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M.W. Dunbar Construction’s Mark Dunbar and his wife Elizabeth Dunbar with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the background.

The St. Jude Dream Home program involves selling a limited number of $100 chances to win a brand new, single-family home in a local community. Each dream home has a market value in the range of $300,000 to $700,000. It is built mostly with donated land, materials, and labor. This will be the third such home built in Virginia and will be one of 42 houses in 23 states that St. Jude plans to construct and sell this year. “The proceeds all go back so it’s a win-win for the hospital,” Dunbar said.

“We’re right excited to be chosen. This is nothing to take lightly.” Dunbar will build the two-story colonial home, which will have an estimated value of $425,000, on Lot 9, Island Green Drive, in Orchards of Ashley Plantation, across from the Ashley Plantation clubhouse. The home will have four bedrooms, three and a half baths, a three-car garage and a spacious chef’s kitchen. The house will be 2,688 square feet in size. The house will be built to the same standards as other homes…

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