If you were among the thousands of hopefuls waiting to hear you’d won HGTV’s 2018 Dream Home in Gig Harbor, you have another chance to make it yours.
Current homeowners Chase Jones and Shawn Selby, who bought the house from HGTV for $1.7 million after the winners opted for the cash prize, have put it on the market for $1.899 million with all the HGTV furnishings included, said Michael Morrison, co-owner of Morrison House Sotheby’s International Realty, who is representing the home as the listing agent.
HGTV majorly reconstructed the 1970s contemporary home in 2017 to take advantage of the waterfront views of Henderson Bay and the natural light that floods the 3,500-square-foot four-bedroom house. The exterior was painted a dramatic charcoal to capitalize on the angular intrigue of its construction and the interior offers inviting neutral hues.
Jones and Selby bought the house in June 2018, just in time to enjoy a sun-soaked summer on the expansive deck, and they were drawn to it because of the incredible sunsets. The pair had been searching for an open-concept home large enough to entertain friends and family, but another major selling point is how “bright and airy” the home is.
Selby said they are “devastated” to leave this house, but Jones’ Texas-based company has experienced strong growth and he needs to be there full-time to manage it.
“We will miss the perfect summer nights dining out on the patio while the sun sets,” Selby said. “We were so looking forward to getting kayaks and paddle boards and going out to play right in our backyard. We will miss sitting by the fire, overlooking Henderson Bay. Our time in Gig Harbor has been a dream cut short.”
Morrison said the couple approached his agency about a month ago to sell and the home was officially listed online today.
“We were very meticulous in helping the sellers get it back on the market,” Morrison said. “Everyone fell in love with the home on TV and we want to make sure that they have that experience again, so we were really meticulous with everything from the landscapers to the cleaning crews to the window washers — everything that needed to be done to make it look and feel like you were on TV again.”
Everything seen on TV as the HGTV Dream House is coming with the home for the purchase price.
“It’s going to look 99.9 percent almost lock stock and barrel, down to the cutting-board and the KitchenAid mixer,” Morrison said. “Everything you saw on TV is coming with the house.”
Morrison said his team is optimistic it will sell quickly. Morrison’s niche is selling unique and luxury properties, but this home feels particularly special.
“It’s a pinch-me moment that you worked all your life to really represent unique properties and for them to put their trust in you is pretty important and pretty special,” he said.