreat? Enter the HGTV Dream Home 2014 Sweepstakes, and it could happen!

This mountain-style getaway is up for grabs along with a 2015 GMC Yukon Denali AND $250,000 in cash, but you’ll have to take a break from planning your perfect Valentine’s Day dinner and enter before 5pm/4c February 14th. Boost your odds by entering twice each day online — once on HGTV.com and once on FrontDoor.com — and you could be enjoying the fresh mountain air in no time.

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Have you explored HGTV Dream Home 2013 yet? It’s stunning. (And let me remind you that you only have three days left to enter to win, so hurry up!) Take your own private tour of this year’s home on your iPad with the official HGTV Dream Home app. The most recent updates include photos and videos from the 2012 and 2013 Dream Homes.

HGTV Dream Home App

HGTV Dream Home App

HGTV Dream Home App

You can see each home through photos, video tours, 360-degree tours, interactive floor plans and time-lapse build photos. If you can’t be at Kiawah Island, this is definitely an amazing alternative.

Get the HGTV Dream Home iPad app free in the iTunes store today.

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Raise a toast to the New Year by entering for a chance to win HGTV Dream Home 2013, a gorgeous, low-country Zen farmhouse with a modern twist in Kiawah, S.C. The nature-lover’s escape is just minutes away from historic Charleston.

Watch the special tonight at 7 p.m. EST with host Monica Pedersen and try making the HGTV Dream Home 2013 signature cocktail, The New South.

HGTV Dream Home 2013 Signature Cocktail

Photography by Jeremy Higgs, Charleston S.C.

It’s a sophisticated southern drink made with North Carolina-based Troy & Son’s Oak Reserve Whiskey, created by Charleston mixologist John Aquino who shared this how-to video:

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Have you seen HGTV Dream Home 2013?

HGTV Dream Home 2013
You’re invited to the HGTV Dream Home Pinning Party for an insider’s look tomorrow, 7-9 p.m. EST on our Pinterest board: click here.  Take a grand tour and chat with members of the HGTV Dream Home team in the comment fields of our pins. Meet the architects, carpenter and HGTV show producer for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the home that could be yours! You can also talk to Monica Pedersen, host of the HGTV Dream Home 2013 special, which airs on New Year’s Day at 7 p.m. EST. Enter daily for a chance to win starting Dec. 28 at 9 a.m. EST.
HGTV Dream Home 2013 Pinterest Pinning Party

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At the virtual Pinterest party, we’ll be serving (ie: pinning) the HGTV Dream Home 2013 Signature Cocktail: The New South. Troy Ball of Troy & Sons, a North Carolina-based distillery specializing in finely made whiskeys and heirloom moonshine, commissioned John Aquino to create the cocktail. He is the mixologist at Wild Olive on Johns Island S.C. near Kiawah Island, the location of this year’s HGTV Dream Home.

Plan to mix a New South of your own tomorrow night and join us for this interactive event!

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Have you seen HGTV Dream Home 2013?

HGTV Dream Home 2013
You’re invited to the HGTV Dream Home Pinning Party for an insider’s look tomorrow, 7-9 p.m. EST on our Pinterest board: click here.  Take a grand tour and chat with members of the HGTV Dream Home team in the comment fields of our pins. Meet the architects, carpenter and HGTV show producer for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the home that could be yours! You can also talk to Monica Pedersen, host of the HGTV Dream Home 2013 special, which airs on New Year’s Day at 7 p.m. EST. Enter daily for a chance to win starting Dec. 28 at 9 a.m. EST.
HGTV Dream Home 2013 Pinterest Pinning Party

New to Pinterest? To sign up, go to www.pinterest.com and select the button “Join Pinterest” at the top of the page. You can register via Facebook, Twitter, or an e-mail address.

At the virtual Pinterest party, we’ll be serving (ie: pinning) the HGTV Dream Home 2013 Signature Cocktail: The New South. Troy Ball of Troy & Sons, a North Carolina-based distillery specializing in finely made whiskeys and heirloom moonshine, commissioned John Aquino to create the cocktail. He is the mixologist at Wild Olive on Johns Island S.C. near Kiawah Island, the location of this year’s HGTV Dream Home.

