Twenty-four design teams will transform this year’s DC Design House, a 10,000-square-foot estate in the picturesque neighborhood of Spring Valley in Northwest DC. The seven-bedroom, seven-bath home was built in 1956 for Dr. Francisco Aguirre, an international consultant, and his wife, Gladys Aguirre. The couple, who raised six children there, entertained frequently, hosting heads of state from Nicaragua, Argentina, Costa Rica, Panama, Bolivia and more.
Barebones Day on February 25 gives the public a chance to tour the home before designers get to work redecorating and furnishing the interiors and updating the exterior and half-acre of grounds in sophisticated 21st-century style.
Public tours of the home will begin on April 14. Admission is $20 and all proceeds benefit the Children’s National Medical Center. Boutiques will be open on the lower level of the house with a percent of proceeds going to the same cause. The property is located at 4951 Rockwood Parkway, NW. For more information, visit dcdesignhouse.com.