HGTV Dream Home
Feb 5

Wake Up Inspired Every Single Day

Does that sound like a tall order? Maybe not, if you take your cues from HGTV Dream Home 2016, which was designed to keep its occupants in a vacation state of mind.

The first thing you want to do—if you can swing it—is wake up to a view like this one:

HGTV Dream Home 2016

Okay, so everyone can’t have a spectacular waterfront vista outside the master bedroom window, but you can take a page from interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn’s playbook if you want to create the idea of a sweeping view in a room where there is none. In the living room, Brian had a historic photo of the home’s Merritt Island location blown up and printed on vinyl bus wrap—voila, instant wallpaper. You can do the same thing yourself at home using a custom mural or wall decal company—a soothing nature scene would be ideal for the bedroom.

HGTV Dream Home 2016

Speaking of bedroom décor, a little glamor makes it easier to peel those sleepy eyes open in the morning. You’ll wake up feeling like the queen (or king) of England if you invest in some sumptuous pillows and replace your boring bedroom light fixture with a striking art-piece chandelier:

HGTV Dream Home 2016

And don’t forget to usher in your day softly with a Spotify® playlist of gentle tunes or lively jams if you can handle that sort of thing before coffee. HGTV Dream Home 2016 was outfitted in every room with sleek wireless Bose® speakers that are as much about form as function:

HGTV Dream Home 2016

The speakers can communicate over Wi-Fi® or with any Bluetooth®-enabled device in the house to play music from the Internet or your own music library instantly and fill each room with crystal-clear sound.

Add a vase of fresh-cut flowers and the day is worth waking up to:

HGTV Dream Home 2016

A note of caution: starting your day this way may cause you to stop leaving your house.

 This post is brought to you by Bose, a proud sponsor of the HGTV Dream Home 2016. You’ll find innovative Bose products featured throughout this year’s HGTV Dream Home, bringing each room to life with quality sound. Dreaming about better sound for your home? Visit

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  65. You have all done such a great job building this beautiful home. Since my husband and I were married in 1970, the fabulous great room mural is one of my favorite parts of the home. We both grew up in Compton CA. and moved here to the magical central coast (near Pismo Beach) in 1970 and never looked back. Since we are also in the building business we have a keen respect for all of the care it took to build this beautiful home. I would feel so honored if we won this Dream Home. Thank You for all the hard work and efforts! Delores

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  67. I've totally enjoy watching HGTV. so many cool ideas and just fun to dream. never once did it dawn on me to enter a giveaway. well, totally by accident I stumbled on an entry. I must say, I stumbled in the right direction. win or not, this home is breath taking.

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  69. I LOVE IT ALL— Been a Florida resident my whole life of 42 Years and my BIGGEST DREAMS is to have a house on the intercostal waterway (love offshore Fishing) with our own boat slip with a GORGEOUS House and Driveway to DIE for!! No Lie I have always wanted a driveway like this!! I will be running up it screaming WOOOOOW like Josh did in some of the clips when he walked into the house. Josh SURELY PICKED MY DREAM HOME and Brian did an AMAZING JOB with the design work. Seriously EVERYTHING is PERFECT! I AM PRAYING my name is drawn, I will be so GRATEFUL and APPRECIATIVE to EVERYONE. Hugging everyone for all their hard work in the rain to all the pouring sweat to make it all happen. I don’t know if I’ll be crying or just be Hooting & Hollering with joy! This is truly a DREAM HOME FOR ME…!! CAN’T SLEEP THINGING ABOUT IT and my black lab (Buddy) and my little dog Riley is really for his new house also :) They would Absolutely LOVE IT and there already Pedigree dogs since they were pups. Everything is so prefect for our family… A TRULY Prefect filling dream in EVERY-WAY for us!! HGTV is one of my Favorite Channels. This is a DVR record MUST in my house! So excited for March to get here. Never wanted to win something so bad in my life!!

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  71. My kids ask daily, did we win yet? I have to tell them no. They don't understand contests yet. We would all love to move right in. We don't usually win, but there's always that chance. I have raised my 4 kids and now we are raising are 4 great nieces. This would truly be a dream come true for us all.

    Debra Crabtree on February 22, 2016 at 4:38 am
  72. My grand children and I have been picking our rooms and fishing the Indian river. Would love to have this beautiful home to share with my family

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  73. I really love this house, but for me it is missing a home office for those of us who work from home or have relatives that can visit, but need the office for work…need to figure out where to put my office if I win. :)

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    If winning is not to be, at least you have given this dreamer a glimpse of heaven.

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    Helped many people to get their dream home…God see me know, this is my dream….

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  79. My final entries are in…fingers crossed and prayers sent! Thank you for the opportunity to dream a bit and for the chance to win the house of our dreams in the location of our dreams… A lot of dreaming going on! :-) Here's to sunny skies, warm breezes and the sound of the river lapping at the dock…

    M. Davis on February 18, 2016 at 12:44 pm
  80. Good luck everyone!!!

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  81. I love the surf wall! I love this house!

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  82. i am so excited!!! good luck to everyone! it has been a wild & wonderful journey!

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  83. I think this view is breath-taking. It would be wonderful to lose yourself every morning and breath the fresh air lying in bed.

    Rfirst on February 18, 2016 at 9:04 am
  84. I'm so excited to be a part of this sweepstake. I watch HGTV DAILY to get ideas and love what you have done with this home! Absolutely stunning, and I look forward to living there.

    sillyghirl on February 18, 2016 at 2:57 am
  85. Looking forward to living in Merritt Island, Florida in my Dream Home! No more snow : )

    Dacehgtv on February 17, 2016 at 5:06 pm
  86. I'm kind of late on this post, but THANK YOU SO MUCH for showing this. I love to see extra things with the house like the speakers and the lovely flowers. I would love to hear music when waking up. Really hoping to win this since my family is in Merritt Island! It would be perfect. If not, who ever wins it I wish them the best and hope that they are able to keep it.

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  87. I am so excited, my heart flutters and I feel the butterflies in my tummy, Anxiously waiting for the announcement of the winner #myfamilyandI

    rcvannatter on February 17, 2016 at 3:32 pm
  88. This is the most beautiful home I have ever seen! Im hoping to win this Caribbean Paradise! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I win! My husband and I have always dreamt of retiring in Florida! If we win this beautiful home that will be the first step to our dreams. Hopefully our dream comes true! I love watching HGTV and DIY. My favorite show on HGTV is Chip and Jo/Fixer Upper, and my second favorite show is Jonathan and Drew/Property Brothers! And my favorite Food network show is Guy/Diners, Drive-ins and Dives!

    Shelva62 on February 17, 2016 at 12:42 pm
  89. I love everything about this house. It was so beautifully designed. I have to say the picture of the "O"in the dining room reminds me of the movie "The Ring". I'd be in heaven if I won. I'm tired of Michigan snow.

    Norma Kas on February 17, 2016 at 12:18 pm
  90. Went through the videos again…takes my breath away for a few moments…I can see my family and friends there smiley, entertaining, watching the sunset…just enjoying it all!

    Elizabeth on February 17, 2016 at 11:38 am
  91. Last night I dreamed that I won this home! Sure hope dreams come true–it is gorgeous and perfect for us. When I have entered this contest in years gone by my intentions were to sell them–and buy something in the Merritt Island/Cocoa Beach area. Won't have to sell this one! Our plan is to leave snowy PA and head there in 3 years. WHEN my dream comes true ;-) we won't have to wait! I can hear the waves lapping at the dock now….waiting for the phone to ring! Thanks to all who participated in the creation of the beautiful home. (Although I haven't told the cat that it includes a dog house….) I think this is the nicest one ever!

    M. Davis on February 17, 2016 at 10:35 am
  92. What a great place to have all your family come and visit

    Nancy King on February 17, 2016 at 10:23 am
  93. Dreaming, dreaming, dreaming….of waking up to find the HGTV crew on my front porch with the keys in their hands!

    mytorpor on February 16, 2016 at 11:24 pm
  94. I love the historic surf photo that Brian used on the living room wall. I would like to try something similar in my Merritt Island home. How was the vinyl wrap applied? Thanks for all of these inspiring ideas. The color schemes in this showplace are breathtaking!

    STropicalTrail on February 16, 2016 at 10:04 pm
  95. I am so Excited to see who the lucky winner will be!! I have done my part in participating with this Dream of a Home(Fingers Crossed). Good luck to all who have entered.

