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Start Touring HGTV Smart Home 2016 Now!

HGTV Smart Home 2016

It’s finally here! The HGTV Smart Home 2016 virtual tour is live. Step inside each new Southern sophisticated space with 360-degree tours, video walk-throughs and photos of every amazing detail.

Get to know the HGTV Smart Home 2016 before you can win it >>

So, once you’ve seen it all, what are your favorite spaces?  Tell me in the comments below.

No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the U.S., age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes starts at 9 a.m. ET on 4/12/16 and ends at 5 p.m. ET on 6/2/16. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. For full official rules, visit or send a self addressed stamped envelope to: “HGTV Smart Home Giveaway” – RR, P.O. Box 52822, Knoxville, TN 37950. Main Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC d/b/a Home & Garden Television.

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  117. I am a southern girl at heart. This home located right in the heart of NC is just stunning. My favorite part is the outside porches. Love the colors and the surrounding trees.

    The Dinning and Living rooms are well structure e.g., color scheme and selection of decors. Tiffany is just a badass and I love what she did with this home. My chances of winning is just as good as anyone else and I pray that I win. This is one of my bucket list to own a home someday. Life circumstances and finance has prevented me for years to complete this bucket list. So I am hoping that I can scratch this off of my list.

    I love this home and would love to take an in-person tour. Watching on T.V. and see photos are stunning but actually walking through is always a grand experience. Do anyone know if this can be done?

    18tann on May 4, 2016 at 11:56 am
  118. Which Sherwin Williams gray paint is on kitchen cabinets?

    trina on May 3, 2016 at 1:06 pm
  119. Being a young grandmother who's grandchildren live near this absolutely perfect home, and I don't. It would be God Sent for us to move to be near them. I am a Master Gardener from Pa. and a member of the oldest garden club in Penna. and would just love to care for the property. I am ready for the move in a heart beat. I could not have found a more perfect home, location, and design. You see I grew up in a Craftsmen home in Pa. so it is so perfect for my style. Tiffany (the designer) has the same style as my daughter and I who are also designers but in hair. Great job. It is PERFECT!

    Joanne on May 3, 2016 at 11:26 am
  120. This question may have been answered somewhere…can someone tell me the blue exterior paint color/brand for the shutters? Love this color! Of course I love the home and want it badly and am entering religiously. My favorite design of an HGTV home yet!

    Elle on May 1, 2016 at 1:18 pm
    • The paints were from the HGTV HOME collection by Sherwin Williams.

      dreamn_again on May 1, 2016 at 3:37 pm
  121. I love this home, I have always loved the area close to nature & city. I can see my family in this home. I love that its large enough that I could have my Mother lived there w/us. I love to watch it snow & even the fireflies in the mountains at night. I have entered before on other locations, but I visit The Smokie Mnt several times each year. I WANT TO LIVE IN THIS HOUSE & MAKE IT MY FOREVER HOME!!!!!! I CAN SEE MY FAMILY HERE !!!!!

    brenda on April 30, 2016 at 1:37 pm
    • Well I didn't spell the Smokey Mnt correct sorry about that, and I also didn't explain about the fireflies every year there is an event up in the Mnts that only a certain amount of people are allowed in to watch in the summer, it is amazing.

      brenda on April 30, 2016 at 1:40 pm
  122. This home is a total jaw dropper! It would be awesome to see and experience the hard work that everyone invested in it. I am truly amazed!

    Nichole on April 28, 2016 at 7:31 pm
  123. Why can't I easily pull up the manufacturer/supplier for features like the flooring? the tile in the master bath is striking – I've never seen long tile like that. All of the flooring is wonderful. Help please!

    Tim Threadgill on April 26, 2016 at 12:13 pm
  124. Is there a dishwasher in the kitchen? I've looked through all the kitchen pictures and videos and do not see one, nor is one mentioned. Maybe in the island near main sink. Would need one of those way more than a wine frig when I don't drink. Can't imagine a "smart" home without a dishwasher.

    MomOf2Youngladies on April 24, 2016 at 1:36 am
    • Yes, Its in the island by the sink.

      dreamn_again on April 24, 2016 at 3:08 pm
  125. Fabulous execution by Tiffiany! I taped the show and have watched it several times. I am trying to learn from Tiffiany's style tips in remodeling my own home. I loved how she shared her inspiration for the kitchen and tied her colors throughout the home. This house has everything – character, beautiful but approachable spaces, local art, affordable furniture and of course it's super high tech! Bravo!!! My only question is where can you find a product list? I am trying to find the tile for the kitchen. Can someone please advise me? Thanks HGTV and Tiffinay for a wonderful, fun and beautiful HGTV 2016.

    Alice on April 19, 2016 at 3:44 pm
  126. Who made the beautiful window treatments?

    AML on April 19, 2016 at 10:11 am
  127. Why is there never nearly enough "space" in SmartHomes? Unless a person only works, sleeps and watches TV, they carry with them a lot of "stuff" related to hobbies, vocation, interests, etc, that needs to be close at hand for constant use. We also carry with us a certain "inventory" of stuff from our past that we are unwilling to part with. Where is there any room for such storage in these Smart Homes? Smart Homes need to incorporate ample storage located within these homes, not shoved into some remote corner of the garage and exposed to the elements.

    Lou Richardson on April 18, 2016 at 6:20 am
    • There are many storage spaces in this Smart home, but since they aren't filled with a sponsors products, they aren't promoted. There's two large spaces on the 2nd floor, and three in the basement.

      dreamn_again on April 18, 2016 at 9:01 am
      • I agree there is plenty of storage space. I also believe there is a small attic. There is a window above the guest bedroom if you are looking at the picture showing the front of the house.

        ready2retire on April 19, 2016 at 6:12 pm
  128. I am wondering about some of the products used in the HGTV Smart Home 2016. Specifically I'm wondering what type of flooring is in the Exercise Room. Any information would be greatly appreciated! :)

    Kayla on April 16, 2016 at 10:34 pm
  129. Tiffany, every inch of the house is beautiful and everything is arranged so well. My favorite room was the living room. It was light and airy, yet so cozy. It would be wonderful to live in that Dream Home.

    Sylvia on April 15, 2016 at 10:00 pm
  130. Did anyone ever say what that little house was? It doesn't look like a neighborhood that would have a tiny home. A tiny house is the only way I could afford to live there. Although, even though it is so cute, it would be crazy small with that A frame roof.

    Eugenia27 on April 15, 2016 at 4:55 pm
    • A little mystery for now……..

      DeerSpring on April 16, 2016 at 7:42 am
  131. Ut4ever isn't the only one who missed this post.
    Wonderful as usual. Thanks Dear DeerSpring.

    Eugenia27 on April 15, 2016 at 1:13 pm
  132. Would like to see the back yard

    Judith Williams on April 14, 2016 at 12:18 am
  133. Ut4evrI missed this post earlier. Love all of the links you always find and share!

    Ut4evr on April 13, 2016 at 10:08 pm
    • me too

      Eugenia27 on April 15, 2016 at 1:14 pm
  134. I want to see what the backyard looks like. From the front it looks like a forest in back!

    JimM1953 on April 13, 2016 at 6:00 pm
  135. LOVE this home! Tiffany did an amazing job! This has got to be one of my favorite HGTV sweepstakes houses in recent years. And what's not to love? A screened porch AND a covered patio! Wallpaper! Yes! And that master bedroom is lovely!

    Mary Rose Kulczak on April 13, 2016 at 8:07 am
  136. Where is the other home?

    Sisterearth on April 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm
  137. Hi, what is the overall square footage of the home?

    varetta on April 12, 2016 at 11:49 am
  138. Lovely home, can't tell which room I like best, they are all showstoppers! This would make my dream retirement home for sure and is grandchild friendly as well–of utmost importance!

    Mimi on April 12, 2016 at 11:43 am
  139. Wow this home is AWESOME!! The talented designers of every room is evident with each room. The openness of the kitchen and living space is my favorite! Thanks for allowing an opportunity to win this home. :)

    Renee Kovach on April 12, 2016 at 11:40 am

    T.GORDON on April 12, 2016 at 7:21 am
  141. I was wondering how the 2-sided fireplace works that is between the master bedroom and the screened porch. Is it open to the outside and will it let in cold on cold nights and cool air out from the air conditioning when it is not in use? Also can someone crawl through when not in use?

    ready2retire on April 11, 2016 at 11:00 pm
  142. Tiffany Brooks' shares her favorite ideas from Smart Home 2016 with HGTV Magazine:

    DBCoop on April 11, 2016 at 8:53 pm
  143. This house is amazing beautiful, I L O V E each room, the color combinations. Great job Tiffany. My fingers are ready for tomorrow, Good luck everyone.

    ameriquin on April 11, 2016 at 8:16 pm
  144. I'm 6(+) tall, hope I can dust the top shelves. Either Ms Brooks is short or some people might want to use the quicken loan money to purchase step stools…..js.

    cynthi1 on April 11, 2016 at 3:14 pm
    • LOL

      Ut4evr on April 11, 2016 at 4:43 pm
    • Us vertically challenged people (on the short side of that spectrum) already have a large stash of step stools and ladders. I feel sorry for the folks on the other side of the spectrum. I can make myself taller when I need to but they can't shrink. ;-(

      Eugenia27 on April 13, 2016 at 6:25 pm
      • Good one. I like your comment

        cynthi1 on April 13, 2016 at 6:39 pm
  145. Thanks. I enjoyed the Housepitality Designs photos.

    dreamn_again on April 11, 2016 at 12:30 pm
  146. Smart Home 2016 Sweepstakes rules:

    The ARV (approximate retail value of the Grand Prize package is $1,378,076. There is a $750,000 cash option instead of taking title to the home plus $100,000 check from Quicken Loans and the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC valued at $51,685 for a total in-pocket cash prize of $901,685.

    Get those entry fingers ready for an early start (9 a.m. ET) tomorrow, April 12, 2016 and good luck!!

    DBCoop on April 11, 2016 at 12:05 pm
    • I'm excited. Thanks for giving us a chance to look at the prize rules before tomorrow morning.

      DesignABCs on April 11, 2016 at 1:03 pm
      • Have you decided yet whether to take title or pocket the cash?

        DBCoop on April 11, 2016 at 3:56 pm
    • Thanks for the details, Coop! So ready to begin entering!!! :)

      Lessie on April 11, 2016 at 6:10 pm
    • You and I have almost equal tax burden (California and Oregon) somewhere around $662k. which I could not come up with I will have to take the cash. Sad, because I could picture myself happily living in that home.
      With the cash option I should walk away with $450k plus the car. Not bad.
      At least I'd be able to see the home in person on the winners weekend.

      Eugenia27 on April 13, 2016 at 6:22 pm
  147. It's ALMOST here, folks!!

    "Coming Soon…
    Beginning April 12, 2016 at 9 am (ET), enter daily, once at and once at, for your chance to win HGTV Smart Home 2016, a sophisticated Southern home located in the high-tech hub of Raleigh, North Carolina, plus a new 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC and $100,000 provided by national mortgage lender Quicken Loans. The grand-prize package is valued at over $1.2 million."

    With the official time clock:

    DBCoop on April 11, 2016 at 11:56 am
    • Thanks, Coop!

      DesignABCs on April 11, 2016 at 1:00 pm
    • Ok…. I'm ready to enter:):) tomorrow morning:):) yeah ….. get ready everyone!!

      gbfla on April 11, 2016 at 1:03 pm
  148. This house is BEAUTIFUL! I love the location and the car but it is the two laundries that have made me want it to be mine :)

    sweetceme1 on April 10, 2016 at 11:50 pm
  149. This home is so beautifully built..I love most aspects of the design….My only complaint would be columns, but I guess they have their absolute necessity….great job hgtv….can't wait to start entering….this another big winner in architectural design as far as i am concerned…

    twoTERRIERs on April 10, 2016 at 10:22 pm
    • Craftsman homes can have beautiful interior columns. These columns just need a simple cladding in wood instead of drywall. Also, the beam across the top should be clad in wood. I'm glad Tiffany already gave us crown molding. I can't find a good image of what I see in my head, but something like this.

