Fit for a King (or Queen)

Tickets for Spruce Kings show home on sale now; draw set for April 18

When you walk into the Spruce Kings lottery show home, you get a warm and cozy feeling.

There are warm colours on the walls, there's a floor-to-ceiling fireplace and an inviting kitchen.

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It feels like you're home.

"It's a beautiful open concept," said Spruce Kings business and marketing manager Lu Verticchio. "The fireplace divides the living room and kitchen. It has a really warm and elegant feel. It has a lot of windows with a lot of light. Everybody has their own interpretation of it. It's hard to describe. It ranges from Whistler, country to French provencal."

The custom-built executive home by Scheck Construction, valued at $495,000, is a 2,712 square-foot three-bedroom, three-bath home located at 2662 Links Drive in the Aberdeen Glen subdivision.

Tickets, all 10,000 of them at $100 each, are now on sale with the grand prize draw slated for April 18, 2016.

The home features five appliances, vaulted ceilings in the great room, dining room and kitchen, and a back and front deck.

There's under-counter lighting and quartz and marble counter-tops. The cherry cabinets throughout the home are thanks to 3D Wood Design.

The main floor includes the master bedroom and ensuite bathroom (including a walk-in custom-tile shower), along with an office decorated by Speedy Printers that can be converted into a smaller bedroom. Hickory wide-plank hardwood covers the floor.

Walk downstairs and you'll discover a spacious rec room complete with a Custom Live Edge wood bar (built by 3D Wood

Design) perfect for unwinding after a long day or entertaining guests.

Adjacent to the lounge area is the entertainment suite where six people can sit in comfortable recliners watching a surround-sound 60-inch TV.

The third bedroom and bathroom are also downstairs.

"You can see and feel the quality in this home," said Verticchio. "There is a lot of craftmanship in the home. If you appreciate quality, you will appreciate this home."

It's the fifth year Scheck Construction has built the Spruce Kings home and owner Brent Scheck takes special pride in it every year.

"It's neat to be creative and come up with new ideas," he said, adding construction began at the end of April and concluded six months later. "It's a collaboration of all the trades coming together and coming up with this. It worked."

The home comes fully landscaped, with an underground sprinkler system and inter-locking brick driveway.

The Spruce Kings show home lottery, in its 35th year, is the team's largest fundraising effort. It accounts for more than 65 per cent of the team's operating budget, which allows the Kings to compete in the B.C. Hockey League. All proceeds stay in Prince George and also allow the team to offer fans the lowest ticket price in the BCHL.

The three longest-running businesses in Prince George – The Northern, McInnis Lighting and SpeeDee Printers – are supporters. Dennis Busby from The Northern staged the entire home once again and McInnis Lighting has donated all the lighting since Day 1.

Tickets are available at the show home, Canadian Tire, Pine Centre Mall, The Northern, Central Builders, Hart Home Hardware and the Spruce Kings office.

50/50 tickets are also available, with the prize as high as $40,000.

A 24-hour ticket hotline is available, call 250-962-4946 (IWIN). Within B.C., call 1-855-962-4946.

Information is available online at www.sprucekingsshowhome.ca.

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