Building Dream Homes for Charity in Edmonton, Alberta

“To create a strong community it’s critical that the people who live here – in Edmonton – are healthy. For us that means helping our local hospitals,” said Paul Lanni, president of Averton Homes, when asked about building a dream home in Alberta’s Full House Lottery.

In over two and a half decades the Full House Lottery has raised more than $85 million for the Edmonton-based Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation and University Hospital Foundation. Having built two of this year’s dream homes themselves, Averton Homes and Parkwood Master Builders (both members of CHBA Edmonton Region) understand the cause very well.

“We do this for two reasons: first and foremost it’s for the charities. Second, it’s a fun project for us to work on as a team and it allows us to showcase the customization that we can do,” said Dan Hanna, Parkwood president, in an interview with the Edmonton Journal.

This year’s Full House Lottery participants purchased tickets for a chance at the dream homes, 50/50 extra tickets, or Thousands-a-Day Giveaway tickets. More than $5.7 million in prizes were available.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will support a new operating room for cancer surgery at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women through the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation, and to help support care for patients with dementia and for research toward life-changing Alzheimer’s treatments via the University Hospital Foundation.

Welcome to Your Dream Home

Parkwood Master Builders, a family owned and operated business, has been building its community through initiatives such as this for nearly 30 years. Its incredible Grand Prize Dream Home, titled Kanso, features zen design elements that reflect a “Japanese characterization of simplicity.

Natural light cascades from two-storey windows while an indoor botanical garden breathes life into every inch of the home. Two-toned kitchen cabinets and quartz and butcher block counters catch the eye. On the upper level a master retreat with walk-in closet and five-piece ensuite guarantees relaxation. For details on the fixtures and features found throughout this home, click here.

Parkwood Master Builders Full House Lottery Dream Home
Full House Lottery Dream Home by Parkwood Master Builders | Edmonton, Alberta

Grand Prize Number Two

Averton Homes’ stunning Mid-Century Modern Dream Home was one of two options for the second grand prize winner. It boasts a sun-filled sunken living space, private master retreat that overlooks the lake and loft area. The kitchen features symmetrical designs that pay homage to the mid-century modern aesthetic.

Averton Homes Full House Lottery Dream Home
Full House Lottery Dream Home by Averton Homes | Edmonton, Alberta

Averton Homes has supported the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation since 2013, and has been building for the Full House Lottery since 2015. “We rely heavily on our internal team and their brilliant minds, as well as the many amazing tradespeople and suppliers who help us build the dream homes year over year,” explained Paul Lanni.

The Dream Homes are open to the public to tour before the lottery is drawn, offering a taste of how grand prize winners will live a short while later.

“Thanks to the reliable people we work with, we’re able to deliver a dream home in six month’s time,” said Lanni. “We’ve already broken ground on the 2020 Full House Lottery dream home, getting ready to deliver it by the end of January 2020.”

For more information about the homes or how you can get involved in the Full House Lottery, click here.

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