      Lindingo on April 11, 2016 at 3:07 am
      • I should have been more specific about columns…..I mean interior columns, someone how remind me of the old roman baths….Thank you for the link…columns can be beautiful…looking now…..yeah lindingo..

        twoTERRIERs on April 11, 2016 at 12:37 pm
      • these pics are great…i am quickly becoming a column lover…

        twoTERRIERs on April 11, 2016 at 12:39 pm
        • Yes, I knew you meant interior, because the columns tightly flanking the eating space like that is indeed awkward. We can fix it up, though, when you win. I will send you a sketch in the congratulations card. It will still look a little cramped, but charming. :)

          Lindingo on April 11, 2016 at 6:58 pm
      • Love the link. I grew up in a neighborhood of craftsman homes and I love columns.

        Eugenia27 on April 13, 2016 at 6:14 pm
  150. What was the designer thinking with that kitchen wall; and the guest bedroom wallpaper, ugliest room I have ever seen; and people get paid to come up with this,yuck!

    Rev. mRose Lemons on April 10, 2016 at 1:35 pm
    • Do you think anyone has ever felt that way about one of your sermons?

      Snorkelboy on April 11, 2016 at 9:44 am
  151. I am beyond impressed. Already daydreaming about the ways we could use this home to share it with others!

    Marlene on April 10, 2016 at 1:05 pm
  152. Two more days before I can start entering!!! I won't miss a day. Love everything about this place. I can not find anything that I would need to change. I wish it had a larger lot but I guess I will have to enjoy a hot tub since there is no room for a pool. Great job Tiffany and Carley. A big shout out is also in order for Homes by Dickerson. The design of this home works well for a person who is ready to retire. North Carolina is a perfect place to do that.

    ready2retire on April 10, 2016 at 9:33 am
  153. This is stunning I love the porch and location!

    Heather Smith on April 10, 2016 at 1:58 am
  154. I will enjoy this lovely home if I… There isn't any room that I dislike, all my favor colors put together, Tiffany what and incredible job! this is a MASTER PIECE, I adore the covered porch where I can relax with my husband on lazy afTernoons in our retirement which will be next year. NC will be the perfect place after 25 years working in a Hospital taking care of people in needs, and my husband teaching underprivileged children for 35 years.Tiffany,Virginia and HGTV thanks for bringing HOPE.

    ana villanueva on April 9, 2016 at 9:55 pm
  155. Smart Home 2016 — a great place to hang your hat….

    DBCoop on April 9, 2016 at 9:02 pm
    • Did the winner keep the 2014 smart home in Nashville TN? Just wondering, my favorite HGTV home. Can't get the beautiful blue kitchen out of my mind.

      cynthi1 on April 11, 2016 at 3:06 pm
      • Ashley King of Chicago, the winner of Smart Home 2014, did not keep the home but chose the cash option. Carbine and Assoc. then listed the house for sale at $950,000.

        DBCoop on April 11, 2016 at 3:55 pm
  156. This home is the opposite of my style. But I really like it. Here's why:
    Love all of the modern art on the walls
    Interesting "doodahs" placed around the house (but I'd probably rotate them)
    That's one pretty front door
    The color scheme is inviting and interesting
    So much natural light through doors, windows and skylights
    Wood work craftmanship looks amazing – I especially like the master bedroom wall
    The exercise room is bright and fun with the views out to the woods and that graphic wall
    Absolutely want that mudroom and everything in it
    Such pretty cabinet work
    Like the layout of the basement and main floor (upstairs puzzles me, though)
    2 laundry areas – bonus!
    I really do want all of the furniture on the covered porch. (Did you look at that cool love seat??)

    Great job HGTV and all involved in building this Smart Home. Looking forward to seeing more of it.

    Ut4evr on April 9, 2016 at 5:19 pm
    • At first I thought the stools and the kitchen tile was too busy and would drive me crazy. I thought to cover the chairs in a solid fabric but then I saw a picture that DeerSpring posted from one of the bloggers that she posts. The colors were a little less vibrant and it looked fantastic! In the natural light it all worked beautifully. I guess the lighting that HGTV used did the job to showcase everything but not how it would look if you lived there, on a cloudy day.

      Eugenia27 on April 10, 2016 at 5:30 pm
      • I don't like the texture of those dining chairs and bar stools. Seems too much like grandma to me. I do like the tile but in 5-10 years it will look so 2016 I think. And that would be an expensive redo. I prefer more neutral for the big ticket decor. I can't say enough good about that mudroom. In love with the tile floor. The layout is perfect. So much natural light. Yep. Want it!

        Ut4evr on April 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm
    • Oh, the local art is great, I want that mudroom even if I didn't win the house. I love the flow of the place it is so well thought out. I could use that workout room in the basement. love it all.

      Eugenia27 on April 10, 2016 at 5:32 pm
      • If I had that workout room I'd sure be in a lot better shape!

        Ut4evr on April 11, 2016 at 8:13 am
  157. That was great reading about the zen succulent.

    Eugenia27 on April 9, 2016 at 5:16 pm
  158. This is my dream hose
    I have lived in lovely homes but none as nice as this one

    Cynthia Kraus on April 9, 2016 at 12:33 pm
  159. Congratulations Tiffany, Carley and the HGTV crew, Job well done! I nearly fell out of of my chair when I saw the upper story guest room's wallpaper (not my taste it's so loud, I doubt anyone could sleep in there) and the unused rooms on both sides of the upper story are just wasted space?

    The first plan shows a long narrow room just past the basement guest room, the new plans show a door and a window going into this room, but it is not there, also going down the stairs to the workout room the new plans show the wall stops right there, originally it showed more room with an offset on the outside wall, the plans also show a door going into somewhere?

    Judy M, on April 9, 2016 at 2:58 am
  160. There are so many good spaces to entertain in this Smart Home. Great private areas too. Here are some photos I enjoyed.

    The average home price in the neighborhood is $850,000. I bet this home will be higher.

    DesignABCs on April 8, 2016 at 7:36 pm
    • Good find. Thanks.

      Eugenia27 on April 9, 2016 at 12:34 pm
  161. A sneak peek of the HGTV Dream Home 2016 winner ambush is heartwarming!

    The special airs May 27!! : )

    DeerSpring on April 8, 2016 at 5:56 pm
  162. Just magnificent! Love the "modern-traditional " decorating Tiffany! Each room is a show stopper. Love, love the kitchen tile! All the color combinations, furniture, fabrics and art!. The best lay-out I have seen in a long time and being a smart house on top of that. Fantastic! Truly, a great family home, so many wonderful functional spots to gather inside and outside. Great job HGTV team!

    JoEllen on April 8, 2016 at 1:29 pm
  163. Hi Everyone, I'm the artist who made the large stained wood Eclipse piece in the media room.
    I have a large variety of work that can be seen here:

    Check it out! And thanks so much to Tiffany for choosing my work, I definitely owe her one :)

    StainsAndGrains on April 8, 2016 at 12:36 pm
    • Awesome piece.

      Addy243 on April 8, 2016 at 1:57 pm
      • Thanks!

        StainsAndGrains on April 9, 2016 at 1:30 pm
    • I love that piece!
      My husband was a wood worker and I dabbled in wood working also, So, I can totally appreciate what went into that piece. Beautiful.
      The moment I first saw it, I wanted to dive into my computer screen and touch it.

      Eugenia27 on April 9, 2016 at 12:41 pm
      • Thanks so much Eugenia!

        StainsAndGrains on April 9, 2016 at 5:08 pm
    • I love your work. when I win the house I will commission more pieces for the lower level bedroom.

      Sancheezia on April 20, 2016 at 2:46 pm
  164. How fun! A big THANK YOU to everyone who makes these day-dreams possible! This year, I'm taking the dream to another level… I've even started scouting job opportunities in the area, in the event that my children and I are fortunate enough to have a reason to relocate. What a fun dream… room for the whole family, one bedroom bathed in my daughter's favorite color and the other with turtle shells on the wall that my son would go nuts over! There's even a little nursery that will be perfect for my new little nephew… due in AUGUST! Sigh… it's a beautiful home.

    sparklebling on April 8, 2016 at 12:16 pm
  165. Not only beautiful but well thought out. The master and A LAUNDRY on first floor for those who may have limited mobility. Thanks from the seniors and disabled set.
    Two car garage, who has only one car in a family. With extra space for tools and storage cabinets.
    Never thought some off the colors would go so well together. So it is an education in interior design.
    Love the looks of the neighborhood, Like to have neighbors one can walk to.
    Glad not in Florida, is being over used this year.

    Sharyl on April 8, 2016 at 12:01 pm
  166. I wonder if there will be a cash option this year and how much it will be? It would be nice to walk away with around $400,000 from the win after paying all of the income taxes due.

    DesignABCs on April 8, 2016 at 11:59 am
    • I really love this home. The flow is fantastic. I would be so sad not to be able to keep the home but as you said, walking away with $400,000 would be nice also.

      Eugenia27 on April 9, 2016 at 1:57 pm
  167. After you go inside the HGTV Smart Home with Theresa of My Fix It Up Life, you can listen to Tiffany Brooks and Theresa chat about the HGTV Smart Home on Blog Talk Radio. Theresa visited the home on Media Day without looking at any photos ahead of time so she could have the perspective of a fresh first impression. Theresa is ready to move in!

    Go inside the HGTV Smart Home 2016!

    “Let’s Talk about the HGTV Smart Home 2016 with Tiffany Brooks” on Blog Talk Radio

    DeerSpring on April 8, 2016 at 10:41 am
  168. Love this house and location but a few things left me scratching me head. first the nursery being UP stairs and away from the parents. and the laundry room being upstairs away from the parents as well who will be the main users and have to lug laundry up and down stairs all the time. yeah i know it makes sense for it to be close to the nursery but kids grow up. also whats with the two big rooms on opposite sides of the second floor? are they usable? would be kind of a pita to trudge through the nursery or laundry room to access them? Thinking the laundry room should go in the pantry area with a laundry shoot from the second floor but thats just my two cents. oh and whats with the garage door on the back of the house? a work shop? and why not connect that with the main house internally? also wondering about the basement room in the back as well… guess thats were all the plumbing and heating stuff is??

    Theswedge on April 8, 2016 at 6:35 am
    • There is a stackable washer dryer in the foyer of the master suite as well. the door at the back of the garage goes into the mud room/pantry that is connected to the house.

      Snorkelboy on April 8, 2016 at 10:06 am
      • The small garage door on the basement level is a place to store lawn and garden equipment and is not connected to the rest of the house. That is what it looks like to me from the floor plans.

        ready2retire on April 8, 2016 at 3:18 pm
    • It seems that the upstairs storage spaces are very usuable and wouldn't be used often so the access isn't an issue.

      DesignABCs on April 8, 2016 at 11:17 am
    • wonder why my phone reply didn't show up? anyway yeah I didn't notice the washer dryer in the master suite. however I am still interested in the two rather huge storage rooms on the second floor. lol i guess its because i cant see them on line so that makes me more curious. lol would definitely turn the big one into a game room and the small one into a library/ computer room. but yeah everything about this house is sweet. lot is a little small for my taste but that just means less stuff to mow and take care of!! unless this is one of THOSE communities that dont let you do your own yard love the design and designs inside and out. it looks livable and not pretentious or over the top..

