Full Disclosure: we have not won the home…yet. See, this weekend I spent a lot of time on HGTV and discovered they have the 2011 Dream Home sweepstakes. It’s against my interest to tell you all about it (since you might try to enter and win) but I’m a good person so I’ll let you know about our future home. And if for some reason you were to win the house I’m sure you’d let me come up to Vermont, spend the weekend, and at least take one object from the house for free as a thank you, right?
As I said earlier, I was a sloth this weekend and became obsessed with this house. And yes I have started referring to it as our home, which has caused James to become slightly worried about my perceptions of reality. The winner will be announced in March and soon after they can move into their new abode in Stowe, Vermont. I told James
if when we win we are immediately quitting our jobs and moving to rural Vermont where I will promise to learn how to ski. Enough about what we’ll do when we move there though, I need to take you on a tour of the place!
Here’s the Mudroom.
Mudroom isn’t a term I learned until moving to the East Coast, where everyone and their grandma has a mudroom. I love the idea and think for functionality’s sake everyone should have a mudroom to dispose of their coats and shoes before entering a home. Why only have a closet when you could have an entire room dedicated to it?
And this is the Gathering Room.
It has all you need to survive: couches, blankets, candles, a fire, and a beautiful view–all of which is conveniently located ten steps away from the kitchen.
Here’s the Deck and Hot Tub/Outside Fireplace combo.
Master Bedroom and Bathroom.
Though I’m not one for red on the walls, I could make this work.
Living Area and Bar.
Perhaps the best room of all! I love the old bar door attached to the wall as well. I imagine I’d pour myself a glass of wine and then stare at the beauty of the door for hours on end, like you’re supposed to do in art galleries. Truth be told, I get tired of all the standing around and usually rush through art museums so I can go to the truly important place–the gift shop. That way you can buy books that show you’ve been to an art gallery and stick them on your bookshelf to never look at again. And no, I’m not going to tell you how many of said books I own.
And for guests, the Ski Dorm and Dorm Bathroom.
I love the bathroom–it reminds me of college living, only newer, cleaner, better looking, and entirely different.
So that’s the quaint home! Even though Destiny and Fate both told me that I should win, you can enter too. Just go to the website and enter every day! Family, if you win the deal still holds that I get to pick one thing to take from the house if you win instead of me. In exchange, when I win you are all welcome to stay with us and all you have to do is help pay for the utilities and property tax.
All images courtesy HGTV Dream Home 2011.