If you didn’t win the Dream Home, you now have another chance to win a home.  The HGTV Green Home 2009 contest is slated to begin on April 17, so get your bookmarks ready.  We mentioned the HGTV Green Home 2008, which was actually a handsome home, and thought we ought to give it a go this year, too.  The design is kind of, well, they’re calling it modern Spanish-style architecture.  The $700,000 home was designed by Carlson Studio Architects, and the Herald Tribune reports that it already received LEED Platinum certification.  Impressive.


Of course, the home has Energy Star everything and water-efficient everything else.  It’s also about 2,430 square feet, which is just about the average size for new homes these days.  There’s vegetable garden in the backyard, with rainwater collection barrels against the back of the house.

In addition, the green home features solar water heating, solar electric panels, low-VOC paints and adhesives, ICF walls, spray foam roof insulation, low-e windows, and the Spanish-style design will provide some good overhangs for friendly summer shade.  That red roof, too, will probably last 50 years, although I’m sure it’ll get some wear and tear being in Port St. Lucie, Florida.  If you win the HGTV Green Home 2009, let us know what you think … good luck!








Photo credits: HGTV Green Home 2009.