PHOTOS — Kinsmen Dream Home opens
The 2013 Kinsmen Dream Home, with its decorative front archway and elegant brown siding and rock trimming, is about to be unveiled to the public.
The grand public opening of the home, located in the new Vanier Woods neighbourhood at 220 Vancouver Cres., will take place Saturday.
The house, built by Larkaun Homes, is estimated to be worth $890,000.
Full of energy-efficient LED lighting, the home is more than 3,000 square feet.
White marble floors usher guests from the front entrance into the kitchen, which is surrounded by maple cabinets.
There are three bedrooms, plus an additional room that can be used as either an extra bedroom or den.
A lavish double-sided fireplace crowns the master suite, providing warmth when unwinding in the soaker tub as well as from the bedroom.
There are three full bathrooms, two with tubs and double sinks.
The house also has a luxurious common room with a 14-foot sculptured ceiling and a spacious, warm recreation room in the basement.
Tickets for a chance to win the house are the same price as last year: one for $100 or three for $250.
“All of the money we raise from the lottery stays in our community. We’re not run by a marketing company as some of the other lotteries are; it’s all done by volunteers,” said Len Sisco, Kinsmen Dream Home chair.
“The money goes to a lot of different agencies like the Red Cross, the food bank, the women’s shelter, the hospice society and the youth and volunteer centre. I could go on.”
Just over 14,000 tickets have been printed.
Tickets are available online, over the phone, at the dream home after its grand opening and at various Servus Credit Union locations, as well as at Sproule’s Mountview IDA on 43rd Avenue in Red Deer.
Other prizes include a 2013 Nissan Titan SL truck, a trip for four to Puerto Vallarta from Calgary, a hot tub, massage chairs and a barbecue.
There will also be a 50/50 draw with a minimum payout of $30,000 and maximum of $75,000. The 50/50 tickets are one for $10, five for $25 and 16 for $50. The public can purchase 50/50 tickets separately, without purchasing a dream home ticket, and vice versa, Sisco said.
Ticket lines shut down at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31.
Both draws will take place later that evening.
To purchase tickets, visit www.reddeerkinsmen.com/dreamhome.