Wait until you see HGTV’s Dream Home in Warren, Vermont!

Are you ready to tour the HGTV Dream Home 2022?!

HGTV Dream Home 2022

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It’s no secret I love HGTV’s annual Dream Home reveal.

Although in recent years it might be described as a love-to-hate-it situation.

The Dream Home, and HGTV in general, is my Real Housewives.

This year’s Dream Home is in Warren, Vermont.

Dream Home Exterior

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I’ll get to that in a second.

But first, bear with me, a brief history of the Dream Home.

HGTV debuted the Dream Home in 1997 with a new build in Jackson, Wyoming.

And reached peak Dream Home fabulousness in 2015 with a Patrick Ahearn designed home on Martha Vineyard.

The interiors were designed by Linda Woodrum with furnishings from Ethan Allen.

It’s remains the most popular dream home of all time.


Dream Home 2015 Martha's Vineyard

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Did you know the Martha’s Vineyard Dream Home inspired my Fidalgo Island house?

You might notice some similarities.

After the 2015 triumph things took a turn.

Linda Woodrum, the original Dream Home designer, departed mysteriously.

Brian Patrick Flynn, who for some reason I want to call Patrick Flynn Boyle, took over.

To make things easier I’ll refer to him as BPF.

Then Wayfair replaced Ethan Allen as the furniture and décor provider.

And things really went haywire.

A mish-mash of inexpensive furnishings, ordered online, became the standard.

More cluttered than curated.

The social media-verse was unrelenting.

Blame placed firmly at the feet of BPF.

But that’s hardly fair.

In his defense, this is the brief I imagine he received from the HGTV overlords:

Go online and order mass quantities of furniture and decor. Cram the house full with as much stuff as is humanly possible. Then add more. Select the loudest, brightest paint colors available and use all of them. Cover every surface and fill every wall so that there is no sign of what lies beneath.

A gross exaggeration, but you get the idea.

I’ve no doubt BPF was horrified too.

But being a savvy designer and business person he realized a good opportunity and ran with it

He bided his time.

Got several Dream Homes under his belt.

And used his leverage to put his foot down.

And this year he designed a Dream Home more in keeping with his own style.

While still appealing to the powers that be.

Am I overthinking?

Anyhoo, this year was a pleasant surprise.

I like the house.

So enough about me, let’s have a look.

The home is situated in the heart of the Mad River Valley just a short distance from the Sugarbush Ski Resort.

And about an hour’s drive from Burlington and Lake Champlain.

Described as a luxurious modern mountain cabin,

the home is two-stories and just over 3000 square feet

with three bedrooms and three and a half baths.

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Take a deep breath, grab a cup of cocoa, let’s go.

HGTV 2022 Dream Home in Vermont

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A Few Highlights –

  • Vermont is breathtakingly beautiful. I’ve never been. Have you?
  • The setting. Surrounded by trees and mountains, the fall foliage on display in the television reveal and online photos is nothing short of spectacular.
  • HGTV Home Sherwin Williams 2022 Color Palette. Nature inspired with muted, earthy and calming tones. You can see the entire Softened Refuge Color Collection here.
  • The outdoor spaces. Including a covered porch, private decks, extensive pavered patios, two fire pits, and multiple conversation areas. Entertaining will be easy with the outdoor kitchen and dining space. Not to mention a heated pool with integrated spa.

All Dream Home images in this post are via HGTV.

Be sure to visit the Dream Home 2022 web page to see more.

Let’s go inside …

The Entry

Step inside the combination foyer / mud room.

Beautiful built-ins AND gorgeous green paint color.

Yes, BPF, yes!

Dream Home Foyer

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The wall and ceiling paint color is Alabaster.

The built-in drop zone paint color is Retreat.


The Kitchen

Speaking of amazing color.

The kitchen cabinets are a glorious sage.

The wall and ceiling paint color throughout the common spaces is Stone Isle.

Dream Home Kitchen and Dining

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Dream Home Kitchen

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Storage and organization solutions abound.

