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43rd ANNUAL KIPS BAY DECORATOR SHOW HOUSE TO TRANSFORM LENOX HILL MANSION FOR ORGANIZATION’S 100th ANNIVERSARY YEAR

Newly Renovated Upper East Side Townhouse to Host World’s Premiere Show House and Renowned Interior Designers to Benefit New York’s Youth Organization 

BRONX, NY (March 19, 2015) – In its forty-third year, the internationally-recognized Kips Bay Decorator Show House, hosted by New York’s most prominent youth organization, the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, will be situated at THE ARTHUR SACHS MANSION at 58 East 66th Street in New York City’s iconic Lenox Hill neighborhood. As the most highly anticipated design event of the year and the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club’s premier fundraiser, the Show House will also celebrate the non-profit’s 100 years of service to children, marking a major milestone for the acclaimed organization.

Originally built for Arthur Sachs, of investment firm Goldman Sachs in 1909 by
architects of the Gilded Age, Buchman & Fox, the mansion is situated amongst some of the most renowned architectural designs on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Constructed in the Beaux-Arts style, the five-floor, 9,600 square-foot townhouse sits across from the long-time residence of Andy Warhol, now a New York City landmark.

“We are pleased to host the Kips Bay Decorator Show House at the stunning Arthur Sachs Mansion at 58 East 66th Street for the organization’s 100th anniversary year,” said Show House Chair and celebrated interior designer Bunny Williams. “The classic Manhattan mansion will be the ideal backdrop to celebrate this milestone anniversary for the organization, showcase top talent in the interior design industry and raise much-needed funds for our city’s local youth.”

Situated between Madison and Park Avenues and just steps away from Central Park, the impressive 20-foot-wide townhouse boasts a fully restored limestone façade, five original fireplaces, a roof top outdoor kitchen and living room, planted garden and a 27-foot lap pool. This spring, the sought-after house will invite twenty two of the world’s leading interior designers to decorate the interior before opening to the public for one month beginning on Thursday, May 14.
The team responsible for restoring The Arthur Sachs Mansion at 58 E. 66th Street to its original grandeur and beauty and bringing it to the Kips Bay Decorator Show House is led by architect Henry Jessup, developer Woodbine & Co., Interior Management Inc. along with Paula Del Nunzio of Brown Harris Stevens.

“After 100 years, the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club continues to play a central role in the story of this city,” said James Druckman, President and CEO of the New York Design Center, and President of the Board of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. “The annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House is an essential tool in raising the necessary funds to keep the Club’s programs alive and well. We are confident that together with The Arthur Sachs Mansion at 58 East 66th Street as host and a roster of the nation’s top interior designers, this will be the most successful show house on record.”

Proceeds from the Decorator Show House, which attracts an estimated 15,000 visitors each year, benefit the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club which offers innovative after-school and enrichment programs for more than 11,000 youth, ages 6 through 18, in ten locations throughout the Bronx.
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2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Schedule
Unless otherwise noted, the following events will be held at the Arthur Sachs House:
• Wednesday, April 1 – Annual President’s Dinner; Cipriani 42nd Street; 7-10pm
• Tuesday, April 7 – Show House Pre-Renovation Party, 6-8pm
• Tuesday, May 12 – Wednesday, May 13 – press days by appointment only; please contact The Susan Magrino Agency (212 957-3005) to schedule.
• Wednesday, May 13 – Opening Night Cocktails, 6-9pm.
Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10065
• Thursday, May 14 – Thursday, June 11 – Show House open to the public
Monday – Saturday: 11am – 5pm, Tuesday & Thursday until 8pm; Sunday:
12pm – 5pm; Tickets to tour the Show House are $35

Social Media
@KBShowHouse (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram)
#KipsBayShowHouse15

About Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club
Since 1915, Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club has focused on improving and enhancing the lives of New York City’s children who are economically, socially or recreationally disadvantaged. Each year, Kips Bay offers innovative programs to more than 11,000 young people between the ages of 6 and 18 at ten locations throughout the Bronx, with essential afterschool programs aimed to help them recognize their potential for growth and success. Today, the club is proudly one of the most prominent and responsive youth development agencies in New York City and a “flagship” of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. For more information, please visit

www.kipsbaydecoratorshowhouse.org

Kips Bay Decorator Show House
Each year, celebrated interior designers transform a luxury Manhattan home into an elegant exhibition of fine furnishings, art, and technology. This event began in 1973 when several dedicated supporters of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club launched the Decorator Show House to raise critical funds for much needed after school and enrichment programs for New York City children. Over the course of four decades, this project has grown into a must-see event for thousands of design enthusiasts and is renowned for sparking interior design trends throughout the world.

The Show House receives as many as 15,000 guests annually from across the nation. Since its inception, the Show House has raised over $19 million for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.



 

 



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