Foothills Hospital Home Lottery prize captures mountain and lake views

Grand prize home worth $3 million by Baywest Homes sits waterfront in Harmony.

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With its soaring cathedral ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning mountain and lake views, the latest Foothills Hospital Home Lottery grand prize exudes luxury and relaxed living. Custom-designed by Baywest Homes, the 5,100-square-foot, four-bedroom home features a cosy and family-friendly open-concept floor plan that’s designed specifically for lakeside living.

“We’re very excited to be working with Baywest Homes on this project,” says Shannon MacMillan, director of communications at the Calgary Health Foundation, noting that this is the first year that the lottery has partnered with the builder.

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“The home is just beautiful. It’s hard to pick a favourite spot,” says MacMillan. “But for me, it’s really the whole main floor — it’s just this very calming place. It’s clean and bright and quite breathtaking.”

Gracing an oversized, almost 12,000-square-foot lot that backs onto the lake in the multiple-awarding-winning community of Harmony in Springbank, the home’s design revolves around creating light-filled moments.

“As with all of the homes that we build, we wanted to make sure that it was warm and inviting and that the design made a statement,” says Victoria Epp, show home project lead for Baywest Homes, noting that it has been an honour for the Baywest team to be part of the lottery home project.

“In this home, we were really inspired by the outdoors and the views — they both really brought the design to life.”

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The modern farmhouse design integrates a comprehensive blend of contemporary and traditional elements — scraped wide-plank wood flooring, plenty of stone and wood juxtaposed with mixed metals, glass and wrought iron detailing.

Perhaps the most stunning element in the home is the custom-designed concrete hood fan in the kitchen. It emulates the charm of a rustic old-world French farmhouse, setting the tone for the main living space and working nicely in conjunction with the oversized island to create an inviting space for family and friends to congregate and enjoy a meal together.

From the central living spaces, the home unfolds in layers with plenty of texture and natural materials. Hits of matte black, along with glass feature walls tie the spaces together, while allowing light to shine through the entirety of the home.

“The architecture plays a huge part, but when you mix different types of styles you can really achieve a lot of depth,” says Epp, adding that her favourite area of the home is the primary ensuite, part of the owners’ retreat on the second-level.

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“It’s just so serene and warm and inviting. We wanted to really create that spa-like feel.”

To achieve that feeling, the design team used a light palette with warmer undertones and contrasted it with plenty of texture. The wheat-coloured shower tiles are geometric in shape with raised contrasts, while the fixtures give a contemporary edge.

Although Harmony is no stranger to lottery homes (three charitable lottery homes have previously been built since the community’s inception in 2015), this is the first time the Foothills Hospital Lottery Home has been built in the community. Co-developed by Qualico Communities and Bordeaux Developments, Harmony is known for its well-thought-out design that incorporates plenty of parks, the 18-hole Mickelson National Golf Club, two lakes, and a connected, interactive village-type feel.

This year’s Foothills Hospital Home Lottery will support advancing the care at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, which offers a wide range of specialty services including trauma, clinical neurology, cardiac sciences, tissue and organ transplantation, and many complex surgical specialties.

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The Foothills Medical Centre performs 21,000 surgeries annually, servicing patients from across southern Alberta (south of Red Deer), eastern British Columbia and western Saskatchewan.

“We’ve got a lot of priority areas right now, but we are really focusing on innovation in surgery, in particular, on new procedures that are minimally invasive,” says MacMillan.

“With your support, Calgary can lead the province and the country in new procedures, practices and ideas that will give patients better outcomes to live high quality lives following debilitating conditions,” says Murray Sigler, president and CEO of the Calgary Health Foundation.

The winner of the $3 million lottery home will also be awarded $100,000 cash and a year-long membership at the Mickelson Golf Club.


HOME: The 2024 Foothills Hospital Home Lottery

BUILDER: Baywest Homes

COMMUNITY: Harmony, a multi-award-winning community in Springbank.

PRICE: The home is valued at $3 million, including lot and GST.

LOCATION: The home is located at 41 Pike Bay in Harmony and is open for viewing until early May 2024.

VIEWING: Viewing times are Wednesdays through Fridays from 2 to 7 p.m. and weekends from noon to 5 p.m. It is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.


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