The countdown to #Stamped2014 is over – well if you count sneak-a-peek as part of Stampede. Official kick-off begins with the parade tomorrow but if you want to get an early start to test out all the crazy new foods (i.e. scorpion pizza) or take a ride on the midway – tonight is a great night to head down to the grounds!

One other thing you can get a look at is the Stampede Rotary Dream Home. If you have been down to the Stampede grounds at any time in the last 6 months you have probably seen the home under construction.  This 2433 square foot home is constructed on the grounds and then after some lucky individual wins it after ten day it is divided into 7 pieces and moved to the community of Walden. It is really kind of a feat if you think about it.

Did you also know that the proceeds from the ticket sales go towards helping local charities? The Rotary Club of South Calgary supports several local initiatives including Calgary Health Trust, Inn from the Cold, Calgary Inter-Faith Foodbank, Providence and Wellspring Calgary. Check out their video filled with stories from those these organizations have helped.

Now for a quick look inside the Dream Home – just to give you a taste of what you will see of this now completed home.

Every year the Dream Home has a theme, this year is no different. The 2014 Stampede Rotary Dream Home is a Foodie’s dream! The stunning kitchen is not only fully loaded (I’m talking white maple cabinets, subway tile, walnut butcher’s block and a gas range that I would love to get my hands on), but it also comes with amazing little details. Like an Urban Cultivator, yep an herb fridge right in your kitchen, a coffee bar for those late night gab sessions and an amazing wine fridge to keep your collection chilled.

The rest of the home is breathtaking as well. It features a quaint rooftop patio with a fireplace just off the master bedroom, another rooftop patio off the large bonus room, plus an ensuite with a soaker tub on a tile deck.  We also cannot forget the amazing design gurus from Homes by Avi. Their finishing touches bring the personality of the home to life.

 

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* Photos courtesy of Homes by Avi