It’s that time of year again when we dream about the possibility of winning the HGTV Smart Home, which this year is situated in Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina. Planned by local architecture firm Markalunas Architecture Group and constructed by local builder Shoreline Construction, the home is part of a grand prize package valued at over $1.6 million that will be awarded this summer. In addition to the residence and all its furnishings, the winner will receive a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e Plug-In Hybrid and a $100,000 cash prize provided by national mortgage lender Quicken Loans.

“This is the fourth time we’ve selected South Carolina as the location for an HGTV home giveaway, so our love of this beautiful state is well documented,” said Ron Feinbaum, General Manager of HGTV Home Promotions, in a release. “Palmetto Bluff is a true Southern escape by the sea, and we know our fans will love the area’s antebellum charm, scenic views and vibrant culture.”

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The two-story coastal sanctuary is nestled in the private resort community developed by Palmetto Bluff Development, LLC, and sits on the banks of the May River. The home is 2,850 square feet and has three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths and features smart technology, clever design solutions and energy-efficient materials throughout that blend perfectly with Southern style.

HGTV Smart Home 2018 host and interior designer Tiffany Brooks took cues from her surroundings to infuse the home with luxurious low country style. Light walls with playful textiles and patterns provide the perfect backdrop for the casual furnishings, creating a comfortable, calm and airy atmosphere. Industrial lighting and imaginative uses of wood paneling offer modern twists, while the porches and surrounding outdoor spaces, including a grilling area and a separate four-seat fire pit, bring sanctuary and relaxation to make this the perfect “smart” getaway.

Tour the Interior

People are eligible to enter the HGTV Smart Home Giveaway twice daily through Thursday, June 7 at and sign up for daily email reminders. Fans can also visit HGTV’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for updates and new details.