    Lana Higginbotham on February 16, 2016 at 12:48 pm
  96. This by far is my favorite HGTV dream home. Beautiful house in a great location. Yep, I can see myself living here with my family. And it's close to the cruise terminals, an added bonus.

    Francie on February 16, 2016 at 11:04 am
  97. What a beautiful entrance (Royalty) It would be a dream come true not only for me but for my family … Living next to the water , listening to the breeze and watching the stars at night from the deck … Me and my husband have been participating for years … We have hope that someday will win one of this beautiful homes … Soon will be out of the Military life and it would be A DREAM come true if we won this Home … GOD Bless the person who wins ….. Enjoy…

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  99. I can't imagine a more glorious place to retire. I'm wishing on a star!

    Lanita on February 16, 2016 at 1:03 am
  100. My husband laughs when I tell him and all of my friends that we are going to move to Fla. when I retire this May from working 32 years for the school system. He retired two years ago and after signing all of my retirement paper last week, we laugh at how much we will have to live on, but I keep telling him not to worry because we are moving to Fla. in a beautiful home and we will not have to wrap in blankets to keep warm because of not having heat in our car because we will soon be riding in a new car that we will win soon as well. Everyone goes alone with my dream and we all smile and next year once again as I have in the past will enjoy looking at my dream home and keep enjoying my dream. Good dreams always make you happy!

    McDowell on February 15, 2016 at 8:04 pm
  101. I've never won anything and this would be a retirement dream come true. The home, furnishings, land, city, auto – everything is awesome. Thank you HGTV and your magazine is the only one a person needs.

    Linda Webber on February 15, 2016 at 6:07 pm
  102. Bueno, yo les repito con mucho respeto este sería mi sueño echo ewalidad. No sólo el mía sino el de mi esposa y madre. El con su alzheimer me dice que esa va hacer mi casa, soñar no cuesta nada, verdad! !!! Si es la voluntad de Dios. No habló inglés ,pero espero no sea dificultad. Gracias por todo lo que brinda a los demas, bendiciones.

    Ivonne Baeza on February 15, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    DICK AND DONNA on February 15, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    DICK AND DONNA on February 15, 2016 at 3:48 pm
  105. I'v had a picture of this home on my fridge since the begining for inspiration and hope. Fingers crossed!!

    Sara Geitman on February 15, 2016 at 2:01 pm
  106. Love love the blown up portrait it truly put the icing on the cake with this home. The view from there is an oases. The photo definitely has the perfect ventage look for this room I surly never leave if I lived there.and sometimes the past can bring a great deal of wow. I for one would love to be kissed by God full on the lips to win this beautiful home. But till then I'll be here renting in pa ..nothing but best wishes for the winner and good luck to all

    Nicol OConnell on February 15, 2016 at 9:57 am
  107. Dulce galvan can't wait to the 18, this house is my family dream.

    Dulce galvan on February 14, 2016 at 9:39 pm
  108. I just know it is my future home!

    Valerie doyle on February 14, 2016 at 6:19 pm
  109. Sooooo BEAUTIFUL!!

    Cheryl on February 14, 2016 at 5:16 pm
  110. its -12 here in NH and friends are in our Ft Myers home so I'm spending Sunday morning redesigning if I won…first and foremost removing the "sticker" photo from the wall – which will hopefully only require painting when done. Next 60" Tv goes on wall (BPF just hit the floor)…rearrage so that one sofa has its back to the front door, the sofa table will go behind it or under tv. Other sofa moves back accordingly. Coffee tables out for bid along with other uncluttered items. Chairs go to either side of the TV leaving a clear view of outside. Dining room 2 plants by windows moved, table turned so access to/from garage is restored. Covers removed. Hideous circle painting out on curb. Lighting will need to be turned and replaced. Kitchen — well I know I'll be grouching about dishwasher and sink being in the wrong spot for unloading or for cooking (not convenient for filling pots with water!!) and I HATE the ugly walnut veneer so will need to eventually replace with quality white. The three bureaus may get replaced with a table or top so that this become a working desk area with a beautiful view…Don't really need all those drawers. Media room furry cubes go!! Wall gets simplified to one or 2 pictures. Lamps get removed or TV gets mounted so it can be seen. cage or screening on outside door — Hello we're in FL things slither or skitter into the house!!

    paradiselife on February 14, 2016 at 11:04 am
    • yes–i think should screen in lanai1 otherwise i'm happy. hope i win1

      mary on February 14, 2016 at 3:26 pm
  111. I love the art but would want it personalized. It would feel too cataloguey. If that's a word. I think that these guys did a wonderful job, but I would sell the house and have chip and Joanna make me a beautiful personal TEXAS home.

    Kayla on February 14, 2016 at 3:56 am
  112. The Dream Home is inspiring then you watch HGTV and DIY that when you know you design a lot of thing in your home and have a lot of fun doing so.

    buddyandjanet on February 13, 2016 at 9:17 pm
  113. This is a amazing home the outside a perfect play ground .

    janet on February 13, 2016 at 9:00 pm
  114. I sure hope someone who really loves this home wins it. Sounds like there's a few of you out there who very much appreciate this home and have dreams of living in this location. Best of luck to you! Only a few days left.

    Ut4evr on February 13, 2016 at 5:11 pm
  115. What an amazing house it's perfect the colors of the walls the decor the view it is absolutely amazing it's an inspiration to everyone it would be awesome to win this good luck to everyone and thank you to all the sponsors that made this possible and HGTV somebody's dreams are going to come true GM and Acadia is amazing sweet vehicle and I can't say enough about the dog house any dog would be happy there so sweet dreams everyone I hope someone's dreams come true really soon good luck to all

    Kathy roberts on February 13, 2016 at 2:09 pm
  116. This home in Florida is perfect for my sisters and I as we are getting ready to retire together. I have dreamed of a place like this and have studied every room so closely thanks to the 360 degree photos that I am certain I could walk in there blindfolded and know exactly where everything was! But seriously, I have dreamt that this my home! Power of positive thinking!…..(and entering twice daily online ; )

    Liz on February 13, 2016 at 10:06 am
  117. I love every inch! Can't wait to live there!! :)

    Kat Cuthbertson on February 13, 2016 at 9:55 am
  118. I'm telling all my friends to enter to win on FB!!! My bestie from Colorado visited me last December for the Holidays because I live in Naples, FL but we have a really small two bedroom house with a bathroom that is part of our laundry room. And, our backyard…yikes! HA! Our house is cute — at least I think it is, but I would love to wake up in the HGTV Dream Home on Merritt Island and invite my friends! And, we have an old boat, but it hasn't ran for two months. :( We were going to take our friends fishing, and we couldn't get it started. Gotta rebuild the carburetor. We had a BLAST with our buddies, but it would be great if one of us won this dream come true. We are from Colorado and moved to FL three years ago for the ocean life style and have a lot of family and friends back in CO complaining about the snow. Fingers crossed for all of us!

    Jodee Bennett on February 13, 2016 at 5:20 am
  119. this house just gets better with each post. love the speakers. thank you for the information on the mural. I want a beach scene for my craft room.

    linda on February 12, 2016 at 4:17 pm
  120. I'm a 1971 graduate of Merritt Island High, stayed in Florida for my college education through the masters degree and moved to Texas for job opportunities. I came back to take care of my mom about 15 years ago( she had a small home on in Merritt Island) in the final stages of lung cancer. After her passing and our retirement from Texas education,I convinced my husband to move to Florida for the beautiful palm trees and ocean breezes. We currently are in Hollywood Beach but are yearning to get back to Indian River and the dolphin sightings! With lots of grown children and even more grandchildren, my husband is all in!!! Good luck to all who have entered!

    Donna Poland on February 12, 2016 at 3:34 pm
  121. This house is on a lake not a beach. Why not lake life and not beachy. The surf wallpaper would be great if house was beachfront but on a lake??? Why not a great lake picture.

    Patty on February 12, 2016 at 10:49 am
  122. I have made the maximum amount of entries every day from every source available, dreaming away of this gorgeous home in the most perfect of locations. I've entered sporadically over the years thinking that if I won, I'd just sell it. THIS is one house that I would do everything possible to be able to keep it and live there forever. Our daughter and grandchildren live an hour away and Merritt Island/Cocoa Beach is where we have planned to retire for years now. Winning this house would make that possible sooner rather than later. I have been off work while receiving chemotherapy for a recurrence of breast cancer, so it has been fun dreaming of winning… Fingers crosses as the day approaches!