      Theswedge on April 8, 2016 at 1:48 pm
  169. Love this home!!!!! Can't find anything that I do not like. The layout works well for a family. The location is also great! I would like to see more of this property ie. the backyard and the extra spaces off the nursery, the storage area behind the upstairs laundry room and the storage area on the lower level. Is there also an attic? Storage space is a selling point for this home. The one confusing part of this house is the exercise room which is shown as a L-shape room in the floor plans but is rectangular in the 360 degree tour with an extra door. Good luck to all who enters, I plan on entering every day .

    ready2retire on April 7, 2016 at 11:13 pm
  170. Be sure not to miss the start of the HGTV Smart Home 2016 Sweepstakes Entry period. (Is it true, as they say, that the early bird scores the win? I don't know about that, but perseverance, as in two daily entries, can't hurt either!)

    Here's my personal reminder, but use whatever works for you; a string on your finger, a note on your tablet/smartphone calendar, a post-it on your computer screen, an email reminder right from HGTV… it's all good!

    DBCoop on April 7, 2016 at 7:56 pm
    • Coop, that countdown clock makes me think of the Chicago band song lyrics, Does anybody really know what time it is? I bet everyone waiting to start entering for the Smart Home does.

      DesignABCs on April 8, 2016 at 11:29 am
    • I'm ready to enter:)) {ready to win too } just like everyone else:):) oh boy!! its coming……

      gbfla on April 8, 2016 at 12:09 pm
      • The entry day can't get here fast enough for me.

        DesignABCs on April 8, 2016 at 7:26 pm
        • Smart Home Tuesday, it's on its way!

          Or, as someone else once said, to get ahead of the crowd, always give 110% at work:

          17% Monday

          22% Tuesday

          31% Wednesday

          24% Thursday

          16% Friday

          Saturdays and Sundays are like the X in Bingo — they're FREE spaces!

          DBCoop on April 10, 2016 at 10:07 am
          • Love it! You're a hot mess Coop!

            Lessie on April 11, 2016 at 7:27 pm
  171. Here is your chance to walk though the 2015 Urban Oasis. Open House days in April.

    Lindingo on April 7, 2016 at 6:50 pm
  172. Theresa did a fabulous job making it feel like I was there with her.

    Eugenia27 on April 7, 2016 at 4:30 pm
    • Yes!

      DeerSpring on April 8, 2016 at 6:32 am
  173. The tech savvy house is simply amazing! Mrs. Brooks did a fabulous job on the decorating, even down to the small intricate details. Job well done to Tiffany and the HGTV crew. I am still in awe, when I look at the photos and tour of the home. I am in love with the master suite, and how the laundry area is attached to the master closet. The spa-like master on suite is heavenly and that would be my oasis. The location is perfect and close to my favorite football team the Carolina Panthers and my favorite player Cam Newton. You guys always seem to find a way to out do yourself!

    Quintaj99 on April 7, 2016 at 3:20 pm
  174. I can't believe that I am this excited about a house that is not mine, family or friends BUT I have to admit…I am in LOVE with this place. I am A GRIT, and somehow you have managed to capture so many things that I love into a wonderful flow! Porches are essential in the South and OMG you nailed it. The ocean although there are not a lot of direct references the colors (the bright aqua are spot on) and immediately real me. The island feel you have captured this in the tiles and in so many pictures, accessories, I can't even keep up. I am stunned to see so many of the things I hold dear blended together so well. Most people tend to think that theres one theme and thats it…..again LOVE LOVE the place. I have saved this because I am about to retire from the USAF as a flight nurse and due to numerous deployments I was unable to start a family. So I guess you could say I am a late bloomer because we are planning to start soon and the way the home office, nursery, kitchen and all flow is PERFECT. After living all all over the world for what will be 24 years I am headed back to my Southern roots, boy how you appreciate the small stuff when you are away. . Props to all involved!

    Sunny on April 7, 2016 at 2:20 pm
  175. This house is beautiful! My father who passed away almost 7 years ago, was born and raised until the age of 13, in Wilson North Carolina just outside of Raleigh. You guys do amazing work!!! Awesome job, it's absolutely beautiful. Love, Love, Love the location ;)

    Tawnya Wilson on April 7, 2016 at 2:16 pm
  176. Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh is definitely a treasure, but what would you guess its market value to be?

    According to the president of Homes by Dickerson, Brant Chesson, the house would likely sell for a few greenbacks over $1 million! Then you can add in the $100,000 check from Quicken Loans and the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC and you have quite a handsome Grand Prize Package.

    I'm sure I won't be the only one waiting for the Sweepstakes Entry period to start on April 12!!!

    DBCoop on April 7, 2016 at 11:08 am
    • I'm READY……. ( did I tell ya I'm ready) lol its coming soon :) :) I'm on board!!" :) :) can't wait!!!

      gbfla on April 7, 2016 at 11:22 am
      • Are we there yet? I'm on board, behind the wheel, waiting for the green light. How about an early start, HGTV? Just a little peek at the rules and Grand Prize ARV to whet our appetites?

        DBCoop on April 7, 2016 at 11:56 am
        • I'm waiting for the cash option amount to be posted. Any ideas, Coop?

          DesignABCs on April 8, 2016 at 7:38 pm
          • Your guess is as good as mine, but give me a couple of days to think about it and I'll see if I can come up with a number. ^_^

            DBCoop on April 9, 2016 at 10:52 am
          • f I had to put the value on it as they did the one in Merritt Island, I would call it at 750k + 100k check + the car best estimate.

            Gandomel on April 9, 2016 at 4:37 pm
    • Nooooooooo, I want a home I could afford to keep. ;-(
      California and Oregon both take a huge chunk of the winnings. It is almost half!
      I would hate to give up that mud room / pantry and those beautiful tiles in the kitchen. How could I walk away from the master closet WITH washer dryer? And the gym? Could I leave that? I don't think so!
      Let's not even bring up the screened porch and patio areas. I also won't mention the rocking chairs on the front porch.

      Eugenia27 on April 9, 2016 at 12:29 pm
    • If I had to put the value on it as they did the one in Merritt Island, I would call it at 750k + 100k check + the car best estimate.

      Gandomel on April 9, 2016 at 4:33 pm
      • sorry, go figure I replied in the wrong thread. Meant for the DesignABCs question on cash option.

        Gandomel on April 9, 2016 at 4:36 pm
  177. Unlike the other homes, this home really speaks to us. We are planning to move in 2 years once I am done with my MBA; from Massachusetts to Raleigh, NC. We have family in North Carolina and we are def tired of the snow. We have researched homes and job in Raleigh already this home will definitely help us relocate.

    Cynthia Estrada on April 7, 2016 at 10:02 am
  178. It appears that I am in the minority here but the decor is not what I would expect in a home in that area, seems more fitting for an Urban Oasis loft than a suburban Southern home. Too eclectic for my tastes. Don't get me wrong, I am all for trying new things and all but the decor just seems to not flow together and bring in the charm of the area. Oh well, different strokes for different folks! I will still "enter to win" and should I win then mold it to my tastes.

    southernlady on April 7, 2016 at 9:21 am
  179. Thanks… I like :) :)

    gbfla on April 7, 2016 at 8:10 am
    • Just think, gbfla……….

      Next year, the Smart Home winner, can get a headstart on getting ready for spring and summer

      with an exercise room a few steps away or all year long to be fit!

      DeerSpring on April 7, 2016 at 11:40 am
    • : )

      DeerSpring on April 7, 2016 at 11:40 am
  180. I simply love this home! I can see my family and me enjoying it. I am putting in out there in the Universe

    Gail H. on April 6, 2016 at 8:39 pm
  181. Again, DeerSpring, you have given us a great link. Thanks!

    Ut4evr on April 6, 2016 at 7:18 pm
  182. There's plenty of attic storage space in Smart Home 2016. Imagine what the lucky winner might find in there!

    Could these be "Before" and "After" photos?



    DBCoop on April 6, 2016 at 6:47 pm
    • You crack me up

      Eugenia27 on April 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm
    • Do you think there were some real treasures to be found in the Before attic?

      DesignABCs on April 7, 2016 at 12:11 am
      • ^_^

        DBCoop on April 7, 2016 at 11:53 am
  183. What's above the garage & master suite? Unfinished space or storage?

    Corinne on April 6, 2016 at 4:00 pm
  184. Mine, mine, mine! I've been looking at places to live in NC near colleges for the past few months and this place is perfect!

    The colors match ones already in my home. It's in the area I want to be in. It's the style of home I love- the comfort of traditional style with modern lines and conveniences. My pets will love the porch.

    Got my fingers and toes crossed for this one!!!

    Good luck to us all. Nice job Tiffany.

    Lorie M on April 6, 2016 at 3:31 pm
  185. I like turquoise because it goes so well with purple. Beehivestate and I were discussing how I would add just a touch of purple in different rooms, to make it feel more at home for me. She came up with the idea of purple dishes. Wouldn't that look spectacular?

    Eugenia27 on April 6, 2016 at 2:25 pm
    • I passed on your comment. :)

      Eugenia27 on April 6, 2016 at 7:02 pm
  186. Checking listings… Behind the Build: HGTV Smart Home 2016 will be on DIYnetwork Tuesday April 12th 11pm eastern.

    dreamn_again on April 6, 2016 at 1:57 pm
    • You may need to remind me in a day. I was going to set up a DVR recording but I'm a day short. (lol, and a dollar short)

      Eugenia27 on April 6, 2016 at 2:35 pm
  187. If anyone has actually made it here to this blog, I contacted HGTV to inform them that the link is missing. They sent me a link to get here, so they are now aware there is a problem and hopefully will fix it.
    Looking at the home page, IMO they were trying to fit too many links and "Blog" being the shortest word, got pushed off.

    Eugenia27 on April 6, 2016 at 1:35 pm
    • Thanks for contacting them, Eugenia!

      Lindingo on April 6, 2016 at 2:33 pm
  188. : )

    DeerSpring on April 6, 2016 at 10:49 am
  189. Why is the Blog tab missing from the Smart Home Main page?

    Lindingo on April 6, 2016 at 5:22 am
    • Looking over the lack of engagement from management in this blog I would not guess that is a mistake. I'm actually surprised this blog is still allowing comments. The other blogs have been discontinued/combined into "I Heart HGTV" where comments are no longer allowed. I suspect that is the future of the Dreams Happen blog.

      Ut4evr on April 6, 2016 at 8:18 am
      • Hi Ut4evr, hope my reply does not get you deleted. Perhaps…on the right track???It is a difficult balancing act to maintain an impartial blog while trying to keep sponsors placated, promote a build and remain impartial in the face of current political tornadoes. Just want to tell the blog admin people that I am aware and support all that HGTV and Scripps has done by virtue of their programming to promote and support all minorities.

        Ashtabulannie on April 6, 2016 at 8:40 am
        • Ashtabulannie, I am fine with getting deleted. :) I agree, there is a balancing act between keeping sponsors happy and keeping the viewers happy. I feel blogging is an older form of social media that is changing everywhere. Short quips, not conversations is the new model. And as with all businesses, making money is the purpose of the HGTV business. If monitoring and interacting with comments on blogs is not a money maker that feature will disappear. Kind of sad, though, as I have learned much from the wide range of comments and views shared on the Dreams Happen blog over the past several years!

          Ut4evr on April 6, 2016 at 9:25 am
          • I contacted HGTV to inform them of the problem and NO we don't want to see you deleted!!!

            Eugenia27 on April 6, 2016 at 1:36 pm
        • I think HGTV just tried to put too much stuff on the link area.
          After I contacted them, they sent me this link so I can get over here via email. Unfortunately I am having a difficult time with my email, I can't get email on my computer only on my phone and I can't copy the link from my phone to paste it on the other blog so people can have access here.
          Sometimes, technology really sucks

          Eugenia27 on April 6, 2016 at 1:39 pm
          • The home page for Home Giveaways has a link to the blog, as does the Dream Home link. Hope it is just an error.

