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The 2012 HGTV Dream Home

Updated on October 19, 2014

2012 HGTV Dream Home

The Dream Home 2012 Location is outside Salt Lake City, Utah! At River Meadows Ranch. The HGTV Dream Home is a modern, 4,000 sq. ft., western-style ranch home on 2 1/2 acres with the Provo river cutting through it's backyard. It has 3 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths.

I've been keeping you up to date on the developments as I found them from the town, to the address, through the construction, and finally the dream home sweepstakes when they chose a winner. I've had so much fun chronicling past Dream Homes that I thought I'd get a jump on 2012's early.

HGTV's online virtual tour launched Thursday, December 1st. The Sweepstakes started December 29th and ended February 17, 2012. The winner was announced on March 17th.

Congratulations to Vicki Naggy from Acme, Pennsylvania!

River Meadows Ranch

River Meadows Ranch, located in Heber Valley, is about 45 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City, and 20 minutes from Park City, Utah. The Provo River runs through the development and the Wasatch Mountains are nearby.

Thanks to a comment from RobertM in the Guestbook below I did some more digging. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, the HGTV Dream Home sits on Lots 5 & 6.

Public Tours

The HGTV Dream Home was open for public tours February 2, 2012 - February 26, 2012. They were offered on Thursdays & Fridays from noon to 5:00 pm, and on Saturdays & Sundays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Tickets were $15 per person.

Proceeds went to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah.

Dream Home Floor Plans - Architect: Corey Solum

Second Floor

1. Guest Bedroom 2
2. Guest Bathroom 2
3. Master Bathroom

4. Master Porch
5. Master Bedroom
6. Master Sitting Room

First Floor

1. Family Room
2. Changing Room
3. Mudroom
4. 2 Car Garage
5. Laundry Room

6. Bathroom
7. Dining
8. Kitchen
9. Foyer
10. Porch

11. Great Room
12. Outdoor Living Room
13. Guest Bedroom 1
14. Guest Bathroom 1

Dream Home Rendering

Take a Look

Get Inspired by Color

Sherwin Williams Paint used throughout the Dream Home

A Craft Paper SW6125 used in the Family Room

B Pewter Tankard SW0023 used in the Changing Room and Bathroom

C Bittersweet Stem SW7536 used in the Foyer, Mudroom, and Garage

D Cascade Green SW0066 used in the Powder Room and Laundry Room

E Copen Blue SW0068 used in the Guest Bedroom 1 and Guest Bathroom 1

F Creamy SW7012 used in the Great Room, Kitchen, Dining Room, and Master Bathroom
G Smokey Topaz SW6117 used in the Master Bedroom
H Independent Gold SW6401 used in the Master Sitting Room

I Bracing Blue SW6242 used in Guest Bedroom 2 and on the Exterior
J Amazing Gray SW7044 used on the Exterior
K Intellectual Gray SW7045 used on the Exterior

Bellawood Brazilian Chestnut Flooring - From Lumber Liquidators

3/4" x 3 1/4" Select Brazilian Chestnut
$5.99/sq. ft.

22.75 sq. ft. per box

Brazilian Chestnut is one of the hardest and most durable woods on the market. This wood's strength is coupled with beautiful chocolate tones and exceedingly fine graining.

This flooring was used throughout the house.

Keep Your Home as Clean as the Dream Home - With Bissel

BISSELL Lift-Off Full Sized Carpet Cleaner, 94Y2
BISSELL Lift-Off Full Sized Carpet Cleaner, 94Y2

Shown in the Dream Home Guest Bedroom 1

BISSELL Lift-Off Multi-Cyclonic Pet Upright Vacuum, 89Q9
BISSELL Lift-Off Multi-Cyclonic Pet Upright Vacuum, 89Q9

Shown in the Dream Home Master Sitting Room


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The winning image was used on the HGTV website.

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The 2012 Dream Home

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      ScaryScorpion 6 years ago

      It's my dream to win this! The holy grail of sweepstakes!

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      EstesCustomBuilders 6 years ago

      These are beautiful looking homes!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      It would be a dream come true because I am losing my home because living poor all my life the bills are getting to high and can't living on retairingsonly

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Helo people I've prayed so much and done things I will win the hgtv dream home 2012 in N river rd., rivers meadows ranch pkwy, midway, park city, Utah, USA, 84049

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      I'm just waiting for them to show up and tell me I have won the 2012 Dream Home. A girl can dream, right? Every year I expect to win. Hope springs eternal.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Are horses allowed does anyone know???

