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A Photo Tour of the Stunning Hometown Heroes Lottery Prize Condo

By Michelle Hopkins2016-06-15

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There are certain things one can expect each spring – warmer weather and the unveiling of the five spectacular homes one lucky winner can choose from in the Hometown Heroes Lottery. This year, one of the homes is an unbelievably fabulous two-bedroom-and-den penthouse suite in Onni Group of Companies’ Onni Central, in the heart of Vancouver’s False Creek waterfront, which we at West Coast Condominium just had to show you.

Conceived by award winning architects DIALOG, this 22-storey concrete building stands out in the sea of towers. Its unique shape comes from the two towers connected by an upper-level skybridge, with a courtyard below.

The prize home on offer is a 1,355-square-foot penthouse, made even more amazing by its 440-square-foot roof terrace that takes in Vancouver’s cityscape, mountain and waterfront vistas.

Interior and Features

The contemporary interior was decorated in order not to compete with those spectacular views, says Sandra Hurtley, founder/interior designer, Positive Space Staging + Design Inc.

“As soon as I walked into the penthouse, the first thing I noticed was the bank of floor-to-ceiling windows opening up to those incredible views,” she says. “Because there is so much going on through the windows, I wanted to create a serene, soft palette to calm it down inside.”

The seasoned designer went on to say: “The view is the art so the décor is kept at a minimum. In order to keep it light, we added texture rather than patterns.” 

Throughout this penthouse it is a peaceful blend of neutral tones, wide plank dark engineered hardwood flooring, 100 per cent wool Berber carpeting in the bedrooms and closets, and bathrooms enhanced by natural stone countertops and flooring, with a frameless glass shower enclosure. Check out the photos on these pages – or you can take a virtual tour of the penthouse at by searching for tour number 52880.

The lucky resident will also enjoy the building’s wellness centre, complete with a fitness centre, yoga and dance studio and steam and sauna room. There will also be a social lounge with a full kitchen, games room and a theatre, as well as aprivate landscaped rooftop garden terrace with garden plots, encouraging a sense of community.

Where the Prize Comes From

The $2.2 million prize package comes complete with a $25,000 furniture credit, private two-car garage, a BMW 228i Convertible to park in it, a generous storage locker in the underground parking lot, and $600,000 cash.

This penthouse suite is provided by the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation.  According to Randy Motkaluk, Burn Fund regional director,the foundation purchased the penthouse prize home. Should the winner not choose the penthouse, it will either go for sale or it might be held by the foundation for their next lottery.

“Each ticket sold funds our ability to purchase the prizes,” says Motkaluk, adding the furniture credit and all cash value prizes that go along with this penthouse prize (as well as all five Grand Prizes) aren’t purchased until the winner chooses it. “More importantly, tickets bought fund programs for burn survivors across the province, as well as support the trauma teams and medical specialists at VGH, UBC Hospital and GF Strong Rehab Centre.”

Michelle Hopkins
Michelle Hopkins is a Vancouver-based freelance writer with extensive magazine, newspaper and online writing experience in home décor, new home developments, culinary adventures, wine, travel and more. Michelle writes for many notable publications including Real Estate Weekly and other Glacier Media Group publications, Western Living Magazine, Vancouver Magazine, Home Décor & Renovations, to name just a few. Michelle is passionate about anything to do with real estate.
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