The event of the season runs Oct. 5 through 20, and features the work of local designers to benefit four area charities
St. Louis, MO-–The wraps will come off the much-anticipated third annual Ladue News Show House on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. when it officially opens to the public. Located at #23 Lenox Place in the Central West End, the 2013 Show House is a stately 6,519-square-foot, 3-story, historic brick manse built in 1904 and designed to rival fine English estates.
Promising to be the best yet, the 2013 Ladue News Show House features rooms by 11 of St. Louis’ top designers, each of whom have worked their magic to create a home relevant to a modern family, while preserving the features that make this home so special and historically important. Show House visitors will walk away inspired by the past, but also find plenty of fresh design ideas befitting a stylish, modern lifestyle. Among the many areas of interest in the 13-room home are the grand hall with floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and stunning millwork, and a formal dining room envisioned as a place for entertaining an elite crowd, which this home has done in fine style for more than a century. The home also features a carriage house, beautiful gardens, patio and deck.
Four St. Louis charitable organizations, including SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, Circle of Hope, National Council of Jewish Women, and Every Child's Hope, will share proceeds from the Ladue News 2013 Show House. Volunteers from these organizations will be working on site during the weeks the home is open to the public.
A special Show House preview party is slated for Thursday, Oct. 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. Two “Meet the Designers” nights also will be held on Thursday, Oct. 10, and Thursday, Oct. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m., giving Show House visitors the opportunity to talk one-on-one with the talents behind the design.
To get to the Show House, take Euclid Avenue north to east on Lenox Place. Admission is $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Tickets to the preview party are $75. The Show House is open Tuesdaythrough Sunday. For more information or tickets, visit www.laduenews.com.