Dream Home Refrigerator and Pantry

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Steps from the kitchen are the main level living spaces.

A sitting room, dining room and living room.

The Sitting Room

Dream Home Kitchen and Sitting Room

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Dream Home Sitting Room

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The Dining Room

Dream Home Kitchen to Dining Room

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Dream Home Dining Room

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The Living Room

Dream Home Kitchen to Living Room

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Dream Home Living Room

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The faux leather, tuxedo arm sofa is magnificent.

Dream Home Living Room

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Step out of the living room onto one of many stunning patio spaces.

What a view!

Dream Home Living Room View

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The patio opens up to a fire pit, pool and spa.


Dream Home Patio off Living Room

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If it’s cold and snowy, step from the living room into the cozy, enclosed porch.

Shared by a two-sided fireplace.

Dream Home Enclosed Porch

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The enclosed porch also opens to the living room patio, fire pit and pool.

After I win the Dream Home this is where I’ll be spending all of my time.

Dream Home Pool and Porch

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Back inside, one of several desk spaces throughout the home sits between the living and dining rooms.

Dream Home Living Room Desk

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The Powder Room

A dark, reeded accent wall and hallway lead to the main floor powder room and guest suite.

And it looks like a coat closet may be tucked away on the left.

Dream Home Powder Room

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The vanity cabinet is Hampton Pewter with a shaker door style.

The counter top is Carbon Quartz.

The wall and ceiling paint color is Emerging Taupe.

Dream Home Powder Room

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Main Floor Guest Suite

The guest suite contains a mini-kitchen, ensuite bath as well as double doors leading outside.

The wall and ceiling paint color is Aleutian, Sherwin Williams 2022 color of the year.

Dream Home Guest Suite

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First of all I love this Aleutian paint color.

What I don’t love is the floating three-quarter wall.

It’s meant to create division between the mini-kitchen and sleeping space.

But it limits space for night tables on either side of the bed.

The built-in, shallow shelves aren’t functional.

Where to put a reading lamp, book, electronic gadgets, or glass of water?

A mini kitchen is tucked away behind the floating wall.

The cabinets are Newport Blue with a raised panel door style.

The countertop is Marble Fresco quartz.

Dream Home Guest Suite Kitchen

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Dream Home Guest Suite

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Ensuite Bathroom

This bathroom!

The shower tile is divine.

The color variation creates a hand-crafted, custom look.

It’s fabulous.

Have you noticed that square tile is making a comeback?

The vanity cabinet is Newport Blue with a raised panel door style.

The countertop is a Marble Fresco quartz.

The floor is Galassia Nero porcelain tile.

Dream Home Guest Suite Bathroom

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That’s the first floor.

What do you think so far?

Let’s go upstairs.

The main bedroom, two guest space/sitting rooms, a shared guest bath, small office and laundry are all located on the second floor.

Loft / Guest Space

Another reeded wall treatment with a weird wavy detail at the top.

Set up as a sitting room with Murphy bed.

The leather cognac sofa and chairs are gorgeous.

The dual coffee tables have concrete tops.

How easily will they push aside when the bed comes down?

Love the large slider with deck access.

Dream Home Loft

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Dream Home Loft

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Dream Home Loft

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Dream Home Loft Deck

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Let’s see where the loft hallway leads …

A console cabinet, another desk and a hanging chair fill out the upper hall.

The hanging chair seems like a bad idea.

I know, I’m a killjoy.

But it’s going to scratch the wall paint.



Main Bedroom & Bathroom

Features a Scandinavian-style wood burning fireplace for extra coziness.

Who’s in charge of hauling wood upstairs?

The closet is underwhelming.

But … the private deck.

Ooh la la!

Bring my breakfast upstairs.

The wall and ceiling paint color is Alabaster.

That’s a lot of snow shoes.

Dream Home Main Bedroom

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Dream Home Main Bedroom

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Main Bathroom

A beautiful, beautiful ensuite bathroom.

The paint color is divine.

It’s Retreat, which we first saw in the entry.

The vanity cabinet is Montepelier Sage with a raised panel door style.

