Queen Creek Couple Win Dream Home

Having never won anything in their lives, an Arizona couple selected the ideal contest to try to break the streak.

 taylor Kristin and Geoffrey Pierce are a Queen Creek, Ariz., whose lucked out on Monday and became the grand prize winners of the 2009 Taylor Morrison Dream Home Giveaway. (Pictured above is a Taylor Morrison built home, but not the one the family won).

The couple was chosen out of more than 147,000 entries received during the two-month nationwide contest sponsored by the Scottsdale-based homebuilder. The Pierces have chosen the Taylor Morrison community of Stratland Estates in Gilbert as the location of their dream home.

The Pierces were actually shopping for a foreclosed home when they learned they had won the contest. Kristin, who had entered the giveaway after reading about it online, later visited a Taylor Morrison community where she received a special code for 50 additional entries. Yet she still remained apprehensive about the prospect of winning.

“I’ve never won anything in my life,” said Pierce, a stay-at-home mom. “That just doesn’t happen to me. You hear about someone winning the lottery and you wish it was you but you never think that it really could be you.”

Now, rather than scheduling appointments with Realtors, the Pierces are busy picking out kitchen cabinets, flooring and interior paint colors for their new home. They visited the Taylor Morrison Design Center in Scottsdale last week to begin selecting the interior design elements and start the exciting process of building their new home.

“This is the second year that we’ve held the Dream Home Giveaway and I can’t tell you how happy it makes us as a company to have been able in each case to award the home to such a worthy winner,” said Sheryl Palmer, CEO of Taylor Morrison.

Last October, Sacramento, Calif., resident and single mother Jennifer Draa was selected as the company’s first ever Dream Home winner, receiving a home inspired by the Innoventions Dream Home at the Disneyland Resort, which Taylor Morrison built in a partnership with Disneyland, Microsoft, HP and Lifeware.

The Pierce’s hope to be able to move in to their dream home by the holiday season.

“I told my mom that this year I want to have Thanksgiving at my house,” Kristin said. “I’ve never been able to do that before.”

To learn more about Taylor Morrison homes and communities, visit www.taylormorrison.com.

  1. This house looksa amazing and does anyone have pictures from inside the home? Where is this sub division? I never heard of this builder before but would like to know more about them. Just not teh typical home in Arizona. I really like the look and way to go for a builder making homes here look different. My favorite bulider was alwasy Camolet Homes in Scottsdale DC Ranch but I look forward to learning more about these homes!

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