Signature Landscapes is proud to be the landscaper for HGTV Dream Home 2014 in Truckee, California


When asked by the  HGTV Dream Home producers if we wanted to join the incredible team of contractors, architects and design professionals, what else could we say but yes! The Dream Home lies in the beautiful Martis Valley, between historic Truckee and Lake Tahoe, Schaffer’s Mill is an incredible four-season family community. It’s a scenic homesite right on the golf course that offers a grand view of the High Sierras.

The winner was announced during the HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2014 special on April 15, 2014.

Signature Landscapes helped to design the modest landscape of the beautiful 3,200-plus square foot modern mountain retreat with the goal of keeping the natural spirit and beauty of the native area in the senses. View the videos and articles below to learn more about how the Signature Landscapes team took on the HGTV Dream Home project.


Tour the Dream Home Landscape

“John Gidding takes a tour of the landscaping of the HGTV Dream Home 2014 with Signature Landscape’s Lebo Newman”

HGTV Dream Home Special Video

In case you missed the HGTV Dream Home Giveaway Special in April, here are two clips from the show.


Native Landscape Plan

“The whole intent was to have as little impact on the site as possible,” says project landscape contractor and Signature Landscapes partner, Lebo Newman.

HGTV Dream Home 2014: Time-Lapse Photos

The building process in warp-speed. HGTV Dream Home 2014 goes from rendering to reality. Finishing touches include hardscaping and landscape design.


Before & After HGTV Dream Home Photos

From construction to completion; A working construction site turns into a beautiful, finished modern mountain retreat.  See how the rooms were transformed from construction zones to designed spaces.

HGTV Jack Thomasson Leads the Build

Jack Thomasson is an acclaimed professional house planner with expertise in real estate, architecture, construction, landscape and interior design.



So many great minds and talents worked together to make this Dream Home the beautiful structure and landscape that it has become. Thanks to all who helped: David Bourke of Ward-Young Architects for his brilliant new-mountain home style with its captivating exterior and inviting indoors/out interior; TC Homes founder Kreg Rowe and Michael Efstratis, the Dream Home’s building team leaders; to developer John Marlin, owner of Schaffer’s Mill and cofounder of Marlin Atlantis Group for the foresight and market acuity to join with HGTV in this epic Lake Tahoe venture; House Planner extraordinaire Jack Thomasson (and wearer of many hats) for continuing to bring us simply amazing Dream Home hits year after year; our talented and beloved interior designer Linda Woodrum who, along with Jack T, never fails to deliver an aesthetic tour-de-force of color, texture, material and perfect style; and Signature Landscapes’ own Lebo Newman, whose consummate skills and careful planning brought together just the right mix of plant and material selections and siting to create a natural and carefree landscape for this classy mountain Dream Home.