Dream Home tickets now on sale

The ribbon is cut at the Bluewater Health Foundation Dream Home at 564 Franco Ave. in Sarnia - Oct. 3/19 (Blackburnnews.com Photo by Josh Boyce)

Dignitaries gathered Thursday morning to cut the ribbon at one of two dream homes.

The Bluewater Health Foundation has partnered with the CEE Hospital Foundation in Petrolia for this year’s lottery.

The first home, at 564 Franco Ave. in the Rapids Parkway subdivision, is valued at over $668,000.

Stelobrook Homes built the house and Brush Strokes Interiors decorated it.

Stelobrook Owner Steven DeMelo said it has plenty of features including an island kitchen, en suite bathroom, and theatre system.

“Basically we try to do something different from what you would usually see in a normal, regular house,” said DeMelo. “The theatre system is pretty incredible. As for all of the decorations and everything, it’s just a bunch of people pulling it through.”

Bluewater Health Foundation Executive Director Kathy Alexander is thrilled with the quality of the home.

“This is actually my first time seeing it since the construction phase, and each and every year I’m blown away,” said Alexander. “We’re thrilled with the outcome. Steve is an amazing builder and Lori Bambury from Brush Strokes knocked it out of the park once again. It’s stunning, I can’t get over how beautiful it is.”

The ribbon will be cut on the other home at 304 Sunset Crt. in Petrolia on Friday.

That home is valued at over $540,000, was built by Sepe Construction, and decorated by D. Janzen Interiors.

This year’s lottery is also being done online and has the largest prize board ever at over $1 million. You can also win a BMW, trips, or a number of runner-up cash prizes.

There are up to 50,000 tickets up for sale compared to 8,500 last year, and there’s a 50/50 as well.

If the lottery sells out, over $600,000 will be split between Bluewater Health’s Sarnia and Petrolia sites.

Tickets are $100 and are currently on sale at www.bwhfdreamhome.com or in person at the hospitals.

The homes officially open to the public on Saturday, October 5, and open houses run every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. until Sunday, March, 8, 2020.

The Dream Home Lottery has raised over $7 million dollars for Bluewater Health over the past 24 years.