A Virtual Masterpiece
As Covid-19 cuts its swath across the South and Western North Carolina, and events close to maintain social distancing, The Cashiers Designer Showhouse will be thriving virtually this year.
As Chair Melissa Hudson noted, “This moment demands a pause of our in-person tradition and a play on creativity.”
Ticket Holders to the 2020 Showhouse will be able to take a state-of-the-art interactive tour and enjoy a unique perspective and expansive view into one of North Carolina’s design treasures – the 3,000-square-foot Mountain Modern Cottage located in the Silver Run Reserve, with beautiful mountain and wooded views.
When renowned design firm Meyer Greeson Paullin Benson took on the project, they looked at the proportion and scale of the home, nestled in the mountains, and surrounded by tranquility and beauty to create a home that made sense.
Participants will be able to immerse themselves in a 3D-viewing environment of the Showhouse and Silver Run Reserve that they control in the safety of their home, while exploring all the design elements of each room in detail and at their own pace.
Also included is exclusive entrée to shop designer furnishings, art and vendor offerings, and pre-sale access to the May 28, 2021 party honoring the 2020 supporters and celebrating all things design with southern chefs. Virtual tickets will be available to purchase online through September 5.
The Cashiers Designer Showhouse is the Cashiers Historical Society’s largest annual fundraiser and provides critically needed funds for the society’s operating budget and property maintenance. As the revenue loss to this program is likely to be significant this year, CHS is asking the community to assist in mitigating the financial losses resulting from this unavoidable change in the schedule by supporting all the designers and the companies who provided the resources and put in an extraordinary effort into their rooms that deserve to be seen.
“Please consider purchasing a virtual ticket,” says Hudson. “Taking the Showhouse virtual is a financial hit to CHS and we would be beyond grateful to have everyone’s support in this new and creative way.”
Please visit cashiershistoricalsociety.org/showhouse to become a VIP Benefactor, make a donation, or purchase a virtual ticket.