    M. Davis on February 12, 2016 at 10:39 am
  123. It would definitely be a dream come true to win this home. I've even searched where I can "transfer" my employment when I win. :)

    bsimms60 on February 11, 2016 at 6:35 pm
  124. Its a beautiful home. Once I move in, everyone posting here can visit me!! At least I can dream.

    TVG on February 11, 2016 at 10:04 am
  125. I could see my husband and I in every single room of this home…and the pier…and the pool! It is relaxing just to watch the video's and enjoy the different colors of each room!

    mytorpor on February 11, 2016 at 12:20 am
  126. Today my Mom of whom I've cared for 11 years is with hospice in hospital, she always wanted to see the ocean. I told her I'm gonna win this home and we are leaving this mobile home and living on the ocean. I can remember her telling me " well enter baby someone has to win. I'm gonna keep entering because she told me too. There is no chance of her living there with me now but I will take her in my heart.

    connie glass on February 10, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      mary on February 10, 2016 at 8:52 pm
    • Sending lots of love and hugs ,prayers to you and your mom.

      gbfla on February 10, 2016 at 10:14 pm
  127. nursejudy, sounds like fun to me, fishing for gators & fish, and watching the dolphins play>>> of what fun.

    OCO on February 10, 2016 at 2:01 pm
    • Sounds like s wonder day, I once saw a school of Dolphins swimming back an forth with a kayaker here in Laguna Beach here in Calif. Can imagine that in your own back yard?Sent from my iPhone

      nursejudyfromCA on February 10, 2016 at 7:58 pm
      • :) oh yes, nursejudy, I can imagine that !

        OCO on February 10, 2016 at 9:55 pm
        • Let's keep up the dream as someone will win and it could be one of us.

          nursejudyfromCA on February 10, 2016 at 10:03 pm
  128. This Home is absolutely fabulous ! The home ,the Location, the decor!!! Oh my goodness . Thank you HGTV for giving us all a chance… to actually live in such a Oasis. The designers did a spectacular job . The color palate is so beautiful. My husband was a lifeguard years ago and has always loved to surf. The wall mural looks like it was designed with him in mind! It would be a dream come true to move into this home .Thank You HGTV for the entertaining shows you promote and for giving back to all of your fans. Good Luck everyone!

    JoAnn Spetta on February 10, 2016 at 12:06 pm
  129. Merritt Island PARADISE !!! YES, PLEASE!!!! My family and I are ready for some Adventure!! And a chic, costume new home!!! This home has it ALL!!! Only 8 more days!!!

    Sara Geitman on February 10, 2016 at 12:05 pm
  130. This dream home is exquisitely designed! I love it!! It would be so divine
    to call this home:-))

    Susie on February 10, 2016 at 11:42 am
  131. Waking up in my own gorgeous room in my own beautiful home would be an inspiration. Sleeping in a bed again in it's self with room to breathe would feel like a vacation! We're living in a home that's just way too small, my family NEED'S this home more than you could ever know! Trust me if my family was to win, this home would be loved and appreciated to no end!

    Luciann Taylor on February 10, 2016 at 8:39 am
  132. This home is a paradise! !!!

    debraz0781 on February 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm
  133. I am curious, just where are the washer and dryers? or even the hook ups? I have never seen a dream home without them and having a house where you have to go to a laundromat is not a dream. Do y'all expect whomever wins this home to just get all their stuff dry cleaned or to just live out of the suit cases?

    Trooper_Thorn on February 9, 2016 at 2:59 pm
    • There's a laundry room near the stairway by the guest bedroom suites. Its connected to the pool bathroom.

      dreamn_again on February 9, 2016 at 5:57 pm
  134. Your special !! Hope you have a great Day, DeerSpring :)

    OCO on February 9, 2016 at 2:53 pm
    • : )

      DeerSpring on February 9, 2016 at 5:58 pm
    • OCO, I hope you had a beautiful day. Thanks!

      DeerSpring on February 9, 2016 at 5:58 pm
  135. I could wake up to that view every day. In that beautiful master bedroom. I k ow if I won this home I wouldn't leave that brad room for at a week :)

    Lisa on February 9, 2016 at 1:12 pm
  136. Good morning
    Loving the beautiful vision of the waterfront Dream Home and counting down the days.

    Tristan Riabo on February 9, 2016 at 7:51 am
  137. Love this home!

    Jo-Ann Fleishman on February 9, 2016 at 7:42 am
  138. On the other hand, the winner could just follow tradition – sell the house and toys, pay the taxes, and pocket nearly $1,000,000. Park that in mostly tax-free bonds (a little equity for some growth) and you'll generate enough cash flow to pay the mortgage, HOA, etc. on a pretty nice beachfront condo in FL. With interest rates still at historic lows, you'll look like a genius 10+ years from now for locking in a 30-year fixed using other people's money while your money is slowly but surely minting you tax-free income for the rest of your life.

    Brian on February 9, 2016 at 7:06 am
    • Payout on the cash prize is 1,250,000. Taxes (federal) on that is about $500,000 (39.5%). State taxes are on top of that (they want a cut too). So, you are actually pocketing about 600,000. Still, good pocket change to invest.

      Jennifer on February 15, 2016 at 11:11 pm
  139. What DG said – no winner of the HGTV Dream Home has been able to keep the home because of the tax consequence of winning the sweepstakes. The federal taxes on the non-cash portion of this year's prize will be about $450,000. The problem with winning cash is that it's taxed too, so you need enough cash award to not only pay the $450,000, but also the taxes on the cash award itself. To break even, HGTV and/or sponsors would need to pony up another $550,000 cash, in addition to the existing $250,000 from Quicken. It would be nice, indeed, if just once, a dream home winner could actually live in the dream!

    Brian on February 9, 2016 at 6:54 am
  140. Sense NO one in the history of HGTV has been able to keep their Dream Home yet. All because of the taxes and fees. It would be the most Amazing 20th Dream Home season if HGTV or one of their sponsors paid the taxes and fees so the winner will be able to live in the home instead of just Dream about it.

    D.G on February 9, 2016 at 2:14 am
    • In the very early days a winner kept hers for a few years and used it as a rental.

      We didn't used to get any money as part of the prize package. They include it now so people can deal with some of the financial consequences. It really is an amazing astonishing prize.

      Lindingo on February 9, 2016 at 12:22 pm
  141. Soney and I weren't sure about this Dream Home. Florida Again! A Remodel! OMGosh! Thank you DeerSpring you changed our minds we really do love this Dream Home. And can incorporate many ideas into our little dream home. The Dream Home is located on Indian River Lagoon and reminds us of this song.

    And if you did post this DeerSpring Thank you So So Much!

    Have to click on the picture.

    alicesoneysmom on February 8, 2016 at 11:05 pm
    • What a PERFECT song, Alice! Loved it so much.

      Lindingo on February 9, 2016 at 12:18 pm
    • A great song for our Indian River Beauty !! Thank you, Alice. :)

      OCO on February 9, 2016 at 2:47 pm
  142. waterspout,

    I found the 3 crosses, looking at the pictures from the backyard, looking towards the living room doors and again in the tour of dining room looking toward the living room doors….zoom in a little .That is so awesome to see. Thank you for sharing that with me. :) I would have never noticed that.

    OCO on February 8, 2016 at 10:33 pm
    • Me, too. I see them now and I enjoy them very much even though I am not religious at all. :)

      Lindingo on February 9, 2016 at 12:04 pm
      • Hi there, Lindingo, :)

        OCO on February 9, 2016 at 2:49 pm
  143. No need to row, row, row your boat when you've won a Bryant Speranza powerboat as part of the Dream Home prize package!

    I'll have to ask Josh how the boat handled — and what the top speed would be when you're out on the water and get a call that dinner will be ready on the lanai in 15 minutes!

    DBCoop on February 8, 2016 at 7:14 pm
    • It's so gorgeous !

      OCO on February 8, 2016 at 10:11 pm
  144. So many of us enjoying this dream..

    nursejudyfromCA on February 8, 2016 at 6:37 pm
  145. Love it. I live in a small beach cottage and this is exactly how I would expand to accommodate my family.

    Dune Dweller on February 8, 2016 at 5:37 pm
  146. Since I first saw this house I pictured myself living there everyday.

    Lauren on February 8, 2016 at 4:27 pm
  147. This place is stunning. A writers and artist dream. Who needs to ever go on vacation when you live here. The designers have done a wonderful job. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to win such a beautiful place.

