2011 Designer Show House Raises $75,000 for Children’s Hospital Colorado

Posted by Paul Suter — November 3, 2011

1320362914Denver, CO (November 2011) – Trish Bragg, Maggie Armstrong and Carolyn Baker, Co-Chairs of The Denver Designer Show House, are pleased to announce that the event held earlier this spring raised $75,000 for Children’s Hospital Colorado. This contribution is three times more than the original goal.

The fundraiser showcased one of Denver’s grandest homes during the month of April, after it was transformed by twenty-eight of Colorado’s most talented and respected interior designers. The designers partnered with local builders, suppliers and craftspeople to donate over $100,000 worth of time and materials in their efforts to breathe new life into the historic property. Local companies provided sponsorships as well.

Built in 1909, the Show House at 3rd Avenue and Gilpin Street 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, it stands as a fitting landmark to the Cowperthwaite family, which has contributed significantly to the history of Denver. The house was listed for sale by Trish Bragg and Maggie Armstrong of Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty and co-listed with Kit Cowperthwaite of Distinctive Properties. It was recently purchased.

“We’re honored that The Denver Designer Show House has chosen to support Children’s Hospital Colorado. The event is truly unique in our community and draws such a generous, spirited audience to support children and families,” said Lindsey Alexander, Senior Event Manager.

The 2011 Show House is the second event organized by this group to benefit Children’s Hospital Colorado. Please visit www.denvershowhouse.com for “before and after photos” and information on the team of people that collaborated on this project.

If you are interested in submitting your home for consideration as the 2013 Show House, please contact Trish or Maggie at Fuller Sotheby’s (trishandmaggie@fullerproperties.com) or Carolyn Baker at Koshi Baker Design Associates (cbaker@koshi-baker.com).

2011 Participating Interior Designers: Amy Corrigan Interiors, Ashley Campbell Inc., Buquet Interiors, Camellia Interiors, Christine Hunter Designers, D + D Interiors, Dragonfly Designs, Dromma Designs, Eurasian Interiors, Griffin Design Source, Ingrid Fretheim Interiors, Knape & Zibell Interior Design, Koshi-Baker Design Associates, Kristina de Atucha Interior Design, The Lark, LMH Interiors, McAlpine, Booth and Ferrier, McGuire + Lake Design, Nadia Hartman Interiors, Petra Richards Interiors, Tony Torres Interiors, Seek Interior Design Inc., Slifer Designs, Waterworks, Worth Interiors.

About Children’s Hospital Colorado

Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation was formally established in 1978 as an independent charitable 501(c)(3) organization dedicated solely to advancing the mission of Children’s Hospital Colorado. Thanks to donations large and small and the generous philanthropic spirit of our community, Children’s Colorado is able to provide the family-centered care for which we have become world renowned. From conducting cutting-edge research and treatment to building kids’ confidence through our hospital sports program, providing family sleep rooms and integrating arts therapy into the healing process, Children’s Colorado is truly unique in its approach to treatment.

Our patients feel better and our community as a whole benefits because of our donors’ generosity and the hospital’s commitment to caring and curing. As the only nonprofit children’s hospital in the region, Children’s Colorado relies on philanthropy to provide world-class care to every child who needs it.

About Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. In February 2004, Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system by Realogy’s subsidiary, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit www.sothebysrealty.com.

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