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In support of cancer treatment, research and care across Alberta, the Cash and Cars Lottery has unveiled its biggest and most stunning grand prize lottery home.
Tucked away on a tranquil cul-de-sac in Timberline Estates and designed by Truman Homes, the 4,783-square-foot West Coast modern-style home comes fully furnished and offers an open floor plan and plenty of beautiful design features, as well as panoramic views of a tree-lined ravine. The home is valued at $2.35 million and is one of three grand prizes from which the lucky grand-prize winner can choose. Other choices include $2 million in cash or $1.25 million towards any home model in the Edmonton area designed by Kimberley Homes, plus $1 million cash.
The lottery, now in its 23rd year, is the mainstay fundraising initiative for the Alberta Cancer Foundation and Calgary-based Truman Homes has been partnering with the lottery for 13 years, building the Calgary lottery home.
“The collaboration has allowed us to contribute to a cause that is very close to our hearts,” says Larissa Roy, digital marketing manager at Truman Homes. “This is our way of giving back to the community and standing alongside those affected by cancer. As a family-owned and Calgary-based home builder deeply rooted in these communities, we recognize the hardships faced by those battling cancer, their loved ones and the dedicated medical professionals working tirelessly in both front-end and research initiatives.”
This year’s two-story lottery home is defined by its light and airy feel, bright and open spaces and black and white palette, highlighted with plenty of wood detailing. Wood-planked tray ceilings throughout the home add plenty of texture and warmth, while an open-to-below great room with a bridge walk way above creates some stunning visual interest. It’s all grounded by the fireplace feature wall clad in stone tile swept in a soothing coastal shade of deep smoky blue.
Polished marble ceramic tile and natural oak wide-planked floors give the home a stately and clean appeal, while the kitchen’s oversized island — it’s 11 feet by four feet — grounds the open-concept space. Floor-to-ceiling two-storey tall windows (the open-to-below main floor is 20 feet tall) allow plenty of dazzling light to stream into the space, while offering tranquil views of the adjacent established ravine and forest.
The main floor offers abundant storage, including a walk-in pantry and plenty of built-ins, while the home office, situated just off the foyer, features banks of windows along with a row of built-in cabinets.
Truman’s Roy says that what sets the home apart is the detail in the design.
“The interplay of the high ceilings, thoughtful window placements and strategic lighting design amplifies the sense of spaciousness and accentuates the textures and finishes of the home, creating a truly inviting and radiant living experience.”
The home’s upper level features a lovely owners’ suite, two secondary bedrooms (both with walk-in closets and one with its own ensuite), and a large bonus room, while the walk-out lower level offers a fourth bedroom, a full bathroom, a wet bar and plenty of entertaining space.
This is the third year in a row that Truman Homes has custom-designed the lottery home in the southwest estate community of Timberline Estates, a boutique-style enclave of 90 homes that Truman also developed. The community’s esthetic can best be described as luxurious living within the context of coastal chic architecture highlighted with the best details of New York-styled brownstone designs.
Lottery proceeds will go to support ground-breaking cancer research, such as clinical trials, as well as to fund all 17 cancer centres across Alberta including the new Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Calgary (it’s opening in 2024). The lottery will also fund the Alberta Cancer Foundation’s financial assistance program, which covers costs such as food, transportation and child care for Albertans undergoing treatments and its patient navigation program, which helps to guide those diagnosed through diagnosis and treatment.
“These programs allow patients to focus on what matters most, which is their healing,” says Nicole Kitson, annual giving manager for the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
“Every single day over 60 Albertans hear the words: ‘You have cancer.’”
That tallies to around 23,000 people diagnosed annually.
Kitson notes that although the number of cancer cases has increased over the past 25 years, the prognosis is improving.
“In fact, since 2014, survival rates for late-stage melanoma patients have tripled from 20 per cent to 60 per cent thanks to ground-breaking immunotherapy-based clinical trials right here in Alberta,” she says.
Since the lottery’s inception 23 years ago in 2000, it has contributed $38 million towards cancer research and programs.
The Cash and Cars Calgary lottery home is located at 29 Timberline Court S.W. and is open for viewing Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from noon to 5 p.m. The home can also be viewed online. To purchase lottery tickets and for information, visit cashandcarslottery.ca. The deadline to purchase tickets is Oct. 5 and the final draw takes place on Oct. 18.