    Susan Dodson on February 8, 2016 at 4:25 pm
  148. I have watch with my husband for the last 6 or 7 years. He was born and raised in orlando,fla. He would say wouldn't it be nice if they had one close to there. I would love to retire to my home state. But God had other plans for this 20 year Marine. He past and never got to see his dream. So to whom ever wins please stand on your dock and send a toss to the most courages and genarous man , that would have love ,lived and died to live there. I would love to bring his ashes and his disabled son there, but God has his plan for the winner and good luck to all. By the way his name was gunney sgt. Archie Roland Better known as "Bud"

    wanda roland on February 8, 2016 at 2:56 pm
  149. This paradise full of dreams with sensational great looking furniture I really can not say what I like because love all with tons of sunlight and soothing colors delicate chandeliers seaside painting Ocean with a beachy blue and white bedding adorable view to fishing and grilling with a color icecream on my hand!! What else to say to this adorable elegant to casual master deco DreamHome !!!!

    AlmaC on February 8, 2016 at 2:55 pm
  150. the more i look at these photos the more i want to win!! so beautiful. i will retire soon, and i have been planning on florida. i have a very old rescue dog who would love it, and with this nice set up i could go ahead and get another!! my dog would surely jump in the lagoon–danger from the bull sharks???????

    mary on February 8, 2016 at 2:19 pm
    • you may not want to let your dog or anyone else jump in the river. you might want to watch out for gators. Fla is a wonderfull place to retire :) :) good luck to you:):)

      gbfla on February 8, 2016 at 5:39 pm
      • There went the idea of wake boarding

        nursejudyfromCA on February 8, 2016 at 6:35 pm
        • That got shot down real quick, lol

          OCO on February 8, 2016 at 10:17 pm
  151. Had to stop by for a comment….on a cold and snowy day in Kentucky….we feel the warmth and charm of this perfect pick for "The Dream Home!"…. Great makeover that balances visual with comfort….both inside and out.

    D & J on February 8, 2016 at 2:10 pm
  152. I love that tortoise in the living room! He's reminding us all we need to slow down and enjoy the view!

    TwoCorgis on February 8, 2016 at 1:39 pm
    • TwoCorgis, yes, slow down & enjoy the view & spell the roses. I'll plant them if I'm blessed to win, knock out Roses that is, and bring my potted regular mini rose. I also love that turtle. :)

      OCO on February 8, 2016 at 1:58 pm
    • I was looking at the living room video earlier and here you noticed it today as well. It was the first time I saw the tortoise and realized it just had to be a sign as i have 12 California Desert Tortoises. They live a long time, I have 6 who are 10 years old (babies of the older ones) and another 6 that are between 75 and 150 years old. I inherited them from my mother who had some since childhood and a couple that were old when she received them. We have had as many as 40 when i was growing up. I also have 4 large Red eared slider turtles in my back yard pond. I could not believe it when I saw that tortoise this morning. Some of mine woke up from hibernation today as it is beginning to get warm, high of 87. I was hoping the cool weather would remain another week for the LA Marathon next weekend. It was way to hot during my run today. Keep dreaming everyone :)

      nursejudyfromCA on February 8, 2016 at 6:31 pm
  153. Dear Scripts,

    Thankyou, Muchas Gracias, Bien, Love

    Is all that drips off my lips

    When I consider this Blessing from Above

    To all the people that you do help

    I am letting out a Giant YELP

    Win or lose …You provide Hope for many

    In my book, thats doing Plenty !!!

    COOLSMILEY on February 8, 2016 at 12:58 pm
  154. Question: Has it been mentioned anywhere if they used hurricane-impact windows? These are a MUST in Florida, and it would be a very costly expense if the winner had to retro-fit them.

    Perry on February 8, 2016 at 12:39 pm
  155. I have always dreamed of living in a place like this. Was Brian looking at my Pinterest when he designed this house? Great job HGTV for choosing such a beautiful location. The winner of this house will be in heaven!

    Tonya on February 8, 2016 at 10:53 am
  156. I absolutely love Florida, every single thing about it! If my husband and two daughters and I would be so lucky to win this home we would all be able to enjoy paradise forever!!! I have been trying to win one of the Florida homes presented by HGTV for many years. Maybe we will be so lucky this time

    Sherribartucci on February 8, 2016 at 10:48 am
    • I agree about the property!!

      COOLSMILEY on February 8, 2016 at 12:40 pm
    • I try especially hard for the Beautiful Florida Homes also. Actually I only comment and Blog on the Florida Homes because they are extra special aren't they. Plus I am sure the HGTV crew like to build there since it is nice throughout the year. –The time is getting closer, whose gonna win?

      waterspout2013 on February 9, 2016 at 9:34 pm
  157. I work from home so I would mind waking up and work outside with this great view everyday. Love it all!!! So I dream to waking up everyday with this dream home! Hope I win…

    IrianaC on February 8, 2016 at 10:41 am
    • Oops… *I wouldn't mind waking up*

      IrianaC on February 8, 2016 at 10:44 am
  158. I just looked at the tour of the foyer, and living room…a very open spacious feel. I appreciate your color scheme too. Understated and elegant. I wish we could all have one of these!

    silkenthreads on February 8, 2016 at 10:40 am
  159. Two words….INSPIRED YES!
    Wait two more words…LOVE IT!
    And lastly two more words…..THANK YOU =)

    HGTVinSTL on February 8, 2016 at 10:08 am
  160. Most Beautiful and Serene Place I have ever seen! So beautiful. I have family in this area and it is absolutely STUNNING! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! Thanks HGTV for this fabulous home and GREAT LOCATION! I would be able to spend time with my brother and nephews and sister in law for the first time in 10 years! THAT WOULD BE HEAVEN!

    MrsHarwell1 on February 8, 2016 at 7:23 am
  161. Gorgeous house, beautiful setting – truly, a dream house – too bad it comes with nearly $600,000 in taxes.

    Brian on February 8, 2016 at 6:04 am
  162. Entranced with the feather in the frame and the duvet in the master. Both seem luxurious and tranquil.

    Rebecca on February 8, 2016 at 1:07 am
  163. When my husband was an Air Force lieutenant, we were stationed at Patrick AFB at Cocoa Beach for almost 2 years. I woke up to a gorgeous view of the Banana River every day but you may be sure that our 2 bedroom government house bore absolutely no resemblance to your beautiful HGTV Dream Home !!! It would be wonderful to have that amazing water view and the house to match.

    Beverley Millians on February 8, 2016 at 12:04 am
  164. I love this home and Merritt Island! I lived in Orlando and visited Merritt Island, let me tell you, there is so much to do and all the folks are so nice, how could you not be?….lol
    I have to say, I have never been a fan of mixing metallics (type A personality…lol) but the more I watch the Kitchen video, the more it grows on me, and who doesn't like variety!!! :)

    JessiRaeDIY09 on February 7, 2016 at 11:33 pm
  165. Sure would be nice to win this home on my 57th birthday which is on Feb. 18, 2016!

    Connie Lierz on February 7, 2016 at 10:43 pm
  166. This home is absolute PERFECTION. No other words need to be said.

    SeattleRed on February 7, 2016 at 9:07 pm
  167. Year after year when I look at the HGTV Dream Homes I fantasize on how great it would be to win one. As a kid I use to be so lucky but as an adult and life happens, I guess my luck has run out when it comes to entering contests. So winning this beautiful home would be too unbelievable. I love every aspect of it to include the tree-lined driveway entrance. So good luck to the lucky winner (me :-) !!!!! This home is spectacular!!!

