Good Enough Mother And GMC.. A Peek AT The HGTV Dream Home!

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Good Enough Mother And GMC..

A Peek AT The HGTV Dream Home!

Yesterday I told you about a fun trip that I was super fortunate to be a part of. I was fortunate enough to be among a small group of media that GMC took to South Lake Tahoe to test drive the family of Denali’s (Acadia, Terrain and my personal favorite, The Yukon XL. You can read yesterday’s post here.. and you should!) The beautiful scenery and test driving the vehicles was but part of the fun; we also had a chance to see, IN PERSON, the HGTV Dream Home in Truckee, California. Ready to see it? Click away!

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THE DENALI AND THE DREAM HOME

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We got behind the wheels of our fleet of Denalis and headed west from the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort to Truckee, California. A beautiful, scenic drive with crisp air and beautiful blue skies. In about 30 minutes we pulled into the community of Schaffer’s Mill where this year’s HGTV Dream Home is located. And here it is!

THE HGTV DREAM HOME!

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The HGTV Dream Home is a thing of BEAUTY! It’s roughly 3200-square-foot with three bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths on one-third of an acre. Here I am before heading inside.

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ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS

 

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Exposed beams with floor-to-ceiling windows help bring the outside in.

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I loved industrial but also refined feel of the home. This metal grate is used to beautifully frame what would otherwise be, a plain staircase.  At the top of the stairs, the landing has been turned into a quaint seating area. How many of us leave that as dead space? (Um. Me?)

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THE KITCHEN!

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OMG! OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG Would you LOOK at this kitchen?! Now we know how I am about cooking but even I would want to rattle around in here. Sleek with chef-grade appliances and a WINE FRIDGE. I mean really..

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THE DINING ROOM!

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Just a few steps from the kitchen is the beautiful dining room. Subtle lighting with enormous picture windows that let you enjoy the snow and stay warm at the same time!

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THE LIVING ROOM!

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The HGTV Dream Home is right on the Schaffer’s Mill Club golf course with stunning views of the Carson Range, which separates California and Nevada. The building materials are indigenous to the area which adds to the rustic and natural feel of the house.

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THE MASTER BEDROOM!

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The house is divided into 2 wings; the living area of the house and then the bedrooms, which are on two floors. This is the warm and cozy master bedroom. Beautifully appointed with a sleek, integrated fireplace; couldn’t you see yourself here after a day on the slopes?

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THE KIDS’ BEDROOM!

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This bedroom was set up just for the kiddos! 4 bunk beds with a bunch of creature comforts. But, as a plugged in mother of plugged in kids, this was the thing that impressed me was the personal entertainment system at the foot of each bunk bed.

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GUEST BEDROOM

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Just down the hall from the kids’ room was this tranquil guest bedroom. Again with exposed beams and a gorgeous color palette. Warm, welcoming, beautiful.

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THE FAMILY ROOM

 

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For my family.. this right here! The upstairs boasts of an inviting family room, with sofas and chairs which make it the perfect place for movie night!

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THE OUTDOOR SPACE

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And then there’s THIS! Not a backyard but an outdoor kitchen with seating for a crowd, a fireplace and plenty of space to entertain!

Whew! Ya ready to move in?

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The 18th annual HGTV Dream Home is part of a grand prize package valued at nearly $2 million that will be awarded next spring. In addition to the home, the HGTV Dream Home 2014 prize package includes an all- new GMC ® Yukon® Denali® and $250,000 cash, provided by national mortgage lender Quicken® Loans®. So don’t forget to enter!

Disclaimer: This trip was sponsored by GMC; all opinions are those of Good Enough Mother. Just try to shut me up..

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Rene Syler is a wife, mother, breast cancer advocate and television personality whose burning desire to tell the truth about modern motherhood led her to create GoodEnoughMother.com . When not spending time with her family or burning something for dinner, Rene travels the country as host of Sweet Retreats on The Live Well Network and Exhale on Aspire.

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