Guest Author - Cheril Vernon
Who wouldn't like to live in a dream home on the Florida Keys?
On Sunday, March 16, HGTV will surprise the winner of the 2008 Dream Home Giveaway during a live television event hosted by Clive Pearse and Monica Pedersen at 8 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT.
The grand prize package worth more than $2.2 million includes a custom-built, three-story 3,500 square-foot home in the waterfront community of The Shore at Islamorado in the Florida Keys, a 2008, GMC Yukon Hybrid, designer furnishings and a Doggy Dream House.
The colorful and spacious tropical paradise features a state-of-the-art kitchen, and lots of open space for dining and living perfect for entertaining.
Don't forget the luxuriously relaxing master bedroom and bathroom featuring colors to match the tropical blue waters, white, sandy beaches and endless blue skies, occupying the top floor of the home along with a special breakfast nook.
On the first floor you will find a fishing closet that fishermen can only dream of in the garage, a foyer, entertainment room, kids' bedroom and patio. The entertainment room is versatile and comfortable for sitting and relaxing and can easily be turned into a home theater. The kids' room features two twin beds and with light blue coloring to match the view of the bay right outside the window.
On the second floor is the citrus-tangerine-colored sitting room and day lounge perfect to curl up with a good book or as a private retreat; laundry and powder room; keylime-colored guest room; and the spacious kitchen, dining and living space called the Great Room because of all of its versatility.
As if all of the rooms in the home didn't already have great views, the balcony and patio areas also are breathtaking.
The only problem with this home would be deciding where to spend your time. Do you lounge on the balcony or patio area, in the sitting room or in the entertainment room?
Outside in the cool, crisp air sits the Doggy Dream Home fit for your little king or queen, and an outdoor shower for cleaning up after a day at the beach.
Explore the HGTV Dream Home online at www.hgtv.com. Look around with 360-degree images of every room, get information on the furnishings and products in the home, and watch video design tips.
Don't forget to watch March 16 when the winner is announced. It could be you!