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The 2014 HGTV Dream Home

Updated on October 19, 2014

2014 HGTV Dream Home

This was the 6th home that I've chronicled from beginning to end.

HGTV ran late this year with the clues for the next Dream Home location. Last year we had our first clue by April 12. They finally made reference to the Dream Home 2014 in their blog on May 21st 2013, and the first clue came two days later. As clues were given I posted them here until we found out the official 2014 location. It's in California near Lake Tahoe!

The grand prize included a furnished 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, 3,200 sq ft home located in the four-season family community of Schaffer√Ęs Mill, a $250,000 cash prize, and a 2015 GMC Yukon Denali.

This contest's entry period ended February 14, 2014 and the winner was announced on March 18th.

** Congratulations to the HGTV Dream Home 2014 Winner! **
Laura Martin from Boise, Idaho

A Look Back At The Clues

May 26th: My guess is near the Grand Canyon.
May 29th: My guess has changed to Mount Rose in Nevada.
May 31st: My guess is still near Mount Rose, but on the California/Nevada state line.
June 2nd: Looks like it's a bit west of where I thought. People are saying it's located at Schaffer's Mill.
June 3rd: It's official! Schaffer's Mill it is!

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(Schaffer's Mill Location)

Schaffer's Mill Community Map

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Update: Guestbook commenter LillieH let us know that the house is on lot 186.

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HGTV Dream Home 2014 Lake Tahoe

The Details

Floor Plans

Second Floor

The upper level includes two bedrooms and a media room.

First Floor

The main level includes the master bed & bath, living room, kitchen, and dining room, as well as laundry, a 1/2 bath, mud room, 2 car garage, and an outdoor living space.

For an Animated Fly Through:

HGTV Dream Home 2014 in 3D

Get Inspired by Color

Sherwin Williams Paint used throughout the Dream Home

A SW 7010 White Duck used in the Dining Room, Master Bedroom, and Master Bath
B SW 7020 Black Fox used in the Dining Room, Kitchen, Living Room, Master Bath, and Guest Bath
C SW 7530 Barcelona Beige used in the Living Room, Laundry Room, 2nd Floor Hallway, and Kids Bath

D SW 7621 Silvermist used in the 1st Floor Hallway

E SW 7733 Bamboo Shoot used in the Powder Room

F SW 6243 Distance used in the Laundry Room

G SW 7018 Dovetail used in the Family Room

H SW 6004 Mink used in the Guest Bedroom
I SW 7004 Snowbound used in the Guest Bedroom, Kids Bedroom, and Kids Bath

J SW 6148 Wool Skein used in the Garage

Wood Flooring - From Lumber Liquidators

Morning Star 9/16" x 5-1/8 Silver Strand Handscraped Bamboo
$4.99/sq. ft.

20.7 sq. ft. per box

Eco-Friendly strand bamboo is twice as hard as oak.

This was used as a wall covering in the stairwell and as flooring throughout the house.

HGTV Dream Home Product Spotlight - Vitamix Professional Series 750

Vitamix 750 Professional Artisan Baker Premium Set
Vitamix 750 Professional Artisan Baker Premium Set

The kitchen is stocked with state-of-the-art appliances including this blender.

Five settings ensure simple cleaning, walk-away convenience, and consistent results for smoothie, frozen dessert, soup, and purée recipes. Includes hardcover "Create" cookbook with recipes from gourmet chefs.


There have been 17 HGTV Dream Homes since 1997, but we won't go back that far.

Let's test your knowledge of the past 5 houses. Do you remember where they are?

Dream Home Location Quiz

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Where do you hope the next dreamy location will be?

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    • ladyguitarpicker profile image

      stella vadakin 

      4 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Hi , I enjoyed this Hub and I like looking at dream homes. It took me 50 years to build the home I love in the country, no it's not a dream home but perfect for me. Nice, will read some more Hubs. Beautiful home.

    • Christene-S profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @sherioz: It's a Sweepstakes open to US residents. A TV channel has been designing, building, and furnishing a 'dream home' to give away every year since 1997. Pretty much as soon as the home has been won fans want to know where the next one will be. So their blog gives us teasers for fun. It's basically a year long wish to win, then it starts all over again. :)

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      5 years ago

      What an amazing home. But I have no idea what this Dream Home contest is all about. Is it reality TV? A kind of treasure hunt game?


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