Photo by Beneath_B1ue_Skies
Just in case you were wondering … and don’t forget to check out the time-lapse pictures from the construction site and Super Fan’s reaction to our location announcement!
Architectural style: Modern, western-style ranch home
Neighborhood: River Meadows Ranch, near Park City, UT, and a 35-minute drive from Salt Lake City
Lot size: 2 1/2 acres
Square footage: Almost 4,000
Rooms: 4 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths
Closest mountain: Mount Timpanogos
Closest river: Provo River, one of the top 10 trout streams in the United States, cuts through the back yard of this year’s home
At last, we announce the location of our 2012 home. This year, a river will run through the back yard (no joke). If you’d like to learn more about the neighborhood, please visit rivermeadowsranch.com. Jack, take it away …
I forgot to ask you something. Do you think Jett Rink was much of an angler? Where we are going there will be plenty of opportunities to go fly fishing. Does that narrow the scope of your search?
You’re probably peeved that clues have not been more forthcoming. I blame Memorial Day.
I’ve been thinking alot lately about the movie Giant (I admit that something house planner Jack Thomasson said about HGTV Dream Home 2012 planted the seed in my mind). Don’t you just love how that film captures Texas’ vast expanses of land, life on the range and that amazing homestead — a dream home that could as easily accomodate a cozy gathering of family members as it could a grand crowd.
Next year’s HGTV Dream Home 2012 will not be located in Texas, but it will be situated in a state and built in a style that James Dean’s character Jett Rink would find particularly appealing.
Could you take a break from the HGTV Dream Home location hunt and do me a big favor? Pop on over to the HGTV Urban Oasis blog, and post a question for Vern Yip, who is presently in the process of designing this year’s luxury apartment, located in Chicago. What would you like to know about the apartment or Vern’s design plans? It’s your chance to play reporter!
Is everyone feeling pretty strongly that HGTV Dream Home 2012 is west of somewhere? I would have to agree with you.
I think today’s photo clue might steer you in the right direction.
Okay. I admit it. The Scrabble board clues were a bit of wild goose chase. But still, I am awed by your commitment to this cause.
Today I thought I’d make things a bit more straightforward. This poll may lead you in the right direction.
Another Scrabble board clue comes your way today. I’ve read through your comments on Clue One and I am shocked that one person has hit the nail right on the head. What a smart bunch you are!
Take a look at each word. There may be one or two that lead you closer to the state and the location. Post your comments – don’t be afraid to go out on a limb.
Are you ready? Got your thinking caps on? We are proud to launch the clue phase of our 2012 location announcement. I’ve been teasing you a bit in the past week or two, but now we are officially off and running.
To kick off our collection of clues, we present a Scrabble board covered with letter tiles. This game was in play back in October at HGTV Dream Home 2011. Take a close look at the words and see if anything immediately strikes you. Or doesn’t.
Photo by cwwycoff1
With regard to the 2012 location, let’s chat for a spell about the landscape. An examination of past locations and their settings may help you guesstimate next year’s location. The 2009 home was in Sonoma – wine country, neighborhood, suburban, cozy. The 2010 manse was smack-dab in the middle of the desert – remote, arid, great sunsets, endless mountain views. That adorable mountain lodge in Stowe was New England at its finest – cozy ski town, close-knit community, quaint downtown. So what might the 2012 location look like? Beachy? Urban? Dropped in the middle of farm country? Let me know what you’re thinking today.