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Every other year, designers and design lovers alike flock to the Junior League of Detroit’s Designers’ Show House. This year, ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME is the official national media sponsor for the event and welcomes the chance to celebrate and promote 40 of the country’s most illustrious designers and landscapers as they transform one of the largest mansions in the Historic Boston-Edison District of Detroit back to its former glory—with a contemporary spin.

The English Tudor-style Charles T. Fisher Mansion—built in 1922 by architect George D. Mason for Charles and Sarah Fisher—was purchased by actor, author, and philanthropist Hill Harper in early 2017. While Hill might come to mind from his work on popular TV shows, CSI: NY and The Good Doctor, in his spare time the actor is set on helping the city he fell in love with while filming various projects on site—hence the donation of his new 16,000-square-foot home as the setting for the Designers’ Show House.

A gem of a property, the home consists of 14 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, six fireplaces, four vaults (one of which once served as a prohibition speakeasy and liquor vault), and spectacularly beautiful grounds. Rare Flint Faience tiles and recently unearthed hand-painted and carved wooden Chinoiserie medallions abound. This biennial event is the Junior League of Detroit’s (JLD) largest fundraiser.

Proceeds support various community programs and grants, including recent initiatives such as EAT (Education, Access and Tools) which equips kitchens to be fully functional so families can cook and eat together at home; and projects in connection with other social service organizations such as Forgotten Harvest, Cass Community Services and the Empowerment Plan.Since the JLD’s Designers’ Show House inception in 1976, the organization has raised over 4.5 million for community programs in Detroit.

No children under age 8 permitted, including babes in arms or strollers. No pets allowed. Regretfully, the house is NOT handicap accessible. Street parking ONLY available on Boston Blvd, Second, Third and Chicago Blvd. Please be respectful of neighbors’ driveways and private property. Do NOT block driveways or intersections.

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