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The D.C. Design House Designers Announced

Local designers will turn this estate into a "flowing design home" to raise funds for a local charity.

Local designers will turn this estate into a "flowing design home" to raise funds for a local charity. Photo by Jesse Snyder

Some of the area’s top designers competed for an opportunity to donate their talent to transform a local, grand home into a showcase home. Local designers chosen to help transform the 2014 DC Design House include:

  • Jim Rill and David Benton of Rill Architects in Potomac, Md.

  • Victoria Sanchez of Victoria Sanchez Interiors in Old Town, Alexandria, Va.

  • Jeff Akseizer and Jamie Brown of Akseizer Design Group in Alexandria, Va.

  • Allie Mann, based in Arlington, Va., of Case Design/Remodeling

  • Susan Donelson and Sharon Bubenhofer of Cleveland Hall Design in Alexandria.

  • Nancy Colbert of Design Partners, LLC in McLean, Va.

Now in its seventh year, the annual event is a fundraiser for Children’s National Health System (formally Children’s National Medical Center). The D.C. Design House has raised more than $1 million and attracted more than 55,000 visitors over the past six years.

Built in 1929, the home, located in northwest Washington, D.C., has six bedrooms, five full baths and two half baths and also features a three-car garage and a pool. The stone house offers three levels and approximately 7,929 square feet of living space for 24 designers to transform.

The DC Design House opens to the public on Sunday, April 13 and runs through Sunday, May 11. Hours are Saturday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., closed Monday, $25. A preview party will take place Saturday, April 12, $50. Visit www.dcdesignhouse.com.