Lake County YMCA’s 22nd Dream House will be returning to a traditional model next year as construction of the new house in Concord Township is slated to start in the coming weeks.
Committee members selected the Concord site earlier this fall, but a press release sent Dec. 9 by Lake County YMCA and the developer sheds details of the proposed house.
The two-story 2,600 square foot house will feature a first-floor master bedroom, sunroom, five bathrooms, three upstair bedrooms and a finished basement with 1,100 square feet of space, according to the press release.
The Dream House, to be valued at $450,000, will be built in Concord Ridge, a conservation subdivision with lots as small as a half acre and a total of 50 acres of undeveloped green space. The subdivision is located off of Girdled Road and state Route 608.
The house is built by Enzo and Joe Perfetto of Munson Township-based Enzoco Homes.
Of the subdivision’s 73 lots, three have houses, said Rick Sommers, developer of the project and a member on the Lake County YMCA Dream House Committee.
Although the design of the house is finished, the Dream House’s 12 designers are still making decisions on the house’s interior, said Dave Saifman, director of marketing communications for Lake County YMCA.
The project is taking a far different shape than this year’s Dream House built inside a three-story building with bottom-floor commercial space in Downtown Willoughby.
The urban-style Dream House, which was apart of a greater mixed-use project by Knez Homes, was billed as a departure from the previous colonial and ranch-style Dream Houses.
Saifman said people asked his organization this year to return to their traditional homes.
“Outdoor living is what we’re really working on,” Saifman said, mentioning highlighting facets like landscaping, plenty of parking and a patio. “We’re trying to make this one really special.”
The home is slated to open for tours beginning June 20 through Aug 9.
The raffle’s 20 semi-finalists will be drawn Aug. 12 with a final drawing Aug. 16. In addition to the house, the YMCA will also be giving away a car, donated by Classic Chevrolet.