National Media Sponsor
ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME and The Junior League of Detroit are excited to present the 2018 Junior League of Detroit Designers’ Show House
Every other year, designers and design lovers alike flock to the Junior League of Detroit’s Designers’ Show House. This year, ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME is the official national media sponsor for the event and welcomes the chance to celebrate and promote 40 of the country’s most illustrious designers and landscapers as they transform one of the largest mansions in the Historic Boston-Edison District of Detroit back to its former glory—with a contemporary spin.
The English Tudor-style Charles T. Fisher Mansion—built in 1922 by architect George D. Mason for Charles and Sarah Fisher—was purchased by actor, author, and philanthropist Hill Harper in early 2017. While Hill might come to mind from his work on popular TV shows, CSI: NY and The Good Doctor, in his spare time the actor is set on helping the city he fell in love with while filming various projects on site—hence the donation of his new 16,000-square-foot home as the setting for the Designers’ Show House.
A gem of a property, the home consists of 14 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, six fireplaces, four vaults (one of which once served as a prohibition speakeasy and liquor vault), and spectacularly beautiful grounds. Rare Flint Faience tiles and recently unearthed hand-painted and carved wooden Chinoiserie medallions abound. This biennial event is the Junior League of Detroit’s (JLD) largest fundraiser.
Proceeds support various community programs and grants, including recent initiatives such as EAT (Education, Access and Tools) which equips kitchens to be fully functional so families can cook and eat together at home; and projects in connection with other social service organizations such as Forgotten Harvest, Cass Community Services and the Empowerment Plan.Since the JLD’s Designers’ Show House inception in 1976, the organization has raised over 4.5 million for community programs in Detroit.
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The Fisher Mansion is located at 670 West Boston Boulevard is the largest home in the Historic Boston Edison neighborhood in the heart of Detroit. This 18,000 square foot estate was built in 1922 by architect George D. Mason for Charles and Sarah Fisher.
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Photographs of the 2018 Designers’ Show House transformation will be available in the coming months.
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Hosted by Actor Hill Harper at His Home, the Largest Residence in the Historic Boston-Edison District.
Award-winning actor, best-selling author and philanthropist, Hill Harper purchased the 18,000-square-foot home in early 2017. His passion for restoring the residence to its original architectural majesty while introducing innovative amenities and modern luxury led him to partner with ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME and the Junior League of Detroit on this exciting project. Each Show House interior and landscape designer will be meticulously chosen and tasked with the challenge to express their unique creativity, at once honoring the home’s innate craftsmanship and historic details.
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2018 Junior League of Detroit Designers Showhouse
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2018 Junior League of Detroit Designers Showhouse
The Charles T Fisher Mansion – Boston Edison
670 West Boston Blvd, Detroit MI 48202
Open to public
Sun 9/16 noon
Thurs 9/20-Sun 9/23
Thurs 9/27-Sun 10/30
Thurs 10/4- Sun 10/7
Our website: http://www.jldetroit.org
The Junior League of Detroit has proudly served the community for over 100 years.
The Junior League of Detroit is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.
Tickets are non-refundable
$35 Advance Purchase through 9/14
$40 at door
No children under age 8 permitted, including babes in arms or strollers. No pets allowed.
Regretfully, the house is NOT handicap accessible. Street parking ONLY available on Boston Blvd, Second, Third and Chicago Blvd. Please be respectful of neighbors’ driveways and private property. Do NOT block driveways or intersections.