The countertop is Polaris Soapstone Quartz.

The floor is Galassia Nero porcelain tile.

I love the simplicity of the soaking tub.

And the large hex shower tile is stunning.

Dream Home Main Bath

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Dream Home Main Bath

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Office and Laundry

The small office space leads to the laundry room and the third bedroom.

The wall and paint color is Stone Isle.

Dream Home Office and Laundry

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Dream Home Office Desk

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Upstairs Guest Bedroom

The upstairs bedroom is set up as another sitting area with twin size daybed.

The wall and ceiling paint color is Black Fox.

Sliding doors lead to another deck.

Another spot to enjoy my morning cocoa.

Dream Home Third Bedroom

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Dream Home Third Bedroom Deck

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Upstairs Guest Bath

The upstairs bath is shared by the loft and third bedroom.

The wall and ceiling paint color is Slate Tile.

The vanity cabinet is Hampton Pewter with a shaker door style.

The vanity countertop is Caron Quartz.

The floor is Galassia Nero porcelain tile.

Dream Home Guest Bath

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Now for the piece(s) de resistance.

The Outdoor Spaces

So many options … all perfect for a little apres ski enjoyment.

Dream Home Front Patios and Pool

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Dream Home pool

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Dream Home Outdoor Dining

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Last but not least, the detached garage

Dream Home Garage

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Now this is a garage.

Pine paneled walls.

Open shelving.

Textured concrete floors.

The side wall paint color is Alabaster.

At first glance I didn’t think this was a garage.

It’s staged as a multi-use space.

Dream Home Garage

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A 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer comes with the house.

$250,000 in cash too.

Garage with SUV Parked Inside

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So, there you have it, HGTV’s Dream Home 2022 in Warren, Vermont.

What do you think?

What’s your favorite space or feature?


The flooring is from LL Flooring.

The cabinets and countertops are from Cabinets-To-Go.

The exterior patios are from Belgard.

The paint colors are from the HGTV Sherman Williams 2022 Color Collection.

Most of the furnishings and decor appear to be purchased through Wayfair.

To see more photos and video tours, be sure to visit the HGTV Dream Home 2022 web page.

Additional thoughts … what I love ~

  • Gorgeous color palette.  The furnishings feel very autumnal which blends beautifully with the mountain surrounds. Especially with the fall foliage doing its thing.
  • The outdoor spaces. I mean, seriously. And, particularly the decks.
  • Excellent kitchen and bath cabinet/drawer organization and storage systems.
  • Lots of options for homework and work-from-home … between ski runs.
  • The main and guest bath shower tile.

And things that make me go hmmmm ~

A couple of things struck me as departures from Dream Homes gone by.

  • The closets. Did HGTV lose their closet sponsor? The bedroom closets are small, reach-in closets with flimsy hanging rods. No walk-in closets, or built-in closet systems to be found. That’s disappointing. Again, this is a dream home.
  • Is this house child friendly? HGTV Dream Homes have debuted some amazing kid-focused bedrooms and bunk rooms in years past. Nothing like that in this house. A loft with a Murphy bed, a bedroom with just a twin size daybed. Where do the kids go and where do they put all their stuff?  I don’t know about you but when we traveled with kids, particularly in their teen years, their luggage tended to explode the moment it entered their hotel/vacation house bedroom room. And generally there was more than one kid per room. Being able to close the door and shut out their mess (we’re on vacation) was a big plus.
  • Also missing this year, any mention or reference to pets. I wonder if the pandemic affected their budget and sponsorships.

Here are a few more things that struck me.

If you detect a little snark, I apologize.

I take my Dream Home reviews very seriously.

  • Do you sense a theme? It’s a snow cabin. We get it.
  • Did you notice that none of the showers have niches? Are niches passe? I’m pro-niche.
  • Sign, Sign Everywhere a Sign What’s with the signs? I’m barely in the front door and bombarded with two parking signs. Is there some significance? Is the house built on top of a former parking lot? If so, ok. If not … just no.

