The HBA of Greater Cleveland’s third annual “A Home for the Holidays” is your chance to win big and support two great causes

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The home is open for tours every day of the week from now until New Year’s, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. every day and noon to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

By Mimi Vanderhaven

The Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Cleveland’s third annual “A Home for the Holidays” is in full swing, and this year the home is open now through New Year’s Eve for public tours.

The 2,517-square-foot ranch, complete with a walk-out basement, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a 3-car garage, has been built by Edgewood Homes, a custom builder owned and operated by Mike Kandra in North Royalton.

Highlights of the $669,000-home include on-trend, black Pella windows, an open staircase, a hidden pantry in the kitchen, a home office featuring soaring 14-foot ceilings, and a private, wooded rear view.

Tickets are $100 each and may be purchased at and at the homesite.

Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana (OKI) which has granted more than 19,000 wishes. Brenda Callaghan, executive director of the HBA of Greater Cleveland adds, “And the money we raise goes to grant wishes for kids exclusively in our area.”

Proceeds also benefit the HBA’s Charitable & Education Foundation which, in addition to Make-A-Wish, supports area charities, provides scholarships for students, and funds all of their workforce development programs.

More About the Home
“We’re excited to be working with Edgewood Homes again this year to give away a gorgeous home in North Royalton,” Brenda says. This year’s home is located in the Pine Hill development at 5460 Brookhaven Drive.

One lucky ticket holder has a chance to win this North Royalton home valued at $669,000. The 2,517-square-foot ranch features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a 3-car garage, along with amenities like a walk-out basement, private, wooded rear view, an open staircase, hidden kitchen pantry, and 14-foot-high ceilings in the home office. Tours are available now through New Year’s Eve.

Again this year, Sheely’s is providing all the furniture and custom designing every room. And if you like what you see, you’re in luck. “Most of the furniture, artwork, rugs and lamps will feature a dedicated QR code that links to information about each item,” explains Sheely’s Jessica Smith. “This includes the SKU and pricing, so all you have to do is contact us to order your item.”

The home is similar to a California transitional-style modern farmhouse, but is much more contemporary, and—thanks to the full-service Ground Works Land Design—it will feature finished landscaping in the front of the home in spite of the December weather. “The new construction meant an exciting blank slate for our designers to work with,” says Ground Works marketing director Joe Stark. “We obviously couldn’t wait for the lawn to mature, so we installed all sod to achieve a bright green, mature look right away. And we created intricate beds to separate hardscaping, softscaping and landscaping, and highlighted areas with 4-5 tons of boulders.”

Jay Pabley, age 10; Shaker Hts.; leukemia. Wish: Trip to Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

In-Person Tours
Tours of the homes during the first two years of the event were not extensively offered due to limitations imposed by Covid-19 restrictions. In 2022, “Home for the Holidays” is featuring in-person tours.

“We are so excited to be offering daily tours,” Brenda says. “It makes a huge difference when you can experience such a beautiful home up close and in person. There is so much to see.”

The home is open for tours every day of the week from now until New Year’s, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. every day and noon to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Tour-goers will don special over-the-shoe booties at the entrance before exploring the home on a self-guided tour.

The 2022 “Home for the Holidays” features stone exterior highlights and on-trend black Pella windows.

“The HBA will have ambassadors on hand to answer questions,” Brenda says, “and point out important features. Be sure see the kitchen’s hidden pantry and the 14-foot-high ceilings in the home office.”

The annual HBA “Home for the Holidays” is a team effort, with about 50 different companies contributing to the effort. “Some materials are donated outright and others are offered at a discount,” Brenda says. “So although it’s still expensive to build, the generosity of our suppliers allows us to donate more funds to Make-A-Wish OKI.”

About Make-A-Wish OKI
Entering to win such a beautiful home is fun and exciting, but even if you don’t win, you’re making a contribution to worthy causes, including Make-A-Wish.

Fletcher Rollinson, age 15; Rocky River; brain tumor. Wish: Trip to Hawaii

The mission of Make-A-Wish OKI is to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses, and about 80% of wish kids beat their illness and live typical healthy lives. “Once in adulthood, many wish kids say their wish marked a turning point in their road to treatment and recovery,” Brenda says. “And because this group focuses on our region, we’ll be helping kids in our own back yard.”

The program is about more than granting wishes for critically ill children, it’s also about healing. A recent national impact study revealed that wishes give children renewed energy and strength to fight their illness:

• 9 out of 10 wish kids reported that the wish experience relieved them from traumatic stress.
• 9 out of 10 wish parents saw their child’s emotional well-being improve with a wish.
• 8 out of 10 wish kids reported that their wish gave them the strength to fight their critical illness.
• The children served often live in a climate of “no” – no friends, no sports, no playing outside, etc. But Make-A-Wish says “yes” to something they deeply want and that “yes” is very powerful.

Eva Smith, age 8; North Royalton; nervous system disorder. Wish: Trip to Walt Disney World

At A Glance
WHAT: Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Cleveland’s third annual “A Home for the Holidays!” Enter for a chance to win a brand-new North Royalton home valued at $669,000 or a cash prize.
• WHEN: Home tours run now through December 31; noon to 5 p.m. every day; noon to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).
• WHERE: 5460 Brookhaven Drive in North Royalton’s Pine Hill development
• TICKETS: Tickets are $100 each. Purchase at Tickets are also on sale during tour of the home.
• DRAWING: The winner will be drawn on New Year’s Eve.
• BENEFICIARIES: Ticket sales benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana (OKI) by granting life-changing wishes for children in our area with critical illnesses; and the HBA’s Charitable & Education Foundation.
• STOCKING STUFFER: Email receipts available to present as stocking stuffers.

For more information about the HBA of Greater Cleveland’s “A Home for the Holidays” home give-away, visit

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