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2013 HGTV Dream Home: Floor Plan and Layout
Exterior of the 2013 HGTV Dream Home.

Exterior of the 2013 HGTV Dream Home on Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

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The 2013 HGTV Dream Home is designed to take full advantage of its surroundings in the South Carolina lowlands. The landscape or Kiawah Island features verdant marshes, beaches, and woodland, as well as the typical Southern charm. To take advantage of this, the 2013 Dream Home is a "three-bedroom, 3,000-square-foot 'low-country Zen-style' home," as described in the he 2013 Dream Home Location Announcement.

Floor Plan of the 2013 HGTV Dream Home:

The 2013 HGTV Dream Home is a two-story home plus a full garage and playroom. The main floor is elevated, to protect against flood damage, a prudent choice for any home on a barrier island. You can see the actual Dream Home floor plan on the HGTV website.

The 2013 Dream Home is designed to help the owner enjoy the great outdoors, with a lovely front porch and a wrap-around deck. If your vision of a true Southern home includes rocking chairs and porch swings, the Dream Home will satisfy.

The 2013 Dream Home's Main Floor:

The main floor of the home includes a gourmet kitchen with a separate pantry, the laundry room, a dining room that's open to the kitchen (perfect for entertaining), the master bedroom suite including a large bathroom, and a great room to spend time with friends and family.

The 2013 Dream Home's Upper Floor:

The second floor of the 2013 Dream Home includes a loft overlooking the great room, a guest bedroom with its own bathroom, a children's bedroom with its own bathroom, and a "bunk niche" which makes a great place for young guests to sleep and play.

The Dream Home's Garage and Playroom:

The garage offers space for two vehicles, plus a ton of storage for sporting equipment and kayaks, as well as for all the stuff every family likes to store in a roomy garage.

The playroom makes a great "man cave" with room for a ping pong table, lounge chairs, day beds, and more.

The 2013 Dream Home's Outdoor Area:

The front yard of the Dream Home overlooks the island's marshlands. The HGTV worked to save existing vegetation like looming oaks and palmettos, which add beauty to the property.

The yard was landscaped to combine an attractive appearance with a sustainable environment. For example, the run-off from the home's roof goes to water-loving plants in the garden. Nearly all the plant life is native to the area.

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