2020 Junior League of Detroit Designers’ Show House
Nationally recognized and local interior designers will bring this magnificent home into the twenty-first century, while talented landscapers will transform the garden.
The Bingley Fales House was designed and built in 1907 by Chittenden & Kotting for Bingley Fales, a lawyer and assistant general manager of the Edison Illuminating Company.
Honorary Design Chairs
Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson of the award-winning international design firm Drake/Anderson will act as Design Chairs for the 2020 Show House.
“We are thrilled that ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME has invited us to act as honorary chairs for the Junior League of Detroit 2020 Designers’ Show House,” said Jamie Drake. “Given the exceptional caliber of talent and charitable success of the 2018 Designers’ Show House, this is sure to be another stellar accomplishment. As design chairs, we hope to raise awareness of the Show House and its charitable mission as well as celebrate this great city and its community.”
History of the Bingley Fales House
The Bingley Fales House, recognized in The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture, was designed and built in 1907 by Chittenden & Kotting for Bingley Fales, a lawyer and assistant general manager of the Edison Illuminating Company.
At 15,000 square feet, the home is the largest residence in the Indian Village neighborhood, boasting 10 bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and two half baths. The home is set on two acres of land, which include formal gardens and a Pewabic Tile reflecting pool.
About the JLD
The Junior League of Detroit is a dynamic group of women leaders who have been making change happen since 1914. For over 100 years, we have been striving to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Since 1914, the Junior League of Detroit has completed 54 major projects in and around the City of Detroit and raised approximately $5 million in support of community projects.
Funds raised from the 2020 Designers’ Show House will underwrite our Project EAT Empowered Pantry, which provides daily meals, nutrition education, and cooking tools for employees of The Empowerment Plan*. Future plans include the creation of additional pantries to serve food insecure families across metro Detroit.
*The Empowerment Plan is a Detroit-based nonprofit organization focused on permanently elevating families from the generational cycle of homelessness. They hire single parents from local shelters and provide them with training and full-time employment as seamstresses so that they can earn a stable income, find secure housing, and regain their independence. Learn more at EmpowermentPlan.org.