Today was a day when the surreal became real for the 2014 Rotary Dream Home Winner, Carol Pentland, as she was presented with the keys to her new home! Shown here with Rick Kuzyk, Calgary Stampede Lotteries Chair (left), and Avi Amir, Chairman of Homes by Avi at the ceremonial ribbon-cutting.
“This house truly is a centrepiece of our lotteries program, and here we are, twenty-six days away from Christmas, and we’re making Christmas come early this year!” exclaims Rick Kuzyk.
With the house re-assembled after being carefully taken apart and rebuilt on the foundation where the home now sits in the southeast community of Walden, Carol and her family are looking forward to moving in shortly in order to be settled for Christmas.
Some of the features of this year’s home are as follows:
an entertaining focused main floor anchored by a large kitchen / dining area,
2 outdoor sitting areas,
a rooftop vegetable garden,
a spa-like ensuite,
a large walk-in with in-closet laundry, and
a Jack-and-Jill ensuite for the secondary bedrooms
The primary exterior cladding for this year’s Dreamhome is James Hardie Fibre Cement Siding. This home will utilize Hardie’s Select Cedarmill ColourPlus Lap Siding, as well as pre-finished Straight Edge Panel HardieShingle, pre-finished Smooth HardiPanel, and pre-finished HardieTrim and battens.
Secondary exterior cladding materials include natural wood horizontal siding, finished with a Charcoal Solid Stain, and painted smartboard trim and trellises.
Windows in this year’s home will be provided by Plygem, utilizing their Fusion line of PVC windows with metal clad exterior frames.
This year’s home features 2 outdoor living areas on the upper floor, one featuring planting beds for a garden, while the other features and outdoor fireplace to take the edge off cool evenings.
Did you know about these extras also included?
Also included with the Dreamhome is a furniture move by AMJ Campbell to a maximum value of $15,000.00
Home insurance by Godfrey Morrow for 1 year, a value of $1,500
A playhouse supplied by Blue Grass Ltd. with a value of $7,500.00 which includes $1,500.00 for installation