It’s that time of year again! Show house season. Here is the nearly $15 million house on Foxhall Road that will be the site of the DC Design House:
The organizers opened the house on Saturday for the Bare Bones Tour, and boy was it ever: white walls and trim everywhere. Designers are thrilled this year, because the don’t have to do any demo or major improvements just to have a usable space. It’s all a brand new blank slate, brought to us by GTM Architects.
Here’s an idea of how expansive, and empty, it is:
One of the main organizers, designer Taylor Wells, was on hand. He took the opportunity on this cold February day to talk about how much time he’s spending in Florida in the winter, while he summers on the water in Lewes, Del. Taylor, I love you, but I kind of hate you, too.
Most of the designers were on hand last weekend, showing off their plans for the room they were assigned. There’s 25 designers, and they’re not even claiming all the rooms in this five-level house! Here’s a peek (just a peek) of what some of them have sketched out for their spaces:
Upstairs from the first upstairs (no that’s not a typo) is the upper, upper level, where there will be an amazing media room by one of my best designer friends, Jeff Akseizer of ADG Design Group. The man is so busy, though, that of course, he wasn’t there. But Katherine Vernot-Jonas was, in the small guest room, where she is planning a suite that takes inspiration from Yves Delorme bedding. I’m always so excited to learn about new designers (new to me, anyway), when I go to these show houses.
So, between studying design boards and going up and down stairs (we all got a workout), I was looking out the gaping windows, which have yet to be dressed in sumptuous fabrics. This being Foxhall Road, the views toward the neighbors last weekend were as impressive as the design boards. If you buy this house, here’s where you can go to borrow a cup of sugar:
And finally, the lucky owners will get to take a bath in view of the French ambassador’s house. Ooh, la la!