Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Each year since 1997 Home and Garden Television has hosted the "Dream Home Sweepstakes". A location is carefully scouted and the home is meticulously put together down to the finest detail. It comes fully furnished with all the trimmings, including a new vehicle and even a "Doggie Dream Home"! For 2007 the total prize package is valued at $2.5 Million dollars.

This year's Dream Home is located in Winter Park, Colorado, with a breathtaking view of the Continental Divide.

Approaching the front of the home, you will find it's natural wood-siding look to be majestic. The covered porch and three decks all sport outstanding views of the pine-covered landscape and the mountains beyond. When lit up after dark, the glow is warm and inviting.

The Interior boasts sleeping quarters of a master-bedroom with master bath, bunkroom and bunkbath, guest bedroom and bath, and a "plaid" bedroom and bath. The upper level landing area also offers a cozy sitting area with a daybed, off of which french doors open to an observation deck. With 4,000 square feet of floor space throughout, there is plenty of room for family and friends.

On the main floor you will find the highly functional kitchen decorated with balsa wood cabinets and blue countertops to compliment the wood tones. The lodge room is nestled next to it with a large, open "snackbar" between the two rooms, so snacks can easily be passed through to those who are enjoying the wood fireplace after an afternoon ski run. The dining room sits off to the side of the kitchen with an impressive floor to ceiling window for enjoying the wildlife, flora, and fauna. A home office is tucked around the corner from the dining area for easy access.

The lower level finds room to relax in the media room with seating for 10 surrounding the fireplace and 72 inch television. An adjoining game area with kitchenette allows for those Sunday afternoons spent watching the race with room for the kids to play. The mudroom enters from the garage with a laundry area conveniently exiting to the side. Added to all this is a GMC Acadia and $250,000 cash.

Daily entries are allowed in the sweepstakes, with a weekly winner receiving a "Doggie Dream Home". The Grand Prize winner will be announced on home and Garden TV in a show airing March 18, 2007 at 9pm Eastern Time.

To view videos on the building of this years home, follow this Link

To enter to win the Dream Home, follow this Link

By Jennifer L. Thompson

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