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The unique fundraising effort will gather Colorado’s finest interior designers for a transformation of Denver’s historic Cowperthwaite home  

Bobby McAlpine

Denver, CO (January 2011)  Bobby McAlpine will serve as the Honorary Chair of the 2011 Denver Designer Show House to benefit The Children’s Hospital, announced Show House Chairs Trish Bragg and Maggie Armstrong of Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty, and Carolyn Baker of Koshi-Baker Design Associates.  McAlpine is a favorite architect, poet and author of the best-selling book The Home Within Us.  As a kick-off to his involvement, The Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America will be sponsoring a cocktail party and lecture by Mr. McAlpine on April 14 (tickets are available at www.denvershowhouse.com).

“What an honor to welcome Bobby McAlpine to Colorado as our partner in this very important cause for The Children’s Hospital,” said Trish Bragg, who is serving as a co-Chair for the event.  “This year’s Show House is the Cowperthwaite home in the historic Denver Country Club neighborhood.  It is in pristine, vintage condition and the possibilities are endless and exciting.  28 of Colorado’s finest designers (a mix of established pros and up & comers) will showcase their talents.  We are excited to inspire our community with today’s freshest interior design.”

Joining Mr. McAlpine for this “makeover” event will be his business partner, Susan Ferrier. Ms. Ferrier too, will contribute her outstanding talents to design the library in the Cowperthwaite home.  Her work in creating calming spaces that inspire is a favorite of the publishing world.

A special architectural preview of the undecorated home will take place Wednesday, February 9 from 10am-5pm.  Tours of the fully decorated home will take place April 8-10 and April 15-17.  All ticket proceeds will benefit The Children’s Hospital.

Built in 1909, 1625 East 3rd Avenue has been owned by the Cowperthwaite family for over a century.  It was the first house built on Gilpin Street in the prestigious Country Club neighborhood.  Designed by famed Fisher and Fisher Architects, the Tudor stands as a fitting landmark to the Cowperthwaites, who have contributed significantly to the unique history and landscape of Denver.  It will be offered for sale for the first time in April 2011.

In its first year, the 2010 Denver Designer Show House raised $13,000 for The Children’s Hospital.  Going forward, it will take place biannually and promises to become a cornerstone design event and fundraiser for The Children’s Hospital.

For more details and a complete list of special events, please visit www.denvershowhouse.com.

About The Children’s Hospital Foundation
In 1978, The Children’s Hospital Foundation was formally established as a separate charitable 501(c)(3) organization dedicated solely to advancing the mission of The Children’s Hospital. The Foundation has three purposes: educating and engaging the community on the hospital’s behalf; fundraising for the hospital; and investing funds raised on behalf of the hospital. Visit www.thechildrenshospitalfoundation.org .

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