In its fourth year running, HGTV is giving away a dream green home to one lucky winner. This time the eco home has been built in the Stapleton infill redevelopment in Denver, CO, which is a New Urbanist, walkable community featuring Energy Star certified homes. HGTV bumps up the local green cred even further with their 3-bedroom home, which recently landed LEED Platinum certification just in time for their giveaway contest which starts April 15th.
The three bedroom, two bathroom home was designed by Michael Woodley, AIA, Woodley Architectural Group, Inc., and built by Infinity Home Collection. Green materials and eco furnishings abound in the interior, including some interesting pieces like a chair made out of a old radiator and metal piping. The 2,400 sq ft home also inlcudes no VOC paint by Sherwin Williams Harmony, Shaw Epic 100% recycled wood-fiber floors, beetle kill wood doors, and an iPad-controlled Control4 system for monitoring and controlling lights, security, and other elements of the home.
A 5 kW solar system mounted on the roof is expected to generate about 75% of the homes energy. Landscaping consists of ‘synthetic grass’ that is permeable, recyclable and intended to reduce water usage. Although the grass is fake, on the plus side you never have to water or mow it. The rest of the yard is landscaped with drought-tolerant plants and shrubs and drip irrigated.
Valued at around $700,000 (including furnishings), the home is part of HGTV’s annual giveaway, and one lucky family will get to move in. The family will also be given a 2011 GMC® Terrain® and $100,000.
In case you’re looking for a home in the Denver area, or are thinking of moving, this could be your big chance. The giveaway starts April 14th at 9 am ET and will be awarded to a randomly selected entry. Good luck, and hopefully you like the color combination of yellow and gray!