San Pedro Overlook, HGTV Dream Home 2010 Location
The HGTV Smart Home 2013 Giveaway entry period is nearing its end. HGTV Urban Oasis 2013 is under construction. But what about HGTV Dream Home 2014? Happy news: We will soon announce the 2014 location. But not before we do a little teasing and clue dropping in this blog.
Let’s start today with a poll. Where do you think our next dreamy location might be? Cast your vote and post your thoughts.
The landscape design of past HGTV Dream Homes was often based on location, climate and home design — with a few bells and whistles thrown in just for fun.
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Beautiful landscape design is just a click away. Here are a few of my favorite galleries, just to get you started.
A big congratulations goes out to Carole Simpson of Columbia, Tennessee. She is the winner of HGTV Dream Home 2013, a brand-new GMC® Acadia® Denali® and $500,000. Her winning entry was submitted on February 13, 2013, and randomly drawn from over 77 million entries.
Carole, a former marine, is an avid fan of HGTV and has entered both HGTV’s home giveaways and Travel Channel’s sweepstakes for several years. Our winner is an avid reader and also enjoys crochet, needlepoint and cooking.
A self-proclaimed “army brat”, Carole has traveled the world and is the proud parent of two children: a daughter (who incidentally helped HGTV’s Monica Pedersen and crew ambush her mom) and a son who lives in Australia. Our winner says she will use part of her cash prize winnings to visit her son and his family down under.
“It never occurred to me that I could win,” says Carole. “Those who didn’t win, keep trying. If it happened to me, it could happen to anyone.”
A happy high-five to our winner … Please tune in to the winner show tonight at 7 p.m. ET to watch Carole’s joyful reaction. And keep checking back here for info on our 2014 location!
Today, I offer a special double video feature. Our online design star Brian Patrick Flynn examines artwork that interior designer Linda Woodrum chose for the stair landing as well as the bold colors selected for walls in the laundry room. A lot of great tips and takeaways for homeowners in the process of sprucing up their own spaces!
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While we wait for the announcement of the HGTV Dream Home 2013 Giveaway winner, we invite you to spend some time on our brand-new gardening website, HGTVGardens.com.
There, you will find a robust community of gardeners from every walk of life and representing every skill level. We invite you to post your own gorgeous gardening photos and read through the helpful how-tos. Not sure what to plant in your garden and when? Check out the handy Plant Finder tool. Wondering how to incorporate garden-chic design elements in your home decor? Be sure to see our Lifestyle section, packed with decorating and crafting tips. From landscaping to growing what you eat, we cover virtually every topic of interest to green thumbs. Don’t forget to sign up for the HGTVGardens.com newsletter and enter our Pic of the Week contest. And once you’re done cruising through the site, take a moment or two to jot down your thoughts, both positive and constructive — we’d love to hear from you!
My husband and I would like to thank you for your kind wishes. Your comments brought tears to my eyes as I read the most recent blog post on my laptop. I have always said that HGTV Dream Home brings the greatest group of people together, and that definitely includes all of you!!!!
Now that the fun has begun it is time for another hint. So far, we know that the winner is from a beautiful state that boasts creative and talented people. My newest hint is that the residents of this state are recognized as being some of the kindest and most generous people in the country. Hmmm …
Keep your fingers crossed and feel free to follow me on Facebook for some fun behind-the-scenes photos and updates.
Best of luck, everyone. The winner is still out there … somewhere.
This morning, Monica Pedersen and HGTV’s senior vice president/general manager Kathleen Finch presided over the HGTV Dream Home 2013 winner drawing, which was held, with much fanfare, at a fulfillment house near Scripps’ headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Monica greeted the crowd with a big announcement: She is expecting a baby. And the sweetest news? Monica says she and her hubby have their stay on Kiawah Island during the filming of the HGTV Dream Home 2013 special to thank for the little one (wink, wink). Our first official HGTV Dream Home baby!
But back to the matter at hand. Monica did draw the winner’s name and, as usual, was pretty tight-lipped about the person’s identity and location. “This is a beautiful place,” she finally spilled. “A place known for very creative, talented people.” Oh shucks, that could be anywhere!
Need a refresher on how we draw the winner? Watch this online video. And please tune into the giveaway special, when Monica ambushes the winner of the HGTV Dream Home 2013 Giveaway.
Today, design pro Brian Patrick Flynn tours the HGTV Dream Home 2013 garage and points out features that make it feel more like an interior room than a hard-working storage space. Take a look!
Congratulations goes out to Katherine Cooper from Xenia, OH! She has won the HGTV Dream Home 2013 housewarming gift set, a collection of vacation-inspired presents identical to those we plan to shower upon the winner of this luxurious Kiawah Island home.
Let’s all cheer for Katherine and keep our fingers crossed. The lucky winner of this year’s HGTV Dream Home could be you!
Thank you, thank you and thank you for making our 2013 sweeps entry period such a huge success. I wish you all the best of luck and hope that one of our blog audience members wins HGTV Dream Home 2013.
Be sure to watch the HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2013 special, which airs on March 15 at 7 p.m. ET. At that time, we will reveal the winner of this sensational Kiawah Island vacation getaway.
Keep checking this blog for exclusive vlogs, giveaway updates and info about our 2014 location. And don’t forget: The HGTV Smart Home virtual tour will be here before we know it!