HGTV Dream Home

The “Dream Home 2016” is located on Merritt Island

Last summer, architects, contractors and designers worked on an incredible home transformation on Merritt Island to bring fans of HGTV the first ever HGTV Dream Home Giveaway renovation. Previously, homes were originally built for the giveaway but this complete renovation is more in line with what fans see on the TV network.

Now completed, the waterfront property, situated on the Indian River Lagoon with Intracoastal Waterway access, is a renewed take on Floridian style with a clever play on classic coastal. With approximately 3,150 square-feet of living space, including three bedrooms and five bathrooms, the home blends the sophistication of The Hamptons with punches of tropical vibrancy. The light and bright paradise is built for entertaining and relaxing by the water, complete with a private pool and a three-car garage.

Architect Michael Stauffer and builder Steven Price of Steven W. Price Construction, transformed the existing home into a dream residence with ideas and trends that can be used in any home. Interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn restored a hidden gem into a one-of-a-kind coastal getaway.

  • The open-concept floor plan provides ample space for entertaining
  • The waterfront home is nestled on the Indian River with its own private boat dock
  • A private pool, three-car garage and “doggy dream house” add a touch of luxury
  • Master suite includes spacious bathroom, walk-in closet and balcony overlooking the water
  • The renovation takes full advantage of year-round indoor/outdoor living


The Glidden paint brand offered Brian the inspiration needed to develop a coastal-inspired color palette. Featuring pairings of bright, beachy hues and shades, the home displays more than 12 Glidden paint colors. Brian created a fresh, breezy, inviting look using Ethan Allen furniture accessories.

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom
There’s no denying the appeal of a cheery teal paint color. It’s balanced here in the master bedroom with whitewashed floors and crisp white furnishings. A hand-beaded chandelier makes a design statement, while a collage of black and white artwork adds depth and dimension. The effect is described as a “sexy glamourous space.”

Living Room

Living Room
The living room’s palette of washed blues, greens, and grays is in sync with its stunning seaside views. Refined yet casual sofas and chairs, steel and glass tables, and a trio of iron cage chandeliers give it a fresh, modern edge.

Dining Room

Dining Room
The dining room plays on daylight in an airy way with white-on-white furnishings. A trio of industrial-inspired pendants, hung over a distressed farmhouse table and slipcovered chairs, create a modern rustic look.

Guest Room

Guest Room
A tufted mineral blue headboard mingled with classic styles in shades of teal, navy and white turns the guest bedroom into a glamorous seaside retreat.


The dock uses Trex Transcend decking in a vibrant “Spiced Rum” color. The composite decking material stands up to the wet, unpredictable weather and is made with 95 percent recycled wood and plastic.

The grand prize winner of this spectacular giveaway will receive the fully furnished home, a 2016 GMC Acadia Denali, $250,000 from national mortgage lender Quicken Loans, plus a beautiful new boat for the property’s private boat dock with covered slip. Visit for more photos and video.