Sneak Peek Event Announced for 2020 Designers’ Show House for Junior League of Detroit

The Junior League of Detroit will host a Sneak a Peek event for its 2020 Designers’ Show House at the historic Bingley Fales House in Detroit’s Indian Village neighborhood before it undergoes an architectural and interior design transformation in May. The event will take place Friday, Oct. 11 to Sunday, Oct. 13.
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Bingley Fales House
The historic Bingley Fales House in Detroit’s Indian Village is the Junior League of Detroit’s 2020 Designers’ Show House. // Photo courtesy of the Junior League of Detroit

The Junior League of Detroit will host a Sneak a Peek event for its 2020 Designers’ Show House at the historic Bingley Fales House in Detroit’s Indian Village neighborhood before it undergoes an architectural and interior design transformation in May. The event will take place Friday, Oct. 11 to Sunday, Oct. 13.

Located at 1771 Seminole St., the home is recognized in “The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture.” This will be the Junior League of Detroit’s 23rd Designers’ Show House and the second home located in Detroit.

At 16,000 square feet, the Bingley Fales House is the largest in Indian Village. It has 10 bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and two half baths. The Georgian-style mansion is set on two acres of land that include flower gardens, pathways, a trellis-covered lanai, a fountain, and a Pewabic tile-lined reflecting pool.

Every other year, the league selects a prominent local estate and curates a team of local and national interior designers to transform the home into a Designers’ Show House that visitors can tour as part of the league’s primary fundraiser.

To transform the home, about 30 interior design firms and landscape architects will reimagine the first and second floors of the home as well as the gardens. A grand unveiling is expected for May 2020, and the organization expects to host about 10,000 visitors when the property opens to the public.

The home will feature a new kitchen designed by Corey Damen Jenkins and Associates LLC and three new bathrooms designed by Laura Zender Design, R L Concetti Interior Design, and Textures Design. Kohler and Benjamin Moore are sponsors.

“Following the incredibly popular 2018 Designers’ Show House at the Charles T. Fisher mansion, the Junior League of Detroit is honored to once again be bringing the best of home design to our great city,” says Liana Dabir, show house co-chair. “The Bingley Fales House presents an amazing opportunity to work with renowned national sponsors and designers while honoring the role Detroit has played in America’s design history.”

Proceeds from the home events will benefit the league’s philanthropic efforts, including its key community impact initiative Project EAT, which helps create food security by providing education, access, and tools to those in need.

Tickets for the Sneak a Peek event in October are $10 each and available at the door. The house will be open from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, and 12 p.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13. More information about the October event is available here, and more information about the May event is available here.

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