2018 Lake County Y Dream House Information & FAQs

About The House

Lake County YMCA Dream House
Lakeshore Highlands Development
5360 Highland Way, Mentor OH, 44060

Developer: Rick Sommers / Sommers Real Estate Group
Builder: JEMM Construction

Theme: The 25th YMCA Dream House is a JEMM

  • Nearly 3400 square feet, plus another 1000 square feet of finished lower level space on quarter acre lot.
  • 3 Car Garage
  • 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Great Room, and Morning Room.
  • Outstanding outdoor patio features and custom designed landscaping.
  • Chevy Equinox LS will be offered as a separate drawing donated by Northeast Ohio Chevy Dealers and Classic Chevrolet.

Giveaway Details

Dream House Tour Information:
Saturday, June 30th - Sunday, August 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  *July 4th 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  

Final Day of Tours: Sunday, August 5th at 7:00 PM
Semi-Final Drawing: Wednesday, August 8 at 6:00 PM
Final Drawing: Sunday, August 12 at 2:00 PM

Tour Tickets:
$15 each or $13 each for three or more (i.e. 3 tickets = $39)

Tickets are now on sale.  Purchases can be made anywhere listed below:

  • All Lake County YMCA branches
  • The Dream House during tour hours
  • By phone: Starting June 25th: 440-354-5656 ext. 132/ Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  •  www.ymcadreamhouse.org

For questions about the YMCA Dream House or ticket orders contact us at tickets@lakecountyymca.com


Take State Route 2 East to Exit 220 (44 North/Grand River/Heisley Road. Turn left - going North on Heisley Road. Take a second left at the second light. This should be the interection of Route 44 North and Blackbrook Rd. Turn Left into the Lakeshore/Highlands Development. Look for “2018 DYMCA Dream House”signs The house is the first house on the left.

  • Each adult 18 years or older needs a ticket to tour the 2018 Dream House
  • You are welcome to tour as many times as you would like
  • You are not required to tour the house to win
  • Your ticket(s) has been printed and added to the drawing, along with any car tickets, if applicable
  • If you would like your ticket stub(s), please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
    • Dream House
      933 Mentor Ave
      Painesville, OH 44077


If I bought a $15 tour ticket. Can my family go with me on the tour?

Each adult 18 years or older needs a ticket to tour the Dream House and your immediate family under 18 years of age is admitted with your tour ticket. The YMCA Dream House will be open Saturday, June 30th - Sunday, August 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  *July 4th 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  

What is the value of the house, the decorating, furnishings and the SUV?

Approximately $500,000+. The Y will have a certified appraisal done to establish a value.

The 2018 Chevy Equinox LS value is approx. $27,000

Do I have to pay taxes on the Dream House or the SUV if I win?

Yes, the winner is responsible for all applicable taxes. Taxes are based on approved land value. A professional tax adviser provides the winner with a free consultation regarding these issues

How and when will the winner be chosen?

At 6 pm on August 8, 2018, twenty semi-finalists will be drawn for the house and 10 semi-finalists will be drawn for the SUV. Semi-finalists will be notified by phone, e-mail and certified letter to the address given to attend the drawing at 2 pm on August 12, 2018, where each will choose one key. One of these “lucky keys” will open the Dream House and one key will start the SUV. All 20 semi-finalists are eligible to win the Dream House, and all 10 SUV semi-finalists are eligible to win the car. If unable to be present, the semi-finalists may choose a representative, or the YMCA will provide one.

I understand I can save money by purchasing multiple tour tickets.

Yes, you can save money because when you buy 3 or more tour tickets the price is $13 each rather then $15. Remember, tour tickets make great gifts for friends or family and each purchased tour ticket supports the Lake County YMCA Dream House fundraiser!

Is it true that if I buy a tour ticket and have a car ticket, I might win the house or a SUV?

Yes, someone (18 and over) who purchases a tour ticket will win the beautiful 25th YMCA Dream House plus nearly all of the furnishings, (See posed list in Dream House for complete details on furnishings included in the house). You will also have the opportunity to win a 2018 Chevy Equinox LS if you purchased at least three or more YMCA Dream House tickets (Every three YMCA Dream House tickets you purchase, you will receive on FREE car ticket). There will be two separate drawings, one for the house and one for the SUV. SUV tickets are not sold separately.

I’ve heard there is a $275,000 cash option prize.

True. Instead of accepting the house, the winner may choose a $275,000 cash option. If chosen, the cash payment will be made in mid-December of 2018. Just as with the house, all taxes are the responsibility of the winner. There is no cash option on the SUV. The winner takes the SUV “as is”

How does Dream House support the Y cause?

Proceeds directly support facility and equipment enhancements that provide a safe and encouraging environment for Y members and program participants

How does the Y strengthen community?

Youth Development – nurturing the potential of every child
i.e. Summer Learning Loss Program, Afterschool child care, Summer camp, Minority Achievers, Leaders Club

Healthy Living – improving the nation’s health and well-being
i.e. brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests

Social Responsibility – giving back and supporting our neighbors
i.e. Don’t turn anyone away for their in ability to pay, social services, volunteerism and giving back