NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The HGTV Dream Home 2013 – you have to see it to believe it. And starting today, viewers can take a virtual tour of the custom-built, 3000-square-foot home on Kiawah Island, S.C. by visiting

The house at that location seems as if it belongs there, almost as much as the marshes and grasses just beyond. It's the 2013 HGTV Dream Home, the first situated in the Lowcountry since 1998, when one was in Beaufort. This 17th Dream Home, designed by

HGTV will again host its own float in the parade. The float will feature an appearance by HGTV's Monica Pedersen and a miniature replica of the 2013 HGTV Dream Home alongside home styles from around the world – including a log cabin, an adobe, a castle

Visit the Dreams Happen blog at to learn more about the Platinum LEED Certification of HGTV Dream Home 2013.

Visit to enter the HGTV Dream Home 2013 Giveaway for your chance to win a Kiawah Island vacation home, a crossover SUV and $500000.