Building the 2009 HGTV Green Home

The 2009 HGTV Green Home is in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and once again documented its construction. Following are some highlights of the construction process. For more information on Building the 2009 HGTV Green Home, visit

The Spanish-style HGTV Green Home was custom-built yet designed to complement other properties in the neighborhood.

Building Quickly

This house went up quickly. The team building all HGTV Dream Homes doesn’t work on a normal building schedule — it works on a TV schedule. The team has plans in place for shows, sweepstakes, you name it — not to mention the unveiling. The first 25 days of the build, it rained. Because this is a dynamic process, Green Home Planner Jack Thomasson and company make decisions on a daily basis that can alter the form or function of parts of the house.

Inside the Home

Upon entering the 2009 HGTV Green Home, visitors find themselves in a welcoming, enclosed foyer. To the left is an extension of the living room with orange chaises. A storage wall contains two mini refrigerators in espresso-colored cabinetry. Kitchen cabinets are espresso with dark composite Caesarstone countertops and stainless steel Kenmore appliances. The dining room looks out to the patios. The walls are Sherwin-Williams Accessible Beige.

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HGTV Green Home team

Jack Thomasson, house planner
Linda Woodrum, interior designer
Leon Camarda, builder
Michael Carlson, architect
Brian Snell, structural engineer
Wes McCurry, developer
Bill Stewart, mechanical and electrical engineer