What makes a house a dream home?
Perhaps it’s a charming exterior with grey stone and wood detailing or abundant windows allowing for a flood of natural light. Maybe it’s a kitchen straight out of a magazine with distinctive quartz countertops and sleek new appliances. Or perhaps it’s a spectacular living room with a custom fireplace and high-vaulted ceilings.
If any of those features tickle your fancy, you’re going to want to buy a ticket or two for the 2018 Kinsmen Dream Home Lottery. Moreover, if you’re unfamiliar with this lottery, here’s the short and sweet: every year, the Kinsmen Club of Kingston puts on an annual Dream Home Lottery. This year, 7500 tickets have been printed, and the first prize is 1004 Applewood Lane. There are runner-up cash prizes too! The money raised from the contest goes back into the community, so it’s a win for everybody.
Built by Kingston-based company, Home Valley Builders, this year’s dream house is impressive inside and out. On the exterior, the high peaks and white trimmed windows create appealing depth while the tasteful combo of textures adds to the country chic feel.
One of my favourite aspects of the exterior is the way in which the garage blends into the front of the house. On the function side of things, the 2-car garage is not only insulated and spacious but also features white carriage-style doors and windows keeping in tune with the crisp and inviting feel of the rest of the exterior styling.
The inviting atmosphere definitely continues on the inside of the house. Upon entering the foyer of 1004 Applewood Lane, you’ll be delighted at how the entranceway opens up into the open-concept living area and kitchen. I particularly loved the look of the vaulted ceiling in the main living area and how the rustic atmosphere is accentuated by the stone-detailed fireplace and the dark hickory hardwood floors.
While we're talking about the main living space, I want to draw attention to the kitchen. The kitchen is not only beautiful but also provides plenty of space for any type of food preparation. Whether you enjoy baking, cooking, or entertaining, the long quartz countertops will accommodate you. In addition to the counters on each wall, one of the main features of the kitchen is the island, complete with white and grey quartz. The rustic styling of the home hasn't been left out in the kitchen either, and there is a unique light fixture that adds a cozy feel to the bright accents. As part of the lottery, all of the appliances pictured will also be won with the house.
The main living area is definitely one of the main attractions of the 1678 square feet of the main floor, but it's worth noting that the bedrooms are also fantastic. The master bedroom features numerous windows, a large walk-in closet, and an ensuite bathroom that is to die for. The additional bedroom, which is across the hall from the master, features incredible windows and high-ceilings and could easily be transformed into an office or den.
In addition to the main floor, the lower level boasts an additional 1606 square feet that feature a fully furnished family room as well as two additional bedrooms. The styling is consistent with the rest of the house, and the ceiling is a white-washed pine and is accented with LED pot lights. The basement also features a full bathroom, radiant in-floor heating, and a sliding door walkout from the family room.
In addition to the many aesthetic and functional features of 1004 Applewood Lane, the location is also ideal. This dream home is located just 10 minutes north of Inverary and 20 minutes outside of Kingston. It's also worth mentioning that the house sits on a two-acre lot and has access to Loughborough Lake.
All things considered, it's not hard to imagine yourself living at 1004 Applewood Lane. Whether it's the windows, the chic design of every accent, or the undeniable versatility, there's no doubt that this year's Kinsmen Dream Home is in fact dreamlike. So go ahead, picture yourself hosting wine and charcuterie nights, or spending time with family around the fireplace. Dream of summer barbeques and magical sunsets on the lake.
Whatever your dream home fantasy is, indulge yourself. Picture your life at 1004 Applewood Lane. And don’t forget to buy a ticket or two. Take a walkthrough using the iGuide below:
ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!
iGuide Kingston is also holding a draw for a ticket in this year's lottery. You can enter once per day by simply submitting your email on our GIVEAWAY PAGE!
Learn more about it here: http://kinsmendreamhome.com/
The Kinsmen Dream Home lottery is a lottery to win THIS home built right here in Kingston. Each ticket has a value of $150 and there are a total of 7500 tickets sold. The winner of the Kinsmen Dream Home Lottery will be drawn on December 29th at 8:00pm.