Every year for the last decade, Norton Children’s Hospital has benefitted from a home raffle — and 2020 is no different. This year, the grand prize in the 10th annual Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle is a custom-built 3,200-square-foot, Richardsonian Romanesque-style home built by the Ramage Company in the Norton Commons. Step […]
Every year for the last decade, Norton Children’s Hospital has benefitted from a home raffle — and 2020 is no different. This year, the grand prize in the 10th annual Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle is a custom-built 3,200-square-foot, Richardsonian Romanesque-style home built by the Ramage Company in the Norton Commons. Step inside the $750,000 home, built with children in mind, that could be yours for $100.
The Norton Children’s Hospital Home and BMW Raffle has continued to grow over the past 10 years. While the grand prize is the home in Norton Commons, the first-place prize is nothing to sneeze at — it’s a 2021 BMW X3 from BMW of Louisville plus $10,000 cash.
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“This is an annual raffle that we do to support the work of Norton Children’s Hospital,” said Norton Healthcare chief development officer Lynnie Meyer. “We started just after 9/11 and we gave away a car. Over the course of the years, we added a house. So now, it’s very exciting that folks have a chance to win two major prizes.”
Tickets for the raffle are $100 and only 12,000 will be sold before the raffle closes on Nov. 19
Every dollar raised from the raffle directly supports the work of Norton Children’s hospital, which is the only freestanding children’s hospital in the bluegrass state, serving all 120 Kentucky counties, as well as more than 30 in Indiana.
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Fit for family
For the 2020 home, “we’ve been so fortunate to have David Ramage (of) Ramage Company as our builder,” Meyer said. “He is a member of our board of trustees, (and) is able to work with his vendors and his suppliers to help with donated items and donated labor to actually build the house.”
This is Ramage’s eighth Norton Children’s Hospital raffle house, and the process with each build has been a bit different from the last. Though the pandemic proved problematic in the building industry this year, he and the rest of the raffle house team managed to power through and finish the house at 6132 Mistflower Circle in time for tours, which take place on the weekends leading up to the drawing on Nov. 21.
“Most of the issues we encountered,” he said, “we were able to work around. Everyone kind of rose in the same direction on this house. Our trade partners and suppliers were great about encountering a roadblock and figuring out a way around it.”
Since funds raised from the raffle will directly benefit children, it was fitting that one of Ramage’s goals was to craft spaces specifically for youngsters. “We wanted to make sure that the house was, number one, family and kid-friendly,” he said. “We kind of worked in reverse on that front; we started up on the second floor with the kids’ rooms.”
In addition to a child-friendly custom bunk bed feature and built-in desks, the second floor also boasts a family room with a unique spiral staircase that leads to a children’s play loft. It’s the architecture itself, however, that Ramage especially likes about this year’s raffle home.
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“I think it looks like it’s been there for a long time,” he said. “We wanted it to look like a home that (would) fit in Old Louisville. The architectural style is Richardsonian, and I think it just has an old soul, even though it’s a new house. You can tell that it looks (like a home) from a century ago. C3 Studio donated the architectural services, and I thought Jennifer (Dawson) from C3 did a fantastic job of putting together this floor plan and developing the architecture.”
Leslie Cotter Dorazil of Leslie Cotter Interiors took the home’s architecture into consideration when creating its interior design style.
“The interior finishes and furnishings give a nod to tradition, but with distinctly modern updates,” she said. “The palette is eclectic, inviting and warm.”
Her overall goal, she explained, was “to honor the cause with a design that features many kid-friendly rooms, and to showcase color and playful patterns that carry that theme into the common spaces. The kitchen was my jumping-off point; the cabinet color selection and hood design really set the tone for the rest of the house.”
The cabinetry, which is a vibrant blue-green color, boasts a transitional door style and custom hood with brass accent details. Dorazil complemented this bold feature with teak-framed woven leather kitchen stools, a knotty white oak dining table, and traditional woven-cane chairs.
These pieces — as well as the rest of the furniture throughout the house — were provided by Clare Miller Home and is 20 percent off when purchased through a house tour, which can be booked online.
Owners: Ramage Company and Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation
Home: This is a 3-bed, 3-and-a-half bath, 3,200-square-foot, Richardsonian Romanesque-style home built in 2020 in the Norton Commons neighborhood of Louisville.
Distinctive Elements: Living room with fireplace; arched doorways; detailed woodwork and paneling; two covered porches; open floor plan with wood floors and 11-foot ceilings; kitchen with large island, marble countertops, and stainless steel appliances; full, unfinished basement and two-car attached garage; geothermal heating and cooling system; first-floor owner’s suite with luxurious en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet; second-floor family room with treehouse loft, two guest bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and a bunk bed feature, and a children’s play loft accessible via a spiral staircase.
WHAT: Tickets are available now for the 10th annual Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle. The raffle offers a chance to win a new home in Norton Commons valued at approximately $750,000 and a 2021 BMW X3 from BMW of Louisville plus $10,000 cash. All proceeds from the raffle support Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, and the care provided at Norton Children’s Hospital through the Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation.
TICKETS: Tickets are on sale for $100 each, and only 12,000 will be sold. Tickets can be purchased online at HomeAndBMWRaffle.com or by calling 502-629-8060. Tickets also will be on sale during open house events at the raffle home. The address is 6120 Mistflower Circle, Prospect, Kentucky. Open houses will be held Nov. 14, noon to 6 p.m., and Nov. 21, noon to 3 p.m.
WINNERS: The drawing will be held Nov. 21 at the Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation’s annual Snow Ball gala. Winners will be announced Nov. 21 on the Norton Children’s Facebook page. Once the first prize drawing is completed for the 2021 BMW X3 plus $10,000 cash, the winner’s ticket will be put back into the drawing for the home. That means one lucky person has an opportunity to win both prizes.
This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Step inside this custom-built $750K Norton Commons home that you could win for $100
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