Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mark Your Calendar: Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dates

The Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club announced today that the 39th Annual Decorator Show House will take place April 28 - May 26, 2011. It will take up residence in an striking, neo-Federalist style mansion at 163 East 63rd Street. The four story home was once owned by John Hay "Jock" Whitney and boasts unique historic details acquired during his travels abroad. I've walked by this home many times and always wondered what it looked like inside so I'm very excited for this year's show house.  No word yet on which interior designers have been chosen to decorate the 16 room house but I will definitely keep you posted!

Kips Bay Decorator Show House
163 East 63rd Street
New York, NY 10065
Open to the Public April 28 - May 26, 2011
Tickets $30

Black Tie President’s Preview and Dinner – Thursday, April 21
Opening Night Cocktails – Wednesday, April 27

For ticket sales and information, please call (718) 893-8600 ext 245
Or visit: www.kipsbay.org

4 comments:

Acquired Objects said...

Like you I've walked by this home many times so am excited to see what the designers do with it. Thanks for the heads up!

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

This is always a great show every year!

Should be lovely to see what ideas they come up with!!

meenal bishnoi said...

I'll be looking forward to your posts on the showhouse, Heather...always love them!! xx meenal

tdclassicist said...

It is always particularly interesting to see a Kips Bay Showhouse when it's a great house. This was built in the early 60s as a pied a terre for the Whitneys and decorated by Parish-Hadley. When blasting began for the 63rd Street subway, the Whitneys took up temporary residency in a luxurious apartment on Beekman Place, but never returned. The house pictured, on two lots remained empty for years, but an adjacent townhouse, on the third lot, was still furnished through Mrs Whitney's lifetime and used as guest quarters. It should make a great showhouse! __ The Devoted Classicist

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