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It sounds like a dream. Spend $100 on a raffle ticket, and win a new home in Norton Commons valued at more than $800,000 as a grand prize. Or perhaps, if you don’t win the home, the consolation prize might have you driving away in a new BMW 2 Series Convertible plus $10,000 cash. This isn’t a dream, but a charitable endeavor to raise funds for Norton Children’s Hospital. There are 12,000 tickets sold, and the winner will be drawn on November 17 during the Snow Ball Gala held at the Omni Hotel. Each year this fundraiser receives more attention, and this year brings the most ticket sales to date.

“We are so honored to partner with Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation for the eighth year to raise funds for Norton Children’s Hospital,” says Marilyn Osborn Patterson, Marketing Director for Norton Commons. “The beauty of this collective effort is the involvement of so many area businesses donating their time and talent. It seems everyone involved has been touched personally by an experience with Norton Children’s Hospital, and it motivates each of them to pay it forward.”

This new beaux-arts home in Norton Commons is being raffled off to support Norton Children’s Hospital.
The living room makes a bold statement with its bluish-black walls and a sleek, linear fireplace.
The flow is effortless as the living room spills into the bright, airy kitchen.

The money raised from this year’s raffle will benefit the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Unit slated for completion in 2019. More than 550 Kentucky children are born each year with heart defects, the most common birth abnormality. The unit will feature private rooms dedicated to those children recovering from various heart procedures, and the new 14-bed unit will offer space for families to stay with their children as they heal. It will be staffed by additional specialists with cardiac critical care training and experience, dedicated nursing staff and other professionals focused solely on heart care.

The giveaway home was beautifully executed by the Ramage Company with interior design by Leslie Cotter Dorazil of Leslie Cotter Interiors. This beaux-arts-inspired beauty features three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, along with a stunning third-floor terrace that provides sweeping views of the lush community of Norton Commons. While most homes opt for one front door, this home features three pinnacle black-clad doors with circular spacer bars, giving the façade an upscale look. The inside boasts 12-foot ceilings, arched windows that flood the home with an abundance of natural light, along with tons of additional details that make the home unique. The architectural elements sprinkle a sophisticated flair that spans from room to room.

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The modern kitchen features quartz-clad islands and a three-dimensional Thassos marble tile backsplash.
A cozy breakfast nook hosts a banquette along with accent chairs that embrace a small, round table.
The master bedroom is a relaxing sanctuary layered in a variety of textures.
The master bath is both beautiful and functional with dual vanities and ample storage.
Upstairs bedrooms are both spacious and light-filled.

White walls and sleek stainless steel appliances create an airy vibe in the kitchen, where quartz countertops with a waterfall edge enhance the two spacious islands. The three-dimensional Thassos marble tile backsplash gives the space a modern touch, and barstools provide additional seating. The cozy breakfast nook, which boasts a banquette and accent chairs, is illuminated by contemporary lighting.

In the living room, dark walls play host to contemporary art, and built-in bookcases span from floor to ceiling. The seating area incorporates a plush sofa paired with matching club chairs, and a sleek, linear fireplace adds an element of surprise while an abstract rug anchors the space.

The first-floor master bedroom provides an exhale from the day. Layered in textural elements, this room is a sanctuary, where plush bedding dresses the imposing metal-framed bed. Stylish lamps adorn the bedside chests, and a velvet settee makes an inviting statement.

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The third floor is the ideal entertaining spot complete with a bar and sitting area, which gives off a lounge vibe.
Coffered ceilings add an architectural element to the room, while a wall of windows offers generous views of the rooftop terrace.
The rooftop terrace provides optimal views of the Norton Commons community.

While the entire home is stunning, perhaps the main attraction for the lucky winner will be the third-floor living area, which flows out onto the rooftop terrace. Geared towards entertaining, a bar plays host to thirsty guests while buttery leather sofas and velvet chairs offer a place to relax. Coffered ceilings and walls clad in a high-gloss tonal green give the room a lounge vibe. A sculptural pendant brightens the space and adds an artistic focal point. The rooftop terrace offers an additional seating area along with optimal views of the Norton Commons landscape. Memories are begging to made in this gorgeous home!

The furniture and accessories (most purchased from Market on National, a Lexington-based home boutique) are not included in the raffle, but they can be purchased at a discounted rate and be picked up once the home has been given away. The light fixtures, appliances and wall colors will be included.

Take a free tour of the home, located at 10934 Monkshood Dr., Prospect, KY 40059, during the final open house, which will be held November 17 from noon to 3 p.m. Raffle tickets can be purchased online at, or by calling (502) 559-KIDS/1-877-782-8811. Online ticket sales end at noon on November 15, and phone sales will wrap up at noon on November 16. 

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