Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Princess Margaret Home Lottery 2012

Would you pay $100 for a chance to live in a 7,662 sq/ft $3.79 Million Dollar Mansion? I would!

It's that time of the year when people drive from near and far for their chance to walk through The Princess Margaret Home Lottery "dream home". I too get equally excited to tour this showhome. My anticipation stems from different reasons then most, for me it's the expectation of seeing a design masterpiece. Although, walking through this mansion and envisioning myself as the big winner does cross my mind, once or twice. Greenpark interior designer Jack A. Celli does this incredible mansion every year from start to finish. This year's home is elegant yet bright and airy. Marble, marble and more marble adorn this manor so if carrara is not your thing, look away. This mansion has four luxurious bedrooms, an entertainment area equipped with three plasma TVs, a pool table, woven leather club chairs and a spa inspired basement with a gym, above ground pool and a wet steam shower. The gourmet kitchen is a transitional white & gray combo with not only a servery but also a separate "homework office", I thought the huge chalk board for daily notes was such a cute idea. This kitchen and the funky family room are divided with a two-sided glass tile fireplace, one of my favourite design details. The living and dining room are simple but tastefully done, a little surprising I must say. These main floor rooms are typically the piece de resistance, THE space where you can wow your guests and really indulge in over the top design fashions but the design team chose to go minimal in these otherwise formal rooms.  

In my opinion, for whatever it's worth, I believe that year after year the same design crew puts together these spectacular homes and although they are gorgeous, it may be time to see another great designer's vision transform this grand prize house into their idea of a
dream home.
Just Imagine Brian Gluckstein's lottery home!
AND one day, Erica Gelman's lottery home, oh...wait... that's me
(a girl can dream!)

On a serious note, The Princess Margaret Hospital holds a really special place in my heart, it was the place my grandfather spent his last days and although he never made it out there are thousands that do. Everyone knows someone who is either batteling, has battled, or lost their battle with cancer and The Princess Margaret Hospital is trying to put an end to that. So buy a ticket even if you don't end up the lucky winner of this fab home.