words: Lisa Manfield
Portraits: Lia Crowe
House photography: Sheila Say PHOTOGRAPHY
Styling: Sarah D’Arcey
Hair & Makeup: Heather Nightingale, using Mismack cosmetics
Wardrobe: provided by Nordstrom Vancouver
For decades, the Hometown Heroes Lottery has supported frontline healthcare workers and emergency services personnel via the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation and the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. And never has this support been more critical than this year—a year in which we’ve all relied on healthcare workers and firefighters more than ever.
“It’s been a challenging year for those of us working to give the best care we can when we show up to someone’s house,” says Vancouver firefighter Sebastian Sevallo, a spokesperson with the Hometown Heroes Lottery. “The level of burnout for frontline workers across the country is unprecedented.”
Sebastian and CFOX-FM morning radio host Karen Khunkhun have been working with the lottery to raise awareness of the causes it supports. “I’ve been lucky to meet recipients of the care and resources toward recovery, reconstructive surgery and mental health counselling,” Karen says.
“The lottery fund is there to support these programs that normally don’t get support, and these heroes who are in the thick of it. This year people are so aware of what’s going on with the healthcare crisis because we’ve all been living it. As a community we must support our healthcare workers. We need them more than ever.”
South Surrey Spectacular
One of eight spectacular prize homes up for grabs in this year’s Hometown Heroes Lottery is this South Surrey residence built by Bacchus Williams Developments in partnership with Kinamore Gwilliam Developments and Meadowridge Ventures.
Its cosy West Coast-contemporary style, architecturally designed by Boston Construction Corp., is elevated with luxurious finishings, high-end lighting and appliances and gorgeous touches of brushed-gold elements that add glitz and glam throughout the home.
“We love hospital lottery homes,” says Radeyah Bacchus-Williams, director of Bacchus Williams Developments, the family-owned building and interior design company behind this home. “We have always enjoyed visiting and viewing the lottery homes. We are so grateful for this opportunity to participate.”
Located in April Creek Estates, this 4,800-square-foot, five-bedroom, six-bathroom home comes complete with a vast amount of functional living space, including an exquisite master walk-in closet, a main-floor office, a spice kitchen, a theatre room and a one-bedroom separate-entry suite.
“We always endeavour to build homes that have a lot of functionality for families,” Radeyah says. “And we hand-select every detail—from cabinet hardware to lighting, plumbing fixtures, flooring, carpets, door and window casings—every single element you can see, and can’t see. We plan, design and build in line with trends in terms of what’s new in design and new in technology, but we also like to mix new trends in with timeless features, and add in luxurious design elements that are thoughtful and enduring.”
A case in point is Bacchus Williams’ signature patterned and textured feature walls, which build in visual interest using a variety of raised wood designs. This house has several—the first of which is right inside the main floor double-height foyer.
Make Yourself at Home
The main-floor entryway is warm and welcoming, showing off the home’s West Coast style and modern luxury with its high-end wood front door and natural-coloured oak wide-plank engineered hardwood floors, complete with radiant heating throughout.
“The floors give the home a beachy, airy feel, which is very desirable and on par with current design trends,” Radeyah says.
To the right and left, the first of several modern and sleek feature walls with cross-hatched texturing leads the eye upward toward the adjacent glassed-in stairway and upper-level landing.
Just beyond the entryway and mudroom is the open-concept kitchen and great room, framed on the far wall by a series of French doors and sidelights that show off the spacious backyard and greenbelt. The kitchen is anchored by a large central eat-in island, featuring a massive 10- by five-foot quartz top with a waterfall edge on both sides, and tons of built-in storage cupboards and drawers.
The grey-coloured cabinets blend seamlessly up to the ceiling and give the kitchen a modern-designer feel.
“The grey was a bold design choice for us,” Radeyah says. “But the flat-panel cabinets in this colour really brought in that West Coast feel paired with the added flair of brushed gold hardware.”
JennAir Professional appliances outfitted both the main kitchen and the adjacent spice kitchen, including a steam oven (“You can sous-vide and cook without oils, it’s fabulous,” says Radeyah) and a built-in fridge with charcoal interior (“It looks so upscale,” she adds).
The high-end Blanco Silgranit apron-front sink selected in charcoal is stunning and scratch resistant, and the beautiful gooseneck Delta Trinsic faucet offers another pop of champagne bronze in this space. A built-in coffee machine, sleek electric cooktop and pot filler round out the appliances and fixtures in the main kitchen. The pendant lights above the island are sheathed in two layers of thick smoked glass and perfectly illuminate the space.
“Those pendants, you’ll notice, also feature brushed gold rods instead of black,” Radeyah says. “It’s that subtle elegance again, it’s all in the details.”
The spice kitchen offers a separate space for high-intensity cooking and “a ton of additional storage,” Radeyah says. It also features another built-in fridge-and-freezer combo, a six-burner gas range with built-in high-BTU hood fan and a second dishwasher that matches the range.
