HGTV 2011 Dream Home for sale

The HGTV 2011 Dream Home for sale? Not really a surprise, as most winners can’t afford the property taxes or the time commitment of owning two homes on average incomes. The spectacular ski home in Stowe, Vt., is up for sale for a mere $2,995,000.

HGTV 2011 Dream Home for saleOf the 76 million people who entered the 2011 sweepstakes, Eric and Catherine Makstenieks of Hinsdale, Ill., were the lucky winners of the luxuriously furnished HGTV Dream Home 2011, a new 2011 GMC Acadia Denali and $500,000 — a grand-prize package worth more than $2 million. According to, the young couple was only able to visit the home a handful of times and felt it was best to sell the Spruce Peak Resort home to someone who could appreciate it year round.

The 3,400-square-foot home is being described as intimate enough for a couple, and spacious enough to comfortably house 14 family members and friends. The home features two large gathering rooms on two floors and a large chef’s kitchen. The kitchen, in true HGTV style, has top-of-the-line appliances and in some cases doubles, such as two dishwashers and two ovens. Views of the ski slopes are stunning through the home’s huge windows and glass walls. Amenities, they list, “are too numerous to name” but “are guaranteed to thrill.” Plus, the home is being sold just as HGTV designed it with all of the furnishings, as well as artwork by Vermont sculptors, painters and photographers. For more info, visit

As for this year’s Dream Home? The HGTV Dream Home 2013 is set on the barrier island of Kiawah, S.C., just 21 miles south of Charleston. If interested, you can enter twice daily through Feb. 15, 2013, at 5pm ET. Click here to enter.