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We are proud to announce the launch of the Blog Cabin 2013 virtual home tour. Please take time to view the 360° images, slideshows and exclusive videos. We have so many great stories to tell about this fabulous waterfront home!

And don’t forget to sign up for sweeps entry reminders. The giveaway entry period starts at 9 a.m. on July 29, 2013.

  • Posted at 9:31 am on July 7, 2013
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  1. Whoa! This Blog Cabin has it all! I have to add my "Love it!" to everyone else's. Great job DIY and everyone that worked on this. The property is really a dream. Can't wait to start entering. Good luck to all.

    SweetLiz on July 16, 2013 at 10:04 pm
    • Nice to see you SweetLiz!! ( You really are sweet)
      I hope you're doing well, along with all of your family including those four legged family members.

      Mel on July 16, 2013 at 10:21 pm
    • Thank you dear Mel. I don't get to read the blogs as much as I used to, but it's always fun to catch up! Have a good summer.

      SweetLiz on July 17, 2013 at 1:07 pm
  2. This place will make a great vacation rental. Easy to maintain and clean. Plenty of room to sleep more guests than just the bedrooms with many outdoor activities on and off the water to suit all tastes. There's nearby shopping and places to eat. This house has it all . A rental price of $2K per week is reasonable in this location and could clear the tax debt in about 6 years. Then we could retire here when it's time. Win/win. All I have to do is to win it first. :)

    Chrissy on July 16, 2013 at 10:20 pm
  3. OMG! LOVE IT! Words just don't do it!

    Dawn on July 16, 2013 at 10:44 pm
  4. Wow!!!! I absolutely love this home. The colors, the décor and then landscaping are all GORGEOUS! I can't wait to enter to win. The home looks so welcoming and peaceful.

    WtnginRichmond on July 16, 2013 at 11:10 pm
  5. Nice.

    TonyE on July 16, 2013 at 11:17 pm
  6. The home is beautiful from outside and has a beautiful views. __

    Vesna on July 16, 2013 at 11:42 pm
  7. With each new project DIY takes on I am amazed that they are able to transform a home needing TLC into a lovely, comfortable, beautiful "new home". DIY has not disappointed us this time! With the blend of the old Robinson Homestead, and the new modern conveniences, they have done it again. This seaside escape is truley the "jewel of the beach". I love this place! See everyone on the dock for coffee! Becky<3

    bythebaydreamer on July 17, 2013 at 1:12 am
  8. I have looked at every picture, video, tour and even google map! What a wonderful job everyone has done! It is a true home! I loved every single detail, and I know that I still haven't seen them all! Really will be a blessing for the perfect family! Good luck to everyone!

    Jtrox on July 17, 2013 at 2:48 am
  9. I absolutely love everything in the cabin color and decor is just beachy enough without going corny. I love the outdoor space and the views. I just hope they would have followed our advice and open the kitchen to the stairside hall; while gorgeous it is a very confined little space, it would be hard for more than 1 person to work in the kitchen. It would work for a vacation rental but not for full time living as well.

    zulumom on July 17, 2013 at 4:28 am
    • Zuluumom, it is a tiny kitchen, but so beautifully done! I think they were just trying to put in as much wall cabinet and counter space as possible. I think in this home they've done an incredible job with the limited space in every room. If I were the lucky winner I'd just have to find a way to make it work, even if it meant tripping over my own two left feet every now and then!

      SID on July 17, 2013 at 12:51 pm
    • zulumom, I know some bloggers wanted to do away with the wall, however, I think they decided against because much neede cabnet space would have been lost plus if you moved the fridge anywhere else in the kitchen more would have lost. When I'm cooking I don't anyone in the kitchen with me.

      540sam on July 17, 2013 at 1:17 pm
    • Not really if you move the fridge where the stove is the stove where they have the sink and the sink over where the microwave is and that counter could have been much longer since the fridge would be out of the way. You would have replaced an akward corner cabinet (there are 3) by a pantry and a good size kitchen where 2 people could work.

      Zulumom on July 17, 2013 at 3:10 pm
    • If you put the stove where the sink is I don't know how that makes the counter longer, then your sink would be under the serving bar and only gain about two feet in length, not enough for additional seating usually corner cabinets have sliding shelves now, and doing away with the wall would take away the additional cabinet space on that wall, the microwave I could care less about. Besides I'm a great believer in the kitchen triangle that makes kitchens more efficient.

