St. Jude Dream Home Tours Underway
With the giveaway of the 2012 St. Jude Dream Home in Nashville’s Westhaven community scheduled for June 24, open house hours are underway. The house is open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily June 18-23.
Located at 1716 Townsend Blvd. in Franklin, this year’s home, built by Southern Land Company, is located across from Westhaven’s elementary school.
Valued at approximately $560,000, the home features 2,941 square feet with three bedrooms, three and a half baths, and a two car garage. The two-story plan includes a Thermador kitchen appliance package from Thermador and Ferguson Enterprises. A vaulted ceiling visually expands the family room’s living space, while an oversized courtyard and a bonus room offer plenty of room for the future owner.
Tickets are being sold for $100 each and ticket buyers will also have a chance to win additional prizes, ranging from home audio equipment to $1,000 gift cards from American Express, Target, Home Depot, Best Buy, and others. Visitors to the home during the open house may sign up to win a $5,000 furniture shopping spree from American Signature Furniture. All proceeds from the St. Jude Dream Home campaign go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Since its inception in 2004, the Middle Tennessee St. Jude Dream Home campaign has become one of the leading Dream Homes in the country, raising more than $10 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In 2007, Southern Land Company Homebuilding was named St. Jude Builder of the Year.
A two-story stone fireplace surround featuring Dutch Quality Stone is accented with a see-through fireplace from Dale Inc. and Lennox.
Moen faucets and a iDigital remote-controlled shower system is included in the master bedroom. The shower’s rainhead, body sprays, and hand shower are from Green Plumbing and Moen.
In addition, the home features a multi-room audio and security system from Interactive Systems, granite countertops from Intellistone, and cabinets in the kitchen and baths from Wellborn Forest and Franklin Kitchen Center.
The kitchen also features a stacked slate backsplash from Emser Tile and Kendall slate tile and glass inserts in the master bathroom from American Olean and BPI.
Tile floor and tub surrounds in the secondary baths are from Shaw, as is the carpet throughout the house. Sand and finish hardwoods on the main level are from R&S Flooring.
The home’s tankless water heater is from Green Plumbing and State Water Heaters, while custom vent covers are provided by Fancy Vents.
A tornado shelter from Habiframe will provide safety for the homeowner, and Creative Stone provided the custom courtyard design, enhanced by fire and water features. To reserve tickets online, visit www.dreamhome.org or call 800/ 746-6713. Only 16,500 tickets will be sold.
Prize winners will be selected during a live broadcast on Fox 17 on June 24. The Big 98 WSIX and Greater Nashville House & Home & Garden™ are sponsors again this year. Other sponsors are FOX 17, Southern Land Company, American Signature Furniture, & Crowe Horwath.
Winner of the St. Jude Dream Home will also receive $5,000 in moving expenses from APEX Moving & Storage. All proceeds from the St. Jude Dream Home campaign go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas, St. Jude is based in Memphis. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. For information visit www.dreamhome.org.
Southern Land Company, based in Franklin, Tennessee, was founded 21 years ago by the current CEO, Timothy W. Downey. To learn more about Southern Land Company visit www.southernland.com.
St. Jude Dream Home
location: 1716 Townsend Blvd., Westhaven Community Franklin, TN
free tours through June 17: 9-5 Sat., noon-5 Sun.
free tours June 18-23: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily
tickets on sale: through June 17
ticket price: $100
for information: 800-746-6713