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John Gidding, Host Of The Third Annual HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway, Surprises Winners James And Denise Walley At Their Home In Houston, Texas. (Photo: Business Wire)

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James Walley was shocked to learn that he won the 2012 HGTV Urban Oasis, a stylish, custom-designed city dwelling on the 20 th floor of Miami’s newest residential hot spot, Paramount Bay. The fully furnished 1,700-square-foot luxury condominium is the centerpiece of the 2012 grand-prize package valued at $900,000, which includes the condo’s striking artwork. James’ reaction to winning will be televised as part of the HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway 2012 special on Friday, December 28, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

John Gidding, host of the third annual HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway, surprises winners James and Denise ...

John Gidding, host of the third annual HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway, surprises winners James and Denise Walley at their home in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Yesterday was his birthday,” said James’ wife, Denise Walley. “This is an awesome belated birthday gift. Way better than the card I gave him!”

When HGTV’s John Gidding knocked on the door yesterday evening to surprise the winner with the news, James was helping his oldest son, age seven, with a homework project, while Denise was finishing up a bath for the couple’s youngest son, age two.

“My son ran up to the door and yelled up and down the hallway ‘HGTV is here! HGTV is here!’” said James, adding that he and his wife watch so much HGTV that that’s how his son knew who was at the door. “[He] must have also noticed the HGTV flag on John’s mic.”

This year, the third annual HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway had more than 18 million entries. The Walleys entered twice a day almost every day of the entry period.

James works in the IT department for a national sporting goods chain and says his favorite HGTV shows are Property Brothers and Love It or List It. Denise, who just opened her own medical practice, says she loves the series Property Virgins. As for a move to Miami, the couple said they enjoy the city and have vacationed there before and agree that the location of the home made the contest very attractive.

The two-bedroom condominium includes 2½ baths, a gourmet kitchen and a terrace with exceptional views of Miami Beach, Biscayne Bay and the Port of Miami. The future owner also will enjoy full access to the building’s two-story, 6,000-square-foot state-of-the-art spa and fitness center, a 91-foot-long pool that features cabanas, a theater lawn and fire pit, a private sunrise waterfront pool and five-star services such as a concierge and valet.

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