2016 St. Jude Dream Home: 3,900 square feet of beauty - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

2016 St. Jude Dream Home: 3,900 square feet of beauty

2016 St. Jude Dream Home kitchen (Source: Kelsey Jacobson / WMC Action News 5) 2016 St. Jude Dream Home kitchen (Source: Kelsey Jacobson / WMC Action News 5)
2016 St. Jude Dream Home dining area (Source: Kelsey Jacobson / WMC Action News 5) 2016 St. Jude Dream Home dining area (Source: Kelsey Jacobson / WMC Action News 5)

The 2016 St. Jude Dream Home is 3,900 square feet of pure beauty. 

The house, with four bedrooms and four bathrooms, could be yours just by making a $100 donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Click here to buy your St. Jude Dream Home ticket, or call 1-800-224-6681. 

Other features include a master suite with huge his and hers walk-in closets, a covered outdoor seating area with a fireplace and entertainment center hookups, a family room with 10-foot vaulted ceilings, built-in cabinets, and even an upstairs media room.

What's not to like?

Last year, tickets sold out early, so don't wait to reserve yours.

Plus, if you reserve your ticket by 11:59 p.m., you'll be entered into a drawing to win a prize of your choice-- either a Honda Civic LX or a Nissan Sentra S from Wolfchase Honda or Wolfchase Nissan.

Photo galleries | Click the links below to take a photo tour!

House exterior and outdoor patio 

Living room and dining room 


Master bedroom & bathroom

Kids' rooms & media room

Guest room, mud room, & laundry room 

**For an interactive look at the house and many of these rooms before they were completely built and now that they're finished, click here.**

Tour hours & location

The house is open for tours through June 19 on Saturdays (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) and Sundays (12 p.m. - 5 p.m.). It is located at 50 Ridgecrest Drive, Arlington, TN 38002.

Making a difference

St. Jude patients don't have to pay a dime for the treatment they receive in the world-renowned hospital. However, it costs more than $1 million each day to keep the hospital up and running.  That's why fundraisers, like the St. Jude Dream Home, are so important.

Patients like 2-year-old Lily got a second chance at life thanks to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  In the fall of 2015, she was diagnosed with medulloblastoma--a fast-growing brain cancer, and a baseball-sized tumor was wrapped around her spine.

Lily's family packed up their bags and flew from Alabama to Memphis.  Lily, her parents, and her brother live in the Target House at St. Jude, a long-term home for patients and their families.

"St. Jude made this happen," Lilly's father, Jon Parnell, said. "My daughter is sitting up in my arms rather than lying down in a bed, not being able to move. And she's able to do this," Parnell said, as he helps his daughter take a few small steps while holding on to her hands. "They brought this progress on in a matter of a few months. This, this is a miracle."

For 8-year-old Lain and his parents Miguel and Ruth Torres, St. Jude is a special place.  Ruth Torres explained what St. Jude means to them.

"Hope, faith," she said. "My son only had three weeks to live. And he was able to live. He's been here for six years."

Their family moved from Mexico to Memphis to help treat Lain after he was diagnosed. Now, he's active, loves to play, and loves superheroes.

Dr. Susan Aguillard, who heads the St. Jude Dream Home effort in Memphis, stopped by WMC Action News 5 to express her excitement about the fundraiser.

"It's so exciting," Aguillard said. "We have some beautiful aspects of the house."

Aguillard said St. Jude's continuing relationship with its patients is one of the reasons why the hospital is so beloved.

"If you go to St. Jude and AlSAC, you see patients that come back and are working to make [the hospital] better. That to me just illustrates what it's all about," Aguillard said.

Click here to learn more about the 2016 St. Jude Dream Home

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