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Aug 13

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Blog Cabin 2012 Virtual Home Tour

Happy Monday. Starting today, we invite you to enter twice online daily — once on and once on — for your chance to win Blog Cabin 2012. Once you are done, step inside the home for our virtual home tour: Explore each space, watch the exclusive videos and let us know what you think of this beautifully renovated, high-posted cape.

And tonight don’t forget to tune in to the first episode of Blog Cabin 2012 — Josh Temple and the House Crashers crew make their mark on the living room. See Josh’s exclusive vlog here.

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  1. WOW…this would be a dream home for us! My husband is a disabled Viet Nam veteran. He loves this layout…me too. We would love to win it; but whoever does win…we will be happy for them.
    You never know…"maybe dreams really do come true"!

    Gary and Jean Butler on August 13, 2012 at 5:34 pm
    • It surely will for one lucky winner….good luck to you!

      SID on August 13, 2012 at 9:34 pm
  2. Wow! I just realized that their is no cash option, nor any cash to help with the tax burdon of this beautiful home. Unfortunately, this was after I had already entered the contest. I guess that will be my only entry as I would never be able to pay the taxes on this place. Too bad. I'm really disheartened. I was really looking forward to this contest.

    MS RN on August 13, 2012 at 6:08 pm
    • You could sell it, pay the taxes and still have some left to enjoy. nursejudy RN, MSN

      nursejudy on August 14, 2012 at 1:40 pm
  3. What heck DIY was thinking? No half-bathroon downstairs? Horrible. Who was to blame for that?

    Hawkweed on August 13, 2012 at 6:14 pm
    • Hawk – I think they just forgot. LOL

      CarlaB on August 14, 2012 at 5:22 pm
    • There's just no better explanation.

      CarlaB on August 14, 2012 at 5:23 pm
    • On the pix, it said the "design team" decided to not put a pouder room with the laundry room…crazy.

      vicki_in_Utah on August 14, 2012 at 6:12 pm
    • Would you want to send your 90 year old grandmother upstairs to use the bathroom or have guest tramping through your bedroom unannounced? Not I. Not everyone are spring chicken who can go up and down stairs.

      Hawkweed on August 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm
    • yes, that's what they said, they also said they had combined the spaces but no visual of powder room seen. Oh well, that's what casual living is about I guess. master bath and upstairs are it!

      minitoni on August 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm
  4. Very nice. My favorite room is the guest room. The Barn is also amazing and has so much potential. I am crossing my fingers! Thanks!

    angie on August 13, 2012 at 6:22 pm
  5. Things me likey:
    foyer floor
    old farm table against the modern island
    view out the back of the house
    reclaimed, painted wood office entrance
    guest quarters

    Things me no likey:
    missing fireplace – though I love the wood stove
    lack of storage and the small area of tile behind the guest bathroom sink
    missing powder room on the first floor

    Things me would add:
    big, comfy couch
    heated pool -housing code permitting
    first floor powder room in laundry room
    round table at the end of the master deck for enjoying morning coffee
    small cabinet and/or shelving in guest bath and finish tiling the wall behind the sink

    But as others have said, without the extra cash for the taxes, etc…

    TeAmoHGTV on August 13, 2012 at 7:57 pm
  6. REALLY? No powder room downstairs…I do not want my visitors use my bathroom and not everyone can make it upstairs. What a mistake! Is there still plumbing available for a toilet in the laundry room?

    AnneFinn on August 13, 2012 at 8:19 pm
    • How true, how true!!! This is one of those mistakes which actually can hinder resale value…where did ADA concept changes go? I thought we had a meeting of the minds on that most important issue!o.0 Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on August 13, 2012 at 8:38 pm
    • Kitty, the previous post had my lengthy rant about master suite accessibility issues…under the Main page bar, they had a set of sneak peak videos with Chris Grundy touring the home. I need to see whether a wheelchair can fit down the master entry hall, now that it was narrowed by a wall of closets. The master bath has such bulky wooden projects blocking access, i am not sure how a chair would be able to move around in there, either.
      There are plusses and minuses throughout the house, but it is clear that ADA and resale were not kept in mind ……. .,1000629,DIY_33158_5121_69242-104761,00.html

      LLColeman on August 14, 2012 at 1:01 am
  7. I wonder if the table can be arranged perpendicular or would be too long? I love the table and with some leather chairs to contrast it would look fantastic.

    Teodora16 on August 13, 2012 at 8:39 pm
    • The tour showed the table would fit either way. I think I'd like it the other way also.

      nursejudy on August 14, 2012 at 1:43 pm
    • I love the chairs at the table! Love them and the contrast. Could always add a seat cushion for "warmth".

      minitoni on August 17, 2012 at 3:32 pm
  8. Hooray!!! I didn't forget…I am so excited that they put the library latter in the design…that was one of my suggestions from the very beginning…I love the house it is just spectacular, but I knew it was going to be…I have to get my entries in B4 I retire for the night…have fun…m

    maria_w_in_nj on August 13, 2012 at 8:54 pm
    • Maria, I was happy to see that too, and then I zoomed in and unfortunately they just leaned an old ladder up against the bookcase! There are no wheels and no bar or mechanism for a ladder to slide on. I guess they were trying to satisfy one of the bloggers requests, but it's a cheap and useless substitution for sure! No first floor powder room, no inside basement access, I'm afraid those short cuts are the biggest disappointments for me because they're expensive to fix and are important for property value. It looks like the budget must have been very tight this year. Oh well, if I am lucky enough to win I'll still be dancing around-there is still a lot here to love!

      SID on August 13, 2012 at 9:49 pm
    • They may not of set the ladder up that way just in case the new owner didn't want one there, they may want to put a TV in there instead. This way it can be moved off, if you want.

      home_girl on August 13, 2012 at 11:02 pm
    • Well said, SID–100 % in agreement with your points.

      LLColeman on August 14, 2012 at 1:06 am
    • I know this has been a very busy summer for you, Maria! Glad to see you made it to see the reveal. <3

      LLColeman on August 14, 2012 at 1:05 am
  9. I just LOVE that kitchen, I would not do anything over, it is just perfection, true perfection and that coffee bar with the mantle…I'm just speechless…<3

    maria_w_in_nj on August 13, 2012 at 9:18 pm
    • It is my favorite indoor space ! Second to that is the window seat in the living room & the views.

      LLColeman on August 14, 2012 at 1:03 am

    Lilly on August 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm
    • LOL !! good luck to you, Lilly….;)

      LLColeman on August 14, 2012 at 1:16 am

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