The DC Design House is an amazing project that occurs once a year. Usually, the event happens in the spring, but this year, the Design House will be showcased in the fall, the most beautiful season in the DC metro area. For those of you who have not heard of the DC Design House project, each year the top designers in DC are brought together to renovate and design a house. Once the house is finished, it is put on showcase, and tickets to see it are sold for $35. All of the proceeds from the showcase event go to the Children’s National Health System, an excellent organization that has helped children for over one hundred years.
This year’s house is located in the Wesley Heights/Berkley neighborhood of DC at 2509 Foxhole Road, NW Washington, DC. The property was listed for just under $11 million, just over 11,000 square feet, and sits on a three-quarter-acre lot. The home was built in 2010 by Gibson Builders, a building company located right outside of DC in Bethesda, Maryland. It has seven bedrooms, eight full baths, two half baths, and five fireplaces. It was recently used as a temporary home for the French Ambassador while his home underwent a series of renovations.
That is enough about the house, let us move on to discuss some of the brilliant designers who are responsible for this year’s DC Design House.
Our first designer’s on the list are Blake Dunlevy and Gina Palmer with D&A Dunlevy Landscapers, Inc. Most of the designers on the list specialize in interior design. However, the D&A Dunlevy – Design House team will focus on the exterior of the home. Their responsibilities will include the garden and porch of this year’s property.
Second on our list – Josh Hildreth and Victor Sanz with DMG Interiors. This pair focused on a room that not many of us have in our homes – the library. Most of our minds probably flash to an image of the vast library in the castle of Beauty and the Beast. While the library in the DC Design House probably looks very different, you will have to see for yourself on October 1-30 when the house is showcased.
The Kitchen and Breakfast room has a lot of trending designs in home magazines and on Pinterest. Betsy Stires of Frog Hill Designs had the honor of designing this room, and we cannot wait to see how she chose to put everything together.
The last designer we will feature is Victoria Sanchez with Victoria At Home. Victoria had the pleasure of designing the master suite, and it is likely to put the majority of master suites in the United States to shame.
With many different designers, one of the most exciting things is seeing how each of their designs work together to create a unique look for the whole house. Attend this year’s showcase event to see a beautiful home and to support the Children’s National Health System in DC.