And, that (finally) concludes our tour of the HGTV Dream Home 2022 in Warren, Vermont.

Don’t forget, you can enter to win twice daily through February 17, 2022 on the HGTV and Food Network websites.


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As always, I appreciate your visit and welcome your thoughts in the comments below.

Cheers from Snowberry!

All Dream Home images in this post are via HGTV.

Be sure to visit the Dream Home 2022 web page to learn more.



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  • Great post, Juliet! I have always been a drEam home follower, too. Love your review! Some questions answered anD Agree with you on so many things! Happy New Year!

  • First i have to say this Is Beautifully WRITTEN! Every year i wait for the reveal of the hgtv house! Im nevEr DISAPPOINTED! I cant choose a favorite room or items! Its all So INSPIRING ! Thanks for SHARING!

    • Hi Mary Anne … it’s good to know I’m in good company obsessing about each year’s dream home reveal. I’ve never been to Vermont and it looks amazing. So, off I go to complete today’s entry. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xo

  • Gosh what a great read, you nailed it with words and pictures. IMPRESSIONS…too dark for me. Lots of deSks. Seems masculine. Outdoor space BEAUTIFUL but not sure of dining table swing set style? BUt, if i won, id take it! I loved the Intro comparison pics of dream home and your fidalgo home, wow. Thanks juliet!

    • Good morning, Carol! I agree about the darkness. I read that it’s a Scandanavian design in terms of the dark exterior and interior colors. And, that designer BPF has such cabin. Not my style, but I’ll take it in a heartbeat! I’m still swooning over the 2015 dream home … and like a first love, I’ll never get over it!!! xo

  • I have had the pleasure of being invited to tour two HGTV homes for an event, and hope that happens again in the future – soon!!

    BPF is great – the details he hads. Some of you may have heard him at haven last year.

    • Oh my goodness, Rosemary … how exciting! Which two did you get to tour? I lived in Sonoma when they did a dream home there, but was not able to tour it. Drats. Howfun would that be?! xo

  • My daughter and i wait for the dream home reveal. It’s Fun to see what they come up with every YeaR! Great post, lots of great information!

    • Hi Karen, I think a lot of us do the same thing … wait in anticipating for the New Year’s Day dream home reveal. I’ already wondering where next year’s home will be built. So much fun, right?! xo

    • Yes, everything in the house came from Wayfair! And I only linked the exact pieces from the home. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of some of the pieces … like the dark living room sofa. I didn’t realize Wayfair carried higher end items, so I stand corrected and perhaps owe them an apology for my bias. I have ordered things from Wayfair, of course, but never considered purchasing furniture there. Writing this post and researching the pieces gave me a different perspective … so I suppose it’s true that we learn something new everyday. Thanks for stopping by! xo

    • What a wonderful job you have done, Juliet! I always look forward to the Dream Home. I agree with so many things you said. I do think the laundry room is small for a dream home. However, if I were to win, I wouldn’t complain too much! lol Thanks for sharing!

  • Hi Juliet
    Love the HGTV home! The designer . Bpf was at haven last summer. He was the highlight of the conference. Great story too! We were in vermont for our northeast couples trip this past fall. When I saw the HGTV home I could totally picture it nestled in the woods.
    You guys need to plan a ne trip! such a great time!

    • We sure go. Vermont looks heavenly. I have a cousin with an inherited family cabin in Vermont. He’s always inviting us … maybe we should go! I’ve been super negative about BPF because of the Dream Home and when I saw he was going to haven I was curious. And I heard how good he was … I’m so sorry I missed it. Hope you have a great weekend, Laura! xo