            Ut4evr on April 6, 2016 at 5:14 pm
    • Thank you both for your answers. I remember in the past they shut particular blogs down for months on end after the builds. Then they all came back and stayed on. Maybe there are two factions of thought and they sway each other back and forth,

      I haven't tried lately to post on the other builds, so I didn't know that was how the wind was blowing. That is helpful info. Thanks.

      It is funny the things that have been virtually disappearing in my lifetime that I had never anticipated–newspapers, conversational written letters, landlines. I guess I shouldn't be surprised for our blogs to perhaps stop, but of course you are right that they may 100% completely stop, even for a build that is in current giveaway mode.

      I missed all of the funny, bright, wonderful people on the message boards when that system was killed off, and I will miss all of you on the blogs, too, if that is the way it goes.

      Thank you to HGTV for continuing the builds. Letting us enjoy the process is tremendous fun for us. Even if we become officially irrelevant to the point of extinction, we will always remain silently grateful for them.

      Lindingo on April 6, 2016 at 11:04 am
      • I don't think HGTV is trying to do away with the blog, just yet. I think they just made a mistake.

        Eugenia27 on April 6, 2016 at 1:39 pm
        • Thanks, Eugenia.

          Lindingo on April 6, 2016 at 2:34 pm
        • I have used a blog for my work. I always had a list of what I wanted on the tabs. I crossed them off as I made sure the tab was there and that it worked. If everything didn't fit, I made priorities of what I thought was most important to be included. I think a professional editor would do the same.

          I am glad there are these home giveaways. If the blog comments were to disappear I would still enjoy exploring each home. But as of now, DBCoop is our most reliable source of information! Where'd he find that photo of the back of the house? Go Coop!!

          Ut4evr on April 6, 2016 at 5:35 pm
          • Do you think Coop might have a fleet of drones hidden somewhere?

            DesignABCs on April 6, 2016 at 6:29 pm
          • lol

            Eugenia27 on April 6, 2016 at 7:01 pm
          • Glad we can rely on him! Coop with a fleet of drones is a great thought…

            Ut4evr on April 6, 2016 at 7:13 pm
          • The picture of the back of the house is in the photo gallery "covered porch." Check it out. There is also a photo of part of the garage door on the second "garage" which is that mystery room I couldn't figure out from the floor plans.

            Addy243 on April 6, 2016 at 10:49 pm
          • Thanks! I'll be looking there now.

            Ut4evr on April 6, 2016 at 11:40 pm
          • It wasn't a drone after all? Thanks for the careful research behind the mystery photo.

            DesignABCs on April 7, 2016 at 12:07 am
    • I figured out that you can navigate to the blog from the Smart Home main page by clicking on Carley's photo which is on the right side of the page.

      Addy243 on April 6, 2016 at 10:52 pm
      • NICE!

        Lindingo on April 7, 2016 at 12:36 am
        • This morning I see a direct link to the blog, but it is closer to the top, not on the line where the tab used to be.

          Lindingo on April 7, 2016 at 2:28 pm
  190. Love the kitchen and pantry area in this warm and inviting , yet classy home. No more mail and newspapers on the kitchen counter.

    filanddell on April 5, 2016 at 4:33 pm
  191. For the artist and aspiring designer within each one of us… color, compostion, light and shadow, texture and tone — a photographic rendering:

    DBCoop on April 5, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    SUSAN HARTMAN-NILL on April 5, 2016 at 12:36 pm
  193. Love the location look of the home is great sweepstakes starts on my birthday with S hooks owl pictures in nursery sign from my nanna this home is mine I will sit on the rocking chairs on the porch drinking morning coffee the kitchen is the best I can see myself in there that pantry/mudroom wonderful those porches will be great for my whole family to eat and play board game love the yellow chairs and the raspberry chairs the hands are bettlejuice but my dad and sister in-law love them the Blanche room is to much but niece like it built-in bookcase with windowsit will be a great space for my nieces my nephew's love the gym wall masterbath is a winner with everyone still need to see yard,second garage,and extra rooms also is that a closet next to the powder room and what does the one door in the gym go to there the one to outside and the media room but then one more and how do you get to the attic

    Santania on April 4, 2016 at 5:32 pm
  194. I love just about everything in this home. The one problem I have is that wallpaper in the guest room. Too bright and way too much. One wall would have been enough. Sorry

    slyfoxsherri on April 4, 2016 at 11:53 am
    • I need to try that with my living room. I want a change, just don't know what I want.

      Eugenia27 on April 6, 2016 at 2:31 pm
  195. Question: "Are there any good seating areas around Smart Home 2016 to settle into for a good read?"

    Answer: "Yes, more than you can shake an e-reader (or paperback novel) at!"

    Starting with the ideal spot to meet and greet your neighbors and still get those pages turned and the story told as the day unfolds, try one of the four tempting front porch rocking chairs and enjoy the views:

    Step inside and set your sights on this handsome blue and white houndstooth chair thoughtfully placed near the living room fireplace for cozy winter reads:

    Or take in the expansive living, dining room and kitchen views (between pages) from the Wesley accent chair with its high back, linen fabric and gray piping:

    Tea for two and two to read? The matching accent chairs in the master bedroom sitting area, with velvety soft fabric and nail head trim are ideal for one or two dedicated readers:

    Time for some open-air reading — without any of those pesky bugs trying to read over your shoulder? Head for the screened-in porch! Opt for one of the lively, not-so-mellow yellow chairs:

    Or stretch out in front of the cultured stone fireplace on the light and oh-so-white slipcovered sofa for a special all-yours treat:

    Here's a recipe for another innovative reading site — the spacious pantry! Whether it's planning a meal, reading (e)mail or writing out a grocery list, come on in and make yourself comfortable:

    Looking for a room with a view? Or a secret hideaway? Try the guest bedroom's curtained niche to suit your reading mood:

    Need some perfect background music to set the right tone for that romance novel, or maybe the headline news channel to go with the murder mystery you're totally into? Sit back, stretch out and relax on the media room's striped sectional sofa. There's room for you, or two or three!

    A personal place for guests to enjoy a leisurely read followed by an afternoon nap or a late-night bedtime in their very own space is the terrace bedroom. With a carved-wood bobbin chair for comfort and style, they won't want to leave. Is that a good thing or bad? It's your call.

    The covered porch? What more can you say than pick your spot, take a seat, curl up and leaf through those pages! Whether it's the raspberry high-backed chairs with gray cushions, open-weave wicker sofa, the pair of wicker chairs or a seat at the casual wining and dining table with room for eight, there are options galore — with scenic wooded views from any seat you choose!

    For the young'uns (and the grown-ups reading to them) the Nursery's checked swivel glider is spot-on for putting those little guys and gals — and big ones too — right to sleep:

    When it comes to readin', writin' or 'rithmatic, there's no finer space to wile away the hours at work or at play than the conveniently situated and stylishly sophisticated home office:

    Finally, believe it or not, (unless you consider the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC an option for a quiet read) we've covered nearly every available Smart Home nook and cranny for assimilating those entertaining written words. But not quite. There's at least one more! That would be the master bathroom's freestanding soaking tub. Relax, read and live your dreams. Bubble bath and champagne optional:

    There you have it, fellow dreamers — a most worthy Smart Home with a great story to tell.

    DBCoop on April 4, 2016 at 11:08 am
    • Yes I have to agree:):) thanks. I would like some info on the back and side yard, got any?? finish this story….. tell me a pool can be put in:):) I can put stair lifts in:):) ( can't do stairs) the home is a beauty!!!

      gbfla on April 4, 2016 at 1:52 pm
      • Much of the Smart Home backyard is beautifully wooded, leaving a minimum amount of space for a pool. Still, the lucky winner could certainly have a small spool (spa/pool) added to the list of amenities.

        And although HGTV never promised us a rose garden, a thoughtful selection of rose bushes would provide a lively dash of color and Southern charm.

        DBCoop on April 4, 2016 at 9:39 pm
        • Thanks for the picture of the back

          Eugenia27 on April 5, 2016 at 5:54 pm
          • :)

            DBCoop on April 6, 2016 at 7:57 pm
    • Thinking of places to read has just made me love this house even more

      Eugenia27 on April 5, 2016 at 5:53 pm
      • Imagine the number of different books you could be reading by having one waiting by each seating area! If it's an e-reader you're carrying from one spot to the other, I guess you'd just be getting different points of view….

        DBCoop on April 6, 2016 at 10:10 am
        • One book at a time for me. Different points of view are okay. :)

          DesignABCs on April 6, 2016 at 11:00 am
        • I can only do that with non-fiction. Fiction I have to devour in one sitting.
          I'm not a big fan of e-readers, call me old fashioned but I love the feel of the paper and the smell of the ink.
          My favorite spouse thinks I have more books than I can read in my life time. I like the idea of having a different book in all those seating areas; might look like I have that many less books.

          Eugenia27 on April 6, 2016 at 2:23 pm
          • Fiction for you, Eugenia, dark chocolate Snickers for me. (I have to devour it in one sitting, that is!) ^_^

            DBCoop on April 6, 2016 at 5:01 pm
  196. The Zen Succulent Installation – Part II

    "Installation: Creating Our Custom 'Living Wall' for the HGTV Smart Home 2016"

    "We painstakingly applied each individual piece of greenery by hand which took over 18 total hours and designed the layout to mimic nature, free forming and collective.

    We did not have a formal design pattern for the layout of each piece of greenery which has always been our preferred design process – this allows the piece to dictate that it wants and allows it to creatively flow and adapt."

    DeerSpring on April 4, 2016 at 10:55 am
  197. The panty looks to be a winner! Then Workout room… Blessings be.

    straightalk3 on April 3, 2016 at 9:21 pm
  198. I really like the pantry and the kitchen. Two ovens and an extra sink. beautiful colors.

    nursejudyfromCA on April 3, 2016 at 5:22 pm
  199. If he doesn't keep the house, what is he going to do with a boat?

    Eugenia27 on April 3, 2016 at 5:05 pm
  200. :)

    Eugenia27 on April 3, 2016 at 4:57 pm
  201. Absolutely stunning! I love everything about this house and great job Tiffany and HGTV. Thank you!

    Gabrielle on April 3, 2016 at 3:38 pm
  202. Oh my goodness Tiffany and crew. What a masterful job on this home. Probably the most aesthetically pleasing so far. I really love the tile, and the way everything chosen and placed ties-in in one way or another.

    AudPQ on April 3, 2016 at 2:36 pm
  203. This house is absolutely stunning! Fabulous job to Tiffany, Virginia and HGTV crew!

    Laria on April 3, 2016 at 2:14 pm
  204. Here is info on the 2 smart toys shown in the nursery. Not for infants but they do look interesting.

    Ut4evr on April 3, 2016 at 10:52 am
    • and here is the baby monitor link:

      Ut4evr on April 3, 2016 at 11:34 am
    • The osmo looks like fun.

      Eugenia27 on April 3, 2016 at 4:43 pm
    • Thanks. I wondered what those boxes were.

      Lindingo on April 3, 2016 at 6:54 pm
    • Wow, when I was just a little lad, we had Play-Doh, Mr. Potato Head, Chutes & Ladders and Lincoln Logs.
      Now there's all this really cool, high-tech stuff. Is it time to get with the programming?

      DBCoop on April 4, 2016 at 11:06 am
      • Same here Coop, I think we did alright with the old school toys. We learned to be creative.
        Hummmmmm? I wonder if my dream of living out in the woods started with Lincoln Logs?

        Eugenia27 on April 6, 2016 at 2:33 pm
  205. For added measure, a few quick Instagram shares from Tiffany Brooks this morning:

    The design is in the details!

