These prize homes reveal like music to your senses
BC Children’s Hospital Dream Lottery has done it again this year with a lineup of prize homes that will strike the right chord with anyone who is inspired to support paediatric health care advances in this province.
British Columbians have become much more conscious of the growing need to support health care initiatives and research, says BC Children’s Hospital Dream Lottery spokesperson Erin Cebula.
“I think many people have taken this time to reflect on what really matters. It’s family, friends and certainly our health,” she says.
HOME SWEET DREAM HOME
In a year when home has become not just home, but also the office and school, as well as a space to retreat and isolate in comfort, many people have been in hot pursuit of home upgrades that meet their growing needs.
And these prize homes are like music to your senses, with stunning custom-crafted features and furnishings packages that will make your housing dreams come true—all while you help families and children with complex medical needs.
“Home has become top of mind for so many of us this year,” Erin says. “Because of the pandemic, people have been putting a lot of energy into the place where they spend most of their time.”
Enter the BC Children’s Hospital Dream Lottery with a roster of prize-winning homes to choose from, like this Marquis Custom Homes prize-home package worth over $2.9 million.
It is one of two homes to choose from in South Surrey’s Morgan Creek.
It only takes a quick glance around this house to know it’s something special. The five-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom dream home boasts 5,744 square feet of living space plus an 804-square-foot garage situated in a quiet neighbourhood on a 10,012-square-foot lot.
Every 2021 BC Children’s Hospital Dream Lottery ticket you buy gets you a chance to win this $2.9 million-dollar home (and a gorgeous slate of others)—and to help advance medical research that can help conquer serious childhood illnesses.”
Designed in the modern farmhouse style, this home features a warm and inviting open plan, with a great room, formal living and dining room and office den on the main floor, a spice kitchen adjacent to a luxurious chef’s kitchen, four bedrooms on the upper floor, each with its own private bathroom suite, and a fully furnished basement with another bedroom, a large entertainment area, wine cellar, wet bar, recreation room, lounge and a state-of-the-art soundproof theatre room with an 11-foot screen. The basement also houses a wellness area with a zen room, gym and steam shower.
Out back, a fully landscaped garden with built-in irrigation, hot tub and covered terrace comes complete with an outdoor kitchen, linked by way of a nine-foot eclipse window, to the indoor kitchen.
The home’s many large windows offer maximum natural light throughout, while the engineered hardwood floors with radiant heating bring warmth to every corner. High-end lighting and plumbing fixtures, air conditioning and a built-in home audio system and security system round out the features list.
TOUR DE MARQUIS
They say that home is where the heart is, and as you step through the gorgeous threshold to this home, uniquely designed with custom-crafted beams and entrance doors, and onto the chevron-patterned hall floor, you’ll instantly feel the heart in the form of the loving craftsmanship that has gone into every inch of space.
To the left, a formal yet comfortable sitting room beckons visitors with its warm wood floors and beams. To the right, a home office offers privacy, organization and inspiration for today’s remote worker, with built-in cabinets, ample storage and display space, and uniquely styled finishings, such as black window casings.
Further along the hallway, a formal dining room and powder room provide the perfect spaces for entertaining family and special guests, each offering inspired designs and finishings, such as gold faucets.
Then the great room, with its 18-foot ceilings, leads right into the heart of the home. A spacious chef’s kitchen features warm wood finishes and stone countertops with a six-foot waterfall island. Appliances include a Thermador range top, wall oven with steam convection and dishwasher.
Black cabinets, integrated refrigerators and large windows elevate the experience of nourishing friends and family.
An adjacent spice kitchen allows for a private space for prep and clean up, and features a Fulgor Milano professional gas range and Blomberg fridge/freezer plus an additional dishwasher.
Next door, a laundry/mudroom with tall cabinetry provides ample space for family members to store their shoes and gear.
Upstairs, exposed custom wood beams, custom geometric millwork on the walls, rustic patterned tiles and black and gold hardware bring personality into every bedroom and en suite. Kids’ rooms offer cosy window sitting areas and built-in toy storage, while the master bedroom’s limestone fireplace, soaker tub and walk-in closet bring the ultimate in comfort to this intimate enclave.
On the lower level, a glassed-in wine cellar under the stairs is easily accessible to the adjoining wet bar, while a large gym space, spa, recreation room and home theatre round out the basement space.
