One of BC’s most popular grand prize lotteries is back for another year.
This morning, the PNE Prize Home was unveiled, officially kicking off the 84th annual PNE Prize Home Lottery.
The grand prize package, valued at over $1.8 million, features a 3,025 sq. ft. contemporarily styled house that will be relocated to Naramata, BC, following the 2018 Fair at the PNE.
Designed and assembled by Freeport Industries, the three bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home includes an array of features like an indoor elevator and a dry sauna.
The home also comes fully furnished with the latest technology from Best Buy, as well as appliances from Coast Appliances, along with interior furnishings from Lane Home Furnishings.
“It’s incredible to see how far the 84-year tradition of the PNE Prize Home has come,” said Mike McDaniel, President and CEO of the PNE, in a statement.
The prize home, he added, “has evolved from a ‘dream bungalow’ on Hastings Street to a home with some of North America’s most innovative technologies and comfortable amenities, located in [the] beautiful Okanagan.”
Additionally, the home features luxury vinyl flooring, a master walk-in closet, and an outdoor fireplace.
The top floor maximizes the view of Okanagan Lake with two decks, a large living space, and an en-suite master bedroom.
“It’s an honour to be chosen for the third consecutive year as the builders of the PNE Prize Home,” said Todd Venier, CEO of Freeport Industries. “The design of this house was geared towards taking care of the modern homeowner.”
“We took it upon ourselves to create a smart, technologically focused home that attends to the winner’s every need,” added Venier. “These qualities, coupled with its unbelievable location, is what really makes it a dream home.”
The PNE partnered with Best Buy Canada to create a Smart Home, showcasing the latest technologies on offer to British Columbians.
The 2018 PNE Prize Home features an array of latest tech, including: Google Home and Google Home Mini voice activated smart speakers; a Nest Wi-Fi video doorbell, smart thermostat, smoke detectors, and outdoor cameras; Phillips Hue smart lighting; Samsung smart TVs; and much more.
Additionally, Freeport Industries worked closely with BC Hydro to build a “net zero ready” house that can reduce electricity use by up to 80%.
This is achieved through the use of features such as high-performance windows and doors and better insulated walls and roofs that improve the home’s energy efficiency, improve heating, cooling and ventilation, reduce allergens and asthma triggers, and minimize outside noise.