All for the family

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"This dream home has something for everyone"

Over the years, Wastell Homes has built more than a dozen Dream Lottery homes for the London Health Sciences Foundation fundraiser and each one is different, with something to set it apart, says company president Doug Wastell.

Wastell’s latest Dream Lottery project, in North London’s Sunningdale community, is designed as a family home with something for everyone.

The big ‘wow’ factor will particularly delight kids and hockey fans. Working in partnership with the London Knights, Wastell has created a hockey theme on the lower level, complete with a mini rink and décor items donated by the hockey club, including jerseys and posters. Knights members will also be on hand for a day of meeting-and-greeting.

The lower level, with nine-foot ceilings and full-size windows, also includes a bar area, a comfortable TV room and a threepiece bathroom.

Set on a large corner lot, the home takes up 4,689 square feet of finished space on three levels.

The Woody’s Custom Cabinetry kitchen features black wood cabinets and a black-and-white European tile backsplash, with contrasting white Cambria quartz on the counters and island.


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Black wood is a theme echoed throughout the house, in a focal TV wall in the family room and surrounding the gas fireplace in the formal living room, as well as in the trim and stairway banister. It’s complemented by a warm, brushed-gold finish on many accent pieces and light fixtures.

The kitchen opens to a bright, airy dining area with oversized windows and a 15-foot ceiling, uniquely coffered to follow the roofline.

A two-piece powder room features a mirror ceiling. Mirrors are another element repeated elsewhere, including on the ends of the kitchen island and the refrigerator door panel.

The second-storey master suite features his-and-hers walk-in closets and an ensuite bathroom with a tile walk-through shower and freestanding tub, both with remote-controlled water temperature and spray.

This level also includes a guest bedroom with ensuite bath, and two children’s bedrooms connected by a Jack-and-Jill bathroom.

The home’s exterior is stone, stucco and brick with a rear-yard patio and wood and wrought-iron fencing around the property. The two-car garage, with extra storage space, has full doors front and back.