Can you tell us about the windows? Many questions have come up about whether or not there are screens. I could not readily find a link to the window manufacturer to “read all about it”.
What is the orientation of the patio, does it face east, west or ne, nw, se, sw?
All three patios face the Florida Bay, which is north of the Keys. I didn’t take a compass when we were in Islamorada for the online photo shoot, but I think the house faces northwest. Here’s a photo taken from the master bedroom balcony just after sunset.
Why don’t you have a drawing, let the winner choose the design (floor plans, etc.), and then build the house?
While we haven’t gone that route with the HGTV Dream Home, there is a sweepstakes from our sister site DIY Network where they’re giving away a house and you can vote on how the grand prize is built. Go to the DIY Blog Cabin site now and you can vote on features in the custom log cabin they’re building on beautiful Watts Bar Lake here in east Tennessee. And starting Aug. 1, you’ll be able to enter for a chance to win the home!
Also, please note that I’m just a website editor. I’m not a tax attorney or insurance broker. I cannot offer any advice or speculation whatsoever on taxes, how much insurance might cost, or if there will be homeowner’s association fees involved. I’m not ignoring your questions, it’s just that I cannot provide answers.
Thanks and check back next week for more, including information on how the home was built to meet building regulations in the Florida Keys.
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