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  Custom Residence
Build Type
  New build
Square Footage of Home
  -up to 3,000 square feet of finished space
Project Name
  Dream Home
Project Address
  8904 N. Clarion Ave.
Kansas City, Missouri 64153
United States
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Homeownerā€™s Approval
  I have notified and the homeowner is aware that their home is being submitted and may be published in print and online.
Project vision or goals

St. Jude Childrenā€™s Research Hospital commissioned the builder to construct a new home that would be raffled off as part of the St. Jude Dream HomeĀ® Giveaway campaign, one of the largest fundraising programs for St. Jude nationwide having raised more than $600MM since its inception in 1991. Valued at an estimated $600,000, the St. Jude Dream HomeĀ® would be constructed at nearly zero cost by utilizing donated or deeply discounted products and services from national and local trade partners. Once complete, it would be open to tour for a limited time and a set number of $100 tickets would be available to purchase for a chance to win the home, as well as other valuable prizes, during an event that would be livestreamed on social media October 18, 2023. The builder broke ground on the project in October 2022, signaling the return of the St. Jude Dream HomeĀ® Giveaway to Kansas City for the first time since 2017. With one hundred percent of ticket sales going to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving childrenĀ®, the builderā€™s goal was to deliver a beautiful home that would generate excitement and, ultimately, raise the most funds possible for St. Jude.

Project challenges
  Building a custom home for an unknown client ā€“ the winner of the St. Jude Dream HomeĀ® Giveaway ā€“ with donated or significantly discounted products and services supplied by trade partners outside of the builderā€™s typical wheelhouse produced a unique set of challenges for the project. The builderā€™s goal was to not only design a one-of-a-kind home that would draw interest from prospective ticket buyers, but to showcase the fixtures and finishes throughout as part of a cohesive design where each living area flowed seamlessly from one room to the next. Additionally, exceptionally cold winter weather delayed pouring the foundation and starting framing and material shortages played a factor in the availability of items within the required timeframe.
Project solutions
  Situated on a walkout homesite in The Reserve at Riverstone, the St. Jude Dream HomeĀ® blends farmhouse style with a warm color palette of rich, earthy hues to create a traditional home brimming with modern flair. A 12-foot high entry gives way to the open concept main level that includes the primary bedroom suite, great room, kitchen, laundry room, drop zone, secondary bedroom, and full bath. The great room features a linear fireplace faced with floor-to-ceiling Cambria quartz matching the countertops and backsplash in the adjacent kitchen. A nod to the traditional, the kitchen showcases stained hickory custom cabinetry as well as stainless steel Bosch appliances, floating shelves, and a walk-in pantry. Luxurious lighting and plumbing fixtures in fashion-forward finishes of matte black and brushed gold maintain a modern balance within the space as does the clean lines of the cabinet and door hardware and staircase spindles. The lower level offers a setting ideal for entertaining with a spacious family room, game room, and wet bar, as well as a guest bedroom and full bathroom. Native plantings, boulders, paving stones and an irrigation system provide an exceptional outdoor environment to enjoy from the front porch, covered deck, or expanded lower level patio.
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  Patriot Homes
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  Northcraft Flooring / Patriot Homes
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  Shaw Flooring
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  EPIC Landscape
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  The Reserve at Riverstone
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Photographer Name
  Matthew Anderson
Photography Company
  Matthew Anderson
Photographer Phone
  (913) 915-1349
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Product Qty Unit Price Price
Entry Cost
1 $175.00 $175.00
  Sub Total $175.00
  Total $175.00

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