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Imagine being a winner of a lottery where the grand prize is your dream home in the mountains, $250,000, and a Jeep to top it off. That is the HGTV Dream Home 2022 Sweepstakes. Sounds good right?
Well, it gets even better. Not only do you win the title to this luxurious home, but you also get everything in it. The furniture, the artwork, everything!
Now that’s one heck of a prize.
For 2022, the grand prize is valued at more than $2.5 Million.
In this post, we’ll take a look at the design for the spectacular 2022 HGTV Dream Home and see what styles we can steal for ourselves.
What Is The HGTV Dream Home?
In case you’re unfamiliar with this contest, The HGTV Dream Home is an annual sweepstake from the American cable network Home & Garden Television (HGTV). The winner gets the title to a designer dream home, fully furnished, a cash prize, and a vehicle.
The home is showcased at the beginning of January and you only have a little over 1 month to submit your entry into the sweepstakes before a winner is selected randomly.
The winner for the HGTV Dream Home 2022 will be notified shortly after (about 5 days) the close of the promotional period.
Where Is The 2022 HGTV Dream Home?
The dream home for 2022 is a beautiful mountain oasis in Warren, Vermont.
From what I can glean online, Warren is a unique place to live. It’s known primarily for the Down Hill Skiing at Sugarbush Resort.
In the summer, there are mountain bike trails at Blueberry Lake. You can also hike trails in areas such as Mt. Abe, Sunset Rock, The Long Trail, and Mad River Path System.
There are also local swimming holes that are popular in the summer.
Beyond that, the town of Warren has a collection of charming inns and romantic B&Bs to choose from for tourists searching for a mountain getaway.
Warren is for the nature lover. I can see why HGTV chose this as the location to build a spectacular mountain retreat.
The Team Behind The HGTV Dream Home 2022
The HGTV Dream Home is a designer showcase with one designer or design team selected each year to adorn the interior of the home.
The rooms are themed, allowing viewers to explore several different looks within one home.
HGTV Dream Home 2022 Designer
This year’s designer is Brian Patrick Flynn. He is an American television producer turned interior designer.
After years of writing, producing, and directing news programs and home improvement shows, he tried his own hand at residential interiors.
He quickly earned the attention and respect of his peers and magazine editors in the niche.
He then combined his eye for design and skills with his production experience in television to create FlynnsideOut Productions, a company specializing in lifestyle-related content.
His portfolio of projects includes HGTV Urban Oasis.
He also stars in the series Mind for Design which debuted on Magnolia Network in 2021.
HGTV Dream Home 2022 Build Manager
The Build Manager is Dylan Eastman.
He has designed and managed DIY Network’s Blog Cabin multimedia experience since 2011.
Since 2002, he has built everything from residential additions to custom homes, churches, and even process plants.
The Builder for this project is Big Country Built.
This Maine-based company offers full-service custom building, dedicated to improving lives in the community by building quality homes that families can enjoy for generations.
Founded in 2015, Big Country Build specializes in building both new homes and renovations.
One could say that this is a dream team that has come together to make the dream of a mountain retreat in Warren, Vermont a reality.
Best Looks from The HGTV Dream Home 2022
Kitchen and Dining Room
The kitchen is the heart of any home.
From the looks of this one, it is user-friendly and quite inviting.
The space flows openly and features a lot of storage. It connects to a modern dining room with great outdoor views.
The walls are a cozy, neutral color that is contrasted by sage green cabinets with raised panel doors. The colors tie into the views outside the home nicely.
The kitchen also features a highly functional island, with cabinets and drawers on one side and seating on the other.
Another feature of the kitchen is the tall pantry cabinet next to the refrigerator for dry goods.
The counters are made of durable quartz which is heat and stain-resistant.
As far as appliances go, the kitchen features a stainless french door refrigerator.
A pro-style gas range is awesome. The oven features a warming drawer that keeps dishes warm until serving.
Overall, the open layout of the kitchen makes for a great entertaining space while getting food ready for friends and family.
The soothing green palette further extends to the gorgeous main bathroom.
Side Note: We’re talking about the master bathroom or en suite bathroom to the master. Over the past few years, builders and designers have begun to move away from the term “master” and are instead using terms like “main bedroom” or “owner’s suite”.
It features a modern, hexagon tile in the glass corner shower. They’ve incorporated a slightly darker tone of the same shade that gives the bathroom a sophisticated tone-on-tone design.
The bright white freestanding tub balances the dusky gray porcelain floor. There’s a trendy matte-black finish on the showerhead and faucets.
This bathroom aims to provide the ultimate home spa experience with solar-powered skylights. These skylights include white shades that provide integrated light and temperature control.
And get this… the shades retract into a discreet cartridge that blends into the skylight frame when not in use.
So cool! I didn’t even know this type of skylight existed. Growing up we had a skylight in our home above the stairs and you had to use this long pole to crank it open.
It seems we’ve come a long way in terms of window innovation.
But I digress…
Together with the skylights, the window by the vanity offers more natural light and additional ventilation.
The vanity makes further use of the calming sage-green color and is offset by a slate black countertop.
It features two oval, white rectangular under-mount sinks.
The toilet is in an alcove for a little privacy.
The sitting room is located just off the entry and across the kitchen.