    A room within a room… the guest bedroom hideout…

    DBCoop on April 3, 2016 at 10:17 am
  206. All I can say is pretty nice and well done

    nursejudyfromCA on April 3, 2016 at 12:05 am
  207. A gentle reminder: Tune-in times for the HGTV Smart Home 2016 TV special — air dates and times are: Monday, Apr 18 @ 11pm/10c; Tuesday, Apr 19 @ 2am/1c; Friday, Apr 22 @ 8am/7c.

    I think I'll go for the April 18 evening episode. Otherwise, it's for the night owls or early birds out there to catch on Tuesday and Friday. Or, record it and watch at your leisure!

    DBCoop on April 2, 2016 at 11:15 pm
  208. What is the address of this home?

    Moveinready on April 2, 2016 at 10:06 pm
    • : )

      DeerSpring on April 3, 2016 at 7:38 am
  209. Eugenia, here is the link for my favorite space – the pantry and mudroom. Scroll down the page, it's the 3rd video.

    Ut4evr on April 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm
    • Thank you. I found it once and tried to copy just that one video, when that didn't work, I couldn't remember how I found it in the first place.
      Thanks again

      Eugenia27 on April 2, 2016 at 7:34 pm
  210. But great video, I really love the tile in the kitchen.

    TDFairbanks on April 2, 2016 at 7:03 pm
  211. It's not letting me view slideshows for some reason. Anyone else had this issue that found a quick resolution?

    TDFairbanks on April 2, 2016 at 6:59 pm
    • Yes, I have had that problem before. Just try a different browser. Firefox always works for me when I have that problem.

      Lindingo on April 2, 2016 at 10:23 pm
  212. Yep, ditto

    Eugenia27 on April 2, 2016 at 6:57 pm
  213. Oh my gosh, have you taken a good look at that Smart Home PANTRY?! It's well worth more than just a brief byline or a passing glance. (Thanks for the reminder, Eugenia.) The gallery photo caption says, "Room for Essentials." It's more like a multi-purpose space, with room for essentials, non-essentials, bare essentials or what-have-you! It's so spacious that you could host school rallies in there. Play frisbee. Hold a tea party. Film a reality TV show. Stock the shelves and open a 24/7 convenience store with ATM. So many possibilities!

    Essentially, the pantry of your dreams — in technicolor and 3D!

    DBCoop on April 2, 2016 at 6:32 pm
    • check out this video. I love this room.
      I could open a health food store in there.

      Eugenia27 on April 2, 2016 at 7:02 pm
      • Ut4ever said it is the 3rd video.

        Eugenia27 on April 2, 2016 at 7:35 pm
        • Caught it, Eugenia. Having watched the pantry video shows that there's even more to it than first meets and greets the eye. Tiffany put lots of thought into every aspect of the space both for function and style. It's more than just a room, it's a hard-working part of a happy home!

          DBCoop on April 3, 2016 at 10:01 am
      • I know! Isn't that just the pantry/mud room of your dreams? Incredible. Not just insanely functional, but so beautiful too.

        Addy243 on April 3, 2016 at 12:08 am
  214. Does anyone know of any house tour info? Or if there will be any?

    nafraser on April 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm
  215. OMG…… Dear Hgtv, give Tiffany a big RAISE:):) I really like the way she has designed this home:):) it is simply marvelous!!!

    gbfla on April 2, 2016 at 5:19 pm
  216. "It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”

    DeerSpring on April 2, 2016 at 5:15 pm
  217. I like it in that little spot where the ceiling is wonky. That area does have a curtain to close it off it even that was too much. IMO, I think it is the gold leaves that are driving me crazy. if they were gone, the paper isn't that bad.
    So, we have a bloggers party where we all get together and paint over the leaves. LOL

    Eugenia27 on April 2, 2016 at 4:53 pm
  218. great as always

    Eugenia27 on April 2, 2016 at 4:48 pm
  219. Raleigh is a pretty city frequently my husband travel there due his job so, I will dream hard as always did, my special needs daughter and me will be on the pretty happy kitchen talavera with its brigh colors to made fun time on it

    AlmaC on April 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm
  220. I imagine we've all been busy voting on our favorite Smart Home room and the final results will be revealing, but which room will be the top vote getter?

    The more I thought about my vote, the more I realized I should be voting with two priorities: The first, naturally, would be for the room I find most visually pleasing. That's the idea, right? Then I realized that I should probably also be placing my vote based on the amount of time I'd be spending in each room, in order of the most time to the least. That required a little more research.

    So here is how I've ended up splitting my Smart Home vote….

    Most aesthetically appealing, and calls out, "Come on in, relax, spend some quality time here."

    1. Screened Porch
    2. Master Bedroom
    3. Covered Porch
    4. Media Room
    5. Kitchen
    6. Living Room
    7. Home Office

    Now, voting based on life studies of where and how we ACTUALLY spend the days of our lives:

    1. Master Bedroom — about 25 years sleeping, or 1/3 of our life, more or less
    2. Home Office — blogging, paying bills, emails, social media interaction, submitting HGTV Sweepstakes entries and time dedicated to various electronic media
    3. Media Room — watching 55-60 thousand hours of TV during an average lifetime (with 2 years worth of commercials… and 3 hour NFL broadcasts with 11 minutes of actual game play.)
    4. Screened Porch — a few required minutes of quiet time, getting away from it all. Whew!!
    5. Kitchen — where the average person spends 2.5 years cooking, while eating takes up 4 years during which you'll consume 35 tons of food.
    6. Living Room — sharing family time and entertaining friends to round out our days (since much of our time is otherwise spent cooking, cleaning, eating, sleeping and hooked up to electronics!)
    7. Covered Porch: sipping a favorite beverage or an after-dinner drink (along with about 12,000 cups of coffee over the years.)

    On second thought, I'll forget the reality and follow the dream! That takes me right back to my first Smart Home love, the Screened-in Porch. Ah, just me, a glass of wine, wooded views… and an occasional howl from Terri if the phone happens to ring.

    DBCoop on April 2, 2016 at 11:43 am
    • My favorite room isn't even on the list. I really like this house a lot. I could picture us and fur babies living here. This house is so well thought out, the flow is perfect.
      My favorite room is the mud room / pantry. It is both practical and beautifully appointed. (should I win) I'd be entering the house through that door; knowing that I was home and it is mine.

      Eugenia27 on April 2, 2016 at 12:42 pm
      • Since anything is possible, Eugenia, when you enter the Smart Home pantry from the garage, I might greet you at the entryway from the kitchen and ask if you've popped by to borrow a cup of sugar! ^_^

        DBCoop on April 2, 2016 at 6:30 pm
        • BrendaInKansas and I have already split up the house. I get the main floor. She still hasn't placed dibs on either the lower level or the top floor. I guess you can have whichever level is left.
          How does Terri feel about stairs?

          Eugenia27 on April 2, 2016 at 7:41 pm
          • I hope BrendainKansas makes up her mind soon on which level of the Smart Home she's going to claim. I'll need time to put my plans in place for downsizing to whichever level is left.

            Although Terri doesn't have to navigate stairs in my single level home, she does zip up and down a flight of stairs from the mountain home deck when she spots a squirrel that's thumbing its nose at her.

            DBCoop on April 2, 2016 at 11:13 pm
          • :) Cats and squirrels will get my dog moving every time, Coop.

            DesignABCs on April 4, 2016 at 10:13 am
  221. Beautiful!!! Great design and decorated beautifully. Love the colors in the house.

    Brenda Johnson on April 2, 2016 at 10:53 am
  222. I love the art in the master bath. Is that local? Thks!

    Dee on April 2, 2016 at 10:28 am
  223. Wow!!!! When can I enter to win? I love the style and color palette of this home! So beautiful!!

    travelfun on April 2, 2016 at 10:15 am
    • April 12th.

      Eugenia27 on April 2, 2016 at 5:01 pm
  224. Get Ready Get Ready To Rumbleeeeeeeee!!!!! Lol lets go HGTV bloggers. April 12th here we come.

    Kiosha88 on April 2, 2016 at 9:40 am
  225. This House is Amazing, it is one of my most favorite, Blue is my favorite color and this out does itself, HGTV you are wonderful at colors, decor, landscapes and ideas, I LOVE THIS HOME!! GREAT JOB. My husband would love this for retirement, he has worked in a Chemical Plant for over 35 yrs, He is so tired. Life is tuff everyway, Maine is so hard in the winter, can not wait for spring weather here.

    kblakemaine on April 2, 2016 at 6:14 am
  226. From Tiffany Brooks — beautifully inspired by the chaos of nature:

    The Theory of Chaos is real by the way, and goes something like this: Nature, whether looked at with open eyes and a curious mind or steadfastly denied, often presents itself as an unpredictable and dramatic work of art. The landscape all around us is its canvas.

    The other side of that theory is mankind's effort to constantly create order out of the natural chaos in the world around him. Tiffany Brooks has done so to great success with HGTV Smart Home 2016. Her attention to detail has gifted us with a visually pleasing blend of textures, fabrics, furnishings, style and color. The result is a careful mix of natural and artfully created beauty.

    Best of all, we get to enter to win it, along with the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC and $100,000 from Quicken Loans. So while nature's winds of change may be blowing, the Smart Home 2016 Grand Prize Package is nothing to sneeze at!

    DBCoop on April 1, 2016 at 11:02 pm
    • perfect

      twoTERRIERs on April 2, 2016 at 11:46 am
  227. This home is absolutely beautiful! Your truly out did yourself. I have lived here all my life and never owned my own home. I work hard and always put others before myself, this would definitely be for me to enjoy.

    Jacqueline Harvey on April 1, 2016 at 10:53 pm
  228. Absolutely beautiful great job designing this home.

    Nora on April 1, 2016 at 10:16 pm
  229. Absolutely gorgeous! Stunning home with many bold decor choices. I love it! Perfectly updated retro '70's.
    Great job HGTV!

    elfie on April 1, 2016 at 9:22 pm
    • Retro '70s is a good description.

      Lindingo on April 2, 2016 at 5:51 am

    mary young on April 1, 2016 at 6:39 pm
  231. What does the builder, Homes by Dickerson, have to say about Smart Home 2016? Plenty! Not only are they rightfully proud of their product, they're clearly excited about the casually elegant style that Tiffany Brooks brought to the game.

    DBCoop on April 1, 2016 at 6:22 pm
  232. Agreed Eugenia!! LOL!

    Daffie on April 1, 2016 at 6:10 pm
  233. Spot on ((((Wow)))) as a Naples / Woodstock Woman I'll be non stop praying . Beautifully furnished well done !

    Rene'e Amantia on April 1, 2016 at 5:26 pm
  234. I don't know what others are loving because this house is very small compared to the other homes HGTV built over the years! It's not as nice, chandelier's are nothing I would be proud of and that wallpaper in the one bedroom is awful! There is too much going on in each room with stuff everywhere! Simplicity is elegance! This is a hot mess! I agree with the woman that commented about he Mercedes in the driveway! I'm with her!
    Commenting as a guest!

    Linda on April 1, 2016 at 5:23 pm
  235. Does anyone know if the new 2016 Smart Home has a backyard and if is large enough for a pool and a firepit. As you can tell, I have already imagined me in that home…lol

    Adrienne Lawrence on April 1, 2016 at 4:43 pm
    • I heard from another post that the backyard is very small and that's why their isn't any pictures of it.

      Deb on April 1, 2016 at 9:36 pm
  236. Hi Tiffany, the 2016 Smart Home is gorgeous. However, after going thru the entire home and front yard, I did not see any features about the backyard. Is there a backyard, if so can we see views of what that look like. Again, I LOVE THIS HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!! My Favorite room is the kitchen and I love those porches.

    Adrienne Lawrence on April 1, 2016 at 4:40 pm
  237. So pleased to take the tour! The only thing better would be taking the tour in person!!! :)

    Lessie on April 1, 2016 at 4:23 pm
    • So, where in the house will I find you?
      You will find me playing in the pantry and kitchen, hanging out in the gym or out under the covered porch and on buggy days, you will find me on the screened porch.

