Coastal HGTV Dream Homes from 1998-2008

Every year HGTV scans the country to find a builder/developer team to design and construct a dream home. And 8 of their 12 Dream Homes so far are coastal.

HGTV Dream Home 2008
In 2008, HGTV's Dream Home was a colorful beachfront dwelling in Islamorada, the heart of the Florida Keys.

HGTV Islamorada FL
The living room looks out over the ocean as you would expect from a dream home by the sea.

Tropical Bedroom
"I think you feel like you have awakened in the middle of a rain forest," says HGTV Dream Home interior designer Linda Woodrum.

Beach Bathroom
"The clean white subway tile became the perfect backdrop for featuring some fun local artwork," says guest designer Monica Pederson from HGTV's series Designed to Sell.

The couple who won the home sold it after enjoying a vacation there. They stated that it was always their intention to sell the house due to the anticipated tax burdens. You can read more here.

HGTV Dream Home 2004
Next up. A very large coastal Victorian in Cumberland Harbour, three miles from historic downtown St. Marys, Georgia. HGTV dream home 2004. The historic houses in St. Marys were used as a guide to build this beauty.

"When I watched the television show that year there was a small town feel that I will never forget. The people seemed so friendly, it was like a flashback to 1950's America," Susie of Caliendo Design says.


Beach Theme Entry Way
This is what you see when you enter. A rustic shelf with sea life, an old shutter above and beautiful wainscoting that is prevalent in the house.

console table in hallway
Then you arrive here and you get a sense for the classic and traditional style that you find throughout the home.

HGTV Dream Home 2003
Dream home 2003 was built on the outskirts of Mexico Beach, FL, along the Panhandle's "Forgotten Coast".

HGTV Living Room
The interior is traditional in style and different shades of blue are used for furnishings and accessories.

Outdoor Tub
A lovely spot for a bathtub -just outside the master suite.

HGTV Dream Home 2002
A contemporary style home with a vast deck and views of Chesapeake Bay in Sherwood, MD, was chosen in 2002.

HGTV Dream Home 2002
You would imagine that stardom comes with winning an HGTV dream house, but not so much according to this Interview with the Winners. They were contacted for several weeks afterward by the same magazines and newspapers to do some follow-up about them and the house, but that was it.

HGTV Dream Home 2002
These winners from Texas also had no intention of keeping the house and sold it to This Couple for $1.3 million, within minutes of getting the title.

HGTV Dream Home 2001
Dream Home 2001, a classic New England shingle-style cottage that overlooks the Maine coast in Camden, a town known for having the state's prettiest harbor.

HGTV Dream Home 2000
Nehalem, OR, location of HGTV's Dream Home in 2000. A "cabin" with a spectacular view of the coast, said to be northwestern through and through.

HGTV Dream Home 1999
The location for the dream home contest in 1999, Rosemary Beach in Florida, one of the master-planned communities on the popular beachside road, 30-A.

Hgtv Dream Home 1998
And the final destination. Built in 1998, this classic low-country beauty is located just outside Beaufort, SC on Bermuda Bluff Island, which has become a popular tourist stop when visiting the Beaufort area.

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