THE lucky winner of this year's PNE Prize Home will have a new residence in Kelowna, and Kelowna will be the luckily recipient of some spectacular North Shore design.
Barbara Aylesworth has been a resident of North Vancouver for 41 years and her interior design company, A Stroke of Genius, is located on the North Shore. For the past three years Aylesworth has been the interior design coordinator of the PNE Prize Home.
"This year we've worked hard to blend the home's design with the fantastic natural setting (of Kelowna)," said Aylesworth. "Not only are we bringing the outdoors in, but also the indoors out with our exquisite wraparound decks off of the living room and master bedroom. These decks are really an extension of the house itself."
The design is meant to capture the nostalgia of the old world while providing the charm, luxury and comfort of the modern world.
"The interior has ten foot ceilings, it is very spacious and it is designed for open concept living," she said. "All of the rooms on the main floor are joined together so it is great for a large family or entertainment."
The home is 3,100 square feet and will overlook Okanagan Lake. It has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, three state of the art gas fireplaces, a theater room with a ninefoot screen and surround sound, a wine cellar and furniture provided by Lane Home.
The winner of the home will also receive a $2,500 grocery package from Marketplace IGA and one-year of housecleaning provided by MiniMaid.
The PNE Prize Home began in 1934 and is North America's oldest annual prize home giveaway lottery. Tickets for the home are currently on sale.
Individuals can buy five tickets for $25, or purchase 15 tickets for $50. Purchasers must be 19 years of age or older.
The lottery also includes three early bird draws, two holiday getaways and one $5,000 grocery package from IGA.
Tickets can be purchased now at www. pneprizehome.ca. To see more of Aylesworth's design visit www.astrokeofgenius.ca.