  • This was the first time in a while that I truly enjoyed watching the dream home reveal on HGTV. I agree with you on so much of what you said. The last few houses have not been my favorites to say the least. I think the sponsers got too involved and wanted Brian to showcase too many different items. I’m sure he had a challenging time incorporating their “requirements” while designing the way he wanted. This home seemed different. The colors were definitely more muted and easier to work with (remember Newport?!!…ugh). The style of the rooms definitely flowed with eachother and the colors made sense. Since they built this house from scratch, I was surprised the living areas weren’t larger. Yes, the outside areas are stunning but Vermont has a short Summer season so I think they should have put more into the inside square footage. I mean that seating area off the kitchen was tiny and those deer antlers over the fireplace were too low and are going to end up putting someone’s eye out! I didn’t notice the shower niche issue but I agree with that. As far as the closets go, if they are intending for this to be a second property or a vacation home they rent out, then maybe that’s why they made them small. I wasn’t thrilled with the signs either – they could have used something so much nicer than the Customer Parking sign in that spot. And I think he overdid the snowshoes over the bed. Instead of looking artistic, they just distracted you from the rest of the room. Before I sound too negative, I loved the kitchen, the connections to the outdoor spaces, the laundry room, most of the colors and the overall look of the home. I also love Vermont! WE have a ski condo about an hour south of there so I was disappointed to learn they weren’t giving in-person tours of the Dream home. Oh well. Still, I miss the days of Linda Woodrum. I always loved the way she would shop for decorative pieces from local artists and she included everyone in her excitement on furniture arrival day. I wish she had a social media presence because I would love to follow along (and copy) everything she does. I always loved her style and totally understand how you were influenced by her when designing your previous home. Thanks for sharing this awesome blog post! Cheers!

    • Good morning, Shelley! I agree with you, the living spaces seemed small and the sleeping spaces scarce and cramped. And it’s on such a large piece of land. I thought the same thing about the deer antlers … someone is going to have an unfortunate run in. Yikes. Another thing that struck me was the kitchen and bathroom cabinetry with the raised panel doors … seemed very traditional for such a modern and Scandanavian inspired home. The shaker style in the powder room and upstairs guest bath seemed more appropriate. But I loved the kitchen and master bath cabinet colors. Am I getting too far into the weeds?! Where is Linda Woodrum anyway? Years of sleuthing has turned up nothing. Did she leave on her own seeing the direction things were headed or did the network make the change? I also enjoyed her adventures to local stores and artists to acquire unique pieces for the homes. Perhaps she retired. She was such a talent. You have a cabin in Vermont?! How wonderful. Too bad about the tours. How fun to see a dream home in person. Good to know we are like minded on the entire business. Have a wonderful weekend! xo

    • Hi Paula, if this is a duplicate reply, I apologize. It disappeared on my end. Anyhoo … thanks for stopping by. I imagine you know a lot about the dream home area. I enjoy your Vermont posts, especially Christmas. xo

  • i also enjoy seeing the annual hGTV dream home. Thank you for sharing your insights. like you, i do like the home this year. however, i really like the 2015 dream home and your fidalgo home. in viewing both, i can see how the 2015 home inspired your fidalgo home. you repliicated it beautifully. in fact, your fidalgo home is how i found you! your current home, snowberry, is just as lovely. thank you for sharing. i always enjoy your posts.

    • Hi Jill! I love that you found me via the Fidalgo house. I loved it. I miss it. But not the weather. Thank you for following along. Snowberry is quite a departure, but it suits the area we live. I’m glad you like this year’s dream home too. That seems to be the general consensus. Things are looking up! Although I watch it like a hawk good or bad … its an obsession! Have a great weekend! xo

  • i also enjoy seeing the annual hGTV dream home. Thank you for sharing your insights. like you, i do like the home this year. however, i really like the 2015 dream home and your fidalgo home. in viewing both, i can see how the 2015 home inspired your fidalgo home. you replicated it beautifully. in fact, your fidalgo home is how i found you! your current home, snowberry, is just as lovely. thank you for sharing. i always enjoy your posts.

  • Juliet,

    I’m so happy to see they went back to beautiful and not cluttered.

    I used to wait for this every year. When they decided to go down the cheaper path I stopped watching.

    Thanks for the information. Maybe there’s hope for HGTV to getting back to its roots.

