The success of past
Design Home collaborations has hinged
on more than just dynamic design, astute craftsmanship
and discerning décor. A distinct chemistry between
members of the design team provides the foundation for
what is to come. This year, a new component is having
a definitive impact on the project: Homeowners.
While Design Home
2006 is being constructed for a family who has inspired
structural and interior decisions since this venture’s
inception, the finished residence opens on October
5, 2006 for a premier VIP unveiling, artisan reception
and benefit dinner. All proceeds from this inaugural
showing and a subsequent one-day only public open house
will benefit DeVos Children’s Hospital.
Grand Rapids Magazine
is pleased to showcase each phase of Design Home 2006’s
progress month by month. Look for architectural and
design highlights in every issue. For more details,
visit Design Home 2006 at www.grmag.com.
First seen embraced in its seven-acre woodland haven,
Design Home 2006’s European-inspired estate warrants
speculation. But for the first time, Design Home isn’t
emerging as a spec house, the pet project of an architect,
builder, artisans, contractors and interior designers,
crafted foremost for a fundraiser and public tours.
From Grand Rapids architect Wayne Visbeen’s first
signature sketch, the creation of Design Home 2006 began
with a family in mind. This home incorporates the daily
routines, dreams and idiosyncrasies of a husband, a wife
and three active boys.
It will represent the poignant orchestration of design
collaborations that are both professional and personal.
And it may clarify to many why constructing a dream
home from wish list to reality, guided by a skilled and
inspired creative team, is worth every cent.
the progress of Design Home 2006 each month through
the following links:
Design Home 2006 was debuted in October with a VIP reception
to benefit the DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The event raised $28,000. Thank you to all of the sponsors
and vendors that made the evening such a huge success.
We wish to thank these sponsors for making Design Home
2006 possible. Click on the company names for more information.