HGTV's 2010 'Dream Home' comes to NM

Friday, May 22, 2009  

New Mexico Business Weekly

Construction is starting on the 2010 HGTV Dream Home give away at San Pedro Overlook, the upscale gated community along the Turquoise Trail north of Sandia Park. The 3,900-square-foot home will be featured on the popular cable television show starting in January and will be featured until it is given away late next spring to a winner who has signed up through the Internet.

The site is in the second phase of San Pedro Overlook, which is part of the sprawling Campbell Ranch development east of the Sandia Mountains. Campbell’s developers aggressively sought to be part of the Dream Home show that has a viewship of 97 million U.S. homes. The Dream Homes are given away annually, but some winners didn’t take them because of tax consequences.

Campbell Ranch has guaranteed to HGTV that it will buy back the home from the Home and Garden network if the winner does not want the $1.5 million home.

Some in the region’s housing industry say the show can throw a national spotlight on the local housing industry and promote higher-end homes that have suffered in the current downturn. San Pedro Overlook is embarking on a third phase of 70 lots, but many of its second phase lots have not been built yet because of the sluggish economy.

The new home was designed by Amy Coburn, a Harvard University-trained architect who worked at Mesa del Sol. Cedar Crest builder Mark Roccaforte of Allied Homes is the builder.

This is the first time Knoxville, Tenn.-based HGTV has built a dream home in the Southwest. The contemporary Southwestern Pueblo-style dwelling features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a home office, home theater, gourmet kitchen and guest casita. It is being built to have unobstructed views of the Sandia and San Pedro mountain ranges.

“This is our first Southwest location for the HGTV dream home and we intend to show the features that make this location so amazing. It’s a spectacular place and the house we’re building is going to be a responsible example of Southwestern living at its best,” said HGTV Dream Home planner Jack Thomasson.

For more information on the home, visit, or watch the video touting New Mexico and the Campbell Ranch dream home site.

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