      Eugenia27 on April 1, 2016 at 5:05 pm
    • Hi Lessie, here is the link to get onto the SH blog.

      Eugenia27 on April 9, 2016 at 12:17 pm
  238. Hi Tiffany, the 2016 Smart Home is gorgeous. However, after going thru the entire home and front yard, I did not see any features about the backyard. Is there a backyard, if so can we see views of what that look like. Again, I LOVE THIS HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!! My Favorite room is the kitchen and I love those porches.

    Adrienne Lawrence on April 1, 2016 at 3:26 pm
  239. Hi Tuffany, the 2016 Smart Home is gorgeous. However, after going thru the entire home and front yard, I did not see any features about the backyard. Is there a backyard, if so can we see views of what that look like. Again, I LOVE THIS HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Adrienne Lawrence on April 1, 2016 at 3:22 pm
    • I was looking for pictures of the back of the house, also. I thought I was missing something. I'm glad I wasn't having a senior moment but I am sad there are no pictures of the back and the one side.

      Eugenia27 on April 1, 2016 at 5:07 pm
      • If you go under time lapse photos you can see that there is not much space in the back and maybe that is why they don't show it, I would also love to see the back.

        albbora on April 1, 2016 at 5:57 pm
  240. Hi, I seem to have lost track of where I saw the floor plans. Would someone please point me in the right direction. (Thank you!)

    zipdedoda on April 1, 2016 at 3:14 pm
    • Found it, never mind. (Home page of the the Smart Home. Scroll down to the heading "Behind the design", then choose the link "Construction to completion." The just scroll down a wee bit!)

      zipdedoda on April 1, 2016 at 3:35 pm
  241. Decisions, decisions. Tiffany wants us to choose a favorite space in the Smart Home!

    DeerSpring on April 1, 2016 at 2:48 pm
  242. Perfect!

    Sharie on April 1, 2016 at 2:15 pm
  243. I LIVE in Raleigh and want to tour the home in person – will there be local events?

    Kristin on April 1, 2016 at 1:16 pm
    • If there will be public tours they'll announce it here on the blog.
      In recent years they've been inviting select "design" bloggers or television crews instead
      and there hasn't been any open to the public tours of the giveaway homes.

      dreamn_again on April 1, 2016 at 1:43 pm
  244. Today I'm loving the Home Gym, Kitchen, and Pantry areas….

    dreamn_again on April 1, 2016 at 1:15 pm
  245. Thanks for the links. Loved seeing more pictures of the Smart Home.

    dreamn_again on April 1, 2016 at 1:07 pm
  246. I'm going to be a little harsh here, because I expect a lot of HGTV. This house falls short.

    Not sure who decorated this house, but holy clash.
    I was excited to see that this was here in Raleigh, then I started going through the pictures. While the house overall is nice, one of the big areas I expect to be a focus in "smart home" is the media room. Looks more like that was an after thought.

    Media Room
    - A respectable 65" TV, but all the "decorations" on the table obstruct view from seating
    - Would have expected a large projector with lighting automation rather than a 65" TV. The TV in this room should have been in the Living "Room".
    - In wall speakers are setup for a stereo type use. Angling appears off for theater viewing
    - You mention the couch, paint and door, but completely skip over the Nest, audio and lighting. Heck you worked in a Farmers Insurance ad on the tablet on the coffee table. Seriously?
    - Wrong type of curtains for a media room. Those should be black out curtains, otherwise you will suffer from glare on that TV when using it during the day.

    Home Office
    - The room has a nice layout, but none of the seating appears to be ergonomic.
    - Table is in the middle of the room. While that is nice, what happens that laptop needs to be plugged in….or if you use a desktop? Cords will be draped across the open space causing a tripping hazard.
    - Is this even a room. If you look in the 360 view it appears to be a loft type space. An office is defined as "a room or set of rooms , or a building used as a place for commercial, professional, or bureaucratic work". A room is defined as "a part of division of a building enclosed by walls, floor, and ceiling". There are only 3 walls for this area and it is open to the stairs. That would make for a noisy works space.

    Screened Porch
    - I love the large open wall/door way.
    - Does this go out to a deck of some sort where outdoor grilling/cooking can be done?

    - Could have added a parking sensor.
    - Could have added LED lighting rather than standard florescent

    Front Yard
    - Is there irrigation? Is it a smart irrigation system? This is Raleigh, NC and that is fescue grass. It will struggle without water in the summer months.
    - Smart walk path lighting?

    Living Room
    - View of TV is obstructed but the fireplace mantel for half the seating.

    CraigM919 on April 1, 2016 at 12:54 pm
    • Media Room
      -the objects on the table does not block the view of the 65"tv. The TV is higher than the coffee table.
      -Really? Complaining about a Farmers Insurance add? Kinda petty.
      -The curtains in the media room are blackout and awesome
      Home Office
      -You ever thing that the desk might have electrical outlets?
      -The other comment, in my opinion is petty also
      Screen Porch
      -Yes there is a door out there that leads to a deck where the grill is as well as stairs that lead down to the lower level patio
      -no comment
      Front Yard
      -Yes there is irrigation
      Living Room
      -Again, the view of the TV is not obstructed, the TV turns. They did not want the TV to be the focal point of the room.

      Overall the house is amazing and I think Tiffany and HGTV should be celebrated for making such a beautiful house. 77 comments and 76 of them can't be wrong.

      -signed just someone who saw the house in person. I don't work for the network.

      Love The House on April 1, 2016 at 1:58 pm
      • Glad to hear that the TV in the media room isn't blocked.
        Not complaining directly about the Farmers Insurance add. I just find it frustrating when the home is supposed to be focusing on the Smart Home features, yet they would rather call out ads that they slipped in to the pictures. If is a general problem with media.
        As to the curtains. You can clearly see outside light coming through the curtains in the pictures. That means they aren't true blackout curtains. You will have a glare on the TV. (the little things can add up to big things)

        If there is power in the desk in the office, then they should have called that out (not the paint on the wall). I assume there isn't since there doesn't appear to be a poke through in the floor, or a keystone plate. Yet there is an outlet on the wall on both sides of the desk.
        Not having an "office" with four walls and closable door should be a problem for just about anyone who truly works from home (not just home type work, but full telecommuting).

        Awesome to hear that you can get down to the grilling area from the screened porch.

        Is the irrigation a smart system that works on a schedule and using ground moisture monitors? With water restrictions in the area, that should have been a big call out in the pictures and walk thru.

        I understand not wanting the TV to be the focal point, however I would have thought they would have gone to modern options like Mirror TV.

        CraigM919 on April 1, 2016 at 2:33 pm
        • Seeing how the sponsors are paying for this project, we can expect subtle (or even in your face) ads.

          Normally, Carlie (sp?) adds videos through out the entry period, high lighting the Smart features.

          Keep checking in, there is more to come.

          Eugenia27 on April 1, 2016 at 3:22 pm
        • Toured the house with Basset. Tiffany put in not one BUT 2 mirrored TVs!!!! The house has everything! And is stunning.

          DeniseE on April 2, 2016 at 7:10 am
    • "Geez, Louise."

      AuntDott on April 1, 2016 at 2:13 pm
      • Just giving honest thoughts.
        I really like the house overall, but all too often people focus only the positive things in something like this. When that happens, the little things don't get addressed. Over time the little things add up to something huge (through future designs) that aren't easily fixed.
        Also, people are talking about this house as if it is some sort of marvel of tech and design. While it is nice, it is no marvel (IMHO).

        CraigM919 on April 1, 2016 at 2:34 pm
    • I got to tour the house this weekend with the neighbors of the house, and this house does not clash at all. Actually all the areas match and blend very well. Plus all the rooms have their own personality which is very awesome. All of the different textures, patterns and the art…is a big WOW! They didn't fall short and neither did Tiffany Brooks. They knocked it out of the park! I'm sure her stock is about to rise after this! I want her to come back and do our house!!!
      And I agree with "Love This House", the majority of people commenting can't be wrong about the beauty of this home.

      Just1OfTheNeighbors on April 1, 2016 at 4:40 pm
      • I have to know ….. is the wall paper in the guest bedroom, pleasing, in person?

        Eugenia27 on April 2, 2016 at 4:55 pm
    • Hi Craig. I appreciated your post. As most decorators do, there are way to many things decorating every surface for my taste. But I figure the new owner will launch most of that anyway and put up their own art and "stuff".

      The product placement is determined by who paid for it, not what's especially interesting or useful. I'm interested to know if the media room has black out lining on those drapes. You can't see that function, it looks like any white lining. Hope they'll let us know. Also, usually a separate company sets up the sound system in the homes. Maybe a post will let us in on that. And designers usually try to hide the TV in rooms, too, just like here.

      I agree that loft/office isn't much of an office. I would move it into the nursery, which is a pretty small room for a bedroom. I don't think those loft spaces get used much in homes, at least not the families I know who have them. They usually gather kids' toys. Lamps on tables in the middle of rooms have outlets in the floor typically. No tripping or fire hazard that way. But I haven't really looked at this space carefully to see where the cords are.

      There have been some videos posted on the Smart Home video page that talk about the smart features. Hopefully we'll hear about more of them. But usually the biggest emphasis is on the Bassett HGTV brand furniture. Marketing! Gotta pay for this prize somehow.

      I want to hear more about the kitchen appliances, but it doesn't look like Electrolux is a sponsor so I doubt we will. I noticed the cabinets are thankfully an upgrade this year. Just quickly looking at the photos I didn't like the lack of privacy between the master bedroom and the deck – open fireplace, no blinds on the glass door. My frustration is that unlike the past, now the home is completed before we get any info. In the past blog posts answered many of our questions as the home was being built, long before the reveal. HGTV was sold a while ago and things changed a lot, not all for the better. This blog suffered not for the better changes I think.

      But for being a transitional style home this one is pretty nice. I just prefer modern and sleek. I'd never keep any of the homes anyway. Take the money and run.

      Ut4evr on April 1, 2016 at 5:35 pm
      • I am so glad you are back again. I love your, tell it like it is, approach.

        Eugenia27 on April 2, 2016 at 12:46 pm
        • Thanks Eugenia. It's good to see you here!

          Ut4evr on April 2, 2016 at 2:13 pm
    • Tiffany designed a home with millions of viewers in mind instead of just one client. Since you can't please everybody, you might as well please most of them. Choose to accentuate the positive, overlook the negative.

      DesignABCs on April 2, 2016 at 5:56 pm
  247. Screen porch and pantry/office are my favorite areas.

    grswla on April 1, 2016 at 12:31 pm
    • yes, i would have to say that the pantry/office are my favorite ares.

      jana on April 26, 2016 at 5:46 pm
  248. Beautiful home; however, personally can't handle the wallpaper in the guest bedroom. I usually like lots of color; but this paper would not even like an accent wall.

    grswla on April 1, 2016 at 12:22 pm
  249. Ouch!!

    PLP on April 1, 2016 at 10:39 am
  250. I absolutely love the colors and textures used in this house! LOVE!!!! I may need to gush further after I watch the videos, but the photos have just sent me into orbit!

    TwoCorgis on April 1, 2016 at 10:26 am
  251. : )

    DeerSpring on April 1, 2016 at 9:55 am
  252. I've spent about 3 hours exploring every room in the house. I absolutely LOVE it!! I already live in Raleigh and love it here….now if only I could have this dream home! I don't know if I can name a one favorite place. The outdoor space is AMAZING and the nursery is PERFECT for the next child my husband and I are planning. I'm sure I'm dreaming, but it would be a dream come true to have this beautiful home! Tiffany and the HGTV crew have done an awesome job!

    Sarah on April 1, 2016 at 9:51 am
  253. A winning combination of smart style and style smarts, both of whom have brought Smart Home 2016 to life in grand fashion, don't you think?

