This week, De Young Properties began construction on their 10th St. Jude Dream Home that will be given away to a lucky winner this November. The Groundbreaking Ceremony, covered live by KMPH Fox 26, included major donor and builder De Young Properties, Celebrity Designer Michael Moloney, trade partners, sponsors and volunteers. The 3,484 sq. ft. home in the De Young Sierra Crossing community located in Clovis will be offered as the first place prize to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to fight cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
One hundred percent of the proceeds of the giveaway are donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Serving as major donor and builder of the St. Jude Dream Home for the past nine years, De Young Properties has successfully raised over $8.6 million for the hospital to date. This year, 11,000 tickets will be available in the hopes of raising $1,100,000 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which works around the clock to develop cures to save the lives of boys and girls, including children in the San Joaquin Valley.
“We strongly believe in our responsibility to help others, and our entire De Young team is grateful to our community’s continued support of our business and this great cause. We are even more passionate as we were in 2007 when we first partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and we are honored to be a donor and builder of our 10th St. Jude Dream Home in this war against childhood cancer. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital positively affects the lives of families across the country, in addition to giving us the opportunity to change the life of a local family,” said Paula De Young of De Young Properties. “This amazing pediatric research center, that not only treats life threatening cases in children, also freely gives guidance to doctors around the world and here in the Central Valley.”
The 2016 St. Jude Dream Home will include a signature designed suite from Michael Moloney. De Young Properties worked with Michael on the Emmy Award-winning television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, where they teamed up to build and design a home full of inspiration for a local hero.
Michael will donate his design talent and resources to one very special project, “Michael’s Mystery Suite”, which will remain off-limits during the construction and will be unveiled at an October event. “Michael’s Mystery Suite” will transform the expansive master living quarters, which includes a spacious bedroom, relaxing retreat, walk-in-closet and luxurious master bathroom, into an all-encompassing suite of colors, textures and the unexpected. De Young Properties and Michael Moloney are excited to collaborate on this special project which will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The 2016 St. Jude Dream Home will offer five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, three car tandem garage and formal living and dining rooms. The winner’s dreams will come true with the home’s long list of special features, including a beautiful Italianate elevation, natural quartz counters, stainless steel General Electric appliances with gas cook top and an Energy Star-rated dishwasher. In addition, the home offers eco-friendly and elegant Brizo premium faucets, an Energy Star-rated Rinnai tankless water heater, premium-grade hardwood and tile floors by Shaw Floors, spacious 10’ ceilings, professional front and back yard landscaping and Energy Star approved Eagle Brand Cool Roof Tile.
The 2016 St. Jude Dream Home is designed with De Young SmartHome technology to provide exceptional energy-efficiency, environmentally-friendly features, security, financial control and an overall improved quality of life while maintaining quality craftsmanship and true comfort. These EnergySmart homes are energy-efficient and come with a host of earth-friendly features and apply green building practices that create a healthy environment in which we live. These building practices include high energy-efficiency, improved indoor air quality, water conservation and sustainable building practices. Additionally, De Young SmartHomes have independent inspections for third-party review. Taking the technology a step further, this SmartHome features De Young ControlSmart technology to make your home intuitively smart.
Tickets will be available for purchase in September and you can tour the St. Jude Dream Home beginning in October. The winner will be announced on KMPH FOX 26 in November.
Author: Paula De Young