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What’s inside a $2.9 Million dollar BC Children’s Hospital Choices Lottery home? According to Vic Sanghera of Red Tree Creative Homes, a whole lotta home!
The Morgan Creek Grand Prize Home is Red Tree Creative Homes’ third in support of the BC Children’s Hospital lotteries. Built to generate funding for ground-breaking research into the prevention, treatment and cure of childhood illnesses, more than 93,000 kids count on the care of BC Children’s Hospital every year. Discoveries made here impact the lives of children in BC and around the world.
Working with residential designer Raymond Bonter, and Alexandra Hristova of A2H Design Studio, Red Tree Creative Homes took on the challenge to build the spectacular 6,225 square foot five-bedroom, nine-bathroom, three level West Coast home in Morgan Creek, South Surrey for the 2020 lottery.
Built with dreams in mind, every detail is a level above what one would come to expect in a luxury home. Vic explains that when suppliers discover that this is a home built to support the wellness and health of children “as a team we collaborated” with everyone going the extra mile to make something special. So, although there was a budget, what we were able to bring to the project became so much more. We pushed out every corner, wherever possible.’
The entire home has an elevated feeling of grandeur, noting the open-plan main floor features a sweeping ten-foot ceiling with three-level recessed lighting, capable of emulating the mood of a luxurious hotel throughout the day and into the evening.
Erin Cebula, BC Children’s Hospital Lottery spokesperson for ten plus years, says ‘the Morgan Creek luxury home is packed with wow factors – on every level. This home is more design forward than in past years,’ noting the masculine appeal with use of wood and natural stone. ‘It’s a home with an edge. There are statements throughout this home – it is really exciting.’
The grand foyer’s floor to ceiling widow extends outwards, drawing light into the great room including dining, living and kitchen areas.
High end Wolf Appliances and Riobel plumbing fixtures are featured in the kitchen with striking built-in walnut cabinetry extending seamlessly through to the living room’s concrete fireplace surrounds, and into the dining room’s flex serving station/bar.
The main floor’s living space naturally flows outdoors onto an expansive deck supported by the home’s extended foundation, complete with outdoor kitchen, sunken hot tub and live-flame twirling gas tiki torches to keep the party going!
Interior Designer Debbie Heal of Sunrae Design says the home’s décor leans towards the modern with a sophisticated edge, noting the walnut veneer wood warms the space, with a sense of luxury.
Debbie understands luxury while keeping a family in mind. Her signature style touches every room. Working on this dream project, everything from the plants to the pillows and the furniture in between was sourced from La-Z-Boy. One stop shopping. Now that’s a dream come true!
Filled with passion for this great cause, Debbie focused on accenting the architectural features of the home. Floor to ceiling drapes showcase the foyer’s window height. The oversized sofa and double chaise lounge in the family room compliment the concrete fireplace with a luxurious, relaxed vibe. A round marble table is selected to accentuate the dining room’s architecture.
Staging from the outside in, noting the interior should reflect the exterior, Debbie nods to the home’s Mendicino Brick and London Fog Stone exterior being on trend, emulating a feeling of comfort with a presence. Accents in golden ocher and velvet fabrics are incorporated throughout the home, pairing beautifully with the interior’s walnut features.
The theme continues into the basement with a sophisticated twist on a playful 1970’s vibe. Including a lounge area with two bars and wellness area with home gym, sauna and yoga studio, the lower level is packed with entertainment for the whole family. Access to the back garden and natural light is gained through an over-extended lower patio area.
Known for creating signature lofts, Red Tree Creative Homes designed and custom-built a library, on its own mezzanine level. Tribeca inspired, the library showcases built-in bookcases, wall sconces, black leather tufted couch and rolling ladder, with a brick wall paying homage to the home’s exterior. Debbie said, ‘we added in a chest and glass table to showcase possibilities in the room’s function, noting design flexibility allows a home to adapt to a family’s changing dynamic.’
Following the stairs to the third level bedrooms, the landing area is reminiscent of a boutique hotel with intimate seating area, overlooking the entry foyer’s floor to ceiling window views.
A self-confessed design junky, Erin is always excited for the opportunity to check out the lottery homes. Entering the master bedroom through double doors, she is swept away with the feature wall, the custom built, walk through wardrobe imported from Brazil, and the private spa-like bathroom – a master suite to rival any home with celebrity status.
A Canadian television personality and former reporter for Entertainment Tonight Canada, Erin is grateful for the opportunity to work with the BC Children’s Hospital lotteries, noting ‘I am truly honoured. For me its not a job, its personal. I get to use the skills I am trained in, for philanthropic work. It brings balance to my life, and that is a gift. The team behind the lottery is a family. Everyone works hard, and I respect them. They are a part of my family.
Erin also loves to connect with the families who have used the services of BC Children’s Hospital. Most recently, her nephew has had to make many regular visits in the first two years of his life. Seeing first-hand the resources and people who work so hard every day to help the children brings sharing their good work closer to home. Erin is excited for the lucky family who wins this luxurious dream home.
Tickets are of course selling fast and as the Choices Lottery typically sells out early…. Don’t delay – visit bchildren.com for tickets and details about all 8 Grand Prize choices including one for $2.2 million cash.