HGTV Announces Winner of Castle Hayne Smart Home Contest

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CASTLE HAYNE, NC (WWAY) — A winner has been announced from more than 104 million entries in the 2022 HGTV Smart Home Contest.

Leah Nadorff of Columbia, South Carolina has been selected as the winner of a prize package worth over $1.2 million.

The set includes the brand new, approximately 3,000 square foot three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home, along with all of its furnishings in addition to a 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and $100,000 worth of LendingTree.

The house was built by local builder Charter Building Group with interior design by Tiffany Brooks.

Smart home entries were accepted from April 19 through June 10 and garnered the most content views in HGTV Smart Home history.

After a few years of not entering the HGTV Home Giveaways, Nadorff says she started entering the HGTV Smart Home Giveaway every day, sometimes twice a day. Nadorff says she loves to cook and was impressed with the large kitchen and all the storage available. She was also blown away by the open floor plan and loved being able to see the whole house while she cooks.

“When I won, I thought ‘for real, that’s it for me? It didn’t fully click until 30 minutes later.

Nadorff is an eighth grade science teacher at a local middle school. She grew up with her family in Hartsville, SC, but now resides in Columbia, SC with her husband, two children, cats and dog.

She has been a longtime HGTV fan and her favorite shows are Flip or Flop and Love It or List It, among others.

Due to Nadorff and his family’s closeness to the HGTV smart home, HGTV invited them to visit and tour the house where Tiffany Brooks surprised them and revealed to the family that they had in fact won the house.