Good morning, bloggers!
First, let me thank you for all the great questions. I will be answering some of them in upcoming videos, so please be patient if you don’t see your question answered here. I particularly love Marie Miller’s queries, especially the one about staying at the HGTV Dream Home 2009 while we shoot the videos. (Love that idea, Marie!) Unfortunately, no one – not even house planner Jack Thomasson or interior designer Linda Woodrum – gets to even sit on the furniture before the winner does. As for Sonoma dining recommendations? My list of favorites is way too long to share here. But if you do happen to visit Sonoma, please promise me you’ll try Della Santina’s Trattoria in Sonoma Square.
I’ve come across many posts about the planning of HGTV Dream Home 2009: “Does the city put limitations on the builder?” “Who has the final say on the exterior wall and trim colors?”
Both Jack and builder Steve Ledson confirmed for me that the city approves the plans and the incredible HGTV Dream Home design team decides the rest. Rita, a New Yorker, asked about privacy and fencing. The HGTV Dream Home 2009 is situated in a cozy, safe community. Most yards are bordered only by beautiful landscaping and natural privacy fences.
One last teaser for today: Guess which room I was in when I snapped this photo?
Your Super Fan,