    Crystal Beard on February 7, 2016 at 7:10 pm
  168. Beautiful is all I can say! I love property with a view and HGTV never disappoints. I can imagine myself sitting outside enjoying the view of the dock and the water. What a dream!

    nursejudyfromCA on February 7, 2016 at 6:55 pm
  169. Getting ready to retire. This would be such a wonderful retirement home. Can't get enough of this house. So many of my friends here in Ohio would LOVE to come visit me at that house. I love boating, and so do they. This would be perfect for me and my family….

    myckki on February 7, 2016 at 6:29 pm
  170. OH HOW I WISH, I WISH UPON A STAR….I also pray at night! Did you know NO ONE from my state has won a Dream Home that I know of, I will have to do more research on that. :( — But HGTV, how did you know this is where I WANT to live?! I have been scoping out this area now for many years, wishing, dreaming, praying.— There are charming, wonderful, homes there in the Merritt Island area. And the area is the BEST in the continental USA, for sure! You have made this Home VERY Desirable, it is GORGEOUS! The only thing is…..whats up with the Black Spray Painted Circle that is dripping black paint down on it?! I love EVERYTHING ELSE!— We rented a vacation home in this area for a couple weeks…I didn't want to leave! NASA is nearby, great employment that my family can without a doubt jump into and adapt to living there quite easily! Fishing off the dock every night, taking the boat out for water skiing, doing laps in that AWESOME pool, are all necessary in the outdoor areas of a Dream Home giveaway. I don't think you can top this home…TRUTH! You could Never top this Home- but you have to build one next year, how will you do it? You have included Everything a family needs, it is Very Desirable. Don't stop building in Florida; Florida is Gods gift to the USA.

    waterspout2013 on February 7, 2016 at 6:15 pm
    • waterspout ,

      What a nice posting, enjoyed reading it. Do what I will do if I’m blessed to win this gorgeous dream home & sell or donate and use as a Tax write off , all the things you don’t like or replace. That big circle picture and most of the art for me would have to go. I have my own art to hang on the walls and if I need anything for a particular wall then I will go shopping. Agree with you on it being hard to top this Dream Home, especially its setting.

      I’m like you, praying and waiting on a promise to be fulfilled. Waiting longer on a promise than Abraham & Sara had to wait, that’s hard. Nuff said. :)

      Never been to Florida yet, only by way of the internet, but do agree with what you said about it.
      Good luck, keep dreaming & praying.

      OCO on February 7, 2016 at 8:30 pm
      • If I win (only in my dreams!) You can come hang-out with us! That is funny/crazy about Abraham and Sarah how long you have been waiting. I was laugh when I read that! Love is patient and enduring huh? But we know who has the best mansion right?! I can't wait for my Fathers House that has many mansions within it.– I CAN'T WAIT! I CAN'T WAIT, to see what the Lord has in store for those who Love him….Did you notice what looks to be "Crosses" in the window panes of the living room? The way the doors/windows are set-up, makes it look like 3 huge crosses that you stare out and through to the backyard. My husband pointed that out to me. Someone is going to be "Seriously Blessed" with this home. I'm jealous already! I want Florida…and you HAVE to go someday! Otherwise see you in that other "Big Mansion" someday, ok.

        waterspout2013 on February 7, 2016 at 9:54 pm
        • waterspout, oh, I'm excited to talk to you!! Yes, love is patient & enduring. Boy is he working something out in me/us to wait so long. Yes, :) I, we have a mansion and it's the best of the best! I'm smiling as I write to you. I did not notice the Crosses in the window panes, will have to go back and look for that.

          I'll either get to meet you in Florida some day or see you on the other side. :) cry..>>> Happy tears.

          OCO on February 7, 2016 at 11:12 pm
        • ha! Sarah laughed too when the lord told her what was coming her way! God bless>>>

          mary on February 9, 2016 at 5:21 pm
          • :) Yes she did, because she believed she was to old, I'm not believing the Lord for a child but if he's done it before, well you know the rest. :) Nothing is impossible to those who believe and are living right. God Bless you mary. What a beautiful name !

            OCO on February 10, 2016 at 1:36 pm
          • If either of us win–we'll visit and give thanks. but no matter whether we win–let's give thanks anyway.

            mary on February 10, 2016 at 2:29 pm
          • Always staying in a thankful attitude is always best. :)

            OCO on February 10, 2016 at 2:51 pm
  171. Good luck everyone… would be nice to have some peace with this win. I can't wait to relax and enjoy.

    john on February 7, 2016 at 4:50 pm
  172. This beautiful dream home is a total inspiration for total serenity and total enjoyment of Florida living, sea and sun! I really love the idea of making a mural from a photograph. I really enjoy the mural of the surfers in this home. My older son enjoys surfing and is teaching me how to surf. Brian had the right idea to have this mural as a center piece in this home. there are no words to describe the feeling you get from surfing, just as I can't imagine the feeling I will get when walking into this amazing dream home for the first time! Can't wait!

    Mayra on February 7, 2016 at 3:42 pm
    • That surfing wall is GREAT!– You can take pictures/photo memories of your experiences in Florida and paste them in that huge, Black and White circle painting, in the dinning room. That circle needs to be filled- in with something. It looks Big and Empty. It really needs to be filled-up with memories. Compared with the other artwork in the Home, that black circle painting feels out-of-place to me. Like something that belongs in a Beetle Juice movie or something.

      waterspout2013 on February 7, 2016 at 10:10 pm
  173. I love Ethan Allen and would have my entire house furnished in it if I could. Don't love a mural of people I don't know and really don't love faux fur seating in my home. Maybe a new decorator next year (if there is a next year?)

    Maril on February 7, 2016 at 3:09 pm
    • Maril,

      I also like Ethan Allen furniture, but not that crazy about the selections in this home. Would be great if we could pick out our furniture from them after winning the Dream Home, and all the display furnishing go back to Ethan Allen.

      I would either sell, donate or put those fur balls in the closet for seating. :)

      OCO on February 7, 2016 at 8:37 pm
    • Agreed! We have a bedroom from Ethen Allen, but it is way too heavy and dark for this gorgeous Florida home, so I appreciate that this one comes furnished!

      mytorpor on February 9, 2016 at 11:47 am
  174. I feel indulged just looking at those wonderful pictures!!!!

    flygirl66 on February 7, 2016 at 2:38 pm
  175. oh my god just beautiful l!!!!!!!

    Donna on February 7, 2016 at 12:54 pm
  176. I absolutely love the surfing wall in the living room! Makes me want to go outside and do something like walk or swim! Having the speakers in every room is a plus for those that have different tastes in music, clever indeed! I'm really LOVING this home!

    Daffie on February 7, 2016 at 11:54 am
  177. This Dream Home is amazing not to mention everything that goes with it! But, also being the 20th anniversary winner of the HGTV Dream Home is very special in itself! IF there was ever a year more than ever I'd love to see a blogger win, this would be the one! Good luck bloggers! Less than two weeks of entering!!!

    MaineBlkBear on February 7, 2016 at 11:29 am
    • I agree completely with you, MaineBlkBear ! Good luck to you as well ! :)

      OCO on February 7, 2016 at 4:39 pm
  178. This HGTV home would be a blessing if Jeff and I win coz it would be paradice for both of us . H e will be coming home from combat and I just finding out I have ms and it in time will make me comepletly go blind and if we win this would be our first home and it would be a great place where we could get married and raise our family and I would be close to my brother and his family. This house would make both of our dreams come true . For Jeff this would be a wounderfull gift for all his bravery and sacerfise he has gone threw in combat and is still serving for our great country and for me as well coz we will both have hard times ahead with my health and when he comes home and this house would fit all our needs and wants in a place I just hope we win.

    Gail Nesbitt on February 7, 2016 at 11:25 am
  179. You could on!y wake up inspired in this beautiful 2016 HGTV ISLAND DREAM HOME. With all the tranquil color's and gorgeous designed water front home, it would be hard to imagine only living inspired and Happily Ever After! Living on Merritt Island would be living in one of Florida's favorite vacation spots. THIS IS PURE PARADISE!

    Luciann Taylor on February 7, 2016 at 10:55 am
    • Yessssssssssss! you got that right! I so agree!

      Checotah on February 7, 2016 at 1:21 pm
  180. We will be celebrating our 50th anniversary this year and I can't think of a better place to host a party.

    crusin on February 7, 2016 at 10:24 am
    • Happy 50th ANNIVERSARY, crusin.

      OCO on February 7, 2016 at 4:41 pm
      • Thank you

        crusin on February 7, 2016 at 8:58 pm
        • Your very welcome, crusin.

          OCO on February 7, 2016 at 11:19 pm
  181. Every year when HGTV provides the opportunity for the Dream Home I am inspired to update/renovate my own home. At the same time I can dream about the possibility of winning this stunning home! This one has EVERYTHING! I love the seasons of New England but I would LOVE to wake up next week in this house and soak in the sunshine.

    TCJ on February 7, 2016 at 8:27 am
    • TCJ, New England is beautiful, but to soak in the Florida sunshine at this time would be great. I agree with you, who would not want to wake up in this Dream Home ?

      OCO on February 7, 2016 at 4:45 pm
  182. The Dreamhome appeals to all of the senses in so many ways. My family is ready to listen to some Nora Jones, James Taylor, and Jimmy Buffet on that Bose. HGTV, you thought of EVERYTHING!!! Thank you for the chance to wake up in Paradise! How soon after winning will I be able to move into this dream???

