Platinum HGTV Green Home 2009

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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.

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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!

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Photo credits: HGTV Green Home 2009.


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  • http://mportlandrealestate.com Portland Real Estate

    I love the vegetable garden in the back. A big portion of sustainability and environmentally friendliness is more than just saving energy, its actually trying to reduce your impact on the planet, and growing food is the perfect way to do that.

  • Emily

    I love the garden, too. And the furnishings seem to give the place a tranquil feel.
    I believe the home uses Solatube Daylighting Systems, too, which bring in a lot of natural light.
    I hope I win it!

  • http://www.ecozebra.com Andrew Stone

    Florida? Wasn’t last years in Florida? I wish they would do it out West. I’ll still enter though, it’s a great house. But then I might have to give up my own garden and I am just getting going with the chickens.

  • Andrea

    Hi,

    A home close enough I could see it. I live about two hours away. Will there be tours?

    • L

      Tours start Monday, April 20 and run through June 6

  • Douglas Taylor

    We must use a wheel chair around the house. The kitchen entry looks a little tight. Is there enough room for an RV to be parked?

  • Nancy Daugherty

    I just love the whole home. Also, its neat that its not far from the water.

  • Reneelovesgreen

    Thank you for your wonderful article on the HGTV Green Home 2009… I love viewing it online and reading about it …. I plan to enter everyday,,, and if I win, I promise to come back and tell you everything about it… from an owner’s perspective … of course !!! I love all of the green features, especially the vegetable and herb garden !! It is truly a Dream Green Home !! Love life by living green !!

  • Sandi

    I wanted to know has any african american,have ever won a dream home?

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