I haven’t gotten too excited about any of the HGTV Dream Homes over the past few years, but this is one I’d love to win. When I learned it was designed by architect Patrick Ahearn, I realized that’s probably why. I’ve admired his work for years.
Here’s how they describe it: “Built in the style of Cape Cod architecture, this home offers an elegant twist on the traditional, coastal vacation house.”
Take a look and see what you think!
HGTV Dream Home 2015
The designer for this year’s HGTV Dream Home was Brian Patrick Flynn.
The press release for the HGTV Dream Home 2015 says:
One lucky winner will receive the keys to the HGTV® Dream Home 2015, perhaps the most extraordinary location in the sweepstakes’ incredible 19-year history. This year’s custom-built, fully furnished home resides in the ultimate getaway – one mile from the beach on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, an island just off the coast of Cape Cod that is highlighted by historic landmarks, lighthouses, charming neighborhoods and pristine beaches.
I really like the vaulted ceilings in this Great Room with the beams and dormers.
The blue and white palette is inviting, too.
The kitchen is cozier, tucked off from the Great Room with
lower ceilings, white subway tile, and a skylight.
“This year’s HGTV Dream Home is located in one of the world’s most exclusive dream destinations,” said HGTV Professional Home Planner Jack Thomasson. “We’ve worked with our partners on this home to recognize the architecture and history of Martha’s Vineyard, while building a spectacular HGTV Dream Home that is all about modern living.”
“The heart of the home is the central double-height great room and large gourmet kitchen with vintage solid beam trusses and large windows for generous views. In addition, three sets of French doors open to a blue stone terrace, with a spacious outdoor grilling area.” -Press release.
The French Doors open from the Great Room onto the patio outside:
The Master Bedroom:
The Master Bath:
More from the press release:
The HGTV Dream Home 2015 is designed by architect Patrick Ahearn in original Cape house style with cottage vernacular, taking ideas from historic structures of the area such as its white clapboard front and dark green shutters. The home also features two stove chimneys that replicate the Katama Plains “shacks” of the area and has six dormers, creating natural light throughout. The approximately 3,200-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home is intimate in scale, but open and airy.
BTW, if you like Patrick Ahearn’s work, be sure to check out this replica of
an Old Sea Captain’s House he designed on Martha’s Vineyard, too (beautiful):
The HGTV Dream Home 2015 is only accessible by boat or plane.
Love that they designed a dog house in the backyard that goes with the main house:
The HGTV Dream Home is part of a grand prize package valued at more than $2 million, including the home with all the furnishing, a 2015 GMC Acadia Denali, and $250,000 provided by national mortgage lender Quicken Loans.
Want it? The official entry period for the HGTV Dream Home 2015 Giveaway runs from Monday, December 29, 2014 through Tuesday, February 17, 2015. For all the photos and information, visit HGTV.com.