KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--Laura Martin of Boise, Idaho, thought she was being honored for her hard work with one of her company’s biggest clients. Little did she know that her boss was in on the plan for HGTV to surprise Martin and tell her that hers, out of more than 70 million entries, was the winner of the HGTV Dream Home 2014 Giveaway. The grand prize package is valued at over $2 million and includes the fully furnished home just minutes from Lake Tahoe, Calif., as well as a 2015 GMC® Yukon® Denali® and $250,000, courtesy of Quicken Loans®.
Newlywed Martin, a director of accounts for Foerstel Design, lives in Boise with her husband and three stepchildren. Viewers can witness her reaction to the surprise ambush during the HGTV Dream Home 2014 Giveaway Special that airs April 11 on HGTV.
“I love that house, I love the size, I love the location, I love the kitchen-- I don’t even cook and I love the kitchen,” exclaimed Martin, after finding out that she had won. What will she do with some of her winnings? “Lunch is on me! For once I can buy the office lunch!”
The HGTV Dream Home 2014, located in the beautiful community of Schaffer’s Mill, exhibits a “New Mountain Architecture” design by Ward-Young Architecture of Truckee, Calif. The home includes three bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths on one-third of an acre and is designed with two sections: a living wing and a bedroom wing with glass and sliding door systems to create a direct link between the home and nature. It also features materials indigenous to the area, including wood, steel, glass and slate that add to the rustic and natural feel, and boasts breathtaking panoramic views of the Carson Range that separates California and Nevada.
The fully furnished HGTV Dream Home 2014 features products provided by GMC Division, General Motors LLC; Lumber Liquidators, Inc.: The Procter & Gamble Distributing LLC; Quicken Loans, Inc.; The Sherwin-Williams Company; BISSELL® Homecare, Inc.; Cabinets to Go; Delta® Faucet; DISH Network LLC; Vita-Mix® Corporation; Ethan Allen Global, Inc.; PetSmart, Inc.; Tyson Foods, Inc.; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; and Bose Corporation.
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 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.
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