Instead of competing amongst themselves for a coveted project, the crème de la crème of the New York design world come together under one exceptionally chic roof for the benefit of the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club. In its 45 years, the Kips Bay show house has become a must-see for the design community, a launching pad for young talent, and an expressive canvas for more seasoned ones.
Free of the constraints of working with a client, participants face a slew of new challenges, including unorthodox floor plans, chaotic move-in, and, most notably, a serious time crunch: This year’s designers had just a month to completely revamp their spaces. You would think this is a reality TV show but it’s not.
Despite all these hurdles, this year’s group delivered a dazzling four stories of chic in a 1905 red brick neo-Georgian mansion at 125 East 65th Street, built by the artist and architect Charles A. Platt.
The house is now up for sale for a cool $27 million, what a fabulous way to raise money!
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