    One can hope and dream

    • I’m right there with you, Cindy. One assumes HGTV nows it’s audience as is catering to their demographic. I’d love to see more high quality programming. Like Brett Waterman’s Restored show. We’ll see what the upcoming seasons bring. But, this year’s Dream Home is an improvement. And, yes, let’s keep hoping and dreaming for more quality content. Happy weekend! xo

  • Love this so much Juliet! I love the history you gave to prior decisions and I really appreciated your thorough review of the home. I would have missed the niches because I was focused on the very strong tile. I am pro niche – little corner shelves do not cut it and look cheap. I agree as well that there was just a bit too much snow gear on the walls. The first few were great and then it was over done. Love the outdoor space and the look of the home. seeing things like this makes me want to start all over again or just get my house in order – mine seems so boring without personality. thanks for sharing the photos and your personal views – I really enjoyed that!

  • Gosh
    Its aMazing its GORGEOUS and a bit CLUTTERED. You should go we use to live in that area and its a mind blowing area
    J .

  • Juliet this is a fabulous post! I have to be honest, I have not watched or liked the dream houses in quote some time. I realize that they are “dream houses” but at the same time it would be nice ot see a house that a person could actually live in. I believe only one family who won the house ever lived in it and then I think they went bankrupt because of wild spending. The houses and the show went over the top “reality tv”, remember when they would “stalk” the winner and “SURPRISE them.” That was the end for me. I too loved the original designer, her taste was impeccable and her mix of high, lowew furnishings along with vintage and new made the houses very special. Braian Patrick Flynn is very talented and of course he must do as they ask. Have a wonderful weekend, stay warm and cosy!

    OH SIGH…………..XXXX

  • Wow Juliet what a fun post! You really put a lot of work into this. I used to watch the show a long time ago and somehow lost interest. This looks like a gorgeous part of Vermont. I’ve never been and would love to get there.

    First I will say I love the style of the home and it’s OPENNESS, and high ceiling and big windows. The color of the house I love along with the entry built ins. The textured treatments on the wall are cool and so is the vintage ski bits here and there.

    Where this house goes wrong, to me, in a big way is the space planning. It’s missing something and that is a large gathering room around a fire. In a mountain house you need that to play games, and watch movies and the small space they created with odd wall fireplace on the side just doesn’t work for me. Also that room can sit like five, no more. What a miss in a big home. We have about the same size space and our cabin is 600 sq ft.! Those modern fireplaces up high just don’t give that gathering feeling as much. It should have been centered and lower.

    The other thing I found odd is the kitchen space looks more like a remodel than a newly built kitchen. The huge amount of upper cabinets make it seem less open and dated and the column sitting to the side looks like something left from an older home. Clearly sponsored by a cabinet company who wanted to get as many as they could in there. The space feels staid. There are so many cool new ways to create and open kitchen.

    I do think there is a lot in the house and no doubt that is on purpose as it seems like a vehicle to sell Wayfair Products, I like some of their things and there are some quality pieces to be found on their site. Kind of like Amazon now.

    The baths are pretty, but the corner shelves are a miss.

    Ultimately this home needed some things that weren’t brand new and just came off the container ship. I guess the skis and snowshoes were vintage, but maybe some furniture pieces and woven textiles would have been nice. Also I would have like to see some cozier throws and rugs. Maybe as this was shot in the summer they are missing, but in a mountain home I like more natural textures and tones.. They look rich. I’m not a fan of this color mix. – grey, bottle green, rust and blue plus plaids..

    Why add such a big kitchen to the master? Too much for such a small space.

    Your home and the first one you showed are gorgeous. I think they need to go back to that model!! Fun to see what everyone thinks..

