HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2009 Features
Victorian-Style Home in Sonoma, California Giveaway Entry Period Begins
January 1, 2009
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 15 / -- Start California dreamin' because the
2009 HGTV Dream Home is located in the world-famous valley and
phenomenal town of Sonoma, California. The Victorian-style home, part of
a $2 million grand-prize package that includes a 2009 GMC Acadia, will
be awarded to one lucky viewer in March. Until then, online users can
see a photo gallery and a 360-degree virtual tour of the 2009 HGTV Dream
Home at HGTV.com/dreamhome beginning Monday, December 15, 2008.
In addition, viewers can get a peek inside the new, fully furnished,
custom-designed home during the HGTV Dream Home 2009 special on
Thursday, January 1, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2009
will be open for entries beginning January 1 at 9 a.m. ET through
Thursday, February 19 at 5 p.m. ET. Entrants may enter once per day on
HGTV.com or as often as they wish by regular mail.
"This is the first time in 13 years that the HGTV Dream Home has been
located in California and what could be more exciting than building the
home in one of the most scenic and romantic areas of the country," said
HGTV President Jim Samples. "The myriad of outdoor activities, indulgent
spas, world-class dining, art and culture make Sonoma a great place to
During the television special, host Monica Pedersen, a designer with the
network's popular series Designed to Sell, will take viewers on a visual
excursion that includes every room in the house as well as an outdoor
entertaining area. With input from Pedersen, HGTV Dream Home interior
designer Linda Woodrum and HGTV designer hosts John Gidding and Kim
Myles, the 3,600 square-foot two-story home incorporates the charm of
the old with the lure of the new. Filled with the innovative ideas,
architecture, art and design that make HGTV Dream Homes so exciting and
unique, it includes three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, a home
office with fully stocked wine closet, gourmet kitchen and a two-car
garage. Outside, the house welcomes visitors with front and back porches
and a landscape designed with outdoor entertaining in mind.
The scenic town of Sonoma is perfect for strolling, shopping and dining.
In fact, during the taping of the special, Food Network Chef Bobby Flay
visited the 2009 HGTV Dream Home where he prepared a special meal from
local ingredients. He left behind a copy of the custom menu for the
future winner of the home.
Viewers will want to tune in to find out who wins the spectacular home
during HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2009 on Sunday, March 15, at 8 p.m. ET.
Revival Luxury in the Heart of California's Wine Country
The picturesque town of Sonoma is the birthplace of California's oldest
wine country. The home is being built by celebrated vintner and
developer Steve Ledson, whose signature mix of historic splendor and
modern-day luxury is showcased in his iconic Ledson Winery & Vineyards
and Ledson Hotel and Wine Bar. The 2009 HGTV Dream Home is part of
Ledson's most ambitious undertaking to date and located in his dreamy
Armstrong Estates, a re-imagining of Sonoma's heritage neighborhoods
built at the site of one of the town's most historic landmarks.
HGTV, America's leader in home and lifestyle programming, is distributed
to more than 96 million U.S. households and is one of cable's top-rated
networks. HGTV's website, HGTV.com, is the nation's leading online
home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of 5 million unique
visitors per month.