Say you don’t win the HGTV Dream Home 2009. I know, it’s a long shot, but let’s just say your name isn’t pulled out of the proverbial hat in early March. What question would you want most to ask the winner? Don’t answer too quickly. Put on your reporter’s cap and think about it for a bit. We’re looking for your most creative queries (but nothing too outlandish) that we can ask the winner immediately after he or she is given the good news. We’ll turn the interview into a video that will be posted on this very blog. Give it some thought and post your best questions below.
Oh, and by the way … you only have a few more hours to enter. Please encourage your friends, neighbors, relatives, acquaintances and co-workers to enter too!
Good morning, bloggers!
Just to clarify, there is a powder room on the first floor of the HGTV Dream Home 2009 (and below is a picture taken from the 90-second tour video to prove it).
MicheleC, the pendant lights in the study are called Starry Night Dark Amber Tech Lighting Mini Pendants. I think they look great too.
Eric, you were seeking some more detailed information about the construction of the flower beds. Steve Ledson’s son built the beds from lumber. They were painted with Sherwin-Williams® paint to match the house and lined on the inside with a thick layer of Visqueen. Visit the Garden photo gallery for more information.
Got a product question? Check out the photo galleries - you may find the answer there. The HGTV Dream Home 2009 galleries feature detailed descriptions of each room and fabulous photos you won’t find elsewhere on the site.
The fun continues …
Your Super Fan,
Our Super Fan is at it again. She managed to sneak behind the scenes and get the scoop on taping of the HGTV Dream Home 2009 special. Once you watch her video, take some time to watch the special and enjoy Bobby Flay’s amazing Sonoma-inspired recipes — I gotta try that chopped apple salad!
And much love to folks from New Jersey, too. We’re planning a big HGTV Dream Home event at Grand Central Terminal in New York City on Wednesday, January 14, and Thursday, January 15 ‑ and you’re invited! Take some time out of your busy workday to stop by and visit the Sonoma-inspired exhibits and meet with our HGTV Dream Home creative crew, including designers John Gidding, Kim Myles and Linda Woodrum; show host Monica Pedersen; and house planner Jack Thomasson.
Learn more about this exciting event right here.
Good morning, bloggers!
I have been a busy bee this week tracking down answers to some of your questions. Most importantly, you can enter via mail and online and, yes, you and other members of your family can enter!
Here we go with other questions:
*The porch light is called Guild Hall Two-Light Exterior Pendant and was purchased on a shopping trip to nearby Santa Rosa.
*The chrome diamond-plate automotive tape used by Kim Myles in the kids’ room came from Pep Boys and is offered in a few different sizes.
*And to answer the heating system questions, we have two HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) units at the HGTV Dream Home 2009. Both are considered high-efficiency units and are manufactured by Lennox. The A/C is electric, the heating is natural gas.
I am also very excited to announce formally (you bloggers are always ahead of me) that there will be a tour offered of the HGTV Dream Home 2009. See details here. See you there.
Your Super Fan
The blog has been buzzing. Thanks for all the comments!
Today, take some time to watch Super Fan’s interview with Bruce, our master of panoramic photography, and Jeannine, our super-organized interactive project director. They brought to life the 360-degree tours you’ve been enjoying online.
After you enter for your chance to win the HGTV Dream Home 2009, be sure to check out the cool guides hosted by our sister sites and other must-see features:
There’s more to Sonoma than meets the eye. From cool neighborhoods to fun leisure activities, find out what makes this sleepy town tick. Visit FrontDoor.com
Sonoma City Guide
Vacationing in sunny California? Find out why Sonoma is a dream destination for foodies and oenophiles. Visit FineLiving.com
Savor the Occasion
Bobby Flay created a wine country-inspired menu exclusively for HGTV Dream Home! Check out the mouthwatering recipes (the winner will receive a framed copy of the menu plus detachable recipe cards), and then watch as Bobby fires up the grill in the backyard of the HGTV Dream Home 2009 and chats with Monica Pedersen about his sensational creations. Get the Recipes and Watch the Video
HGTV Green Home 2009
We’re ramping up for the April online tour. In the meantime, pay a visit to the blog and post your thoughts. Right now, we’re talking about 2009 green home trends. Visit the Blog
I talked to the legal eagles here at HGTV and we’d like you to follow these directions when you send us mail-in entries:
Hand print your name, complete address, phone number (area code included) and date of birth either on a postcard or on a separate piece of paper no larger than 8½ x 11 inches, and mail the postcard or paper in an envelope with proper postage affixed to: HGTV Dream Home Giveaway, PO Box 53305, Knoxville, TN 37950 (the “Mail-In Address”). Entrants using U.S. mail may enter as often as they wish. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by February 19, 2009, and received by February 26, 2009. Limit one (1) entry per stamped outer envelope.
Postcards do not have to be placed inside envelopes.
Also, all mail-in entries sent to the address provided in on-air spots will be accepted. However, going forward, please use the mailing address listed above.
Hi all, it’s Mary here. You may have noticed the “All-New HGTV.com” postings on the site in recent days. We’re working on a major makeover of the site that will include new and improved blogs. This blog will be inactive for just a few days as we put the finishing touches on the new HGTV Dream Home blog. Check back on Friday when we relaunch with new posts, videos and more treats. If you bookmarked the main page of this blog, don’t fear. The link will still work just fine. Once we’re back online, let us know what you think and then bookmark our new blog so you never miss a single post.
The video I promised we’d post on Monday should appear on Friday. I think you’ll really enjoy what Jack and Linda consider the best HGTV Dream Home moments of all time.