HGTV's popular annual Green Home giveaway is getting ready for 2011 — and Stapleton, Colo., has been selected as the host site for the next sustainable design.
“In Stapleton, we’ve worked to create a community that is founded on sustainability,” said Denise Gammon, senior vice president of development for Forest City Stapleton, the master developer of the Stapleton Community. “We’ll be delighted to welcome the lucky winner of the Green Home Giveaway to the neighborhood.”
Stapleton, considered one of the country's most ambitious examples of sustainable development, is reusing/recycling 4,700 acres of land and reconnecting it to Denver's urban fabric. The 2,400-square-foot, custom-built green home being built there will be given away as part of the HGTV Green Home grand prize package next spring.
"The HGTV Green Home gives us an opportunity to display the latest products and highlight the newest practices for the ever-evolving standards of sustainable living," said Jack Thomasson, HGTV House Planner. "The combination of a spectacular eco-healthy home design, built in a vibrant community, will undoubtedly make this our most dynamic HGTV Green Home ever."
While little has been revealed as to what his latest home might feature, architecturally it's said to be inspired by the site's airport past — with "hipped and cantilevered roof forms" to give a "feel of a winged structure."
If that flies for you, feel free to check out more information by visiting the official site here. Winners can try their luck at winning from April 14 - June 2, 2011.