Sugarbush Real Estate was honored to work with the HGTV team and Vermont Real Estate in locating a property in the Mad River Valley for the 2022 Dream Home Giveaway. It was an exciting challenge to find a site worthy of the special Vermont Mountain Dream Home as well as being able to accommodate a very tight building schedule and permitting requirements. After an exhaustive search in mid winter, a perfect parcel was found complete with mountain views, a small pond, and an idyllic country setting. The HGTV team set diligently to work, completing the project in time for video production this Fall. Click the photo above for a link to the video and click here for a People exclusive preview! 



"A HUGE congratulations to Karey Wolstenholm of Overland Park, KS! She is the winner of the HGTV® Dream Home 2022 sweepstakes, a grand prize package valued at over $2.4 million. Karey, a mom who owns a print and promotional product company with her husband Rick, couldn't hold back the happy tears as designer Brian Patrick Flynn informed her she was the winner of a gorgeous, fully-furnished mountain retreat in Warren, VT plus an All-New 2022 Grand Wagoneer and $250,000 cash from Rocket Mortgage®.

The Ambush

Karey's sisters gathered the family for lunch at their favorite local restaurant, claiming a film crew was there to shoot a food show. "My sister sent out a text saying she needed our opinion on something and asked if we could meet for lunch," said Karey. They all agreed to do an on-camera interview for the show with designer Brian Patrick Flynn posing as host. As the interview began, however, Brian revealed his true identity and that Karey was the winner of HGTV Dream Home 2022. "I still cry just thinking about it," said Karey. 

Brian delivers a major surprise to the winner of the HGTV Dream Home 2022.

An HGTV superfan and home design enthusiast, Karey has tried her luck at HGTV home giveaways for years, including HGTV Smart Home and HGTV Urban Oasis, entering twice each day for a chance to win HGTV Dream Home 2022. I entered every day for the past ten years to every home and people laughed at me for it. Well, they're certainly not laughing now — Karey was chosen from over 142 million entries, the highest in HGTV Dream Home history! Karey's favorite thing about the Scandinavian-inspired ski cabin located just miles from Vermont's idyllic Mad River Valley? "The outdoor space," she said, "And the land it's on. The privacy and the Vermont setting — it's a package deal." For a family who loves to ski, we'd agree!

Congratulations on your once-in-a-lifetime win, Karey!”
By: Chelsea Faulkner

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