Building of HGTV Dream Home 2013

HGTVRemodels.com takes a behind-the-scenes look at the construction processes and techniques used to build HGTV Dream Home 2013, a coastal cottage located on Kiawah Island in South Carolina.

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Building codes don’t get much more stringent than on Kiawah Island, which sits in a flood plain, hurricane alley and earthquake zone. “Our seismic rating is the same as California,” says HGTV Dream Home 2013 Lead Architect Chris Rose, AIA. “And the entire building was required to sit at least 8 feet above ground level because of potential flooding.”

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