Meet the Winner of the Southern Living Choose Your Home Giveaway

southern living 2009 giveaway homeBirmingham, AL (August 4, 2009) – Penny Hawkes from LaPlace, La., has won the vacation home of her dreams in the Southern Living Choose Your Home Giveaway presented by

“I didn’t think it was real when I got the phone call, I thought one of my friends was playing a joke,” said an excited Hawkes. “Then I started crying when I got off the phone, I was so shocked.”

Hawkes, who turns 50 in August, entered everyday, and chose the home plan Whisper Creek located in Whisper Mountain near Asheville , N.C.

“I’m originally from North Carolina , and my parents are still there. I never entered to win the other homes, only the one in Asheville ,” added Hawkes. “My husband and I have talked about retiring and going back there, so this really is a dream come true.”

Southern Living and partnered with local developers to build four beautiful homes in four distinctly different communities across the South: Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga.; Habersham, outside of Beaufort, S.C.; Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas; and Whisper Mountain near Asheville, N.C. Each community was chosen for its unique style and the variety of family activities and cultural opportunities offered in the area.

Explore the Home

asheville southern living giveaway homeWhisper Mountain is proud to be the winner of the 2009 Southern Living Choose Your Home Giveaway. This charming Southern Living giveaway home, Whisper Creek Cabin, is 1550 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Sitting on Whisper Creek, this cozy home has mountain views and easy access to parks and trails. Click here to view plans.

Whisper Mountain is proud to have Haven Homes and Jade Mountain Builders as our green builders of another NC HealthyBuilt and Energy Star certified home. For directions to theSouthern Living Giveaway House, please click here.