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Over the past decade, D&S Homes has been a proud supporter of STARS (Shock Rescue Service) in Saskatchewan. The family-owned custom home builder has designed and built 19 stunning dream homes presented as grand prizes in the annual STARS sweepstakes, the organization’s primary fundraiser for the past 11 years.
STARS red helicopter air ambulances are a common sight across Saskatchewan, performing an average of 10 missions per day, providing rapid, life-saving emergency care to critically ill and injured people.
“We know how important the work STARS does. We all know people who have been rescued by STARS. To us, it’s an essential service for Saskatchewan,” says Troy Slater, vice president of D&S Homes.
The family’s commitment to the stars isn’t limited to building lottery homes in Saskatoon. Each year, D&S Homes also designs and builds a completely different Regina lottery home for the stars.
“We were born and raised on lottery in Saskatchewan, so we really appreciate being able to work with them in both cities,” says Mark Auden, STARS chief communications officer. It’s amazing to look at, but very functional for families of all shapes, sizes, and ages.”
D&S Homes has once again pulled off all stops in creating the dream homes featured in the 2022 STARS lottery.
The Saskatoon lottery home is located at 100 Greenbryre Crescent, behind the seventh hole of Greenbryre Golf and Country Club. Winners will enjoy fantastic views of the half-acre patio as well as a beautifully manicured golf course.
The home is an outdoor cottage that offers 3,152 square feet of upgraded living space, including three bedrooms, a den, and 2.5 bathrooms. The lottery house has a value of $1,467,000, including a cash prize of $10,000.
GA Interiors once again collaborated with D&S on the interior design and furnishings for the lottery home. Modern Scandinavian influences are evident throughout the home, from the cheerful neutral color palette with striking black accents to the gorgeous white oak floors that run throughout the main floor. The move-in home comes fully furnished.
The spacious feel of the open-plan main floor is amplified by a 15’6″ high ceiling and a wall of windows overlooking the golf course. The star of the gorgeous room is the stunning custom gas fireplace, with elegant marble tile surrounds extending to the ceiling.
The kitchen is a foodie’s dream, with floor-to-ceiling cabinets by boutique firm Hinge Designs. The white painted cabinets are accented with black hardware and white oak accents. Glass front cabinet doors reveal a wood grain veneer interior and backlighting.
The nine-foot-high island is painted black to contrast with the white cabinets. The black sink and faucet pops up against a white, marble-style quartz countertop.
The pantry extends from the kitchen to a dedicated mudroom with direct entry to the garage.
The large base suite is a relaxing getaway. A rolling barn door reveals a luxurious suite, with an artfully tiled walk-in shower, black quartz-topped nightstand, separate toilet closet and spacious walk-in wardrobe.
The main floor also contains a large laundry room and home office.
Two additional bedrooms are located on the lower floor. GA Interiors has created a different design for each bedroom, right down to the signature lighting fixtures.
The lounge area in the basement and recreation space takes entertainment to a new level. The massive space can easily accommodate a crowd. A garden door leads to a backyard patio for outdoor entertaining.
Public comments help inspire the design of every lottery home, says Derek Slater, D&S Homes COO.
“Every year, we hear feedback from the people who buy tickets, the people at STARS. We want to design a home that is functional and modern. We want homes to appeal to everyone, not just a small percentage of the people there.”
While the home of the STARS lottery is not open to the public this year, a full gallery of photos and videos can be viewed at starslottery.ca.
“While we miss that interaction with the public, as a health organisation, we continue to take COVID precautions. In the past years, we have had help from SaskTel volunteers who have sold us tickets at lottery homes. Because of the pandemic, they weren’t available this year. Hopefully next year we hope that,” says Udan. We all come back in person.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-844-STARS-SK, online at starslottery.ca, in person from STARS bases in Saskatoon and Regina or by mail.
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