March 18 2015

The Red Cross Showhouse 2015

Red Cross Show House 2015 Opening
Here at Evelyn & Arthur we are deeply committed to supporting organizations that do great work in our community. This year, we are honored to be a sponsor of the Red Cross South Florida Region. And, as part of that sponsorship, we had the opportunity to participate in this year's Red Cross Showhouse. How did we participate?By outfitting the closet with lots of Evelyn & Arthur clothing, of course! Designers from New York to Palm Beach transformed the 7,000+ square-foot home, nicknamed the “Birthday Cake Castle.” The home, located in Lake Worth, was originally built by Addison Mizner's protégé, Sherman Childs in 1925. It received its “Birthday Cake Castle” moniker when past owner Upton Close gave the home to his wife, Margaret Fretter Nye, as a birthday present in 1954. It has numerous cake-like qualities including two birthday candle-like pillars on either side of the grand entrance, thick plaster interior swirls made to resemble icing on a cake, and a birthday cake stained glass window. Over 4,000 people are expected to tour the home, with unique features including an octagonal turret, 52 windows, an impressive grand front stairway, stained glass windows, and 135 feet of waterfront on the Intracoastal Waterway. The American Red Cross Showhouse 2015 is a unique fundraiser for the South Florida Region. We are honored to support such a worthwhile organization, that helps so many people in the communities where our customers live.

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