    Virginia on February 7, 2016 at 3:22 am
  183. This is a perfect place to finish writing my book. I also work online as a virtual recruiter; I could live as though I am on vacation every day and still work to pay the forever vacation bills.

    BShar on February 7, 2016 at 1:44 am
  184. I can see myself living in a house like this near the water.

    Glassmie on February 6, 2016 at 4:10 pm
  185. Where are the photos of adoptable pets looking for their forever home there? I'm moving back to Florida either way but if the dog house is a part of it because pedigree is a sponsor there needs to be photos of the homeless pets. Even if you don't win the house, you win with a new best friend or 2.

    Lynn on February 6, 2016 at 1:48 pm
    • OH I AGREE–i got my now 17yo aussie mix when he was 13–left by owners in shelter saying he was too old! until last few months has been walking 1-2 mi daily and such a love! my rescue doberman died last year form cancer. have been looking at doberman rescues in florida ever since this home location was announced. wow would some rescues have a ball here!!

      mary on February 9, 2016 at 6:01 pm
    • Amen to rescue pets. We have two we rescued, one relinquished by her former families (yes, three) and another who was tossed on the side of a road in OK in a plastic bag to die. Both have made such strides with a little love, attention, and better diets. Our newest furry family members would have such fun on Merritt Island. I can tell that the design behind the Dream Homes have always included pets, more specifically dogs. There must be a dog lover on the HGTV Dream Home design team! Well done!

      Jennifer on February 11, 2016 at 6:14 pm
  186. Just purchased another 200 postcards to send in. Filling them out every day. Dropping them off at the post office every morning. Hoping that I can escape the snow to this lovely paradise. What a dream….

    Jennifer on February 6, 2016 at 1:05 pm
  187. If this house had been designed by me, it would not be more perfectly suited for myself and my husband. Love it!!

    Toni1953 on February 6, 2016 at 12:57 pm
  188. Finally took time-out on this beautiful Saturday morning ,and looked at the entire – Dream House with Brian telling all about each area. What a beautiful journey it was ! Redid some of the tours with Brian. He did a great job with his designs and also a wonderful host on the tours. Many thanks Brian. Been so busy with necessary things and family health problems Only glanced over the house before and of course entered to win this beautiful home. The colors really do come together and make a very relaxing home for a very fortunate winner ! I love the flow of the main floor. Also love the Master bedroom but would choose the terrace bedroom for me. Blue is my favorite color and the view is perfect, no steps sounds good and very convenient to the pool and all the outside places. I had no idea that the dock was so big and walkway was so very long.. Places for friends to dock their boats too ! Wow ! ! ! ! The home and area to live sound just too good to be true. Now I have better pictures in my mind for my dreams. Yes, I am a dreamer too. Even when we don't win it is fun to dream. Wish everyone a blessed and peaceful day.

    Grammynan on February 6, 2016 at 12:43 pm
  189. Wow, talk about waking up inspired In the master bedroom. I love the way the TV is grouped with pictures on the wall. I did not even recognize that there was a TV at first. Great job with blending it into the décor, gorgeous room too!

    memanbepa on February 6, 2016 at 12:36 pm
  190. And to the Dream Home's gray-toned living room surfer mural, I still find myself saying, "Mural, mural, on the wall, I'd like more color — but not too small." So I've decided that my taste for personalizing the room, (should I be lucky enough to have that chance!) would be to replace it with something brighter and lighter, yet true to the nature of the home's surroundings…. so here are some panoramic options for framing:

    The first is a coral reef poster:

    While the second is actually a 1000 piece puzzle:

    All that's left is to have the Dream Home keys in hand — and decide which of the two coral reef scenes would best soothe the senses!

    DBCoop on February 6, 2016 at 12:14 pm
    • Coop, I love both, very much. Thank you for sharing that.

      OCO on February 6, 2016 at 3:42 pm
      • I've decided that I like the puzzle the best, love those colors.

        OCO on February 7, 2016 at 4:56 pm
        • If I win the Dream Home, I'll buy the puzzle if you'll put it together! ^_^

          DBCoop on February 7, 2016 at 7:51 pm
          • Ha, Ha, if that puzzle is as large as the wall it may take me awhile. :)

            OCO on February 7, 2016 at 8:04 pm
          • The puzzle is only 13" x 38 1/2" wide, so you could probably have it finished in no more than a long weekend — assuming time off at the pool and maybe even the beach for good behavior.

            DBCoop on February 8, 2016 at 10:53 am
          • Your on Coop, I'll take that long weekend to put it together for you. :) :)

            OCO on February 8, 2016 at 2:09 pm
    • I love the mural. it's softness keeps the room so that is not taking you away from the beautiful view out side. I also find it very relaxing not over bearing. But, each to their own we all can't have the same likes, wow what a strange place the world would be if we all likes the same things in this world of beautiful things. If I liked one of your choices it would be not be the puzzle one a bit to bright and busy. When you win you can choose any thing you want. I would not change a thing I think it's perfect the way it all is. But, good luck to us all.

      pattieclemm on February 8, 2016 at 12:51 am
      • I'm afraid all the grays of the mural's ocean water background would give me a sense of being chilled during central Florida's colder winter weather. Since I'm a tropical guy at heart, the warmer colors and coral reefs of the poster/puzzle would remind me of all the great times spent in Hawaii and the Caribbean.

        As one famous American said (more or less) some years ago, "Give me tropical sunshine, or give me longjohns!"

        DBCoop on February 8, 2016 at 11:01 am
        • LOL! Is that famous American you?? The colors in the second one seem perfect for the media room. Maybe take something else out of there and put that up. You can double check that the colors are perfect when you win.

          And then the first one goes in the Great Room. The similarities will just make the spaces flow. :)

          Lindingo on February 8, 2016 at 7:07 pm
  191. I wonder if I look hard enough if I could find Gidget and Moondoggie in that mural..
    I love that pic :0)

    COOLSMILEY on February 6, 2016 at 11:16 am
    • Great movies and memories! Happy dreams- Enjoy

      Grammynan on February 6, 2016 at 12:02 pm
  192. with 4 days to my 60th Birthday
    I say YES happy Birthday to me..
    view that would NEVER get old
    like us humans….

    COOLSMILEY on February 6, 2016 at 11:13 am
    • Happy 60th birthday, COOLSMILEY! Welcome to the golden years. Even with a few chips here and there and a rough spot or two now and then over the years, life is more often than not a joyful thing worth celebrating each and every day. Keep the vision! ^_^

      DBCoop on February 6, 2016 at 12:00 pm
      • TY

        COOLSMILEY on February 8, 2016 at 12:33 pm
    • Happy….happy….birthday to you :) :):)

      gbfla on February 6, 2016 at 3:12 pm
    • Happy Birthday COOLSMILEY ! Hope your special day is special & the years ahead of you. :)

      OCO on February 6, 2016 at 3:31 pm
    • Mine was Jan 28th I turned 64 years young. In my heart i'm in any where between 5 y/o and 30 ish. Depends on if my 3 y/o and 18 month grand children are visiting. Although there are days I feel 90+. "Happy Birthday to you" I hope you will have a truly great day like I did.

      pattieclemm on February 8, 2016 at 12:44 am
    • Happy Birthday, COOLSMILEY! I hope it brings you luck!

      TwoCorgis on February 8, 2016 at 1:38 pm
      • TY

        COOLSMILEY on February 12, 2016 at 12:04 pm
  193. O my gosh I have entered everyday and I can't imagine how amazing it would be to win! After 8 years in the army I moved to Tampa, and now 6 years later I moved to Ohio to be near my fiance's family as she is leaving for the army. I would much rather be working and waiting for her in this house! Not to mention be able to invest the cash and get a nice retirement plan going :) amazing! The chances of it being me who wins are slim but it is so nice to dream! You guys hit every detail on this house perfect and it makes me miss FL. that much more… O please give me an excuse to move back!

    Kimberly Dailey on February 6, 2016 at 10:43 am
  194. This place looks like UTOPIA!

    Michael on February 6, 2016 at 9:29 am
  195. This home is beautiful in every way! The outdoors areas are so amazing! That master bedroom… ahh…

    Marie on February 6, 2016 at 8:12 am
  196. Oh I would love to move back home to Florida. I have missed it soooo much. My mom makes sure I enter every day. I know it is really left in Gods hands for me to win this house. I love the surfer picture on the wall and from what I can see it kind of looks like one of my brothers in it. lol have to get a closer look. Yes this house would bring me back to family. ok enough dreaming for me right now. Good luck to all who have entered and God Bless!!!!

