| Apr 26, 2011 |
DC Design House opens spotlighting area's top designers
Boh staff
By Staff

The 4th Annual DC Design House opened last week in a 1925 English Country Tudor home built in 1925 for George N. Everett, a department store executive. Located in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Northwest Washington DC, the DC Design House attracts more than 20,000 visitors and has raised more than $400,000 raised for Children's National Medical Center.

Participating designers include Scott Brinitzer and Jeff Potter (outdoor spaces), Iantha Carley (master bedroom and dressing area), Nancy Colbert (library), Barbara Franceski (family room), Samantha Friedman (bedroom), Jason Hodges (bathroom), Liz Levin (foyer), Lauren Liess (bedroom), Gary Lovejoy (sunroom), Allie Mann/Case Design (bathroom), Cindy McClure (bathroom), David Mitchell (bedroom), Erin Paige Pitts (pool room), James Rill/Rill Architects (front exterior portico), Camille Saum (dining room), Whitney Stewart (garden room), Nadia Subaran/Aidan Design (pool kitchen), Patrick Sutton (living room) and Denise Willard (powder room).

The second owner, Atlantic Building Corporation owned by the late George Wasserman, purchased the home in 1947 and it has remained in the Wasserman family. George Wasserman was one of the founders of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington and he converted the old Indian Spring Country Club in Silver Spring into the first nonsectarian golf course in Washington.

The fundraising festivities include an array of boutiques by: John Matthew Moore Fine Art & Home by Matthew Moore, who will set up an art gallery space in the main kitchen, with other boutiques For Ewe by Edie Adelston, Fran Spaeder, Ibhana Creations by Meena Tharmaratnam, Insiders by Diane Zutant, Jeff L. Designs by Jeff LiaBraaten, June B, Life's a Beach by Mary Magner, and Whyte House Monograms by Debbie McCarthy Whyte set up in the carriage house/garage areas.

The DC Design House is open to the public through May 8, Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $20.

Photos courtesy Pamela's Punch.

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