March 01, 2009
Reach for the stars
Winning Cardel Homes’ grand prize will help not just you, but all Albertans
Three spacious bedrooms, his-and-hers walk-in closets, deep oak hardwood, nine-foot main and upper floor ceilings and a bonus room–what more could you ask for in your dream home?
But your dream home doesn’t have to be a figment of your imagination; with the purchase of a STARS Lottery 2009 ticket, Cardel Homes’ Cambria show home can be yours.
“This year we were trying to deliver something that provided more space and some innovative new ideas,” says Mike Selinger, vice president of sales and marketing for Cardel Homes, adding that the Cambria is “a little bit more dynamic” than previous STARS Lottery homes.
With added features such as a home office space, formal dining area and full-height kitchen cabinets, the Cambria exudes a feeling of openness and sophistication perfect for the modern-day family.
“It’s just over 2,700 square-feet, which makes it very unique in the market place,” notes Selinger. “There are a lot of customers still looking for space.”
The Cambria’s most exciting focal point is the grand four-piece ensuite in the master bedroom with a stand-alone shower, dual sinks and earth-toned quartz surrounding both the soaker tub and gas fireplace, both of which are conveniently placed side-by-side. The his-and-hers walk-in closets come complete with built-in shelving and direct access to the upper laundry room. Looking after every last detail, dark wood window and door frames in every room add a hint of flair and polish off the look throughout the entire home. The second and third bedrooms are a perfect size for guests or kids and the bonus room boasts bright wall-to-wall windows. A winding wood banister leads down to the beautifully modern kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances and a large granite island.
Worth about $795,000 including upgrades and furniture, it’s easy to see why the Cambria by Cardel Homes is the Grand Prize #2 for STARS Lottery 2009.
The Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service Foundation (STARS) is a non-profit organization and is now in its 16th year of running the STARS Lottery. It receives much of its funding for operating costs through ticket sales and relies heavily on fundraisers and the generosity of Albertans. STARS has flown more than 17,300 missions since 1985 and continues to save lives with new equipment (like the new AW139 helicopter arriving later this year) and highly-trained medical personnel.
“It is an exciting time as we anticipate the arrival of the new helicopter,” says STARS president and CEO, Dr. Greg Powell at the Lottery launch on January 21. “It will fly farther and faster and help save lives through an advanced medical interior and has the capacity to carry two critical patients.”
STARS provides airborne intensive care to the critically injured and ill seven days a week, 24 hours a day and has bases in Calgary, Edmonton and Grande Prairie.
In total, the STARS Lottery 2009 will give out 3,030 prizes worth $4.9 million retail including four grand prize homes (one each in Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton and Lethbridge) and a fifth grand prize of a truck and travel trailer worth over $116,000. Many other prizes include a Mercedes-Benz, Porsche Boxter, travel packages, electronics, cash, and more. Tickets are $25 each, five for $100, or 15 for $250 and are available by visiting http://www.starslottery.ca. The early bird draw is on March 27 and the final draw on April 23.