Tour the HGTV Dream Home 2014-Designed by David Bourke
Tour the HGTV® Dream Home 2014 at Schaffer’s Mill Beginning January 9th
Tours of the beautiful HGTV Dream Home 2014 at Schaffer’s Mill will begin Thursday, January 9th and continue every Thursday-Sunday from 10am to 4pm through February 16th.Tickets to tour the home are $20 each and available online at www.schaffersmill.com/hgtvdreamhome. All proceeds from tour ticket sales will benefit the Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation.
Schaffer’s Mill, a 475-acre, 400-homesite gated community and private club located just east of Truckee, was chosen by HGTV as the location for the 2014 HGTV Dream Home this past summer. HGTV built and decorated the beautiful 3,200-plus square foot cabin at Schaffer’s Mill. The Dream Home was revealed on HGTV on Wednesday, January 1st during a one-hour show. The network will then give the home away to one lucky winner through its HGTV Dream Home 2014 Giveaway.
“I recently toured the Dream Home and it is amazing,” said John Marlin, Managing Partner for Schaffer’s Mill. “If you have an opportunity to tour the home, I highly recommend it. Not only, is the architecture and decorating incredible, but the proceeds from tour ticket sales benefit a local Tahoe/Truckee charity -- the Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation.”
The HGTV Dream Home 2014 was designed by Truckee-based Ward-Young Architects and was built by Tanamera Builders. Blending traditional and contemporary forms, the home is designed with two wings: a living wing and a bedroom wing with large expanses of glass and sliding door systems to create transparent and direct connection between indoors and outdoors.
Past locations for the HGTV Dream Home include Kiawah Island, South Carolina in 2013, Park City, Utah in 2012, Stowe, Vermont in 2011 and Sandia Park, New Mexico in 2010. The 2013 HGTV Dream Home Giveaway drew over 77 million entries, with the grand prize of a Kiawah Island HGTV Dream Home, a brand-new GMC Acadia Denali and $500,000 cash.
The Schaffer’s Mill community features home sites from the $200’s, Mountain Lodges from the $900’s and estate homes and luxury cabins from $1.2 million. Open since 2008 and named after the “Father of Truckee,” George Schaffer, Schaffer’s Mill pays homage to Mr. Schaffer, his ideals and vision.
Schaffer’s Mill is a private Golf and Lake Club. Memberships are available to those living inside or outside of the community. A Schaffer’s Mill Golf & Lake Club membership includes:
- Access to the award winning John Harbottle and Johnny Miller golf course
- Use of the North Village Clubhouse with fine dining, private locker rooms, resort-style pool and an expansive fitness facility
- Use of the 48-foot club yacht on Lake Tahoe
- A private Lake Club at Jake’s on the Lake
- Wintertime fun with Schaffer’s Mill Base Camp at Northstar providing ski-in/ski-out convenience
- Private club shuttle
New Martis Partners acquired the former Timilick property in January 2011 and immediately set about to rebrand and reposition the community. New Martis Partners is a Dallas-based real estate development firm specializing in the creation of beautiful, family-oriented communities. The firm’s multi-disciplined leaders have more than 75 years of experience behind their vision to create communities with lasting value.
Truckee Locals Showcased
Several Truckee locals were highlighted in the one-hour show promoting the Truckee Tahoe region and the HGTV Dream Home 2014 including: Jenny Kendrick, Tahoe Donner; Andy & Alicia Barr, FiftyFifty Brewing Company; Alanna Hughes, Riverside Studios; Rob Curtis, Cake Tahoe; Galen Gifford, Big Truck Hats; Robin McElroy, Tahoe Adventure Company; and Jesse Desens, North Tahoe Adventures.
In addition, the team at Switchback Public Relations + Marketing, working on the Chamber’s behalf, set up the interviews with the production crew and assisted them in locating and shooting iconic images of Truckee.
Local artists with some of their creations on display in the home include Carole Sesko and Carmel Gallery.
About Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation is the philanthropic incubator for innovative and creative advancement of Tahoe Forest Health System. Funds from ticket sales will support the Wellness Neighborhood programs and their mission to fund community initiatives. The Wellness Neighborhood programs reflect their partnerships with community based organizations. Their goals are to increase access to health care services, strengthen our ability to focus on important health care issues, and to optimize our community's health.