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Veneto Custom Homes wants you to dream big.
As the builder of this year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Dream Home Lottery home, Veneto has crafted a $1.29-million lottery offering that includes a spa space with a sauna, a main floor primary suite, and an RV bay, and that’s just for starters.
“This is our seventh dream home for the Big Brothers Big Sisters lottery and it’s a huge opportunity for us to be able support the lottery,” said Veneto’s Adrianna Chiumento, adding that Veneto wants to get people excited about the home so that they will go and out and buy a ticket to support the organization that is focused on the healthy development of children.
For this year’s house, Veneto has built a 1,910-square-foot bungalow that comes in at a total of 3,515 square feet of livable space once you factor in the 1,605-square-foot finished basement.
Located in St. Albert in Easton at Erin Ridge, the home’s exterior is done in a mid-century modern style. Inside, the feel is more traditional with both modern and classic influences. Done up in a “softer” style, Chiumento said this adds a more Zen-like aspect to the home and is achieved via softer curves and arches, as well as a lighter colour palette of creams and neutral tones.
That Zen touch is obvious on the lower level, with an exercise room set up as a yoga space, with the spa bathroom and sauna nearby. The lower floor also includes two of the three bedrooms, a recreation space and a wet bar.
But this house is also designed for today’s busier needs, including the fact that people are using their homes differently due to the pandemic and, in turn, spending more time at home.
There’s a home office, framed by glass and custom iron work and accented by a sweeping curve, that’s large enough for two or even three to work out of. Then, there’s the aforementioned exercise space on the lower level and entertainment options adjacent to it.
“We put a lot of thought into the house for self-care and relaxation, and home entertaining,” said Chiumento.
The open concept main floor, with a vaulted ceiling, has a kitchen — done in creams and white with contrasting island cabinets in Benjamin Moore’s Gloucester Sage, an adaptable dark hue that can conjure thoughts of rain-soaked moss — that will delight foodies and comes with high-end Fisher and Paykel appliances as well as a walk-in pantry that’s cleverly hidden via the cooking zone’s cabinetry.
The main floor primary suite includes custom geometric wall panelling, a spacious dual vanity ensuite and walk-in closet.
On the exterior, there’s a deck — partially open air and partially covered — and solar panels on the roof.
This 42nd edition of the Big Brothers Big Sisters lottery is the organization’s main fundraiser and takes on added importance in 2022 because they weren’t able to run some fundraisers last year due to the pandemic, said Gloria Lawrence, dream home co-ordinator for the Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area.
Funds raised go to providing mentoring and after-school programs for thousands of children and youth.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Dream Home Lottery 2022: Offering $1.56 million in prizes in support of the Boys & Girls Club Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area.
Grand Prize Dream Home: At 21 Easton Close in St. Albert. The prize comes with an additional $25,000 cash.
Viewing Hours: The home is not open for in-person viewing due to the pandemic. There is a video tour of the home on the lottery website.
Purchase Tickets: Main draw tickets start at $30. For Win 50 tickets or info on deadlines and more, check online at bigbrothershomelottery.org or call 1-877-483-8832.