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      The 2012 HGTV Dream Home is truly my dream abode living, breathing and alive! I can't wait to live there!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Does anyone know the approximate taxes and fees associated with the house if you won? It is an amazing home and thank you for the additional information found here! I'm entering anyway and would love to be prepared :P

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      cowboypete 6 years ago

      Well, I was playing with google earth, and mapquest, using satelite pics., and was able to find the undeveloped images of the River Meadows ranch development. Lot 27 is obviously out. The terrain shows it is on a ridge above the river, w/a drop to the water level. Lot 10 is also out. One sat. picture shows a house on lot 10, with a barn. You can clearly see it when you pan around on the Dream House patio pictures. Lots 2& 3, 3,& 4, or 4 & 5 are the most promising locations. I don't believe one lot is large enough to be 2.5 acres; if in fact that is the proper size of the Dream House location. I was able to use ground view with google earth, and match up the mountain ranges, and the river's course with the master BR patio pic., and the entertainment, and hot tub pics. With lots 4 & 5 showing pending sales, I would think this is the spot, with the final sales notice placed when ownership is transferred to the winner.

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      Christene-S 6 years ago

      @anonymous: I believe the interior trim is Pewter Tankard.The Pella Architect Series Doors and Double Hung Windows are in Auburn Brown.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Do you know what the trim color is that they used? Is it the same throughout? Also do you know the color of the doors?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      would gladly give up my beautiful home in the Wyoming Absaroka's for this one as long as I can bring our horses. . .

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      sheezie77 6 years ago

      Wish i could have one from the pictures. great lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Do we know the demensions for each room?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      does anyone know the address yet? does anyone know the zoning for the house and if it can be turned into a b&b?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      My family and I love everything about this house. It would mean a fresh start in so many ways. I also know that there are many people out there who feel the same way.

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      sgaintegral 6 years ago

      My dream hous it will be In the mountains :) -

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This house would mean a lot to me......This would be a chance to start a new life and i could finally provide my parents happiness. They have to worry about paying the mortgage. This would also give me a chance to finish college. It would be a dream to owning this house. I pray every night that i would be blessed. If i win this house, it would be the happiest experience that i would ever encounter in my life. We live in a very old house and its still hard to see my parents living paycheck to paycheck. This beautiful home can change my life. I could start a new career in park city, utah and dream the living that HGTV provides. The world is amazing and i'm so thankful everyday that we are giving opportunities like this.

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      sherridan 6 years ago

      Drat....cannot enter because I am Brit!

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      JoyfulReviewer 6 years ago

      That's quite the home indeed. Congratulations on being one of the final 100 favorite Squidoo lenses of 2011!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I love the colors and enjoyed seeing the 2012 HGTV Dream Home. Congrats on being in the Top 100 Community Favorites.

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      Tagsforkids 6 years ago

      Dream home indeed! They have all been exceptional, but I probably couldn't afford the taxes even if I won! :-)

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      hlkljgk 6 years ago from Western Mass

      that's quite a home!

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      Susan Deppner 6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      What a home! My dream would be to have someone else to keep it clean. Congratulations on this lens being chosen as a top 100 lens for 2011!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @Christene-S: I dug deeper about which lot because of your post getting me more intrested in the dream home! Keep the great information coming as you get it.

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      Christene-S 6 years ago

      @Christene-S: Ah ha! You were right. Thank you for posting and having me dig for better info. :)

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      Christene-S 6 years ago

      @anonymous: I'd love to know for sure. I don't think it could be 5 & 6 since both lots are shown as "sale pending" here: Unless you can show me where you found your info? Lot 10 is another possibility.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      The house sits on lots 5 & 6 of the subdivision, not 27.

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      gamecheathub 6 years ago

      What's the worst thing that can happen? Not win the home. Can't win unless you enter. We take a chance at it every year for fun. Good to see someone write a lens on the subject. My friends think I'm a dork because I watch that channel. Hahhaa.

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      rangiiria 6 years ago

      Some of these homes are beautiful.

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      JohnMichael2 6 years ago

      Thanks for the advanced information about this... You really provided some key facts.

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      E L Seaton 6 years ago from Virginia

      These look like incredibly nice homes. Thanks for the nicely done lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Nice lens and Thanks for your sharing.

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      squid-janices7 6 years ago

      All of the HGTV Dream Homes have been gorgeous so I'm pretty much up for any location. My hubby loves to ski so Utah would be great.

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      Maurice Glaude 6 years ago from Mobile, AL

      I live in Mobile, AL that would be great.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Oh, I just wouldn't be able to tell, its a bit of a secret you know....