Take a tour of the HGTV Dream Home through April 7, 2006. If you want to see the 5,000 square-foot showcase home, organized shuttles from the Hickory Nut Gorge Visitor Center will be your only way. Personal transportation to the Dream Home is prohibited. Shuttles will depart from the Visitor Center weekdays from 10 am - 3 pm and from 9 am - 3 pm on weekends.
You must purchase a ticket for the tour and depart from the Dream Home Tent located next to the Visitor Center on Hwy. 64/74A in Lake Lure (2926 Memorial Hwy., Lake Lure, NC 28746, 828-625-2725). Tickets are $20 per person. All proceeds go to local charities such as the Lake Lure Lion's Club, Hospice of Rutherford County, and the Boys and Girls Clubs.
Here are a few details to keep in mind:
- No group or senior discounts are available.
- Only cash and checks will be accepted. Checks should be made out to “Grey Rock at Lake Lure.”
- Soft-soled shoes only in the HGTV Dream Home.
- Tours have limited handicapped accessibility, and there is no elevator access within the home.
- No smoking, food or beverages will be allowed in the HGTV Dream Home.
- Children under 4 and under are admitted at no charge, but must be carried by an adult.
- Strollers will not be allowed in the HGTV Dream Home.
How to Win the Dream Home?
Want to win a $2 million dollar package which includes a 5,000 square foot dream home overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains and Lake Lure? Here's your chance. Enter between January 1 and February 17, 2006. Go to the HGTV Web site to enter and find out more. (Tip: You can enter once a day!)
Every year since 1997, Home & Garden Television has built a beautiful, fully-furnished home for the sole purpose of giving it away to one lucky viewer. HGTV's Dream Home Giveaway has come a long way since the first home built in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with the homes seemingly bigger and more extravagant with each passing year.
For the 10th edition of HGTV's Dream Home, house planner Jack Thomasson was planning something special. Indeed, Thomasson did, scouring the national landscape for the most beautiful, unique and dramatic location he could find. The site is like none other, providing one lucky viewer with a custom-designed mountain Dream Home in the luxury resort community of Grey Rock at Lake Lure, North Carolina.
HGTV president Burton Jablin couldn't be happier. "HGTV once again searched the U.S. for another dream-worthy location," Jablin says, "and we believe we've found it in the mountains of western North Carolina. The home we're building at Lake Lure includes many of the attributes that research has shown us people are looking for in a Dream Home."
The house is split by a large covered porch and terrace for outdoor living, dining and gathering at the center of the plan. At the main level to the left of the porch are the main living spaces: living, dining, kitchen, the owner's quarters and the necessary support spaces that allow the winners of HGTV's Dream Home 2006 to live on one level.
The lower floor centered around entertaining and recreation with a billiards/darts/pub area, a family gathering room for games and television-movie viewing, a projects room, a wine room, an exercise studio with sauna, bath and outdoor shower, and outdoor terrace with spa.
The upper floor provides a primary guest suite and connection to the library/bridge over the "dogtrot" porch at the center of the plan. At the main level to the right of the porch is the two-car garage and guest hospitality center (kitchenette, laundry and powder room) that serves both the porch and the guest rooms above.