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58 minutes ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - Greetings From Martha'... · 0 replies · +2 points

PS: From Virginia's sampler of design details, cool coastal colors and New England style, I know I'm going to fall head over squeals in love with Dream Home 2015.

I've always been attracted to New England architectural styles and interior furnishings, even more so after touring a number of historic homes in Maine during my cruise.

My favorite was the Victoria Mansion (Morse-Libby Home) in Portland, ME. The 1884 Italianate-style estate was crafted of the finest materials, richly finished and elegantly furnished. Since we weren't allowed to take photos of the interior, I bought every post card I could find in the gift shop to keep as a reminder of the mansion's imposing features.

And now we'll soon have the great fortune of going inside our Martha's Vineyard beauty for a most impressive tour -- at our leisure -- of Linda Woodrum's latest design triumph!

1 hour ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - Greetings From Martha'... · 0 replies · +2 points

Double drat! If I'd only known Virginia and crew were on location to wrap up a photo shoot for Dream Home 2015 last week I would have hopped onto a helicopter from Bar Harbor, ME and buzzed down to Martha's Vineyard for the day!

I'm sure I would have been welcome to assist with some small work details here and there... but then I did have a wonderful day strolling a waterfront path and drooling over the stately old seaside "cottages" that the very wealthy had built as summer homes in Bar Harbor. (Also known in some circles as "Bah Ha Bah.")

The fall colors were at their peak, by the way, and brilliantly displayed whether in the warming sun of a blue sky or brisk shade under drifting clouds.

4 hours ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Smart Home 2015 L... · 0 replies · +4 points

Do I think that Smart Home 2015 could be a stand-alone project, not in a named new development? Yep, it's very possible.

Not to mention a specific development is a departure from the norm and raises a red flag of curiosity and intrigue. Regardless, HGTV often plays a hard game of Texas Hold'em, and a good bluff sometimes does the trick to throw us off track.

4 hours ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - Behind the Build at HG... · 0 replies · +3 points

Darn! I sailed by Martha's Vineyard just the other day and couldn't convince the ship's captain to stop there for a quick port of call. Not even close enough for a view of the Dream Home from a distance. The captain said something about schedules and losing his job. You'd think that letting hundreds of fellow passengers get a close-up and in-person look at Dream Home 2015 would be more important!

Oh well, maybe I'll get a personal tour, along with the keys, sometime next year to make up for the missed opportunity this time around. ^_^

4 hours ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - The Giveaway Entry Per... · 2 replies · +3 points

I'm safely home from my vacation, HGTV, so no need to worry about combing the seas in order to find me if my name happens to pop up as the winner of Urban Oasis 2014.

(PS: I may be a small town CA guy, but I'm sure I could handle winning this stunning big-city Hotlanta oasis.)

5 hours ago @ Blog Cabin - Meet the Blog Cabin 20... · 1 reply · +3 points

It's beyond amazing -- the winner of the Winter Haven, FL Blog Cabin is from Winter Haven, FL -- out of 24 million entries? What an astounding stroke of luck! And the odds are...?

Well, all I can say is "congratulations," and, DIY, please consider building the next Blog Cabin in MY hometown! I'd like to continue the winning trend!

1 day ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Smart Home 2015 L... · 1 reply · +5 points

Yee-haw! I'm all in for Austin. This hand for Texas Hold'em is a winner -- a great bet on Jack T's part.

Looking forward to getting back to the blogs real soon. Thanks to all the busy bloggers for zeroing in on our Smart Home development.

1 week ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Smart Home 2015: ... · 1 reply · +4 points

Wishing you well, Ed. I've said bon jour many times these past few days and chatted with some locals, so I may have seen a relative or two of yours!

Onward I go to Maine.

I'll pass on the Texas BBQ tonight and opt for some French cuisine!

1 week ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Smart Home 2015: ... · 1 reply · +4 points

Give me a few more days and I'll be in Portland. I don't know if it will be any warmer than Quebec!

Still, I'm certainly enjoying my time here.

Next stop, Austin -- at least for the Smart Home!

1 week ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Smart Home 2015: ... · 2 replies · +6 points

I could easily go with Spaniah Oaks -- and it's well within the realm of Smart Home possibilities.