After more than 103 million entries, HGTV has announced a winner of the 2020 HGTV Smart Home in Pittsburgh!
The television network has announced that Jyll Doubleday of Santa Barbara, California won the grand prize package, which was valued at over $1.5 million dollars.
According to HGTV’s announcement, Doubleday entered twice a night, every night during the content’s run, and has “entered religiously for every single house.”
In addition to winning the 2020 HGTV Smart Home, Doubleday also won a 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB and $100,000, provided by LendingTree.
The state-of-the-art home is located in Wexford, and has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and is over 4,500 square feet. Being a “Smart Home,” the house is equipped with a variety of smart technology features including digital fitness equipment, app-controlled skylights, mattresses that adjust to ideal firmness, a customizable security system, and a full array of smart kitchen appliances, and bathroom features.
The design was inspired by the Steel City with “iron and metal accents,” and boasts a location in a “family friendly tree-lined neighborhood minutes from downtown located near various walking trails and parks.” The home was constructed by local builder Infinity Custom Homes and designed by interior designer Tiffany Brooks.
HGTV surprised Doubleday with a “virtual ambush” to tell her the news. Watch the clip here.
The HGTV Smart Home contest has been around since 1997, with more than 20 winners. In 2019, Yahoo explored what it’s like to actually win the contest, and Country Living magazine shared in 2018 that only about 28% of winners actually choose to live in the home for more than a year.
There’s no word yet on whether Doubleday, who lives with her husband, teenage son and daughter, will be making the move to Pittsburgh.