    ALways I love your blog and I learn something new! Loved it. xo

  • Hi Juliet,
    Wow this is a very interesting post! You had me laughing out loud! I completely agree with what you called your “Snarky” comments, I’ll add a few more!
    this house is in a beautiful area, but the house itself is not to my taste and left me feeling blaH. Very dark and Too many kitchy decorations in multiples, all the skis and snowshoes, There’s more than one season and I don’t like decorations that are so obvious. I get it, It snows in Vermont! also those signs, a big no in my book. The reeded walls would have been nice as an accent in a smaller area, but all I could think was how does someone clean those? Dust will get between the grooves, what a headache. I would quickly get tired of the bold tiles in the master, and that partial wall WITH THE kitchenette in the guestroom is just not good use of the space. Why would guests need their own kitchen anyway?
    I’ve never been a fan of Designer showcase homes ( and I have a degree in Interior Design and worked in the industry!), these Dream homes always remind me of one, done to please the sponsors more than any possible future owners. .
    I’d like to see this house in a lighter color pallet, with less cluttering details, and a better flowing layout.
    There you have my expert opinion! ( I’m kidding about that but definitely just my opinion!)
    Good work Juliet!
    XO Heidi


  • OOOh, love this review of the HGTV Dream Home. I follow it every year and this one may be one of my favorites!

  • My goodness this home is incredible! So interesting to learn the history of the show, I’ve not followed it but I think I should start! I love the room with the wall full of snowshoes – very cool. The location is just gorgeous, too – I would be out by the firepit on the porch just staring at the leaves all through fall. <3

  • DeDear Juliet,

    WeWe must be soulmates -as my absolute favorite house was the 2015 Martha’s Vineyard house! CoCould it be the name? I aI agree with you the last few years the dream homes have not been dreaming at all. ThThis house had a nicer look it was definitely a vacation house- but still a shower should’ve had a niche or a ledge…

    DeYou definitely need to plan a trip to Vermont try to go mid September and also visit mAine, while you’re there…To two incredibly beautiful states!
    Xo. Martha

  • I was fortunate to visit warren a few years ago when we went to woodstock. A dreamy little town. Hence, ive been entering the giveaway multiple times a daY! Vermont is my happy place. Loved this accurate review. If (when) i win, i will be making a few changes 🙂

    • Hi Katie … I’m sorry I missed your comment until now. The exterior color is Black Fox by Sherwin Williams HGSW3471. Thanks for stopping by! xo

  • Hi Juliet,
    I enjoyed your thoughts on the 2022 Dream Home.
    While reading I was surprised to see “Fidalgo” , we live on Fidalgo Island! The neighborhood you built your home in is lovely. I’m sorry it didn’t work out for your family.
    I have a question, do you know what tiles were used in the 2022 HGTV Dream Home in the master bath (green hexagonal) and the guest bath (blue square) – I have been frustrated trying find find the resources.
    Thank you!

    • Hi Lori … what a small world! We loved our home on Fidalgo, but it’s complicated. Have you lived there a long time? Great question about the tile. I’ve searched and searched and can’t find any information on any of the home’s tile. Very frustrating. The website provides sources for so many things but not that. My guess is that the tile was not provided by a sponsor. I wish I could shed some light … its all beautiful tile. Thanks for stopping by … and I’m sorry I can’t find the answer. xo

  • Hi Juliet- I too, had lost interest in the Dreamhome. This one is better. While not a fan of disposable furniture, it is nice to see what can be done without tons of money. I have been to that gorgeous area of Vermont and wonder why he created such a one season home? It’s a wonderful place to visit in the summer and fall.

    My biggest pet peeve (that you aptly pointed out) are the stupid parking signs. I never signed on to inspirational signage in the first place, but those parking signs are really bad. What’s wrong with art? Also, I’m not a fan of non-functional spaces/set-ups like the bedside niche thing that one can’t even use for their glass of wine and books! And the hanging chair. Why would you sit in that corner?

    Love the colors… something refreshing about them. Going to order some samples now!

    Thanks for the great post.

    • Good morning, Laurie … the signs in last year’s home really are too much. I’m glad to see that eliminated this year. Vermont seems lovely, I’ve never been. I need to research what the winner did with the Vermont home … wonder if they kept it? For most of the recent Dream Homes if I won I’d hold a big garage sale and redecorate!!! That is if I had money left over after paying all the taxes!!! xo

  • Hi, I’m Juliet … welcome to Make Mine a Spritzer where we talk about all things home décor, classic style and more! I’m so happy you’re here!

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