Susan Upton 2017-04-13 05:17:21
This year's St.Jude Dream Home® , built by Deep South Custom Homes, is truly a gem full of unique architectural details, custom finishes, and innovative products. R & S Developers generously donated the lot in the Latter Rayne subdivision in Flowood. This 4 bedroom/3 bath, 3,100 square foot home valued at $485,000, has an elegantly rustic and farmhouse feel, yet exhibits modern touches throughout. This year, St. Jude broke ticket sale records only halfway through the campaign. Open house tours prior to the giveaway were a huge success, thanks to the many volunteers who helped show the home to the public and promote ticket sales. Founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, St. Jude opened in 1962 with a mission to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Located in Memphis, Tennessee, St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and around the world, and it’s the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. A child is never denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay. St. Jude has developed protocols that have helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancer from less than 20 percent when the hospital first opened to 80 percent today. In 1962, the survival rate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia—the most common form of childhood cancer—was a mere 4 percent. Today, the survival rate for this once deadly disease is 94 percent thanks to the research and treatment practices developed at St. Jude. The first St. Jude Dream Home was given away in 1991 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Since then, over 340 homes have been given away, raising a combined $290 million. The success of these projects would not be possible without the loyal local vendors and sponsors who commit their time and resources to each year’s home. The 2017 St. Jude Dream Home in Flowood was blessed with unwavering support from many national and local sponsors. This year’s home exterior showcases a combination of paint brick and Old St. Louis accents, donated by Old South Brick; garage doors, sheetrock, and 30-year high-definition shingle roofing were donated by Renfrow Supply; and all exterior and interior paint was donated by Sherwin- Williams and painted by Mina Paint Company. Brian and Natalie Burkley of Deep South Custom Homes created a modern design that incorporates a touch of farmhouse whimsy, industrial edge, and rustic elegance. Overall, the home’s inspiration came from their love of old, timeless character mixed with today’s modern amenities to give the home a completely fresh but cozy feel. Michael English of Ross Furniture in Flowood generously donated his time and inventory to stage the 2017 St. Jude Dream Home. As the tour continues inside, we want to personally thank those of you who reserved your ticket for the chance to win this gorgeous home. And if you were not the lucky winner, then Deep South Custom Homes can still build your dream home! However, please donate to St. Jude Children’s Hospital if you feel led to do so. Finding cures and saving children’s lives is St. Jude’s mission, and you never know when a friend or family member will need their treatments. Entering the home, a beautiful front door donated by Contractors Millwork features a customized, crossed grid window and transom. A combination of dark-painted, custom interior doors and Craftsmen-style wood doors make a statement throughout the house. Antique Walk plank 6 3/8" hickory flooring by Anderson Hardwood Floors was donated by Shaw Flooring, a national sponsor. A soothing palette of white paired with black accents and rustic textures of warm wood tones gives this home a classic, timeless, and cozy feel. Elegant lighting with custom finishes embraces you in each space, and was donated by Sunbelt Lighting. The interior trim and cabinets in the house are a highlight of the overall design and were donated by Triangle 44 Design Team. For the kitchen double-island seating, Michael English of Ross Furniture chose nickel-plated X-back stools. In the keeping room, Michael placed an Italian leather reclining sectional sofa along with a reclaimed wood cocktail table, a modern cow print and metal accent chair, and wood and metal accessories throughout. The open-concept kitchen, keeping, den, and dining rooms feature a combination of textured elements such as the beautiful paint brick arch on the kitchen range wall. Hardie ship lap accent walls are in the vaulted kitchen and den, and old reclaimed wood accent walls and floating shelves are throughout the home. A custom, antique pine trestle beam with iron accents provided by Plantation Millworks and Custom Creations flanks the vaulted opening from the den to the kitchen. Off the kitchen you’ll find a quaint and charming keeping room with a white stone fireplace donated by Morgan’s Natural Stone. Lagoon quartz donated by Silestone and fabricated by The Stone Source in Flowood covers the kitchen countertops. A luxurious and industrial-style gas range and vent hood donated by Tecnogas takes center stage in the clean, classic, and modern kitchen. Other kitchen appliances from the GE Café series were donated by Southern Bath & Kitchen along with a large stainless outdoor grill by Coyote. The dining room boasts a table custom-painted table by Brittney English of Ross Furniture to match the gray upholstered chairs. Beautiful wall art with gold metals and gray/green colors hang in the dining room. ABOVE: The living room features a gray sectional sofa from Ross Furniture with gorgeous gold, green, and gray toss pillows. The stone and natural wood oval cocktail table along with metal and glass end tables provide a place for lamps and accessories. BELOW: The open concept kitchen, living, dining, and entry provide a fabulous place for entertaining friends and family for the lucky winner of this home. The wet bar area showcases one of the reclaimed wood walls and reclaimed wood floating shelves throughout the home. The master bedroom features a stunning paneled wood wall behind a dark gray upholstered tufted bed. A cream quilt tucks neatly in the platform bed, and gold and gray velvet accent pillows add color and interest. A modern black leather and pewter chaise chair and a gray velvet and acrylic bench complement the bed. Mirrored bedside chests hold turquoise glass-base lamps. The en suite master bath features a custom-built walk-in shower and a double vanity with quartz countertops in the color Tao donated by Silestone and fabricated and installed by The Stone Source in Flowood. The spectacular modern master bath chandelier was donated by Sunbelt Lighting in Flowood, and the ceramic tile was donated by national sponsor, Shaw Flooring. A luxurious, double ended pedestal bathtub, donated by Southern Bath & Kitchen, is tucked away in an alcove and will be a wonderful escape after a hectic day. ABOVE: This guest room is furnished with a wrought iron day bed with a cream quilt and a white faux fur throw. An antique sewing machine base topped with reclaimed wood provides a perfect writing desk with an antique replica metal parlor chair. An industrial metal lamp sits on the desk. BELOW: A second guest room is furnished with a gray, distressed panel bed with matching night stands. Painted clay lamps are placed on the night stands, and “Uncle Buck” toss pillows are paired with a faux fur throw on the bed. National sponsor, Brizo, showcases state-of-the-art plumbing fixtures from a series of unique style collections as shown above in two of the bathrooms. A touch faucet over the white porcelain farmhouse kitchen sink was an added custom detail to this year’s home. Trane, also a national sponsor, provided the high efficiency HVAC equipment and was installed by Indoor Air Quality. Fiberglass blow-in insulation, provided by Insul Pro Plus II, Inc,. adds to the overall efficiency of this home. Audio and alarm systems were provided once again by The Alarm Company. Sod was donated by C & J Sod Farms, and the landscaping was provided by Hollingsworth Landscape. Deep South Custom Homes and St. Jude greatly appreciate the support and generous donations from this year’s exceptional team of sponsors (listed below). Cheers to another fabulous year for the kids of St. Jude!
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