    Margaret Perkins on February 6, 2016 at 8:09 am
  197. Ooops,*BPF

    Joan on February 6, 2016 at 1:20 am
  198. I see myself waking up to the warm sun on my face, feeling refreshed from my slumber, making my way to that awesome spa like bathroom, and after all the joys of getting ready for my day, I meander on out to the terrace and spend some quality me time with my coffee and all of God's beauty.

    rcvannatter on February 6, 2016 at 1:15 am
  199. Thank you for the perfect excuse for not leaving the house, because it has everything we want & need…from views and gorgeous interiors by RPF, to marvelous music by Bose…paradise is found!

    Joan on February 6, 2016 at 1:04 am
  200. The HGTV home is so inspiring the design the colors and materials that was make you want to take this into your own home all of this would be awesome this spring make you want to start shopping and doing.

    janet on February 5, 2016 at 10:48 pm
  201. This Bose system would be nice. Info:

    Ut4evr on February 5, 2016 at 7:01 pm
  202. Certainly a Dream Home! Well done, such detail, beautiful in every way.

    Kathy on February 5, 2016 at 6:14 pm
  203. This 20 th HGTV DREAM Home is SPECTACULAR!!!!!! From the relaxing master bedroom balcony to the to DIE for pretty paved lanai!!!! This house is PARADISE!!!

    Sara geitman on February 5, 2016 at 5:21 pm
  204. This is the most beautiful home yet! It truly is the home of my dreams. I would say goodbye in a flash to move into this wonderful home. So tastefully done and the design and floorplan is perfect. I absolutely love this dreamhome.

    Janet Karczewski on February 5, 2016 at 5:16 pm
    • I watch Beachfront Bargain Hunt all the time on HGTV. This beautiful Dreamhome would be the ultimate beachfront bargain of all time! Great job!

      Marsha Keuten on February 14, 2016 at 8:59 pm
  205. My husband is constantly dragging around his Sonos, sitting outside on the porch, taking a shower, out in the hot tub. He would be in heaven with this bose system. I have been dreaming of this house almost every waking moment.

    Val on February 5, 2016 at 3:34 pm
  206. If I had this house, I definitely would not leave it! Guess I would have to do all my shopping on-line. ;-) We have Bose speakers. Would not get anything else – they are fantastic! But I sure would look forward to being able to pipe our music into all rooms. Right now, it's just on our main floor. I can see me now, lounging in the master bedroom or on the lanai listening to Yanni or Enya. Calgon, take me away!!!!

    VTHausFan on February 5, 2016 at 3:18 pm
    • Wonderful Music Choices….. I will definitely come for a visit…

      myckki on February 7, 2016 at 6:34 pm
  207. Having been a teen in the (ahem) 70s, this mural sings nostalgia to me of a simpler time and lazy summer days. More importantly, the soothing hues are perfect. Great job!

    Gina Boileau on February 5, 2016 at 2:49 pm
  208. Just another day in Paradise!! Love living in South Brevard…the icing on the cake would be this home on wonderful Merritt Island Love South Brevard…grew up here. I am wondering if Kelly Slater could be in the surfer picture.? That would be the bomb!! Only a "Beachside" native could fully appreciate the surfer picture!

    Ya Ya Sue on February 5, 2016 at 2:32 pm
  209. I definately see my self with this Great Viewer everyday. I wont mine at all. It will be a great place to leave. My dream home. Hopefully I get to win it!!!

    IrianaC on February 5, 2016 at 2:18 pm
  210. I have only been to Florida once. I was only 5 or 6 when I went and the only thing I really remember is how huge the bugs were, lol. I remember a little bit about Disney but not that much. I am hoping to take my almost 13 year old and my almost 9 year old to Disney sometime soon. Just the thoughts of waking up to views like that would be wonderful. A picture is worth a thousand words.

    AnnaM on February 5, 2016 at 2:05 pm
  211. I love the views. i am enjoying weather in the 70"s here in Southern Cal which is great. i drove along the Pacific Coast Highway with my daughter the other day and went to lunch with an ocean view, but can you imagine waking up to that every day. Love the views from the dreamhome.

    nursejudyfromCA on February 5, 2016 at 1:36 pm
    • How wonderful that sounds. I've not been much out of N.C. My husband and I hope to do some traveling when he retires. 70's sound great. We had snow flurries last night but nothing big.

      AnnaM on February 5, 2016 at 2:19 pm
      • Anna, NC is cold but beautiful. Hope you get to travel some in your retirement. I have been fortunate in I have been to all but 7 or 8 states in the continental United States and not Alaska or Hawaii. Some day presently most of my travel to Midwest to visit son and family. In the meantime keep dreaming about the Dreamhome, one of my favorite things to do. JudySent from my iPhone

        nursejudyfromCA on February 6, 2016 at 2:16 am
        • Hubby has traveled for business all his life and has amassed tons of 'points'. We are coming up on retirement in about 10-12 years so we decided it is about time to start using them up visiting all the wonderful areas that the US has to offer! We got to Alaska last November….if you ever get the chance to go, JUMP on it! While I would not want to live there, not a cold weather kinda gal, Alaska has some of the most gorgeous scenery and wildlife in the world! And the people are fantastic!

          mytorpor on February 9, 2016 at 10:57 am
    • Judy, I am with you when I close my eyes, It's 18 degrees here and the thought of being out side takes my breath away. Sounds like you had a great time.

      pattieclemm on February 5, 2016 at 2:21 pm
      • It is quite the dream Pattie. I'm thinking a cup of hot chocolate is just what you need about now :) Sent from my iPhone

        nursejudyfromCA on February 6, 2016 at 2:09 am
        • you said it!

          pattieclemm on February 6, 2016 at 9:55 am
  212. Wondering if there is a better chance to win if postcards are sent via snail mail. I've entered every year and still wondering if this is a real sweepstakes. Jenny D

    Jenny D on February 5, 2016 at 12:50 pm
    • It is real jenny, everyone has a chance that enters. Each entry is put in the computer by batch then a batch number is chosen then a random entry from that bath.

      nursejudyfromCA on February 5, 2016 at 1:33 pm
      • How do you know how it is done? Been wondering for a long time what odds are?

        Dwana on February 9, 2016 at 1:54 am
        • DwanaThey have posted videos on it in the past and have shown an actual drawing. It is amazing how organized the drawing is when you consider there are millions of entries.Keep dreaming,JudySent from my iPhone

          nursejudyfromCA on February 10, 2016 at 1:23 am
    • It is real, but wouldn't it be great to see an episode where they went back and talked to the winners of past homes!? I'd love to hear how and what they did after their big win!

      mytorpor on February 9, 2016 at 10:53 am
      • That's a good idea! I think they should have a show with the winners of this fabulous home!

        Shelva62 on February 17, 2016 at 12:46 pm
  213. I usually wake up inspired nearly every morning — unless I suddenly remember I have a dental appointment or a visit to the local DMV office scheduled. The DMV visit is usually worse… long lines and total chaos! The mornings are also extra enjoyable when I know that the temps are at least in the 50's for Terri's early morning walk and that the day's high will get into the 70's or 80's. Mmm, plenty of nice warm sunshine for gardening, afternoon walks or just lounging outdoors.

    Of course, there's always an extra measure of excitement in the air when it's an HGTV Sweepstakes entry day, and with the Merritt Island Dream Home, the thought of possibly winning that tropical beauty is a dreamy way to start the day.

    Just imagine living in paradise, where anything you plant thrives with little effort. Yep, I say make it exotic and supersize it, please!

    DBCoop on February 5, 2016 at 12:14 pm
    • :) Just imagine living in paradise, where anything you plant thrives with little effort. Yep, I say make it exotic and supersize it, please! I agree ! :)

      OCO on February 5, 2016 at 1:10 pm
    • Coop! Careful what you wish for!!!!! It could easily be a an anaconda, python, boa constrictor, or gator .

      Ashtabulannie on February 5, 2016 at 3:41 pm
      • Hopefully it will be just the Dream Home flora that's exotic and supersized and not the fauna… with a few exceptions!

        DBCoop on February 6, 2016 at 11:06 am
        • Well ………. LMAO. Coop love your sense of humor! Too much fun.

