A sprawling, 1905 Beaux Arts home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, which once hosted an inauguration party for Harry S. Truman, is the impressive site of the 2010 DC Design House. This annual fundraiser for the Children’s National Medical Center showcases the creativity of some of the area’s top designers; this year, 19 designers (listed below) have been chosen to redecorate spaces in the landmark home. A committee selected the team based on drawings and “boards” they created for specific rooms in the house, including designer Victoria Sanchez’s elegant schematic for the library (above). On February 27—Barebones Day—visitors may tour the house before the designers begin their work leading to the opening on April 9.
“With the caliber of the designers and the community support, it’s shaping up to be the best DC Design House to date—and a leading fundraiser for Children’s National,” says DC Design House co-chair P.L. Skip Singleton, Jr. CNMC is the largest non-governmental provider of pediatric care in the DC area, providing more than $50 million a year in uncompensated services. HOME & DESIGN is a co-sponsor of the DC Design House.
The home is located at 3911 Bradley Lane; admission is $20 per person. For more information, visit www.dcdesignhouse.com.
Andrew Law, Drawing Room Terrace
Barry Dixon, Drawing Room
Victoria Sanchez, Library
Shazalynn Cavin Winfrey, Entry and Stair Hall
Nestor Santa-Cruz, Reception Room
Frank Babb Randolph, Living Room
Sarah Wessel, Sunroom
Basha White, Dining Room
Rosi Kallivokas, Butler’s Pantry/Kitchen/Porch
Sally Steponkus, Master Bedroom
Celia Welch, Master Dressing Room
Rose DiNapoli, Study
Michael Hampton, Guest Bedroom
Barbara Franceski, Guest Sitting Room
Lisa Adams, Boy’s Bedroom/Bathroom
Page Palmer, Girl’s Bedroom
Kelley Proxmire, Family Living Room
Tracy Morris, Artist’s Studio
Cynthia Ferranto, Landscape Design
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