What is the 2016 HGTV Dream Home?

This Dream Home is a is a 2-level home on the banks of the Indian River in Merritt Island, Florida. It was refurbished by HGTV to be given away in sweepstakes running from 29th of December (2015) through 18th of February (2016). With the 2016 Dream Home, HGTV’s objective was to capitalize on its tropical surroundings and to make a casually stylish paradise, which blurs the lines between the indoor and outdoor areas of the home.


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The end product is a comfortable 3-bathroom home with breathtaking views, a beautiful outdoor living area including a sparkling pool, a dock, a boat house, and a boat and dock house.

The 2016 Dream Home is embellished in cool neutral shades emphasized using with tropical Floridian colors such as turquoises and corals.

Continue reading to find out more about the special features of this lavish home.


Master Bedroom of the 2016 HGTV Dream Home. Image source: thebalance.com

Where Is the 2016 Dream Home Situated?

It is situated in Merritt Island, Florida that is home to roughly 35,000 families. This Island is the largest in Florida, on the eastern side of the peninsula, facing the Atlantic. Merritt Island is popular for being the home of the Kennedy Space Center, in which the space shuttles were launched.

Although you may be unfamiliar with the name “Merritt Island,” you may have come across grapefruit and Indian River oranges that are grown there. The Island is a haven for anybody who likes the water. It boasts many water sports such as fishing and kite surfing, acres of white sandy beaches, and much more.

The Island features many fascinating activities for families to do. Apart from sunbathing, swimming and fishing, the Kennedy Space Center boast lots of activities for space fans, from simulating a space shuttle takeoff to dining with an astronaut.

And with some little driving, all of the fun of Florida is going to be at the disposal of your family, if you happen to be the winner of the HGTV Dream Home. Disney World is only one hour away. On the mainland, you will discover a vast selection of parks, lakes, and wildlife sanctuaries.


The Spacious Living Room of the HGTV Dream Home 2016. Image source: thebalance.com

What is Different About the 2016 Dream Home?

Contrary to the previous Dream Homes, HGTV did not construct the Merritt Island home from scratch. Rather, they performed a full remodeling of an existing property.

The 90’s-era, Mediterranean Revival-style property was totally demolished and remade in a Caribbean style, with the aim of linking the indoors with the breathtaking Dream Home outdoor areas.

The restoration consisted of making an open floor plan that still had clearly designated sections including balconies to the master bedroom suite, kitchen, adding two new bathrooms, and living room, and dining room.

Additionally, the roof was extended to make room for an outdoor kitchen/patio and all of the roofing, floors, windows, and insulation, was redone.

One more thing which makes the 2016 Dream Home distinct from previous years is the design team.

Jack Thomasson designed the previous 19 HGTV Dream Homes with Linda Woodrum creating the interior design. However, in 2016, the Dream Home took a different route with a new design team.


Back Patio of the HGTV Dream Home 2016. Image source: thebalance.com

Are you looking for modern design as well as inspirational tips for your home? Look no further, the HGTV’s 2016 Dream Home has the answer for you.

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