          BTW there was Melbourne woman startled to find 9-foot anaconda in her yard. Her dogs were ok. Just sos' ya know I'm not making this stuff up!! It's wild down there! Wild I tell ya! …
          channel 13 news: Melbourne woman finds anaconda in her yard.

          Ashtabulannie on February 6, 2016 at 4:12 pm
          • Its true!! Very true :) :) I also heard about that…… did ya hear about the two gators having a fight on the banks of a pond. That was over in largo:):) the fellow that recorded it put it on you tube:):) that was wild:):)

            gbfla on February 6, 2016 at 6:19 pm
          • Yikes! Talk about gator bites… that kind of roughhousing could leave a scratch or two.

            DBCoop on February 7, 2016 at 7:50 pm
        • Ha, Ha !

          OCO on February 7, 2016 at 4:49 pm
      • Hahahahha

        Carainohio on February 6, 2016 at 12:35 pm
    • So……our curry tree wouldn't have to stay on the kitchen counter during winter months? Woohoo!

      Trish_ on February 5, 2016 at 4:45 pm
    • has the winner been notified yet?

      Mindy on March 8, 2016 at 2:29 pm
  214. Okay, I'm ready for HGTV to come over and hand me my keys please

    Marlena on February 5, 2016 at 12:08 pm
  215. Waking up every morning in the 2016 HGTV HOME to the Gorgeous tropical color's in the master bedroom, will bring a calming effect to the start of your day. Once you look out over the beautiful pool and water view this will only be able to bring a smile to your face. As you begin to start your day off while you listen to your favorite music on the amazing Bose system, your day will only continue on a wonderful note as you enjoy your island day! I would love to move back to Merritt Island, there is nothing more wonderful than island living! All your HGTV HOME'S have been amazing, but I'd give anything for the 2016 HGTV HOME! After my late husband and I were married in 1987 we moved to Merritt Island and began our lives together! Due to his career we lived all over Florida, but Merritt Island always held our heart's! My husband and I often spoke of moving back, but he was taken before we were ever able too. So, winning this home would be a blessing.

    Luciann Taylor on February 5, 2016 at 11:45 am
    • Best of luck to you! Of course I'll keep putting in my entries! But seriously, I hope the winner is someone who is so excited about this gorgeous home that they are here on the boards participating!

      mytorpor on February 9, 2016 at 10:49 am
  216. I am inspired on life of living it to it's fullest. Wouldn't it be great to wake up every day in the inspired beauty of this home. The out doors where life begins is my greatest inspiration.

    pattieclemm on February 5, 2016 at 11:02 am
    • I'm with you. It certainly would be a wonderful place to wake up to. My family lived in several locations in Florida, while growing up. I love it there. It would be beyond a dream come true to win this beautiful environment.

      Toni1953 on February 6, 2016 at 12:55 pm
  217. I must admit, that initially I was disappointed with the selection of yet another Florida location. However, I have come around and am now lusting after this property. It has been a very snowy winter and I am not getting any younger. Florida beckons and I have a comfortable familiarity with this neighborhood.

    Ashtabulannie on February 5, 2016 at 10:45 am
    • :)

      OCO on February 5, 2016 at 1:05 pm
    • Really? You would rather be sitting next to water in warm weather than shoveling snow?

      Eugenia27 on February 7, 2016 at 6:57 pm
    • So, if you had to choose, Hokiemom, which medium would you prefer to work in, snow or sand?

      Or, would this be your creative outlet of choice… works of art around Cape Canaveral beach?

      DBCoop on February 7, 2016 at 8:17 pm
      • Coop great selections. Unfortunately I have had waaaaay tooooo much experience with the "Snowden" brothers this winter. My fingers are frost bitten and I need all new snow shovels. I still have a pile of snow here in the yard. I would like to give it a go and try building some sand castles and silica fortifications.

        Ashtabulannie on February 8, 2016 at 9:36 am
      • As long as it's warm and near the water, I'll be happy! Hubby and I spent two weeks in Panama City Florida this winter, starting to look for a place to retire….this home would fit the bill nicely!!!!! LOL

        mytorpor on February 9, 2016 at 10:47 am
  218. My favorite hues in this home and with me working from home I would never have to leave…Ahhhh!
    Congrats in advance to the lucky winner!

    iamflourishing on February 5, 2016 at 10:44 am
  219. Can anyone tell me the actual colors in this home? I have looked over the whole site, and I see comments about turquoise, coral, poppy, etc, but no mention of the actual colors. I want to use these in my house!

    Pam on February 5, 2016 at 10:38 am
    • The paint sponsor has info at

      dreamn_again on February 5, 2016 at 11:15 am
      • Also,
        They talk a lot about the color scheme per room in the videos. They ARE very cool and relaxing! Good luck. :)

        JessiRaeDIY09 on February 7, 2016 at 11:28 pm
      • Thanks for the link! We are not painting right now, but I can see putting some of these colors into my home the next time we do!

        mytorpor on February 9, 2016 at 10:44 am
  220. Wow, this home is a year round vacation and I wish I didn't love it sooo much. It sure has been fun dreaming and seeing myself living there but then reality sets in and I come crashing back. It goes beyond words to say I would love to win this home

    Straybird on February 5, 2016 at 10:12 am
    • nice hearts

      COOLSMILEY on February 6, 2016 at 11:10 am

        Straybird on February 8, 2016 at 8:30 am
  221. What a dream!

    Trish_ on February 5, 2016 at 9:47 am
  222. That surfing photo has taken a lot of heat on the blog, but I think it's cool. Retro, beachy, calm, perfect for a beach home!

    Carainohio on February 5, 2016 at 9:45 am
    • I totally agree. I've grown very fond of it! I would never in a million years come up with that idea.

      Ashtabulannie on February 5, 2016 at 7:09 pm
    • I agree! I think it adds character.

      JessiRaeDIY09 on February 7, 2016 at 11:21 pm
    • Really? This is my first time visiting the blogs, but I thought the photo was awesome! What a great way to make a home truly unique!

      mytorpor on February 9, 2016 at 10:43 am
  223. Houston we found HEAVEN on earth! Thank you HGTV and friends for giving us the opportunity to have fun and dream for a moment (or a few hours lol) about all these beautiful homes. My family and friends love the excitement and suspense it brings. I better go now and get back to dreaming as I look out of my snowy window and I thought I loved snow, hmm… snow pool, snow lanai, snow boat, snow way I am back to dreaming bye and thanks again!

    Val on February 5, 2016 at 9:27 am
    • I with you on the weather "I'm freezing in WI". I also am one of the Great Dreamers of our time.

      pattieclemm on February 5, 2016 at 10:58 am
  224. Its all wonderfull:):) of course winning the dream home and being able to keep it…… well you will feel like a king or queen:):) it is a amazing home for sure!!!

    gbfla on February 5, 2016 at 9:00 am
  225. The most beautiful place I've seen!
    Can see myself living there in all that beautiful!
    Great job HGTV and all who participated!

    Theresa Fulmer on February 5, 2016 at 8:59 am
    • Yes Theresa Fulmer This Is By Far The Most Beautiful Home That I Really Love That HGTV Has Ever Had I Wish Everyone Good Luck That Is Trying To Win This Amazing Home I Hope & pray That I have A great chance in Winning It For The Sake Of My Wife She Is Disabled & Needs To Live Where Its Warm All Seasons Long We live in Northeastern Pa & Our Winter months Are so Very Hard on my Wife that She can't Even Get out I Want To Beable To Win this for The Sake That It Will Give My Wife A better Quality of Life Thank You John

      John DeAntonio on February 5, 2016 at 9:49 am
      • John,
        I was reading your comment. I'm sorry to hear about your wife. Coming from MI, I can tell you that it does make a difference in your bones and overall outlook. I hope she is able to have a better quality of life soon as I have taken care of so many folks that are stuck in the same situation. Prayers for you and your wife!

        Jessi Holderer

        JessiRaeDIY09 on February 7, 2016 at 11:26 pm
    • I am right there with you! I am in LOVE with this place! SO BEAUTIFUL AND PEACEFUL!

      MrsHarwell1 on February 8, 2016 at 7:21 am
    • Totally agree. The colors are fabulous!

      sbk109 on February 12, 2016 at 9:56 am
  226. All that sounds great, but it makes me want to snuggle back in bed and wait for Jeeves to bring me my breakfast!

    TrippinMomma55 on February 5, 2016 at 8:31 am
    • Lol! I understand why!

      Lessie on February 5, 2016 at 3:27 pm

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