Designer Victoria Sanchez's schematic for the library. Rendering by Maria Morga;

Cachet-Spring House Tour

Top area designers will transform this historic mansion, open from April 9 to May 10

Cachet-Spring House Tour MARCH/APRIL 2010

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

2010 DC Design House Designers

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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