The San Francisco Decorator Showcase, established in 1977, is widely considered to be the West Coast's premiere design showhouse event. The highly-attended, month-long event features an outstanding San Francisco home and the work of the region's top interior and landscape designers.
In its 32 years, the San Francisco Decorator Showcase has raised nearly $11 million for its beneficiary, San Francisco University High School (SFUHS). It raised a record $505,000 in 2009. The event allows SFUHS to offer financial aid to 25% of its students.
The 2010 San Francisco Decorator Showcase House is 3450 Washington Street (between Walnut and Laurel Streets). Architect Albert Farr and his partner Joseph Francis Ward built the house, in 1929, for Elsa Guggenhime at a cost of $32,231.
Now in its final week, the 2010 Decorator Showcase is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (last entry), Thursday and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (last entry) and Sunday and Memorial Day 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (last entry).
On Friday, May 28, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., internationally renowned interior designer Suzanne Tucker will be signing her stunning new book Rooms to Remember: The Classic Interiors of Suzanne Tucker in the Showcase House dining room she designed. The book signing is included in the price of admission to the Showcase. Wine and sparkling water will be served.
Tickets are available at the door and may be purchased by cash, check, Visa and MasterCard. General admission is $30 and seniors (60 and older) are $25.
For more information: For information about San Francisco University High School, visit www.sfuhs.org. For information about the San Francisco Decorator Showcase, visit www.decoratorshowcase.org.