It’s been styled with lots of vintage finds. The warm colors used throughout the room make it a great space to relax, read and take in the stunning scenic views outside the large windows.
Who needs landscape paintings when the outdoors is a work of art itself?
The large windows are, in itself, a fashion statement, done in a minimalist style.
The walls are a neutral gray, and the room is furnished with a sleek modular sofa with rounded arms, two tufted modern armchairs, and a mixed-material coffee table.
This seating area is ideal for entertaining or reading.
The linen curtains have a rhythmic diamond pattern, which contrasts very well with the slate gray of the walls.
The floating shelves are made of locally reclaimed barn wood.
A round marble decorative bowl adds dimension and texture to the coffee table.
I love everything about the design of this room. The colors are great and it’s not over-styled.
The loft is both stylish and functional and there are some very cool features worth mentioning about it.
As a seating area, the loft offers incredible views of the outdoors, thanks to the wide windows.
The reeded walls in a blue-gray hue are quite the showpiece. The color is a wonderfully calming tone. And wait for it…
There’s a murphy bed hidden in the wall!
This is such a fantastic idea. It allows you to easily transform this space into a guest bedroom if needed.
There is a sliding glass door that leads to a private deck overlooking the pool and the rest of the lush landscape.
The loft is styled with a mid-century style leather sofa, two retro-inspired armchairs, and a pair of petite coffee tables with unique celestial shapes.
In a location as beautiful as this one, you’ll want to spend time outdoors taking in the views and the fresh air.
The patio exudes modern and elegant cabin details with plenty of room to cook, relax and entertain.
This outdoor living space makes mountain living quite extraordinary. The patio features a mix of stonework, wood beams, and natural textures that contrast the home’s dark exterior.
The modern outdoor sofas are covered in a dark gray upholstery, playing off the stone patio and black exterior of the home.
It contrasts very well against the lush Vermont landscape, making it the ideal spot for morning coffee.
A black metal coffee table complements the modern industrial feel of the sofas.
The dining table has a unique look with its A-frame black steel frame and wood tabletop. Six gray wicker chairs provide stylish seating for al fresco dining.
The expansive back lawn provides more than ample space for kids to play in, offering a private park-like setting.
The backyard also includes a heated swimming pool and hot tub, an outdoor kitchen, and a grilling station.
The gourmet grilling station also has an outdoor sink in timeless stainless steel. There’s enough countertop space for food preparation, all under a covered patio.
Wood armchairs with neutral white cushions and a backside table provide extra seating. To keep the tunes going, outdoor speakers are mounted to the porch wood beams.
This is the patio of my dreams!
Now let’s talk about the downstairs guest suite. This is a unique space with a great style.
The guest room features calming blue-gray colors.
Hanging from the ceiling directly over the bed is a white resin and iron chandelier with artificial antlers inspiring a rustic style.
Walking into the guest bedroom, one will be surprised to find a convenient kitchenette separated by a divider wall. It’s great for morning quick fixes like coffee and a snack or simple meal.
The spa-like bathroom coordinates with the rest of the bedroom.
The shades of blue are complemented by the smoky gray floor tiles.
What really grabs my attention about this bathroom is the unique pill-shaped accent mirror.
If turned vertically, I might have overlooked it as just another oval-shaped mirror. But, the horizontal mounting really makes it stand out as a statement piece.
Sleek and modern, the glass double doors lead into a spacious mudroom.
The white walls give this space a bright and airy feel. This crisp color contrasts with the built-in mossy green built-in cubby closet.
During the day, the solar-powered skylights help to save on electricity by letting the natural light flood into the space.
They also open up to let fresh air into the home and have a handy rain sensor to automatically close at the first sign of precipitation. So cool!
The built-in open closet space with cubbies is the perfect way to keep this space clean and organized.
There’s also additional storage in the double dressers opposite the built-in. With six large drawers, there’s ample space for outdoor accessories or mail.
The natural colors and textures displayed in these dressers are right on trend and I love all of the potted plants in this space. I think I counted 5 in the mudroom proper and two just outside.
Yet, despite all of those plants, it somehow does not feel overdone or like you’re entering a jungle. It’s a great layout.
This is a spectacular home that would be perfect for a getaway retreat. I’m a big fan of the HGTV Dream Homes and the 2022 home is no exception.
I will, however, say that if you’re entering a contest like this and it is your intention to live in it full time there’s an important detail that you should never overlook.
That is the floor plan. Make sure you take a look at the overall floor plan to be sure it is a house that fits your family.
While I love this home, it wouldn’t be something that would work for my young family.
If you look closely you’ll notice that there are only two true bedrooms upstairs. The main bedroom and a second bedroom (titled guest room).
Then, you have the flex loft space with the murphy bed which could be a bedroom but would lack privacy. I wouldn’t put my 2 or 4-year-old in a space like this as a permanent bedroom.
The last option for a bedroom is the apartment-like guest suite on the first floor with the kitchenette and doors that directly access the yard.
This is another space that wouldn’t be appropriate for young children.
So, while this home may in theory sleep 8, it wouldn’t work for my small family of 4.
But, if you have older children or are looking for an investment property, this would be fantastic.
That being said, it wouldn’t stop me from entering the contest to win the home, because if you win, you always have the option of taking a large cash prize in lieu of the title to the home.
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