Today’s the day! Tuesday, October 1st marks the kick off to HGTV’s sweepstakes contest where one lucky person can win a home valued at $700,000! This year, the lifestyle channel picked Minneapolis as the location for its tenth “Urban Oasis” giveaway, selecting a property to rehab in the walkable Hiawatha neighborhood just two blocks away from the Minnehaha Falls and near numerous parks, restaurants, shopping, and more. The fully furnished 1,800 square foot two story home was completely remodeled and given a top-to-bottom renovation, transforming it into a “Scandinavian-inspired farmhouse” that is reflective of “Viking and Nordic culture.” Built in the 1920s, the reconfigured open floor plan includes a 510-square foot addition on the back of the house, which created space for a family room, mudroom, and a deluxe owner’s suite upstairs.
The Urban Oasis promotion’s popularity has exploded over the past few years, jumping from 15.5 million entries in 2010 to 65.3 million entries in 2018. While the competition may be tough, eligible fans can enter here for a chance to win twice per day until 4:00pm on Thursday, November 21, 2019. There will also be an “Urban Oasis Special” airing on HGTV (Wednesday, October 2nd at 6:00pm Central) that will provide a more in-depth look at the renovation project.
Check out the before and after pictures below, as well as an interior tour of the property (courtesy of HGTV). Best of luck to everyone who enters!