It was love at first sight when Jeff Yanes spied the sprawling Cape Cod style home on a bluff in Portsmouth. With its basement game room, built-in wet bar, and backyard putting green, the 3,300-square-foot fully furnished home was perfect. “It’s everything you could want in a house,” Yanes said in a network statement. “It’s hard to pinpoint one room,” he replied when asked to name a favorite room. From his home in Austin, Texas, Yanes entered to win the Aquidneck Island property twice each day. Wait, what? Yes, we’re talking about the HGTV Dream Home 2021.
If you were someone who entered to win the sweepstakes, you were among 136 million disappointed hopefuls when the network announced that Yanes won the prize. Valued at over $2.8 million, leading-edge appliances, original art, and even a
motorhome were all part of the package. However, news soon followed of it all being up for grabs, including the furniture, art, and appliances. We didn’t speak to Yanes but can guess he’s not keeping his winnings due to the lengthy commute and, more seriously, the impending significant tax bill to follow; selling is a common route for large prize winners.
The HGTV Dream Home 2021 located in Portsmouth, Rhode Island could now be yours! Located on the Sakonnet River, this 3,300-square-foot home is an absolute dream just 10 miles away from beautiful downtown Newport. Built by JPS Construction and Design, the three-story contemporary Cape Cod-style home includes four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and two half-bathrooms. The home’s famous interior designer, Brian Patrick Flynn describes it as “full of modern nautical design and rich colors that honor Newport’s coastal New England charm, such as deep reds and blues, with neutral tones and pops of pattern.” The sale includes all of the furniture, artwork, and decor. The open floor plan allows for an easy flow between the living room and the dining room, located off of the chef’s kitchen that includes a large island, state-of-the-art appliances, and lots of storage. The upstairs is home to four bedrooms, including the main bedroom, which includes a walk-in closet and bathroom en-suite. Up one more flight of stairs is the rooftop deck, with a wet bar and spectacular water views that cannot be rivaled. Perfect for those who love to entertain, the rooftop deck has impressive views so you can take in the beauty of stunning water sights. The backyard offers something for everyone, from a custom outdoor kitchen to multiple outdoor living areas and a putting green. This multi-level backyard space makes it easy to enjoy the outdoors year-round.
At press time the property has a listing with Tracie Hall of Keller Williams Realty Newport at Realtor.com.