HGTV Dream Home Auctioned Off Piece By Piece

The home can be yours or at least a part of it. After years of financial trouble the owners of the 2005 HGTV Dream Home are calling it quits and are selling the home piece by piece.

In 2005 Don Cruz and his family won the HGTV Dream Home on Lake Tyler. As KLTV first reported earlier this December the Cruz's are months behind in payments and foreclosure proceedings have begun.  In light of it being auctioned off on the courthouse steps the Cruz's hired their own auctioneer to try and sell the home and everything in it.

"It's just a million dollar setting and a beautiful home that people are going to have a chance to buy at a discounted price. The home had been multiple millions of dollars through the years and now stands to be a considered a bargain," said Wesley Beard with Beard Auction.

Just because the dream is over for Don Cruz and his family doesn't mean the dream can't be yours. The 6,000 square foot home will now be sold to the highest bidder on January 12th, but that's not all.

"All the main fixtures will stay with the home, but all the decorations will be sold separately," said Beard. "All the accessories, furniture, appliances, rolling kitchen island."

In all it adds up to more than $200,000 of household furnishings up for bid.

"The contents will be sold regardless of price with no minimum's or reserves," said Beard.

Each piece in the home, full of character, was designed by professionals. The home has all the bells and whistles including an elevator, and of course, something for man's best friend.

"Somebody will have a chance to own the HGTV 2005 Dream Home dog palace. It's constructed with cedar walls inside, it's own windows and door," said Wesley.

"Everything will have numbers where people can come through and make notes of the things they are interested in buying," said Beard. "The dream can still be lived out. It's just calling for it's next owner."

So on January 12th you're invited to spend a day at the Dream Home, and take part of it to your home.

You can contact Wesley Beard at (903) 586-7952 or at

Danielle Capper, Reporting.