As lottery homes go, Edmonton’s latest definitely has that ‘wow’ factor.
But the grand prize home in the 2020 DreamLife Lottery, in support of Covenant Health’s Grey Nuns and Misericordia hospitals, doesn’t go over the top. Rather, this tasteful and luxurious two-storey English Tudor excels by mastering a majestic ambiance, yet remains perfectly suited to everyday living.
“We had to up our game,” said Nathan Drennan and Al Herbert, the partners behind Hillview Master Builder, who created the ultimate showcase garage-open bar-barbecue-hot tub area for year-round entertaining in their first DreamLife lottery home two years ago. “We want to show you something different that you don’t see in a new neighbourhood. We want a place that feels like a house you grew up in.”
The interior goes traditional with a bit of a modern twist. The drop zones when you enter — for your keys, purses, etc. — are opulent, like something you might find in one of those Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles homes on TV. Yet at the same time, you see yourself wanting to use them.
The main floor powder room with its thick Rose Quartz countertop is lavish but also inviting.
The entry is wide and welcoming, and sets the tone. There’s the feel of an English estate home but without the stuffiness one might associate with that description. That’s partly done with a bright colour palette of Touch of Grey and liberal uses of white to give a bright, light feel. But this 5,000-square-foot home with four bedrooms and five bathrooms is so much more.
On the main, there’s a chef’s kitchen, a prep kitchen, and if that’s not enough, an outdoor kitchen off the sun deck. A flex space is set up as a brandy lounge with comfy, eye-catching red velvet-like chairs. The open-to-each-other dining and living spaces are highlighted by criss-crossed ceiling beams and an array of white seating including a banquette and back-to-back couches.
Downstairs, a music room pays homage to rock stars of the 60s and 70s, taking on a bit of a Vegas feel, yet somehow it’s not out of place to the house’s Tudor stylings. Meanwhile, the bar area has a nana window — it opens like a folding patio door — giving this part of the entertainment zone a true indoor-outdoor feel.
Upstairs, this English Tudor pulls out all the stops. A wide hallway is regal in nature, opening to a stunning master and equally fabulous ensuite complete with a walk-in shower equipped a bench shaped like a lounging chair.
And there’s something for the kids: the boy’s room goes all out comic book superhero with Marvel wall art while the girl’s room is total whimsical elegance. Both are connected to a Jack-and-Jill bathroom as well as a hidden playroom.
Part of the proceeds from the lottery will go towards the redevelopment of Misericordia’s emergency department.
“We appreciate that it’s a trying time for everyone and we would certainly encourage those who have a willingness and a capacity to do so (to buy a ticket) so they can make an important difference in health care being delivered at the Grey Nuns and Misericordia,” said Tracy Sopkow, CEO Covenant Foundation.
DreamLife Lottery 2020: Offering $2.7 million in prizes in support of Covenant Health’s hospitals.
Grand Prize Dream Home: At 5621 Cautley Cove S.W. in Creekwood Chappelle.
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Purchase Tickets: Main draw tickets start at $100. For Split 50 and Festive Dream Dollars tickets or info on deadlines and more check www.dreamlifelottery.win. Buy by phone: 780-944-2774 or 1-888-944-2774 toll-free.