Idaho woman wins 2014 HGTV Dream Home contest |

Idaho woman wins 2014 HGTV Dream Home contest

A look at the font yard of the HGTV Dream Home 2014, located at 9269 Heartwood Drive in Truckee, in Schaffer's Mill.
Courtesy Eric Perry |

TRUCKEE, Calif. — A Boise, Idaho, woman is the proud owner of the 2014 HGTV Dream Home in Schaffer’s Mill.

Laura Martin was notified Tuesday she won the 3,200-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom house, beating out more than 72 million entries.

“I have been dreaming about winning the dream home for the last 2 months and yesterday that dream came true!” Martin said in a Wednesday statement.

Martin entered to win the house every day the contest was open (Dec. 27 and Feb. 14), she said, with her name randomly drawn on Feb. 26.

“I had looked at the house online everyday and taken the virtual tours of the house and the surrounding community,” Martin said. “The fact that the home was in the Schaffer’s Mill community with the golf course and the beautiful (town) nearby was what made us dream of trying to win the house we (she and her family) would want to grow old in.”

Nearby is historic downtown Truckee, the Truckee River and Lake Tahoe.

Described as “new mountain” architecture, the two-wing, open-floor plan house incorporates some modern touches with its traditional mountain design.

In addition to winning the fully furnished and custom-built home, Martin gets a new GMC vehicle and $250,000 in cash — a prize package valued at nearly $2 million. This marks the 18th HGTV Dream Home giveaway.

HGTV will air her win at 2 p.m. PST on April 11. To learn more, visit

Support Local Journalism


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User