ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME magazine and the Junior League of High Point, Inc. (JLHP) are partnering to present the 2019 Designers’ Showhouse to help raise a richly storied landmark residence from the ashes, as well as raise funds to benefit JLHP charitable initiatives.
The Dalton-Bell-Cameron House, located at 1013 Johnson Street, is the earliest documented Craftsman style home in High Point, NC. Since its construction in 1913, the historic home has twice endured devastating fires. After the second, the community rallied to save the home from demolition. The High Point Preservation Society asked the JLHP if they would hold a show house there to help the owners offset expenses throughout the costly preservation efforts.
“This is not just any Showhouse; this house embodies the essence of preservation and perseverance,” explained JLHP Show House Chair and Past President, Mary Powell Y. DeLille. “This house has survived two fires and was slated for demolition in 2018 until the High Point community rallied to save it and rebuild. This house is full of memories. It was the childhood home of JLHP’s Past-President, Margaret Lewis and it was my home, which I rebuilt after it was condemned in 1995. The Designers’ Showhouse will transform the house back into a home for future generations, and each designer will have a hand in making it beautiful again!”
Top design talent from across the country have signed on to be part of this meaningful transformation including: Rachel Cannon, Meg Caswell, Cynthia Ferguson, Libby Langdon, Madcap Cottage, Kristen McCory, Courtney McLeod, Holly Hollingsworth Phillips, David Santiago, Gray Walker and Scot Meacham Wood. Dekton by Cosentino and Fabricut are committed as Show House sponsors. A final roster of designers and sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks.
In addition to its history of endurance, the house holds a design legacy. When Carter Dalton built the Craftsman style residence with its exposed rafter tails and wide overhanging eaves, it was aesthetically groundbreaking in High Point. He introduced to a city of Victorian homes the Asian-inspired architecture that would subsequently grow in popularity across the city.
“We are honored to support the JLHP in their significant community efforts as well as in restoring this historic home,” said Steven Mandel, publisher of ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME. “The home itself is an homage not only to community and perseverance but also to the spirit and forward-thinking in architectural diversity. The message and meaning could not be more aligned with our ASPIRE mission in presenting designer Showhouses across the country.”
“The Junior League is thrilled to partner with ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME to create a uniquely beautiful Showhouse,” said Dr. Sadie Leder, JLHP President, 2018-2020. “Our collaboration will bring light to historic preservation and architecture, as well as provide a stunning Showhouse experience to High Point’s visitors and local community.
The Showhouse will preview at a Grand Opening Party and Fundraiser on Friday, October 18, 2019, which will be held jointly at the Showhouse and at the JH Adams Inn, located directly behind the home. The Showhouse will be open to the public October 19-November 3, 2019. Proceeds will support the JLHP programs and projects that focus on community issues facing local women and children. The Showhouse will open during High Point Market, the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world attracting over 75,000 attendees.
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