Behind-The-Scenes at The HGTV Dream Home 2019

Interiors & Decor


My first trip to Whitefish, Montana was far from disappointing: presenting breathtaking sights around every corner, each one more beautiful than the last. An outdoor enthusiast’s dream location with mountains, lakes, and trails for miles, quiet and quaint, free of the commercialized gloss known to established ski towns. Hidden amongst the trees, where the mountains meet the sky, sits the most beautiful lodging, a literal dream home.

I was fortunate enough to see the HGTV® Dream Home 2019 up and personal while visiting Montana last month. The property itself is situated on the edge of Glacier National Park with sweeping views of Whitefish Lake and the Rocky Mountains in the renowned Flathead Valley. Timber Forge Design, hand and hand with Malmquist Construction and designer, Brian Patrick Flynn of Flynnside Out Productions, truly made the most of it. 3,650 Square feet in size, the three bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home invites guests to indulge in the active lifestyle, or savor some relaxation time whilst cozied up by the fireplace.

Constructed using the finest materials and packed with thoughtful touches, the retreat boasts a beautiful focal point: floor-to-ceiling windows that open directly from the kitchen and living room out to an expansive outdoor area, including two seating areas. One flanked by a Belgard fireplace and the other with built-in seating and grilling station (providing the grillmaster with the best view of the house).


It’s a welcome trend, seeing housing footprints become more modest while making the most of outdooring living. It’s a myth to think northern homes can’t make use of their outdoor spaces all year round. In fact, with the right set up (which Belgard nailed for this year’s Dream Home), you’re able to host an entire outdoor dining experience while keeping everyone comfortable and toasty, even through the coldest months. I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a winter evening than enjoying the outdoors complete with a warm bath to ease into at the end of the night.

Now through February 18, 2019, enter for your chance to win the HGTV Dream Home 2019, plus a $250K cash prize provided by national mortgage lender Quicken Loans® (grand-prize package valued at over $2.3 million!). Two entries are permitted daily, one via HGTV and one via DIY Network. For more information on giveaway terms and conditions visit

Good luck!


Ed. note: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Belgard. The opinions and text are all mine. The compensation received in exchange for placement on Wit & Delight is used to purchase props, hire a photographer, write/edit the blog post and support the larger team behind Wit & Delight. Sponsored posts like these allow for the development of additional dynamic content to be produced, unsponsored. Thank you for supporting our partners!

BY Kate Arends - January 23, 2019

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Ruth Cissna
January 23, 2019 2:43 pm

I have been poor all my life living in cheap run down apartments. Fixing and cleaning damage that previous renters have caused. So i may have a nice. Place to call home. And i have. But i have never been able to call any place my own.

Kendal Laughon
January 23, 2019 7:02 pm

This home would be devine as a vacation destination especially Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Years!!!! Doesn’t look like any conflict with nieghbors in the event you party…..wlde open site. God’s country. Someone is gonna be lucky to have all this style & privacy.A place to dream …..

Candace Jackson
January 23, 2019 7:20 pm

I have a very ill adult daughter..she has never even been on a vacation. This would be an amazing place to live out the rest of her life…cj

Wendy Walker
January 23, 2019 7:23 pm

I could definitely see making this a home for me and my family. Christmas and all holidays would be celebrated to the max in this beautiful setting. You can enjoy every season here and the views like something straight out of a magazine. Its decorated beautifully and comfortably. One can only hope and dream and of course continue to enter the contest. Kudos HGTV this is one of your best!! Love it!

January 23, 2019 7:45 pm

I would love to live there. Away from all, but close to nature. Beautiful views EVERY DAY! I’m sure Christmas would be AWESOME here. I’ll finally get my White Christmas!

Ms.Betty Jane Price
January 23, 2019 8:01 pm

I have never been safe, this home will be the first real home I’ve never had this home I mineand I’m worthy, I need this to be my home…and my Family’s… Truly a blessing for us.. Thank you all….for making it possible,and happen..

DeeAnne George
January 23, 2019 10:46 pm

This home is incredible 😍

DeeAnne George
January 23, 2019 10:50 pm

My son lives in Kalispell with his wife and 2 beautiful granddaughters.
I need this home so I c as n visit them more often😁🍀❄

Jackie Ward- Mock
January 23, 2019 11:18 pm

My family would appreciate this beautiful home and how we could connect to nature. This is where the old saying comes from Gods Country!

Chez Valentine
January 24, 2019 7:34 am

I couldn’t explain how this home could change my families life! It’s s beautiful and surrounded by Mother Earth. The late nights with the wind blowing has to unreal. My lady and kids would be ecstatic if we were selected to have this house, I would cry like a baby 👶😭😊

Tammy Barnes
January 24, 2019 9:47 am

The house is very beautiful whom ever wins will be lucky to have it.

Sue Mason
January 24, 2019 10:06 am

This home will truly be a blessing to someone.

Sue Mason
January 24, 2019 10:08 am

This beautiful home will truly be a blessing to someone.

Lisa A Dutschke
January 24, 2019 11:10 am

I need a new beginning
This home is amazing. And i love all the nature around. It would be a great blessing to me and my son to live there

Most-read posts:

Did you know W&D now has a resource library of  Printable Art, Templates, Freebies, and more?

take me there 

Arrow Alone

Get Our Best W&D Resources

for designing a life well-lived


Arrow Alone

the latest

Thank you for being here. For being open to enjoying life’s simple pleasures and looking inward to understand yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow humans! I’m looking forward to chatting with you.

Hi, I'm Kate. Welcome to my happy place.











follow us on instagram @witanddelight_