2015 Designer Show House – Outdoor Patio
Island Living & Patio participates in the 2015 American Red Cross Designers’ Show House
More than 20 renowned interior and exterior designers stage an extreme makeover with creative control on the 39th American Red Cross Designers’ Show House, located in Lake Worth, FL. The magnificent and historic Mediterranean-style home entitled “La Florentia” was chosen as the 2015 Designers’ Show House.
Designers from New York to Palm Beach transformed the 7,000+ square-foot home, nicknamed the “Birthday Cake Castle.” The home was originally built by Addison Mizner’s protégé Sherman Childs in 1925. It received its “Birthday Cake Castle” moniker when past owner Upton Close gave the home to his wife, Margaret Fretter Nye, as a birthday present in 1954. It has numerous cake-like qualities including two birthday candle-like pillars on either side of the grand entrance, thick plaster interior swirls made to resemble icing on a cake, and a birthday cake stained glass window.
Over 4,000 people are expected to tour the home, with unique features including an octagonal turret, 52 windows, an impressive grand front stairway, stained glass windows, and 135 feet of waterfront on the Intracoastal Waterway.
The American Red Cross Designers’ Show House continues to be a unique fundraiser for the South Florida Region. This highly anticipated event provides an exceptional opportunity for all to experience fine living and outstanding home design.