HGTV Dream Home is open for tours
You've seen it on TV, you've entered for a chance to win it, and now you can tour the 2012 HGTV Dream Home in Midway.All the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.During the month of February, the 4,000-square foot home at 2370 River Meadows Parkway, Midway, will be open for tours on Thursdays and Fridays from noon-5 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Built on the banks of the Provo River with mountain views from every window, the three-bedroom, 4Â½-bath ranch home is part of a prize package worth more than $2 million. That includes furnishings, artwork, a new car and $500,000 in cash.The prize will go to one random entrant in the contest, which ends Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. You can enter once per day at both HGTV.com/dreamhome and FrontDoor.com/dreamhome.Tickets to tour the home are $15 and are available online at dreamhome.kintera.org. Ticket-buyers must also reserve a time for their visit when they make their purchase."Someone who's living in today's challenging economy and sitting at home dreaming about where they'd rather be, they'll see this house and say, 'OK, that's what we want,' " said Jack Thomasson, who has planned all 16 HGTV dream homes. "We want people to want this house."That won't be hard. The house isn't huge - about 4,000 square feet - but it's beautiful. From the entry through the dramatic great room to the beautifully appointed kitchen, it looks and feels like home - a very nice home that includes a family room with a kids' nook; a laundry room with two washers and two dryers tucked away in the cabinetry; an outdoor living room complete with hot tub, TV and cooking area; and three very separate, very different bedroom suites.The master suite, with a balcony off the front of the house and a porch off the back, is the biggest, but the space feels like having three master suites.The house also includes some surprises, such as the dog bed constructed to echo the look of the house. Then there's the downstairs changing room that you can enter from the outside and use the bathroom and sauna before entering the rest of the house."It's the kind of thing you'd build in a dream house," Thomasson said.
HGTV Dream Home tours
When: Thursdays and Fridays, noon-5 p.m.; Saturdays and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. from Feb. 2-26
Where: 2370 River Meadows Parkway, Midway
Tickets: $15, available online at dreamhome.kintera.org