The ‘Trade-itional Holiday Home’ being sold in support of the 2013 Red Deer Festival of Trees is one home you can be sure will not be featured on any television show where Mike Holmes goes around ripping apart walls to expose deficiencies in homebuilding.
The TV handyman has already pronounced his verdict on the 3,871-square-foot structure, and given it his ‘Holmes Approved Home’ stamp of approval.
The designation is given to homes that incorporate certain elements into their design, elements that improve the insulation characteristics and allow for water drainage to prevent rot, rust and mould.
And while those features make for a home that is more sustainable, there is plenty on the inside of the house, built by Avalon Central Alberta, that make it appealing.
On the main floor is the dining room and living room, an open kitchen with a large centre island and a walk-through butler’s pantry. Attached to the dining room is a three-season screened porch.
There are four bedrooms on the second floor, with an en suite bathroom featuring a free-standing soaker tub and double sinks adjoining the master bedroom.
In the basement, there is another bedroom and another bathroom, while the rest of the 1,100-square-foot space is open but designed with spaces to serve as a games room, wine room, and theatre room.
The home, located at 3 Veronica Close in Vanier Woods East, is on the market for $990,000. This is the third time that a home is being sold in support of the festival campaign. In previous years, the homes were auctioned off.
The home is open for viewing from 2 to 8 p.m., Monday through Wednesday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Funds from the home’s sale will go towards purchasing and installing a new imaging unit in the operating room at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. The unit will be used for numerous urological procedures, including helping to determine causes of urinary tract infections and detecting cancers.