ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME AND THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF DETROIT
ARE MAKING HAUTE HISTORY AT THE 2018 DESIGNERS’ SHOW HOUSE
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 fall, 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 18,000-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. Much of the proceeds support various community programs and recently created initiatives by the JLD such as EAT (Education, Access and Tools), which promotes healthy eating and connects to other social services such as Forgotten Harvest 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. The list of designers and landscapers is soon to come, but for now, the JLD is offering a mansion sneak peek weekend on April 28 and 29th from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
ARTICLES ABOUT THE SHOW HOUSE
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.
As we approach the Show House, please visit this link to find out which of your favorite Designers will be participating.
Information about purchasing 2018 Designers’ Show House tickets will be available in the coming months.
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Photographs of the 2018 Designers’ Show House transformation will be available in the coming months.
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