How to Win a House in a Contest

HGTV has announced its second annual HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway, offering one lucky winner a residence on the 35th floor of Chicago’s Trump International Hotel & Tower.

Custom-designed by designer Vern Yip, the 1,000-plus-square-foot, fully-furnished condominium is the centerpiece of the fall 2011 grand-prize package valued at more than $750,000.

Viewers can enter for a chance to win the HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway once a day on as well as once a day on HGTV’s from Thursday, August 18 – Friday, October 7, 2011.

Yip will give fans their first on-air tour of the home in the HGTV Urban Oasis 2011 special which premieres Saturday, August 27 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.  In addition, videos and additional information about the Chicago site are available at and

“If you like the energy of city life, then the HGTV Urban Oasis is the giveaway for you,” said network president Jim Samples. “Chicago is an ideal location for anyone who has dreamed of living a downtown lifestyle and, once again, viewers can expect the HGTV Urban Oasis residence to showcase the best in urban design and progressive city living.”

Yip, currently a member of the judging panel on the series HGTV Design Star, decorated the high-rise residence with an eclectic mix of period pieces and contemporary decor. 

“This homage to Chicago showcases an easy juxtaposition of old and new that is representative of the city,” said Yip. 

The residence includes one bedroom, 1 1/2 baths, a gourmet kitchen and breathtaking views of the city’s skyline, the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Owners also benefit from full access to the tower’s five star services such as a spa and fitness center, complete with a 72″ indoor pool, a Michelin-rated fine-dining restaurant, and a 24-hour concierge, among others.

As part of its comprehensive on-air and online coverage during the giveaway period, HGTV will feature many of the popular attractions, parks and eclectic shops in the Chicago area including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Millennium Park, Sullivan Center, the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, IL.

RMN News

Rakesh Raman

  • Joan Gaston

    I am very interested in the HGTV Urban Oasis giveaway in Chicago. Will you forward email information on how I can “live the dream” and live in Chicago. I think I have to
    wait until Aug. l8th.

    Thank you – enjoyed your site!

    Joan Gaston (248-289-1128)