HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

Update: The 2016 HGTV Dream Home has a winner. However, it’s still fun to visit.

Y’all! Do you want to live near me in Raleigh, NC?

Of course, right?!

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

Would you like to have the talented designer, Tiffany Brooks design your home?

Who wouldn’t?

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

Would you like to have a brand spankin’ new 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC at your disposal?

Ummm, no question!

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

 

Do you want a a 1.2 million dollar home in Raleigh, NC complete with furnishings and all the hi-tech gadgets?

YES! YES! YES!

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

 

It’s fun to dream! We could be friends and I could come over and have coffee with you in your gorgeous kitchen.

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

We could sit outside and enjoy the cool breezes on your upper patio (yes, I just said upper because there are two patios!)

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HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

And if the mosquitos are buzzing, you can push a button and all the screens on your porch will automatically protect us.

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

After a leisurely morning, we’d agree that it might be a good idea to work off those calorie-laden flavored coffees. We could head downstairs to your private exercise room.

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

After a good cardio workout, we’d kick up our feet and watch some Fixer Upper episodes in your media room. Then laugh every time Joanna says, “ship lap”, because wouldn’t that make a fun drinking game?

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

Maybe later we could retreat to your home office where you and I can browse Pinterest together.

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

After dark we’d head back downstairs to that lower patio and sip some wine while listening to the cicadas.

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

And if I have too much wine and can’t make the 10 minute drive home, I’d stay in your guest room!

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

But, then I might fall in love with your guest room and refuse to move out. That might be awkward.

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

Ummm, I guess I’ll leave you to envision yourself living in the 2016 HGTV Smart Home without me in it.

Here’s your luxurious master bedroom with a sitting area and two light filled sky lights.

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Complete with a warm fireplace, and a beautifully framed TV.

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

The master bathroom where you have to decide between a soak in the tub or a rain shower each day!

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

And you’d have a huge walk-in closet and dressing area. Just be sure to pull the blinds because I might be driving by gawking at your beautiful home.

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

Don’t forget about your little one! Isn’t this an adorable nursery that will grow with your child? I love the color palette!

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

And your child can have their own beautiful bathroom.

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

And, as you know, every functional home needs a good mudroom.

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

This mudroom happens to serve triple-duty as a pantry and another office!

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl
The laundry room is a separate room on the second floor with oodles of cabinets. AND, did you happen to notice that there are no lights turned on in the laundry room? Those light sources are actually solar tubes! It’s amazing how much light they bring in.

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl
Speaking of light fixtures you have to admit, this is an impressive grouping of pendant lights in the stairway.

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

HGTV Smart Home Tour - Raleigh, NC - You Could Win It! | Pretty Handy Girl

What do you think? Could you live here?

View more photos of the 2016 HGTV Smart Home at Housepitality Designs.

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Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post. I was given access to the 2016 HGTV Smart Home to tour and photograph. I wasn’t compensated for my time. I wasn’t told what to write. All opinions are my own.

13 replies
  1. Alma C
    Alma C says:

    This house is all gorgeous absolutely beautiful is like walking in a Christmas tree full of colors,
    amazing decoration it is impossible for me to have a favorite place because it is all a really Dream home, in God trust first then still Dreaming this DreamSH

    Reply
  2. Kelly Glaspell
    Kelly Glaspell says:

    I must have this home!!! We’ve been considering relocating to North Carolina. I would move in a heartbeat!!! I need a new home, car and some cash to pay off debt. It would truly be a dream come true.

    Reply
  3. Jenny
    Jenny says:

    This house is so so BEAUTIFUL!! I would move so fast to live in this GORGEOUS HOUSE!! You would be so very welcome to stay anytime. I could never ever afford to live in a house like this. I would jump on it in a minute. I love every part of it.

    Reply

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