Dream home anything but ordinary

The 2009 Red Deer Kinsmen Dream Home is anything but another cookie-cutter house.

Built by True-Line Contracting of Red Deer the 2009 edition of the Kinsmen Dream Home located at 36 Clearview Drive is ready for visitors.

The 2009 Red Deer Kinsmen Dream Home is anything but another cookie-cutter house.

The $600,000 siding-clad structure at 36 Clearview Dr., near 30th Avenue and 67th Street, is trimmed with stone, shingles and timber, and a completely different floor plan than previous dream homes, said Kinsmen Dream Home chair Craig Kinney.

Built by True-Line Contracting Ltd, “it’s a beautiful home that’s not typical,” he added.

The 2,612-square-foot home with double garage, has three bedrooms on the two main levels, two spare rooms in the finished basement, and “is very conducive for families,” said Kinney.

Among the special features is hardwood flooring, dark wood kitchen cabinets with stone countertops, a built-in flatscreen TV above a brick livingroom fireplace, a basement media room and bar, and stone vanity bathroom counters, and built-in cabinetry in the master bedroom walk-in closet.

There’s a landscaped front yard, a back porch and a built-in barbecue area surrounded by a wind shelter in the backyard.

Kinney encourages area residents to see the home for themselves (it comes unfurnished, but includes electronics and window coverings). The house will open for public viewing on Saturday, Oct. 31. “Come with the family,” he said.

The home will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. on weekends from Oct. 31 to Nov. 30, and from 1 to 5 p.m. during the week and on weekends from Dec. 1 to Dec. 31. The final draw will be done at the home on Dec. 31.

An early-bird draw will also be held on Dec. 3 for a $5,000 vacation to Oahu, Hawaii.

Kinney promised scads of other prizes that can be won, including a Honda Insight vehicle, a hot tub, patio heaters, Blue-Ray DVD systems, a massage chair, and gift vouchers.

The goal of the Dream Home Lottery is to raise $300,000 in profits, which the service club intends to distribute among a list of worthy local charities: the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter, Exelta Gymnastics, Red Deer Hospice, Red Deer Pond Hockey, Red Deer Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, the local cystic fibrosis chapter, Red Deer Youth and Volunteer Centre, and the Red Cross.

This is the 31st year the local Kinsmen have run the lottery. Kinney expects it to be popular, despite the tougher economy, because “people see value in investing in the community — and they like to dream.”

Tickets are $100 each or three for $250. They can be purchased at the home or online at www.reddeerkinsmen.com

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