31 March 2016

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a state capital, a center of Southern culture and the heart of the Research Triangle – and now, Raleigh, N.C., is also the setting for the HGTV® Smart Home 2016. Fans can visit HGTV.com/Smart to get a first look at the new home that, like its location, is a perfect blend of innovation and Carolina charm.

Experience the interactive Multimedia News Release here: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7780251-hgtv-smart-home-virtual-tour/

Constructed by locally owned builder, Homes by Dickerson, the home is part of a grand prize package valued at more than $1.2 million that will be awarded this summer. In addition to the home and all its furnishings, the grand prize package includes a 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC and $100,000 from national mortgage lender Quicken Loans®. The three-level traditional craftsman home is approximately 3,300-square-feet, with four bedrooms and five bathrooms, cleverly constructed with tech gadgets and smart solutions to enhance entertaining and everyday living.

"When we look for locations for the HGTV Smart Home, we are challenged with finding a neighborhood and a city that has the combination of technology and culture that makes it a great place to live. Following the homes in Nashville and Austin, Raleigh was a perfect choice," said Ron Feinbaum, General Manager and SVP, Home Promotions, HGTV. "As a hub for technology and a vibrant destination for those seeking family fun, it was a 'smart' selection all around."

During the giveaway period for the HGTV Smart Home 2016, which begins at 9 a.m. ET on April 12 and runs through 5 p.m. ET on June 2, 2016, eligible viewers can enter twice per day on HGTV.com and can sign up for daily email reminders. HGTV Facebook and Twitter fans can check in for ongoing updates and new details (#HGTVSmart).

HGTV Smart Home 2016 host and interior designer Tiffany Brooks brought touches of rustic oak, metals and stone to this year's home and combined them with a cool color palette that provides an unexpected contrast of traditional materials juxtaposed with modern and eclectic touches. In addition, she sourced art and sculpture from many of Raleigh's local talent to further extend the custom flair of this stunning home.

The home features three levels that provide plenty of room to either spread out or gather for family fun. The main level features a master bedroom suite, open kitchen, dining room, living room and screened porch. Downstairs, the home includes an additional bedroom suite as well as a media room and exercise room. Completing the layout, the upper level houses a home office and two additional bedrooms. 

This year's winner will be able to retreat to a home nestled among the established wooded tracts and grassy parks in the City of Oaks, browse the shops at Brier Creek Commons, taste local sips from one of Raleigh's 21 craft breweries, and explore the downtown Capital District before coming home to the HGTV Smart Home 2016.

The fully furnished HGTV Smart Home 2016 is Energy Star 3 certified and Bronze-level Green certified and features products provided by national advertising partners including Bassett Furniture, Mercedes-Benz USA, Quicken Loans, Bush Brothers & Company, Daikin, LiftMaster, Farmers Insurance®, Gorilla Glue, HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams, SimpliSafe, Sleep Number®, ICON Health & Fitness, VELUX, and Simonton Windows & Doors.

About HGTV
America's leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to more than 96 million U.S. households and HGTV.com, the premier source for home-related inspiration, instruction and entertainment, attracts more than six million people each month. The brand also includes the HGTV HOME consumer products line which showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, furniture, plants and other home-oriented products. For more information on HGTV HOME branded products and to find a retailer, visit HGTVHOME.com. In partnership with Hearst Magazines, the HGTV Magazine, a home and lifestyle publication, is currently available on newsstands. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., HGTV is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (Nasdaq: SNI).




SOURCE Scripps Networks Interactive

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