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208 weeks ago @ Design Happens - Freebie Fridays: HGTV ... · 0 replies · +1 points

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392 weeks ago @ HGTV Dream Home - Step Inside HGTV Dream... · 1 reply · +1 points

Someone posted a link to the real estate listing for another apartment in the same building. As I recall it listed the HOA fees at $1,200 per month. Another blogger checked into parking fees for the ACURA and said that would be another $500. If you add insurance and property taxes for a 1.5 million property in NYC, I think you are looking at well over $3,000 per month even if you could pay the income taxes and avoid having a mortgage. There is a reason that NYC salaries are so high. It costs a fortune to live there!

That being said, it is such an amazing apartment. The dream is irresistible! And finding a job in a city that size would be easier than many of the other homes.

I'm dreaming about it anyway. Imagine walking to Battery Park every morning with your Latte. Imagine trying to decide which Broadway show to see tonight, which fabulous restaurant to eat in... Or just spending the evening at home looking out over the lights of the city...

395 weeks ago @ Design Happens - Freebie Fridays: Trina... · 2 replies · +3 points

Candace Olson! I love her style. Lush, elegant but with a little sparkle.

401 weeks ago @ HGTV Green Home - The Next State? · 0 replies · +1 points

Wow. I wish I could see the poll. There is no Internet Explorer for the Mac so I don't know what states we are talking about.

412 weeks ago @ HGTV Green Home - Watch the Special · 0 replies · 0 points It is actually Lucite that is hand made by the artist. Very beautiful. Very expensive. They didn't talk about the art enough. The painting in the entry hall is an "encaustic" by Kim Bernard from the Arden Gallery in Boston. Encaustic is a wax technique that allows you to sculpt that painting so it probably has lots of great texture.

413 weeks ago @ HGTV Green Home - What Would You Like to... · 1 reply · +1 points

What a beautiful home! I am amazed at how much the planning team was able to fit into such a smaller footprint. And smaller is always GREENER.

Two questions:

1. Where's the microwave?
2. What direction does the front porch face? In one photo it appears that it might be facing West, which would make it an ideal spot to sit and what the sunset...

417 weeks ago @ HGTV Dream Home - Your Perfect Day at HG... · 0 replies · +2 points

Oh and, congratulations to the person who actually did win the 2010 Dream Home!!! I sincerely hope that the Prize is a dream come true for you whether you keep the home or use the proceeds to create your own dream home.

It has been such a fun dream for all of us. I think it is amazing that HGTV is able to find locations that spark our imaginations and take us to a world outside of our every day life each and every year. Thank you HGTV for giving us all a chance to live the dream. And thank you to all the sponsors who make that dream possible for one lucky winner every year. Who knows, next year it could be me! Or you...

417 weeks ago @ HGTV Dream Home - Your Perfect Day at HG... · 1 reply · +1 points

Well first of all, my first day in the Dream House would start late since I probably would have been up way too late the night before drinking celebratory Margaritas! And walking around touching everything and looking in all of the drawers and cabinets.

I can imagine waking up to the gentle light of sunrise in the master suite with my sweetie bringing me coffee in bed.

Then I would take a leisurely shower and steam for a while in that amazing shower. After rummaging through my suitcases piled in the master closet I would pick up all of the empty Lindt chocolate wrappers on the way to the kitchen to make some Southwestern Omelets for breakfast.

After breakfast, I would put on my boots and start walking. It would be so much fun to explore my new neighborhood! Hopefully I would meet some of my new neighbors as I explored the community center.

Then I would come HOME and grill some Green Chili cheese burgers in the outdoor kitchen for lunch and eat them at the GIANT breakfast bar.

After lunch, I would hop in my new GMC Terrain and head to Santa Fe for some shopping and sightseeing. And dinner in one of the wonderful Santa Fe Restaurants.

After a long wonderful day, I would take a long hot soak in the Master Bath with the barn doors open so that I could watch Holmes on Homes while I soaked and be grateful that I would never have ANY of those problems.

Then I would set the timer on the fireplace in the Master bedroom and snuggle into the soft embrace of that yummy looking queen size bed and dream of all the beautiful sunsets I would enjoy in such an amazing place.

Sorry, sounds pretty selfish, but it's just one day and one day just isn't enough to enjoy the whole experience...

419 weeks ago @ HGTV Dream Home - Super Fan's Final Thou... · 2 replies · +1 points

Since we still have a few days left to dream, I wanted to share a couple of links to some beautiful photographs of the DH area.

One of the links is to a 4 year photo journal. It is fun to see the Sandia Mountains through all four seasons.

This Dream Home is in a TRULY beautiful location.

Good luck to everyone!