    DBCoop on April 1, 2016 at 9:17 am
  254. I am still going with the banister/rails on the stairs. Simply mesmerizing!

    TrippinMomma55 on April 1, 2016 at 9:06 am
  255. The Smart Home this year is absolutely stunning!! Plus Raleigh is a fantastic city! I can't decide which bedroom I want–all the bedrooms are gorgeous! I love the cozy blue sofa in the TV room–looks so inviting to just lie down and watch my favorite show! I also love the 2 laundry rooms–great idea! Gorgeous home, HGTV!!

    TikasMom on April 1, 2016 at 8:32 am
  256. What an amazing job on this year's Smart Home! I truly Love everything about this home except the wallpaper in the guest bedroom. A bit loud for my taste but I LOVE everything else about this home! The artwork is FABULOUS and the porches? To die for! I would most likely live in the master bath, loving the tub! You've outdone yourselves and I would feel very safe in this home!!!!

    Daffie on April 1, 2016 at 8:29 am
  257. This house is everything that my family could ever want and need! Such a awesome job you all did on it!

    Ellaina Allen on April 1, 2016 at 8:26 am
  258. Love the natural colors : love the entree and emediate open floor plan to kitchen and dinning and living space and tge fact you can take off in different directions from a central point .. Love the window electronic treatments : a gym and quests bedroom everyone must have !!!! The bathroom on suit to die for!

    Stephanie on April 1, 2016 at 8:08 am
  259. My heart belongs to the Nashville smart home (I live about 40min from it). But this one is excellent. I'm in love.

    cynthi1 on April 1, 2016 at 5:33 am
  260. Seriously, Tiffany, you hit it out of the ball park. Wow.
    I won't have time until this weekend to comment in detail, but needless to say, I'm impressed. You went for the bold, girl! So fun. But you also totally covered the functional. Such thoughtful design. It is very clear that you poured your heart and soul into this project. Thank-you!!!

    Addy243 on April 1, 2016 at 3:03 am
  261. Pick Mine! Stunning!

    Vesna on April 1, 2016 at 12:38 am
  262. Terri is already thinking ahead to repurposing the children's nursery into her very own room. She's submitted a few ideas that caught her fancy. I'm thinking something not too fancy. Maybe I should ask Tiffany Brooks to weigh in on the most appropriate choice?








    I'm thinking that #1 or maybe #6 would fit in best with the Smart Home style, but I'll keep looking for other possibilities just in case I have to make a quick decision down the road….

    DBCoop on March 31, 2016 at 11:02 pm
    • From the conversations I have had with Terri, I think she would like your #1 choice. I think Tiffany would approve the style for the nursery.
      Although, if you chose your #5 picture, could you please send my dog home first.

      Eugenia27 on April 1, 2016 at 5:29 pm
      • How funny! How did one of your little people sneak onto the set and snag a starring role in the photo?

        DBCoop on April 1, 2016 at 6:06 pm
        • He has been known to hog the limelight.
          All is well, I found him napping in the cat's bed.

          Eugenia27 on April 2, 2016 at 4:47 pm
  263. See you on the 18th, Tiffany!

    Need I say "Well done!"

    DBCoop on March 31, 2016 at 10:24 pm
  264. This home is unbelievable, beautiful, lots of open space and light. My husband and I will retire in 1 yr and this home would be idea for us folks. Love it- Love it- Love it!!!!

    Dianne on March 31, 2016 at 9:11 pm
  265. I can't choose one space, every room is inviting and Ican picture myself there. If I have to pick just one room I would have to say the pantry.
    I know, weird huh? It is so practical and I appreciate practical.
    Walk in, toss Mail on the desk, hang up coat & take off shoes. Drop off groceries in the pantry and look around to get an idea what to make for dinner.
    Who wouldn't love walking into that room, every night after work?

    Eugenia27 on March 31, 2016 at 9:05 pm
    • Eugenia, I'm with you. I love that pantry space. The tile floor pattern is a great idea. Love all of that storage and places to put things short term and to stay a while. Yep, I could be happy in that space every day after work! My next favorite space is the exercise room. I really like that wall paint pattern and the drips of paint. But I probably wouldn't spend as much time there as the pantry. :) (I'm not a fan of that see-through fire place in the master bedroom, though. No privacy!)

      Ut4evr on March 31, 2016 at 11:15 pm
      • I too like the floor in the pantry. The entire room is so well thought out.
        My number 2 room is the gym. Those workout machines are so cool. Having that mirror is a necessity for weight lifting. The only thing is, I have to figure out how to play my workout videos. I didn't see a player.
        As for the 2 sided fire place; seeing how it is just the two of us, no worries. I was thinking of putting up a stylish room divider/screen just between the door and fireplace (in the bedroom) Should give the privacy needed and shouldn't distract from the look of the room

        Eugenia27 on April 1, 2016 at 5:21 pm
  266. where do I find the floor plan?

    Cat Cee on March 31, 2016 at 8:40 pm
  267. After looking at all the pictures I think the Master bedroom and bath are my favorites. I am not sure about the drapes in the media room or the wall paper in the quest bedroom. A little too much for me so I would probably change those things if I were lucky enough to win this amazing home. What neighborhood near Raleigh is the home in? What size is the nursery room? Would there be space enough to build another bedroom and bath on the main floor off the back or side? Is there any storage space in the basement? What is the name of the flooring used in the baths? also the name of the flooring used in the screen porch and living area's. I have many more questions but these will do for now! I love the look of the home and I am going to try really hard to enter everyday . So far I have entered every home sweepstakes that HGTV has ever had, maybe this time I will be the lucky one! I love that it isn't in Florida!!!

    Ladny on March 31, 2016 at 8:22 pm
    • THE home is located in nw Raleigh near my house. I rode in the neighborhood to check it out since I am so close. It is beautiful in person! I would love to win, and it would be near my friends. I do not understand why their is a nursery but that can be changed a long with the wild wallpaper in guest room. It would be hard to fall asleep in that room. Good Luck everyone.

      Guest on April 8, 2016 at 9:29 pm
  268. Tiffany — Lady, you have blown the top off my world. This is some good work! I love this house. What's my favorite room? All of them… Don't make me choose because I just cannot do it. Every aspect of this project is fantastic, y'all was in the zone on this one.

    ladybyrd on March 31, 2016 at 8:07 pm
  269. Perfection!!!! I love the bold colors and abstract elements!

    iamflourishing on March 31, 2016 at 7:51 pm
  270. Tiffany- you have hit it out of the park! Each room is more beautiful than the last! ANYONE would be comfortable in this home!…although I hope it is me!!!

    Anne Marie Ruggiero on March 31, 2016 at 6:35 pm
  271. Wow! This is the first Smart Home in which I can envision myself living for the rest of my days. You asked for us to list our favorite spaces, but it will be easier to list the areas of which I'm not as fond. If and when I happen to find something I don't adore, I'll let you know. However, I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you ;)

    Moving2theCoast on March 31, 2016 at 5:46 pm
  272. OMG! Tiffany! Carley! and Crew! Wow HGTV has done it again. This home is over the top. I absolutely love every room. Of course I would have to covert the nursery, no more babies for me at 60. I love the eclectic decorating and the smart conveniences are fantastic. And many thanks to the person who decided to put in a built in espresso machine for me. There are so many wonderful things done to this home that you would have to post a whole page. Thank you all for such a wonderful job, you can see a lot of love and integrity went into this home.

    Moveinready on March 31, 2016 at 5:35 pm
  273. LOVE at first sight!!!!! I'm head over heels for the HGTV 2016 Smart Home. I've admired almost every HGTV giveaway home over the years, but this is by far and away my favorite! Green is my favorite color, followed by blue and pink. Need I say more. Thanks to Tiffany Brooks and HGTV for creating this dream of a home. May the universe bless my chances in this contest!!!

    Juliet R Bailey on March 31, 2016 at 5:35 pm
  274. Great job Carley! the smart technology choice throughout the house is amazing too! Smart choice for the car also!

    Hope on March 31, 2016 at 5:12 pm
    • I reallydo think that the smart home has high techologyin it this year.

      jana on April 12, 2016 at 2:20 pm
  275. My favorite room of all was the mudroom/ office/ pantry. My favorite part were the organization and the bench as soon as you come in. The kitchen is my second favorite room. I have to admit a Mercedez and the nursery was my stuning part. I also have a question for Virginia Moon what happen with the two spaces upstairs? ( the room with a door from the nursery and the door from the upstair laundry room) What are in them can you please comment about it.

    Scruzreyes on March 31, 2016 at 5:00 pm
  276. We know, we know, Tiffany, and we're clicking through those Smart Home photos and feasting our eyes on all the style, color and details as fast as our eyes can take it in!

    Yes indeed, we're eagerly touring, busy as can be posting, sharing thoughts, conferring– and pleased to say this Smart Home is most definitely alluring. We'd even be submitting our two daily entries if only we could, but alas, wait until April 12 we must!

    By the way, if I was to win Smart Home 2016, would you mind if I changed out the hot pink lumbar pillow and the rectangular ottoman at the end of the bed for a deep blue hue and tossed in some throw pillows with a more masculine complementary color and pattern to suit my style? Otherwise, the master bedroom is a perfectly serene scene I could spend many happy hours lounging in.

    DBCoop on March 31, 2016 at 4:30 pm
  277. This home is definitely WOW worthy! A beautifully done, well thought out home. I can totally see all of the design features working wonderfully for a large family! I love the dual laundry rooms..huge closets, tons of storage. All the space for activities both inside and out. A truly wonderful home! Great job HGTV!!!!!!! This is the first of all the sweepstakes homes done by DIY and HGTV that I would not change at all in regards to floor plan, space and functionality. WONDERFUL! Now I'm just hoping to win it! LOL ;)

    Jess on March 31, 2016 at 4:12 pm
  278. Just look at the fitness area…WOW! All the equipment that my hubby loves. The big mirror, a teens dream too. ;) Not sure if that is a Mercedes out front BUT if so, a trade-in for 2 nice but affordable vehicles if an option and gift our current cars which are thankfully nice to a person or two in need.

    Best wishes all.

    Lea81194 on March 31, 2016 at 3:55 pm
  279. This is truly amazing and Tiffany, Virginia and crew, you have done a fabulous job! The indoor spaces are so unique and funky and I totally LOVE the way that you have incorporated the outdoor space. 2 laundry rooms, awesome guest rooms and bathrooms. There is not one inch of this house that isn't incredible! You are all so incredibly talented and it would be a dream come true for some lucky person. I sure know that I will be entering your contest and congratulations on a beautiful build.

    Allison Bernard on March 31, 2016 at 3:44 pm
    • They certainly outdid themselves.

      sweetceme1 on April 10, 2016 at 11:52 pm
    • Could not have said it better.

      Joanne on May 8, 2016 at 9:42 am
  280. Lovely Home–decorating just awful.

    Louise on March 31, 2016 at 3:38 pm
    • I agree

      Holly on April 1, 2016 at 4:12 pm
    • y'all smoking that dope. i'd love to see a tour of your house and it's fabulous decor.

      y'all crazy on April 1, 2016 at 4:42 pm
    • It's certainly not to my taste with all of the bold patterns and crazy color combinations, but I really think that's what bold means–to step so far out of the conventional box that it isn't going to be pleasing to EVERYONE's eye. The "guest room" wallpaper actually gives me a headache.

      However, the designer obviously knows what she's doing. Her style absolutely oozes out of every inch of that home and that is fabulous. There is no way I would describe any part of the decorating as "awful"… that's just mean.

      Still Love It on April 14, 2016 at 12:47 pm
  281. Tiffany, I LOVE what you did with the gym.
    TV & mirror!!! I'm just so happy. I'd stay and chat more but I have more house to see.
    talk to you later.