      540sam on July 17, 2013 at 3:57 pm
    • Let us agree that the kitchen is beautiful. I love all the finishes. Both designs discussed have a perfect triangle. I would prefer a less confined space. I still think that what you would lose in storage on that fridge wall would be balanced by the pantry space and extra foot or so of peninsula.(The microwave should have gone over the stove anyway.) Different people different tastes…

      zulumom on July 17, 2013 at 4:23 pm
    • Works for me, however if the winner wanted too, they could just move things around and take down the wall, very little expense there then if thats what they want everyone is happy.

      540sam on July 17, 2013 at 6:15 pm
    • zulumom, I said you could just take out the dividing wall if you won, but I just looked at the floor plan and had forgotten there is a bathroom right over top of the kitchen and it is actually the only interior wall in that area even with a reinforced header, i'm not sure about taking out that wall, I don't think I would.

      540sam on July 18, 2013 at 2:09 am
  10. This has my name all over it. The relaxed style with rustic touches. I fell in love at first sight. I could see my family living here. I would move for this one.

    StormyWV on July 17, 2013 at 6:23 am
    • I can't help but think how my stuff would look there and make just a few changes to personalize it. :p

      lillian_gish on July 17, 2013 at 11:54 am
    • I will make total changes inside. Lots of things will throw away and some repurchasing would take the place, some reconstruction works too would be done. Outside would not change. Smart Home was my perfect and my name was written all over Smart Home. Unfortunately I was not the lucky one.

      Vesna on July 17, 2013 at 12:59 pm
    • Not my business, but please don't throw anything away, have a feel the Robinson's would like to have it back if you don't want it.:D

      nanwes on July 18, 2013 at 3:53 pm
    • No changes here. I am in love

      StormyWV on July 18, 2013 at 4:21 pm
    • Agree, Stormy! If anything, add a chest of drawers or two for clothes, build a garage with storage for all loose outdoor lawn furniture, toys for grandchildren and great grandchild, and lawn equipment. If I can later afford additional guestroom above garage, add that too, follow original DIY decor cohesion. This BC is AWESOME!!! Thanks DIY!!! Oh, yes!!! BIG Bloggie Party with all DIY, Robie's, Decorators, Laurie, Mary and Team, Chris, Crashers–NC Shindig! But of course!!!;):*:p<3 Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on July 18, 2013 at 8:50 pm
    • For the sound of it; this is not the house for you; at all. Move on and skip this one. There might be things that some people will change, but you're talking of an entirely different house.

      havanera on July 18, 2013 at 9:29 pm
    • You right, I am just not in love with this. I would take the money instead.. If I have to live in it it must be totally redesigned, reconstructed, furniture shop, photos changed, floors, bathrooms, lights, tiles, railings, all.
      I will keep the bath tube.

      Vesna on July 23, 2013 at 1:42 am
    • I was told by the veteran's of the BC that there is no cash value option. So it seems is a take it or leave it deal.

      havanera on July 23, 2013 at 10:06 am
    • He, he, I could live in it. I will still love to win and I still will enjoy. Love new, healthy house.
      Only if I am real rich then I would do what I said above. Heeeehehehehe. hahahaha
      I love outside everything, I love that house is new built and healthy. all new things. I need good house. I like the size too. Made differently then I imagined, but if I win, sure I will enjoy.

      Vesna on July 24, 2013 at 1:09 am
    • The last Blog Cabin I really loved was 2011. To me that was perfect. 2012 I thought is not the way I would like it to be at all and nothing was the way I would go for.
      2013 I think has a most beautiful views, beautiful house from outside but inside I would like to do changes and I don't care for some things. Possible because of perfect Smart Home idea. I also think that coming Dream Home would be more for my style and possible Urban Oases.
      But don't take me wrong, I would love to have this home Blog Cabin, besides outside beauty and views there are some nice built spaces inside and nice things.

      Vesna on July 18, 2013 at 11:27 pm
    • I will pack up my pictures and a few personal effects and off I will go.

      StormyWV on July 18, 2013 at 4:18 pm
    • Hi Stormy, I would move for this one also. The blog cabins and the green homes are my style. This Blog Cabin is so warm and inviting. Good luck to all of us bloggers.

      Eugenia27 on July 17, 2013 at 2:36 pm
    • I did not think I would ever say I would move but this one is perfect. And the view… Anyway hope all is well on your end.

      StormyWV on July 18, 2013 at 4:21 pm
    • The weather here has cooled down a bit. I love all the fruit you get in the summer time, it's just the weather I'm not that found of. You must be busy with all your trees.
      When it was really hot here I'd go to the BC blog just to watch the lanterns swing in the breeze.

      Eugenia27 on July 18, 2013 at 5:40 pm
    • OMG I LOVE those lanterns!

      coolsmiley on July 20, 2013 at 5:57 pm

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