For Kam Dhami, president and owner of Marquis Custom Homes, the opportunity to participate in the BC Children’s Hospital Dream Lottery this year has been perfectly in alignment with his goal of building homes that support families in the community.
“Marquis Custom Homes continually strives to design and create homes that function to support the everyday lives of families by giving them a home to enjoy, beginning and ending their days together,” he says.
“I am honoured that another one of my projects has been chosen by the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation for this year’s lottery [last year’s BC Hometown Heroes Marquis prize home won the 2021 Havan award for best kitchen design]. It is very important to support our local hospitals, especially the only children’s hospital in British Columbia. I have been a long-time supporter of BC Children’s, and there will always be a need to donate to the hospital to support the vision of ensuring every child is healthy and able to fulfill their hopes and dreams.”
For Erin, who has worked to help promote the BC Children’s Hospital Dream Lottery for over 14 years, all of this year’s prize packages represent not only the chance to upgrade one’s living situation, but also to help make medical research breakthroughs possible for children who need them most—everything from opening the door to novel therapies for conditions like childhood cancer or rare diseases, to discovering life-changing breakthroughs in the way experts deliver care or perform surgeries.
“Buy your tickets early,” she says. “We sell out almost every year.”
Words Lisa Manfield
Photography Lia Crowe + Sheila Say photography
Stylist: Sarah D’Arcey
Hair and mkeup artist: Heather Nightingale
Wardrobe courtesy of Nordstrom Vancouver
BC Children’s Hospital Dream Lottery 今年再次推出了一系列樂透彩票大獎房屋，與任何受到鼓舞來支持本省兒科醫療保健發展的人士產生共鳴。
卑詩省兒童醫院 Dream Home Lottery 發言人 Erin Cebula 表示，卑詩省民愈來愈意識到支持醫療保健計劃和研究的需求日益增長。
參與 BC Children’s Hospital Dream Home Lottery有機會獲得一系列大獎房屋中的精品，例如價值超過$290萬加元的 Marquis Custom Homes 房屋套裝。
閣下只需快速瀏覽一下這所房子，就會知道它的特別之處。這座五臥室、五個半浴室的夢想之家，擁有 5,744 平方呎的生活空間和一個 804 平方呎的車房，座落於南素里Morgan Creek這10,012 平方呎的一個安靜街區。
您購買的每一張 2021 年卑詩省兒童醫院夢想彩票(BC Children’s Hospital Dream Lottery)，都有機會贏得價值$290萬的豪華住宅及其他一系列精美房屋，並同時促進有助於治療兒童嚴重疾病的醫學研究。”
然後，擁有 18 呎高天花板的大房間直通住宅中心。寬敞的廚房採用溫暖的木飾面和帶有石材枱面的6呎瀑布形島台。高端電器包括了 Thermador煮食爐、洗碗機和帶蒸汽對流的壁上焗爐等。
相鄰的香料廚房為下廚準備和清理提供了一個方便的私人空間，並配備了 Fulgor Milano專業煤氣爐和 Blomberg 雪櫃及一個額外洗碗機。
對於 Marquis Custom Homes 總裁兼老闆 Kam Dhami 來說，今年參與BC Children’s Hospital Dream Lottery的機會，和他建造支持社區家庭房屋的目標是完全一致的。
他說：「Marquis Custom Homes 不斷努力地設計和創造能夠支持家庭日常生活的房屋，為人們提供一個可以一起享受每一天的家。」
「很榮幸我的另一個項目亦被卑詩省兒童醫院基金會選為今年的彩票大奬；去年的BC Hometown Heroes Marquis獲得了2021年Havan Award最佳廚房設計獎。支持我們本地醫院是非常重要的，尤其是卑詩省唯一的兒童醫院。 我一直是卑詩省兒童醫院的長期支持者，醫院一直需要捐款支持，以確保每個孩子都能健康成長，並能夠實現他們的希望和夢想的願景。」
Erin幫助推廣BC Children’s Hospital Dream Lottery已經超過 14 年。她認為今年所有的獎品組合不僅代表了一個改善生活狀況的機會，也幫助有需要的孩子們實現醫學研究的大突破：從為兒童癌症或罕見疾病等打開新療法的大門，到由專家提供護理或進行手術的方式上發現改變生活的突破點。
撰文： Lisa Manfield
攝影： Lia Crowe、Sheila Say Photography
Erin Cebula is seen here in the second of two 2021 BC Children’s Hospital Dream Lottery prize homes located in South Surrey’s Morgan Creek.