As a proud sponsor of the HGTV Dream Home 2017, we are excited to give you an insider’s look at the transformation of the outdoor living spaces of this coastal retreat on the picturesque St. Simons Island, Georgia.

For this year’s HGTV Dream Home, a dated 3,200 square foot three-bedroom, two-bath Mediterranean-style home was selected and transformed into a modern southern farmhouse that takes advantage of the spectacular waterfront view. As the exclusive hardscape sponsor, Belgard helped make the most of the home’s outdoor living areas. Just take a look at these dramatic before and after exterior images.


The cracked driveway was replaced with a new tailored paver driveway, which consists of a two-color blend of Catalina™ pavers laid in a 3-piece modular pattern. The driveway was trimmed with a contrasting sailors course of charcoal-colored Catalina pavers. To tie the look together, the concrete porch was overlaid with coordinating pavers and trimmed with charcoal-colored Bullnose Coping. New Old York™ paver walkways add additional charm and provide paved pathways around the sides of the home.



Renovation of the backyard focused on taking advantage of the picturesque landscape and dramatic lakefront views. The existing poured concrete patio was overlaid with Catalina™ pavers to provide a cohesive look that mirrors the entrance to the home. The outdoor living areas were extended with a combination of composite decking and Old York™ pavers to provide a variety of entertaining zones.



The existing poolscape was rehabbed with the help of a two-color blend of Catalina™ pavers and complimentary granite-colored Fountain Head Coping that allows the patio pavers to seamlessly integrate with the pool. The patio was extended with composite decking to provide a relaxing lounge area.  pool2-after2

A stylish new built-in gas Bordeaux Grill Island adorns the poolside dining area. The grill island boast the look of stacked stone and is capped with midnight-colored accents that coordinate with the decking and paver tones and provide ample prep and serving space.


The poolscape was also extended on the opposite side with a pergola-covered composite deck that provides additional outdoor dining and relaxation space. The paver and decking tones are all in the transitional brown-grey family to provide a cohesive design scheme that carries through to the interior of the home.


Fire Pit Patio

The pergola-covered deck opens onto a newly added fire pit patio. Old York™ pavers provide the setting for the circular Weston Stone® fire pit and welcoming Adirondack chairs that are soon to become a lucky family’s favorite gathering spot.


To learn more about the HGTV Dream Home 2017, click here.

No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the U.S., age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes starts at 9 a.m. ET on 12/28/16 and ends at 5 p.m. ET on 2/17/17. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. For full official rules, visit www.hgtv.com or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: “HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2017”, P.O. Box 52915, Knoxville, TN 37950. Main Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC d/b/a Home & Garden Television. HGTV, HGTV Dream Home, HGTV Dream Home Giveaway and their associated logos are trademarks of Scripps Networks, LLC. Photos ©2017 Scripps Networks, LLC. Used with permission; all rights reserved.


  1. This house is gorgeous! We are putting in a pool and i love the pavers and the driveway! Of course its all just perfect. But I especially love the outside. Is there anywhere i can go to find out exactly what was used around the pool, the pavers, and the driveway? Love the colors. We are also about to paint our house. A Benjamin Moore gray color. Forget the name! But its a medium gray. Our house is part brick, some stone, and then siding. We are also doing a pergola above the spa. I am so excited!

    • The pavers used for the pool deck and driveway are Catalina Stone. There were three different colors that were selected. Two different colors were blended in the primary paver field (Napoli and Titanium), and the third color (Charcoal) was used as a border. Available colors tend to vary a little bit by region because local aggregate is used to manufacture the pavers. To find the colors that are available in your area, visit Belgard.com/locator to find a contractor or dealer near you.

  2. Awesome job Belgard….. I love the product as I just finished up my project with the Belgard product. Looks great. Belgard has the best products ever.

  3. Beautiful Belgard! How I’d like to see the changes made to the outside living areas of this lovely old home also be made to my historic home in Salt Lake City. Nothing detracts more from a home than worn and cracked drives, paths and patios. Conversely, nothing embellishes a home more than Belgard’s quality and aesthetically delightful paved areas. Thanks for the virtual tour and inspiration!

  4. I really would be honored to WIN this HGTV dream home. It would be a dream come true. I never been rich as far as money. My husband has worked so hard our whole marriage to supply us with the things we need. The things we wants are few and far between. Then we have to save for anything we try to do. If. You could seriously consider us. I would greatly appreciated. So we could live life a little better before we leave this old world. Right now we live paycheck to paycheck because I’m disabled. My husband was in the US NAVY when we first got married. We have had to apart a lot be cause of the NAVY. My husband is the light of my life. I wish I could spend every waking moment of every day and night with him. We are faithful viewers of HGTV!! Thanks, The Gentrys!!!

  5. Absolutely love the house.
    Can see ourselves entertaining family and friends in the backyard; swimming, bbq, firepit and sun. Making great memories.

  6. I really need a home …… I have no Home. I have two kids and im also a full time student with addition of being care taker for my parents. One past already …….and made sure i made his memory a legacy of always given back to the community by giving him military funeral . As he was WWII veteran who at the same time lost a brother while both being deployed. Unfortunately my life has changed dramatically. …..so thats why the need. Kids Mom school and work !???

  7. I would love to win this, Lord this would be more then a dream come true since me and my husband don’t own a home and really work hard??

  8. This house is just gorgeous I love that it is a ranch most of their houses are not I would just love to live there keep up the good work HGTV

  9. I need a new home as my husband and I have been through some hard times he is retired and I have become disabled since 2015 not able to work has caused us much hardship. I am a hairdresser . My husband deserves some brightness in his golden years

  10. Love the outdoor space and the colors used !! Anything by the water is perfect for me !!!! Love love love this house totally my style !! Hope I can win !! If not I’m sure whom ever gets lucky enough to stay here is really going to enjoy this home very much !!! 🙂


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