HGTV Dream Home 2019 built in Whitefish


    Some people only dream of owning houses on Whitefish Mountain, but HGTV’s Dream Home sweepstakes is making it a reality.

    A home, car, $250,000 check -- it's all valued at more than $2.3 million, and it’s part of a sweepstakes.

    "The best way to sum up HGTV Dream Home 2019 here in Whitefish, Montana, is modern mountain," said HGTV Dream Home 2019 designer Brian Patrick Flynn.

    The home is 3,650 square feet with three bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. The car is a 2019 Honda Pilot Elite.

    Local builders from Malmquist Construction and architects at Timber Forge Design helped create it.

    "It kind of set us back thinking, ‘Wow this is kind of a big deal for our little town, not just for us as a construction company," said Tyler Frank, with Malmquist Construction.

    The design is meant to reflect the area's lifestyle -- in this case, active. Rooms are painted in earth tones for a nature feel, and it pays homage to Montana's animals. The railing to the second floor is even made from a chair lift cable to highlight Montana's winter.

    "It's important for me for the house to actually have the personality of its surroundings, and a lot of those things are made custom," Flynn told NBC Montana.

    One of the design aspects of the home was to really make it feel like you are outside; that's why most of the rooms have views of the mountains, trees and lake.

    "Just to get a lot of movement from inside to outside was kind of a key thing and bringing as much light in here as possible," said Timber Forge Design architect Kevin Richardson.

    This is the largest giveaway HGTV’s ever done. The house has not been appraised yet, but property taxes are likely to be high, and that’s why the $250,000 is included in the prize.

    Just having the dream home built in Montana was exciting enough.

    "It's a huge amount of credibility, I think, for our community, for the Flathead Valley, for Montana," said Bear Barinowski, with Malmquist Construction.

    Now the creators are waiting to see what person gets to call their dream a reality.

    The sweepstakes for the home starts on Dec. 28 and run until Feb. 18. Once it starts, people can enter up to twice a day. You can click here to find out more information about the house and how to enter.

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