Julian Price Designer Showhouse Ribbon Cutting Ceremony April 7th
GREENSBORO, NC — The moment everyone has been waiting for! On Saturday, April 7 at 9:30am, Preservation Greensboro will open the Julian Price Designer Showhouse with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The Julian Price Designer Showhouse, also known as Hillside, located at 301 Fisher Park Circle, is presented by Preservation Greensboro (PGI) to benefit PGI’s ongoing mission is to build thriving communities by protecting and renewing our community’s historic and architectural treasured places such as Hillside.
The ribbon cutting ceremony will be emceed by Benjamin Briggs, PGI Executive Director, with remarks by the Honorary Showhouse Chairperson and Guilford County Commissioner Kay Cashion and Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan. Additional comments will be given by Linda Lane, Showhouse Chairperson, Michael and Eric Fuko-Rizzo, Hillside homeowners and Justin Outling, Greensboro City Council District 3 representative.
The event is free and the public is invited to attend. The ceremony will take place on the front terrace of Hillside. Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, the Designer Showhouse opens to the public for tours and continues through Sunday, April 29th daily between 8am and 7pm. Tickets range from $35 to $75 and are available online through the Showhouse website: www.julianpricehouse.com or www.gsoshowhouse.com. On-street parking is available within the Fisher Park neighborhood for ceremony guests and tour-goers.
More than 25 interior designers from New York, Texas, Florida and the Carolinas have fashioned the 1929 Hillside estate into a home for the Fuko-Rizzos and their young family. Design themes range from modern to cottage, boldly highlighting the mansion’s historic architectural details.
Situated amidst the well-preserved, tree-lined Fisher Park neighborhood, Hillside was designed by noted architect Charles C. Hartmann for insurance executive and philanthropist Julian Price, President of Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company. The 4-story, 31-room, 7,266 square foot Tudor Revival estate sits on a low-sloping wooded lot near the western end of the historic neighborhood of Fisher Park, just blocks from downtown Greensboro.
Once threatened with destruction and featured on the A&E channel’s “Hoarders” popular television show, the much anticipated, renovated and redesigned opens to the public April 7.
The Hillside story and the artistic work of the estate’s interior designers are detailed in Hillside Magazine, a one-time PGI publication available to showhouse ticket holders or from PGI for $5.00.
Preservation Greensboro provides a constant voice in the community for revitalization efforts, improved local economy and quality of life, and the conservation of historic resources for future generations. With diverse initiatives such as Blandwood Mansion and Museum Shop, Blandwood Carriage House, Architectural Salvage of Greensboro and its retail showroom, the Preservation Greensboro Development Fund and educational events, Preservation Greensboro is the only private non-profit membership organization in Greensboro.
For more information about the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Preservation Greensboro and the Designer Showhouse, please visit our website: www.preservationgreensboro.org or call our offices at 336-272-5003. Like us on Facebook: Preservation Greensboro.