The DC Design House, a nonprofit project that calls on the area’s top designers to develop a residential attraction, recently debuted its 7th annual house in the Forest Hills neighborhood.
The six-bedroom, seven-bath 1929 estate was once owned by Madison Hotel founder Marshall B. Coyne and has remained in the family for six decades. Coyne’s granddaughter, Suzi Wilczynski is the current owner.
“A prospective homeowner could easily keep each space as is and live comfortably and elegantly,” says designer and show house veteran, Kelley Proxmire. Designing the living room, Proxmire was inspired by the glamour and sophistication of the 1920s. “I thoughtfully considered the history and architecture of the house and centered my design on the idea of paying homage to the existing feel of the space. Mixes of antiques, along with some updated, yet contrasting, metallics keep the space unique and interesting.“