NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Plans for the HGTV® Dream Home 2014 are well underway in Truckee, Calif., just minutes from the popular year-round recreational destination of Lake Tahoe. The HGTV Dream Home 2014 (#HGTVDreamHome), a custom-built, fully furnished home set in the Schaffer’s Mill community, will boast breathtaking panoramic views of the Carson Range that separates California and Nevada.
The 18th annual HGTV Dream Home is part of a grand prize package that will be awarded in March 2014. The official HGTV Dream Home Giveaway entry period will open in December 2013. Until then, information about the home’s location and features will be available as it emerges at HGTV.com/dreamhome.
The 3,200-square foot home, under construction by Tanamera Construction, encompasses three bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths on one-third of an acre. Its “New Mountain Architecture” design by Ward-Young Architecture blends traditional and contemporary forms. The house is designed with two wings: a living wing and bedroom wing with large expanses of glass and sliding door systems to create a transparent and direct connection between indoors and outdoors.
“The basic form is pretty simple,” said Jack Thomasson, HGTV professional house planner. “We wanted to develop a more ordered sensibility saving the best aspects of traditional mountain architecture. I think HGTV Dream Home fans will be pleased with the final product.”
Sitting directly on Schaffer's Mill Club golf course, the home will feature wood and steel trusses that create rhythm and order. Other elements of the home, such as windows, fireplaces and furniture add to the same rustic and natural feel. The exterior will be just as beautiful, nestled among "new growth" evergreen trees that are more than 100 years old.
About Truckee, CA
With eight ski resorts within half an hour, it’s no wonder National Geographic named Truckee one of the world’s 25 top ski towns. Located just 40 minutes from Reno, the town is right in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, just west of the Nevada state line. Interstate 80, the major east-west trans-Sierra "all-weather" highway, passes through the Town on its way between California and Nevada. Learn more at http://www.townoftruckee.com/.
About Schaffer's Mill Community
At 475 acres – with 300 dedicated to preserving open space – Schaffer’s Mill features 218 single family homes and 188 Mountain Lodges and Luxury Cabins. The community boasts a Lake Club, Ski Shuttle, Base Camp and a World-Class golf course, in addition to offering an on-site treatment room for spa services, club house and fitness center, as well as a town square with many family-orientated events such as concerts, outdoor movies and holiday festivities. Learn more at schaffersmill.com.
America’s leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to more than 99 million U.S. households and the HGTV website, HGTV.com, the nation’s leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of four million unique visitors per month. The brand also includes the HGTV HOME consumer products line which showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, soft goods and other home-oriented products, as well as HGTV Magazine, a new home and lifestyle publication published in partnership with Hearst Magazines.