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Fund for Women to Benefit from Designer Showhouse Oct. 6-9

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FFW_tallAn extraordinary contemporary home in Centreville is expected to draw thousands of visitors this autumn as the setting for the Delaware Designer Showhouse. The Fund for Women, a component fund of the Delaware Community Foundation, will benefit from proceeds of ticket sales Oct. 6-9.

The inspirational Showhouse will feature the creativity and talents of nearly 20 local interior designers and landscapers, with proceeds benefitting its principal sponsor, the Junior League of Wilmington, as well as four other nonprofit partners. The Showhouse will be open Thursdays through Sundays beginning Sept. 22 and ending Oct. 16. The proceeds will benefit a different charity each weekend.

The 4,400-square-foot custom home was built in 1974 on 3.5 woodland acres with two flow-through ponds. When its current owners planned a facelift to prepare it for sale, a Designer Showhouse to benefit local organizations seemed like a natural fit. Renovations to the home include a welcoming courtyard entrance with a new pergola, a stunning new kitchen, and entertaining and dining spaces, all with an eye towards bringing the woodland setting indoors. The homeowner’s unique contemporary art collection features many local artists, including Ed Loper, Vicki Vinton, Graham Dougherty, Ken Mabry, Jon Mort and Caroline Chen.

In addition to the Junior League, proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the following organizations each weekend:

September 22-25 :   Delaware Nature Society

September 29 – October 2:   Delaware Contemporary

October 6-9:   Fund for Women

October 13-16:   Oxford Art Alliance

Tickets are $25 in advance and are for sale online at  If you purchase a ticket online, it may be used on any of the dates above. Tickets purchased at the door will be $30.

Showhouse details and ticket information are available at or email [email protected] or on  Parking will be available at a nearby parking lot and a shuttle will transport visitors to the private location.