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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Win the HGTV Green Dream Home

I happened to catch part of the HGTV Green Dream Home tour on Sunday night and thought it would be worth sharing. You can enter to win the HGTV Green Dream Home every day until June 4th. I have to be the devil's advocate here and say that I think there is a fair amount of greenwashing going on here (I mean they are including a giant SUV with your new green home) and they could have made some much better choices in terms of making things greener and still being stylish, but the house did earn a Gold Certification from the National Association of Home Builders because of it's building materials (not decor) and systems and I still wouldn't mind winning it. The house is in Plymouth, MA in the Pinehills community which is set on over 3,000 acres with 2 golf courses and 7 miles of walking trails and has a village green with small businesses including a fresh food market. It is only about an hour from me so it would be the perfect weekend retreat for us.
The covered porch helps keep the house cool in the summer and the front of the house is open to walking trails instead of the street which I just love.

I really like the wide plank wood floors and the red quartz island countertop. It would be too much throughout the kitchen, but is a great pop of color in an otherwise mostly white space. Plymouth is in cranberry country so they chose red as the accent color throughout the house.
I also really love the wood plank wall treatment and the coffered ceilings with beadboard inserts.
The living room is a little bit of a hodge podge in my opinion. There are aspects of it that I really like, but I find that the coffee table, side chair and zebra pillows are competing for attention. Individually they are all great pieces, but not together.

I love the laundry room which is ironic since my husband does the laundry. Maybe I should say I love the flower sink and island in the laundry room. That's the part of it where I'd be spending my time.

I also think these basket lined shelves are a great way to make a recycling center more attractive.
The tower room would be a great space for me to go for inspiration and a few quiet moments away from the kids.
And lastly, the outdoor kitchen is nicely tucked behind barn doors. I have a small obsession with barn doors that you are soon to see more of as I've been planning a big post on them. This could all be yours, plus $100,000 and a GMC Terrain. Don't forget that you can enter to win the HGTV Green Dream Home every day through June 4th. Good luck!

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