Recently, I was invited to Hilton Head, South Carolina for an incredible tour of one of cable TV’s biggest and most successful giveaways, the HGTV Dream Home! Every year HGTV chooses a location of one of America’s hottest areas to live and builds a dream home worth over one million dollars! Then, in between December 30 and February 19 contestants have a chance to enter to win the grand prize of their dreams! This year, along with the home the prize includes a brand-new 2020 Honda PassportElite and $250,000 from Rocket Mortgage® by Quicken Loans! When I got to the HGTV Dream Home, I met the amazing Bryan Patrick Flynn! Brian gave me a tour of the Dream Home and showed me his three favorite details in the house!
- Tabby Fireplace
Tabby is a concrete made by burning oyster shells to create lime, and then mixing with water, sand, ash, and broken oyster shells. It creates a beautiful speckled concrete that was used to build the home’s fireplace. For this piece, the fireplace was covered in mortar and then broken shells were thrown at the mortar to “see what sticks” and created this incredible homey fireplace! Bryan loves this feature because tabby is actually local to South Carolina, so it gives the home a local beachy feel! This fireplace gives the whole room classic country charm!