    Eugenia27 on March 31, 2016 at 3:23 pm
  282. Looking at the floor plans, it looks like there are two extra rooms; one off the nursery, and the other off the laundry room.

    Does anyone else see this?

    edodd1 on March 31, 2016 at 3:17 pm
    • Yes those two extra rooms. What happen with them?

      Scruzreyes on March 31, 2016 at 4:54 pm
    • Must be left as storage due to roof slope, they might have the tech equipment hiding there.

      Moveinready on March 31, 2016 at 6:04 pm
      • Those rooms are full height, although with angled corners, with plenty of nice windows, ready to be finished off.
        Also note that they cut the exercise room in half, from what it shows in the floor plans, so they could have put the mechanicals in that space, or else in the long basement space which runs parallel to the front of the house.

        Addy243 on April 2, 2016 at 6:05 pm
    • Yes, those rooms are left for the future home owner to finish off if they wish. They have full height ceilings and plenty of nice windows. The room over the garage has a beautiful big dormer window. You can see the space in photo #27 in the "under construction" photo gallery.

      Addy243 on April 2, 2016 at 5:39 pm
      • We need Gail the super fan, back. I want to see every nook and cranny

        Eugenia27 on April 2, 2016 at 7:43 pm
        • I know! I have so many questions.
          I'm dying to see that "garage" space at the back of the house and, of course, the two large unfinished spaces on the top floor and what happened to half of the exercise room. Oh, and where is the mechanical space and how large is the attic space in the very top peak of the house? And just how much space is there in the backyard?
          Oh, and how do you turn off the pendant lights above the night stands in the master bedroom? Do you have to use an app on your mobile device or, yikes, get out of bed? And why isn't there a privacy shade on the glass door in the master bedroom leading out to the screened porch?
          Oh, how I miss our Gail!

          Addy243 on April 3, 2016 at 12:04 am
          • Just yesterday I noticed on the ground level in the back of the house there is a storage area for lawn mowers and such.

            Eugenia27 on April 15, 2016 at 5:43 pm
      • That's great to know and makes house even better!!

        cunningham4ever on April 13, 2016 at 8:25 pm
    • They are the last set of images, on page two, of the gallery of photos under the "photos" tab on the teal banner which runs along the top of the page.
      You need to hit the "photos" tab twice in order to bring up the sets of images to get that set. Oddly the floor plan gallery, and several others, are not listed in the pull-down menu, so you need to get to the images of the galleries.

      Addy243 on April 2, 2016 at 5:44 pm
  283. The designer did a very nice job. Kitchen is my favorite, where both colors and patterns are beautifully put together. However, something is missing for me in the master bath – it doesn't really come together.

    Nancy on March 31, 2016 at 3:03 pm
    • I do like the kitchen it is one of my favorite, places in side this house. I do not know what the master bath would need.For me the master bathroom has every thing in it, that i like. My be you would like more colors,in the master bathroom.

      jana on April 12, 2016 at 2:17 pm
  284. I would probably spend all my time in the kitchen. I love to cook and bake. But i do have to say that the covered porch would be my next place were i would spend my time. The grill that is out-side looks like it would be fun to grill food, for a large party. I will be entering the sweepstakes in April see you all then!

    jana on March 31, 2016 at 2:54 pm
  285. Where can I find product info and details for this home? (for instance paint and siding colors, fabrics, wallpaper, etc). Is this info on the HGTV site? If so please direct me to it. House is beautiful!

    Natalie on March 31, 2016 at 2:43 pm
  286. Its great. I love the colors used in every area. The best is the covered porch areas which is probably the place I would lounge in the most with my family and friends. Good job and well worth the wait. Thanks HGTV and Tiffany.

    Mary Angello on March 31, 2016 at 2:14 pm
  287. Breathtaking

    Kaylen on March 31, 2016 at 2:05 pm
  288. Beautiful home, love the colors throughout, every room is unique in style, love love the master bedroom, master bathroom and master closet. The covered porch icing on the cake I will never get tired sitting by the fireplace and enjoying the view inside and out. My favorite SM so far, Tiffany did an amazing job. Thank you HGTV. Can't wait to enter.

    albbora on March 31, 2016 at 1:15 pm
  289. I absolutely adore the Smart Home for 2016. I love the location, the house – there is not one inch that isn't absolutely exquisite. I have entered for 4 years for both the Dream Homes, and the Smart Homes. This is one I can honestly say is one of my stand out favorites. My husband, children, and I have had two very tough years, and although I certainly hope I win this home. I simply wish that whoever wins it….truly adores it, and treats it with love. Any of us would be extremely lucky to win this home or any of the homes. I find it difficult to wish for and/or pray for myself to win, I can only wish and pray that we all have the best opportunity because we do follow and we enjoy cheering one another on and certainly congratulate the previous winners. Please forgive me the following…but I dare to dream that I may be the one to win this home.

    Deana on March 31, 2016 at 12:09 pm
    • I promise I will enjoy it for us both! But I hope you enjoy it if you win.

      Bust of luck to us both- especially me!

      Lorie M on April 6, 2016 at 3:33 pm
  290. Tiffany, just beautiful! A great space for the entire family. :) I hope I win if the Lord's plan for me/us.

    Also, great outfit too.

    Take care.

    Lea81194 on March 31, 2016 at 11:03 am
    • I also noticed Tiffany fashions. I like her taste in clothing.

      cynthi1 on April 1, 2016 at 5:34 am
    • the house is amazing

      nia on May 23, 2016 at 3:47 pm
  291. This is my favorite Smart Home EVER! It's beautiful, every space is incredible! Great job Tiffany and crew!

    Ashley Ashley on March 31, 2016 at 10:50 am
  292. Where do I begin, to tell this Smart Home story, filled with very special things… a sweet love story, I'm not imagining… where do I start?

    Where do I start? Right with the front porch, where those four rocking chairs and the charm of all that curb appeal sing gently of Home Sweet Home! Who wouldn't want to spend hours there dreaming the day away?

    While this is definitely a very high-tech home, I like a bit of the traditional too, with the built-in corner cabinets in the dining room together with some of the other thoughtful Craftsman style architectural touches found both inside and outside.

    The kitchen has everything you could want including a generous wine fridge. That's important!

    I'll take the relaxing space of the master suite with its own fireplace to cozy up by. Besides, there's that awesome screened in porch to enjoy on lazy summer afternoons.

    What about the media room, whether it's just for some quiet time alone or family time, it's done just right — and then there's that great covered porch with all kinds of seating for relaxing or entertaining.

    And that gym? I think I could manage to drag myself away from the rest of this comfy home and get myself in there for a workout now and then.

    Of all these Smart Home spaces to love, I think my favorite might be the media room… possibly tied in first place with the screened-in porch off the master suite.

    By the way, my canine kid, Terri, has already claimed the children's room as hers….

    Yep, I'm definitely in on this one. Let's see, the Sweepstakes starts April 12 through June 2, 2016. That's 52 days, times 2 entries each day equals 104 hopeful entries. I'll try for a perfect entry score!

    DBCoop on March 31, 2016 at 10:45 am
    • Where do I begin… Makes me think of Andy William's version of Theme to Love Story. Write lyrics to that would you? Your Happy Days was pretty good. :)

      Ut4evr on March 31, 2016 at 5:27 pm
    • DB I am all in with you on this house. I can easily picture myself opening up the stacked sliders on gameday to have the best Sunday cookouts imaginable. Oh and believe me the neighbors will be invited, what better way to make some friends eh? My daughter is already claiming the second floor guest room and I would love the walkout basement to take care of my aging parents. Now just the count down for entry time and make sure I don't miss any !!!!

      Gandomel on March 31, 2016 at 5:55 pm
  293. Beutiful…I love it!!!!! I cant wait to enter

    Francy on March 31, 2016 at 10:31 am
  294. Yippy……. now I will tour every room:):) happy days are here again:):)!!!

    gbfla on March 31, 2016 at 9:52 am
  295. Amazing!!!! Thank you Tiffany and HGTV. I was worried at first with the sneak preview.
    Not a lot of people are feeling the greens, kitchen tile and lemons.BUT I DOOOO loving the greens and the pop of lemon on the porch. Again thanks for the tour. Can't wait to enter.

    cynthi1 on March 31, 2016 at 9:43 am
  296. Thanks for the online tour. I'm enjoying the videos right now.

    dreamn_again on March 31, 2016 at 9:36 am
  297. That pantry is awesome! Two laundry rooms?! Love the covered porch and downstairs porch. Amazing home!

    Tracey on March 31, 2016 at 9:13 am
    • I am digging the upstairs laundry, maybe if I win it my daughter can learn to do her own. I won't have to be toting hers up and down stairs all the time, lol.

      Gandomel on March 31, 2016 at 10:22 am
    • Both machines being able to send message to the smartphone telling the person the laundry is finished is a nice feature. No longer will parents be the chore minder. Lol
      Love the enclosed upstairs outdoor deck. Looks very inviting! Love the height of the lower patio… the beams have a tasteful way to keep the winged friends from building their dream nests in them? Late winter days, my husband places wood pieces up on ours to keep this from happening so we don't experience nightmare returns of "The Birds". They are very protective of their young! So….something to deter their diy nest building would be welcomed.

      Trish_ on April 1, 2016 at 7:39 am
    • I love that feature myself. No more kids messing with my system.

      sweetceme1 on April 10, 2016 at 11:47 pm
  298. For starters, I like the 2016 Mercedes Benz GLC parked in the Smart Home driveway — along with the $100,000 check from Quicken Loans displayed in the children's nursery!

    DBCoop on March 31, 2016 at 9:11 am
    • DB, you must have one or something similar. ;) I agree, nice for sure!

      Lea81194 on April 1, 2016 at 12:53 am
    • Definitely my favs, Coop!!!

      Lessie on April 1, 2016 at 5:05 pm
      • I'd think so, Lessie. By the way, how's the locomotion going these days? Steady progress?

        DBCoop on April 1, 2016 at 6:12 pm
        • It's going, Coop! Walking much better than before. Definitely want to continue improving so I'll be ready for summer, especially mini-vacations, because I desperately need one right about NOW!!! :)

          Lessie on April 5, 2016 at 5:46 pm
  299. The media room and the dining room, which both have a very rich color scheme. The main art pieces just add to the bold feel; it definitely makes my inner artist sing :3

    Chelsea Bright on March 31, 2016 at 9:03 am
  300. Wow, there are so many showstoppers in the HGTVSM2016! The abstract art, the wild wallpaper, the knobs and pulls, and the luxe furniture all work together in a way that is classy without compromising on fun. Welcome to the jungle.

    LynnPRoberts on March 31, 2016 at 8:59 am
  301. Virginia, the whole smart technology incorporated is great!

    Hope on March 31, 2016 at 8:40 am
  302. It's officially here — the Smart Home with 360 tours, video and delicious photos!

    DBCoop on March 31, 2016 at 8:39 am
  303. Great job Tiffany and HGTV crew! The house is stunning!

    Hope on March 31, 2016 at 8:22 am
    • As a decorator myself, it took me back by the bold patterns
      and colors used. The home is lovely I like the layout.
      When it comes to furniture, backsplash & counter tops I prefer
      to go natural, it makes it owner friendly! But come in bold
      with accents : pillows Throws ETC:
      Homeowners usually have there favorite things they like to
      incorporate into the home decor.
      All in all a nice home.

      Marcy on April 6, 2016 at 2:28 pm
  304. Leo Gus totally agree with YOU and happy to see others supporting the LGBT community along with many other prominent CEOS. But your post will be removed shortly by the admin people here as was mine. I was sincerely hoping that the CEO's of Scripps network and HGTV would come out in support of rescinding this backward legislation.

    Ashtabulannie on April 3, 2016 at 12:56 pm

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