Plan to mix a New South of your own tomorrow night and join us for this interactive event!

Get the Cocktail Recipe

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HGTV is proud to present a brand new HGTV Dream Homes Past iPad app that features floor plans, time-lapse photos, slideshows, virtual tours and more. Step inside our past five HGTV Dream Homes for up-close-and-personal virtual tours like you’ve never experienced before. Visit the Dreams Happen blog for more details.

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There’s one downside to working here at HGTV.com: I can’t enter to win this year’s stunning HGTV Dream Home near Park City, Utah. Lucky for you, you can (starting December 29!). Until then, we can both ogle at the amazing mountain views…

HGTV Dream Home 2012

…the airy dining room….

HGTV Dream Home 2012 Dining Room

…the sleek, modern kitchen…

Kitchen

…the rough-hewn stone in the great room…

Dream Home Great Room

 …and all the other amazing features large and small. Then, help pick housewarming gifts for the HGTV Dream Home winner — and enter to win your own gift set.

Tour the entire house, then tell us: What’s your favorite space in the 2012 HGTV Dream Home?

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So my production company is in Park City, Utah, shooting the online videos for the 2012 HGTV Dream Home. Um? Oh. My. Gawd. For any of you who’ve yet to experience this magical state, which is easily the most gorgeous place in the world, you are missin’ out, y’all! Everywhere you look, there’s picturesque scenery packed with to-die-for colors.

Inspiring Kitchens from HGTV Dream Homes Past

And although Utah itself is incredible, the 2012 HGTV Dream Home is just as spectacular. Designer Linda Woodrum has done it again. This time, the house is right smack in the center of a rustic piece of property, which looks out over the Provo River and onto gorgeous Utah mountains. The interiors are transitional and neutral, spotlighting the blue tones from the Utah sky, which Linda used in a subtle, sophisticated manner.

Dream Home 2012: Furniture Load-In Day

And although I’m stoked to be here working on it, I can’t help but think to myself, “It really sucks that I’m disqualified from winning it.”

Utah

All y’all who are eligible to win better plan to get crackin’ when the sweepstakes starts on Dec. 29, 2011, at 9am ET. (You’ll be able to tour the house starting Dec. 1 — until then, stay up-to-date at Dream Home Central.) A life in Utah would be the closest thing to heaven on earth there is. Stay tuned!

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So, did everyone watch the HGTV Dream Home 2011 Giveaway special on Saturday? If you missed it, don’t worry. Check out the winner videos to see the ambush by designer Monica Petersen. Plus, find out who won the HGTV Dream Home 2011 Housewarming Giveaway. (I’m jealous of both winners!)

Congratulations to the new owner of the fabulous mountain lodge in Stowe, Vt. And everyone get ready for HGTV Green Home 2011 fun! (You could be the next winner!)

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Picture this: You’re sitting at home drinking your morning coffee just like always when something happens that completely alters your reality. Your heart starts racing. Your jaw’s hanging open in an unflattering manner. And your coffee is now splattered across the floor. I imagine that’s what it feels like to find out you’re the grand prize winner of the HGTV Dream Home 2011, a 2011 GMC Acadia Denali and 500,000 smackeroos. (And if it were me, there would be a lot of high-pitched screaming involved when host Monica Pedersen walked in, surrounded by television cameras.)

HGTV Dream Home 2011 Giveaway 2011 GMC Acadia Denali

If you’re like me, you’re dying to watch the drama unfold when this year’s winner gets handed the keys…to the mountain lodge and car! Tune in TONIGHT at 8 p.m. EST for the HGTV Dream Home 2011 Giveaway special, including a dreamy home tour by designer John Gidding. Plus, find out which Vermont-inspired housewarming gifts made it into the home, thanks to your votes. Some lucky voter is going to win a duplicate set, too. Maybe you? Find out who!

And if you’ve fallen in love with this house and its designs, then you can add furnishings from the Stowe, Vt. Dream Home to your home by touring your favorite rooms and shopping to your heart’s content. (Don’t worry, we won’t tell on you.)

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