A VIRTUAL FEAST FOR THE EYES
A delight to modern sensibilities, John Vranic and his team have constructed a home that will appeal to those seeking clean lines and open spaces. Just inside the impressive front entrance, a private office space is dominated by a unique desk. Large windows allow ample light to enter the work area.
Following the success of last spring’s Dream Lottery online, their homes are ready for you to check out in your home.
WHAT DOES A DREAM HOME NEED?
A chef’s kitchen and this one does not disappoint, with a large gas range with European-style range hood, waterfall countertop island and tons of storage available in the custom cabinetry.
Cozy up with family or host friends in this great room, highlighted by wooden beams. It features a fireplace framed with Italian porcelain.
The double-door entrance says, “Welcome home; you’ve won the lottery!”
The intimate dinette area of the Vranic Homes' built residence features oversized windows that offer panoramic views.
Located in Edgewater Estates, the Vranic dream home is a three-bedroom, two and a half bath home with 2,355 feet of living space.
The Bridlewood home, on Silver Creek Crescent, has five bedrooms and three and a half baths in 5,285 feet of living space.
Modern is at the top of the menu for this fall’s Dream Lottery homes. London’s Silverleaf, by Bridlewood Homes, and the Edgewater Estates residence in Kilworth – built by Vranic Homes – both showcase innovative contemporary design styles.
The homes are two of the grand prizes in the joint venture of three hospital foundations that has raised millions of dollars over more than two decades. These monies fund technology, equipment and research at St. Joseph’s Health Care, London Health Sciences Centre and Children’s Hospital at LHSC.
Bridlewood president Carmine Gargarella calls the Silverleaf home “a comprehensive exercise in modern architecture,” featuring a bold highcontrast black-and-white theme, juxtaposed with hits of colour. “As you go through each area, it makes a statement,” Gargarella says.
Working with Kim and Victoria Morphy at 12/26 Design Co., he says the intention was to construct a contemporary modern home offering impact and architectural detail while still generating warmth and tranquility. As examples, he cites the great room’s tiled fireplace wall with media, storage and integrated artwork. It is offset by the black and white kitchen, as well as the lower level entertainment centre, a dramatic allblack space. This contrasts with the master suite that he describes as a tranquil oasis showcasing an off-white palette and ensuite with freestanding tub anchored by a neutral floral backdrop to the double entry oversized shower.
John Vranic says his goal for the Edgewater Estates home was to create a sophisticated family home with “a different feel, a Toronto flair.” To achieve this, he worked with award-winning Toronto designer Evelyn Eshun, tapping her extensive experience with diverse products and finishes, generating a result that has received “tremendously positive response.”
Vranic says it starts at the entrance foyer that opens to an expansive great room. This space showcases a vaulted ceiling with dark wood box beams and is anchored by a fireplace set in an Italian porcelain surround. It is bracketed by sizeable windows offering optimal natural light and views of the rear yard and covered deck, accessed from both the kitchen dinette and master suite.
Italian porcelain also makes an appearance in the master ensuite bathroom’s glass shower and surrounding the freestanding tub. The home also features Hanstone countertops and custom cabinetry throughout. Tickets for the dream homes and other grand prize options, including adventure and backyard makeover packages or one million dollars cash, are available until midnight December 17, 2020.
Final draws take place January 6, 2021, with winners announced the following day. However, if all tickets are sold by the Early Bird deadline of midnight December 10, final draws will be held December 21.
High contrast is the theme of this large home that offers modern flair with a family feel. The kitchen features light and dark tones with lots of storage and big spaces for cooking and entertaining.
A large family home musthave is a generous dining area, with a distinctive table to welcome the whole gang.
The great room demonstrates the residence’s chic attitude, with its tiled fireplace wall. It includes media, storage and integrated artwork.
A luxurious master suite includes a large closet/ dressing room, bedroom and ensuite, with a distinctive freestanding tub and separate double entrance glass shower.
Brighten up the workday with double windows in the office space. This area has not escaped the black and white theme of this prize home.
The lower level’s all black rec room extends the home’s theatrical flair, with a wall-mounted wine rack and big screen TV surrounded by comfy seating for viewing the big game.
The master bedroom’s quiet neutral tones balance the home’s dramatic ambiance and offer an atmosphere of quiet solitude.
Like many high-end houses, this dream home offers double sinks in the master ensuite.