Are you familiar with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital? Well, in 1991 a local Shreveport, LA pediatric physician created a revolutionary fundraiser for the St. Jude hospital. This fundraiser, the St. Jude Dram Home Giveaway, has since raised more than $224 million nationwide for the hospital, ensuring that children receive the medical treatment that they need.
Community businesses come together to donate their time, services and materials to make this giveaway a reality. Each home built has an estimated value of $575,000, and the local home this year is located in New Orleans with the following desirable specifications:
- 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, approximately 2,800 square feet
- Proximity to City Park
- Custom cabinets with marble and granite countertops
- Hardwood floors throughout
- Designed with a coastal living inspiration
This year, the Dream Home event will be giving away a brand new home in New Orleans, along with other high-end prizes at the end of the promotion on Sunday, June 30th 2013. The home, built by Miller Building Company, is located across from Bayou St. John at 5643 Bancroft Drive in New Orleans and will be open to the public for viewing every Saturday and Sunday from June 1st through June 23rd.
When you tour the home, remember to register to win the Open House Prize: a $10,000 shopping spree at Doerr Furniture!
The interior design experts at Doerr Furniture have fully furnished this lovely home for the open house period in an earthy, Louisiana coastal living theme. Upon entering the Dream Home, you’ll be greeted with a relaxed and natural feel to the entire space, from the natural and reclaimed wood accents to the traditional solid wood bedroom sets. A large majority of the furniture brand choices used in the DreamHome décor are from environmentally friendly and eco-conscious manufacturers around the country. For instance, the bedrooms are furnished with Vaughan-Bassett and Harden Furniture pieces that are composed of solid wood. Solid wood furniture is extremely long-lasting, in addition to being beautiful and stylish. Vaughan-Bassett contributes seedlings to the Virginia Department of Forestry, directly replenishing the trees used in the production of their bedroom sets.
Also, for those locals familiar with sinker cypress roots, the home will feature several unique pieces fashioned out of reclaimed sinker cypress roots that lend a special rustic and earthy feel to the home.
If you fall in love with a piece while viewing the Dream Home, remember that all of the furniture shown in the Dream Home is directly available for purchase at the Doerr Furniture showroom in the French Quarter. Don’t forget to register to win the $10,000 Doerr Furniture shopping spree, and you could re-furnish your home with the same light, coastal feel.