The Richmond Symphony Orchestra League (RSOL) announced the selection of the renowned Holly Lawn estate for the 2018 Designer House. Located in the Hermitage Road Historic District, this gorgeous Queen Anne style home completed in 1901 was once home to the Richmond Council of Garden Clubs and is on the National Historic Register of Places.
Virginia’s leading interior designers will transform the home’s living spaces reflecting the designer’s vision. The RSOL’s Preview Gala on September 14, 2018, will kick off the 18th Designer House with a party, music by Richmond Symphony Orchestra musicians, and a house preview.
The Designer House will be open for tours from September 17 through October 14, 2018. Thirsty Thursdays – slated for September 20, 27 and October 4, 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – will feature beer, wine, live music, and home tours
“We are thrilled that the owners have made such a generous contribution to open Holly Lawn as our 18th Designer House to support the Richmond Symphony,” said Ann Burks, RSOL President. “Not only is Holly Lawn famous for its historic significance, more recently, many Richmonders will remember the storm of June 2016 that sent a majestic 175-year-old red oak crashing into the front facade of the home. It took nearly two years to painstakingly repair the home to maintain its historic majesty.”
Holly Lawn estate’s main home features five bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, a sun porch, a library, a living room, a formal dining room, a spacious foyer, a kitchen with a butler’s pantry, and a sweeping Southern style front porch. One of the earlier homeowners named the estate “Holly Lawn” for the beautiful imagery provided by the holly trees lining the estate grounds.
In June, the RSOL announced the selection of nineteen leading Virginian designers. Please find the complete designer list at rsol.org.