A virtual tour of this custom-built, eco-friendly home in Jacksonville Beach, F.L. available at HGTV.com
NEW YORK – APRIL 2, 2013 –
The first HGTV Smart Home
is move-in ready for one lucky, new owner, and viewers can now check out all the unique home details through a virtual tour at hgtv.com/smarthome. Nestled in the beach community of Paradise Key South Beach in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., the home boasts the latest developments in home technology and green living.
The HGTV Smart Home 2013 Giveaway will be accepting entries starting this month for a grand prize package that includes the fully furnished home, a 2013 GMC® Terrain® Denali® and $100,000, courtesy of Quicken Loans. The grand prize package is valued at more than $900,000. Odds of winning the sweepstakes depend on the number of entries. Official rules can be found at hgtv.com/smarthome.
HGTV viewers can enter for a chance to win the home beginning April 11, 2013 at 9 a.m. Eastern time through May 31, 2013 at 5 p.m. Eastern time. During the giveaway period, viewers can enter twice online per day: once at HGTV.com
and once at HGTVRemodels.com
. HGTV Facebook and Twitter fans can elect to receive ongoing updates and new details.
Viewers can learn more about the construction process when Behind the Build: HGTV Smart Home airs on DIY Network April 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. HGTV will air a one-hour HGTV Smart Home 2013 special April 12 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
Designed by architect Mike Stauffer, AIA, and constructed by Glenn Layton Homes, the HGTV Smart Home 2013 measures approximately 2,400 square feet and features more than 1,000 square feet of covered porches, decks and pool. Smart home technology connects many of the home’s appliances and devices, and allows occupants to monitor energy use and control home systems such as security, interior climate, lighting and other electronics. The HGTV Smart Home 2013 is built to meet the Consumer Electronics Association’s TechHome Rating specifications for technology infrastructure.
“The features and functionality of this home are like nothing we’ve ever offered in HGTV home giveaways, and set the standard for creative spaces and ways that consumers can use emerging technology to improve their homes,” said Jack Thomasson, HGTV house planner.
The pedestrian and bicycle-friendly Paradise Key South Beach neighborhood lies just five blocks from the Atlantic Ocean and a quick 20-minute drive from downtown Jacksonville, one of Florida’s most vibrant communities. Footpaths and wooden walking bridges dot the development, which embraces Florida-friendly landscaping and an indigenous plant palette to reduce lawn maintenance.
“This community's thoughtful design vision and refreshing coastal architecture make Paradise Key a remarkable place to live and a wonderful setting to showcase the first HGTV Smart Home,” said developer Lon Walton. “We have an outstanding beach community, and we are very excited about this first location for the HGTV Smart Home.”
The fully furnished HGTV Smart Home 2013 features products provided by national advertising partners including GMC, Bassett Furniture, Moen, Shaw Floors, ADT Security Services, Bush Brothers & Company, Quicken Loans, Garnier, The Sherwin-Williams Company, Tempur-Pedic Management, LLC., Trex Company, Inc., and Char-Broil
America’s leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to almost 99 million U.S. households and the HGTV website, HGTV.com, the nation’s leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of four million unique visitors per month. The brand also includes the HGTV HOME consumer products line which showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, soft goods and other home-oriented products, as well as HGTV Magazine, a new home and lifestyle publication published in partnership with Hearst Magazines.
About Paradise Key South Beach
Discover Paradise Key South Beach, an enchanting coastal neighborhood with 62 home sites in desirable South Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Paradise Key South Beach offers distinctive coastal architecture in an extraordinary location – just a few blocks from the Atlantic Ocean with convenient access to major highways, shopping, dining and recreation. Paradise Key South Beach is pedestrian and bicycle friendly with footpaths and wooden walking bridges throughout the community. Paradise Key South Beach, smart living along the coast! Visit us on-line at www.paradisekeysouthbeach.com
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