Tuesday, February 24, 2009

2009 DC Design House Is Back

Design, history, fine living and a worthy cause come together once again for the 2009 Washington, DC Design House, the region’s premiere residential design showcase, and the second iteration of this successful project. In just a couple weeks, DC’s top interior designers will takeover the rectory of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Georgetown Parish, and transform it with the best in today’s home renovation and design ideas. Thousands are expected to visit the completed house when it opens in mid April, and for the second year in a row proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Children’s Hospital Foundation of the Children’s National Medical Center.

The DC Design House was developed by husband and wife team Skip and Debbie Singleton, of DC Living Real Estate, LLC, who co-chair again this year, with an all-volunteer Executive Committee and Design Advisory Panel to execute the large project.

The transformed DC Design House will officially open on Saturday, April 18 for three weeks through May 10, for ticketed tours of the 16 inspired rooms and spaces. The public is invited to see the “before” version of the house on Saturday, February 28, from 11AM – 4PM as part of the Bare Bones Tour, where designers’ presentation boards will be on view, illustrating their visions for the empty rooms. This year’s DC Design House is also a featured home on the 2009 Georgetown House Tour, the longest running continuous tour of private homes in America, on Saturday, April 25th from 11AM – 5PM, and benefits St. John's Episcopal Church.

The Church Rectory of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Georgetown
3238 O Street, NW, Washington DC 20007

Bare Bones Tour – Saturday, February 28th, 11AM – 4PM
Design House open Saturday, April 18th through Sunday, May 10th

Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 3pm
Saturday, 11am – 5pm and Sunday, 1pm – 5pm

Tickets: Bare Bones Tour - $5 per person. Completed house - $20 per person for a one-time visit during open hours, and are available in advance at www.dcdesignhouse.com. Advance ticket purchases are recommended.

NOTE: No children under the age of 8 are permitted, including infants. No strollers, no pets, no photography or high heels will be permitted on the site. The house is not handicap accessible.

To date, participating designers include: Michael Roberson of Michael Roberson Interior Design; Joseph Ireland of JD Ireland; David Mitchell of David H. Mitchell and Associates; Sally Steponkus of Sally Steponkus Interiors; Susan Thompson of Susan Thompson Interior Design, LLC; Draza Stamenich of Draza, LLC; Iantha Carley of Iantha Carley Interiors, and John Petro of Petro Design Build, among others.

The 2009 DC Design House sponsors and partners include: DC Living Real Estate, LLC; Supon Creative; Blue Water Media; The Georgetown House Tour; the Georgetown BID / French Market; SPIN DC; Farrow & Ball Inc; Washington Spaces magazine; Howrey LLP; Tobin O’Connor & Ewing; Treacy & Eagleburger Architects, PC and Bond Beebe, Accountants & Advisors.


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