Meet the Winner of HGTV's Urban Oasis Dream Home in Oakley

A Detroit grandmother of nine was announced as HGTV's 2018 Urban Oasis Giveaway winner.

click to enlarge The exterior of HGTV's 2018 Urban Oasis home. - Emerson Swoger
Emerson Swoger
The exterior of HGTV's 2018 Urban Oasis home.

Call it a sign: The sweepstakes of the HGTV's 2018 Urban Oasis Giveaway started on Lois Anderson's birthday. Now she's been named the winner of the beautiful Oakley home — which is valued at over $750,000. 

Located on 2810 Hyde Park Ave., the 3-bedroom 2 1/2 bath Dutch Colonial Home underwent renovations that completely transformed the home. See our before and after pictures here

Here's a preview of what the place has to offer: A sleek modern kitchen with white-tiled walls, teal cabinets and stainless steel appliances; an uber cozy back patio perfect for lounging in the sun; a sunny yellow powder room; a master bathroom with a luxurious soaking tub and walk-in shower; a studious parlor with a fireplace and flowery-blue wallpaper; and a bright bedroom with windows and house plants abound. 

Along with the remodeled home, a press release says that the giveaway includes $50,000 provided by the national mortgage lender Quicken Loans. 

click to enlarge Lois Anderson - Photo: Provided by HGTV
Photo: Provided by HGTV
Lois Anderson

Anderson is a mother of two and grandmother to nine. She says she was drawn to the Cincinnati home since it was still close enough to her family in Michigan. 

"I'm so excited," said Anderson in a press release. "No one needs to pinch me because I haven't stopped pinching myself."

In Detroit, she works as an overnight patient sitter at a local hospital. Riding three buses to get there, Anderson says in the release that she had plenty of time to enter in the sweepstakes twice every day. 

Cincinnati-based contractor Craig Russell, of The English Contractor, assisted with the remodel with build manager and HGTV Design Star contestant Dan Faires, who said in a previous release that, "Remodeling HGTV Urban Oasis 2018 was an absolute dream. The Dutch Colonial Revival style gave this home so much architectural interest and terrific curb appeal, however, it presented some unique challenges structurally and spatially."

He added that — though he may be biased — he felt that it was one of the most dramatic transformations HGTV has done to date. 

Welcome to Cincy, Lois! May your home be a dream and your taste buds adapt to our chili. 


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