HGTV’s Dream Home sweepstakes is a homeowner’s dream if you’re lucky enough to beat out every other diehard fan. Each year, the fantasy abodes and their corresponding dream destinations only seem to get bigger and better—and 2019’s prize is certainly no exception. According to People, this year’s home is the network’s priciest yet, coming in at a cool $2.3 million. But can you really put a price tag on untamed wilderness and a forever vacation house?
Nestled within the cozy resort ski town of Whitefish, Montana, the 2019 Dream House comes in the form of a luxe lakefront lodge designed by HGTV’s Brian Patrick Flynn. While the rural retreat might not be your typical cozy cabin on the water, we’ll consider this HGTV’s official stamp of approval that rural lodge living is in.
With a prominent focus on indoor-outdoor living, guests are first met by floor-to-ceiling windows and a series of glass accordion doors that frame the dining and living space. Spanning 3,650 square feet, the three-bedroom home’s picturesque mountain views act as an idyllic backdrop for the abodes’ rustic-industrial interior.
In the dining room, salvaged wood planks line the ceiling space above the table. A dark slab of metal frames the living room fireplace while calling attention to the first story’s soaring ceilings.
Elsewhere, dark metal fixtures and cheeky nods to native wildlife give the home that coveted cabin je ne sais quoi. With a fresh palette ranging from deep navy to pumpkin orange, just about every room in the home reps a different hue.
Thoughtful decorative touches like a color-coded bookshelf that doubles as a headboard and a Scandinavian-inspired swing give the new build a splash of personality.
Of course, it wouldn’t be an HGTV Dream Home without a killer outdoor setup. Outside, an alfresco breakfast bar, a decked-out grill station, a cedar hot tub, and two separate dining and lounge areas await.
Want to call this waterfront lodge your own? Starting on December 28, 2018, you can enter to win the 2019 DreamHouse—as well as the Honda Pilot Elite and $250,000 that come with it.
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