“I love hosting and entertaining guests,” she adds. “It’s great to be able to do all of your prep and real cooking in the spice kitchen, where you can close the door so all of the mess and clutter is out of sight from the rest of the home.”
Back in the great room, another glamorous touch is revealed in the form of a floor-to-ceiling porcelain-tiled column that encases “a gorgeous large linear fireplace,” Radeyah says. “The ambience it provides is just beautiful in the room.”
On the opposite side of the great room sits a generous dining area with a built-in butler’s pantry and ample space to sit and sip.
“This area offers highly functional counter space for beverage and food serving as well as decor and display,” Radeyah says. “There’s also another touch of gold here, found in the beautiful chandelier above the dining table.”
Upstairs, the bedrooms offer generous comfortable quarters, with another impressive feature wall design in the master bedroom, along with a double-entry walk-in closet, a sitting/make-up area and a large en suite.
“It’s all the rage these days to have a lot of closet space for the couple of the home,” Radeyah says. “We did mirrored glass closet cabinet doors here as well to add that depth and make the walk-in feel really glamorous.”
On the lowest level, which is a partial walk-out, is an inviting lounge area with another fireplace, wet bar and wine cellar. The large theatre room around the corner is equipped with a high-end projector, in-wall speakers and a massive fixed screen to round out the home’s entertainment space.
The entire house is also outfitted with Control4 home automation, which enables full and remote control of the security cameras, doorbell, sound system, lighting and Nest thermostats for heating/cooling.
Finally, a one-bedroom separate suite that’s attached to the home but accessible only from its exterior private entrance offers a mudroom space, full kitchen, large bathroom and laundry, all with similar high-end finishes as the main house. It offers a perfect in-law suite or income rental unit.
Get Your Tickets Early
With last year’s lottery selling out in record time, organizers suggest buying your tickets early this year.
“We’re coming off our biggest year to date,” Sebastian says. “And this year, we first responders need the help more than ever.”
Need a little additional incentive? The lucky winner of this prize home will also be taking home an $80,000 furnishings-and-design package, a 2021 Tesla Model Y and $25,000 in cash.
“We have heartfelt gratitude for everyone who’s ever taken part,” Karen says. “BC is such a special place. People really do care about community and come together in times of need.”
For details on all the Grand Prize Homes & Prizes visit heroeslottery.com
數十年來，Hometown Heroes Lottery通過VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation以及卑詩專業消防員燒傷基金(BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund)為前線醫療工作者和緊急服務人員提供了支持。而且，這種支持從來沒有像現在這般重要。在這一年中，我們所有人比以往任何時候都更加依賴醫護人員和消防員的幫助。
「對於我們那些努力工作的人來說，這是充滿挑戰的一年，當我們出現在火災現場時，我們會盡力提供最好的幫助。」溫哥華消防員兼Hometown Heroes Lottery代言人Sebastian Sevallo說： 「全國前線工作人員的疲累程度是前所未有的。」
在今年的Hometown Heroes Lottery中，八座引人入勝的樂透大獎屋之一是南素里的這一住宅，由Bacchus Williams Developments與Kinamore Gwilliam Developments和Meadowridge Ventures合作建造。
由Boston Construction Corp.建築設計的西海岸現代風格，配有豪華裝飾、高端照明設備和電器及華麗的鍍金元素，為整座房屋增添了炫目和迷人之感。
「我們喜歡醫院樂透大奬屋。」由家族擁有的建築及室內設計公司Bacchus Williams Developments董事Radeyah Bacchus-Williams說道：「“我們一直很喜歡參觀樂透大奬屋，非常感謝這次的參與機會。」
這間住宅位於April Creek Estates，佔地4,800平方呎，有五間臥室和六間浴室，並配有大量實用的生活空間，包括精美的主人房步入式衣帽間、主層辦公室、香料廚房、家庭影院和另有專用門口出入的一房套間。
JennAir Professional的家電設備既可以安裝在主廚房，也可以安裝在相鄰的香料廚房，包括蒸氣焗爐和和一個漂亮的內置炭灰色冰箱，Williams說：「真是太好了，您可以在不加油的情況下進行低溫烹調。」 她補充道：「冰箱看起來非常高端。」
選擇炭灰色的高端Blanco Silgranit圍裙式前置水槽看來令人驚嘆且耐刮擦，美麗的鵝頸形Delta Trinsic水龍頭為這個空間裡提供了另一種流行的香檳青銅色點綴。內置咖啡機、電爐頭和濾水器完善了主廚房中的電器設備和固定裝置。中央島上的吊燈被兩層厚厚的茶色玻璃包著，完美地照亮了整個空間。
需要額外的獎賞嗎？ 獲得該大獎屋的幸運兒還將獲得$80,000的家具和設計方案套裝、2021年的Tesla Model Y和$25,000現金奬。