Every year a set of highly esteemed interior designers turn a luxury Manhattan home into an exhibition of fine furnishings, art and technology. Launched in 1973, the Kips Bay Decorator Show House raises money for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, which funds after school and enrichment programs for New York City children.
The Show House receives as many as 15,000 guests annually, with tickets priced at $40 for entry.
This year, the location for the showcase is a massive 15,000 square-foot, six-story townhouse on 110 East 76th Street, off Park Avenue in Manhattan. The townhouse is on the market for $51 million and features eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, lounges, dining areas, a salon, library, sitting rooms, a home-entertainment space, spa room and a living room or two, as well as outdoor spaces on the ground and top floors.
Philips is one of the sponsors and was showing off some of its Hue lighting products. The folks from Philips gave us a tour, which started with the lighting outside the entrance. It can be remotely controlled.
One of the sitting rooms led to a dressing room and bathroom. I photographed everything with an iPhone X and with many of the shots I used a fisheye lens attachment from Hitcase. The lens adheres magnetically to Hitcase's new Crio case for the iPhone X.
This dressing room was created by designer Marcia Tucker and features a custom built mirror with strips of Philips Hue-controllable LED lighting integrated into it. You can see how you -- and your clothes -- look in different lighting conditions.
That's it, folks. Thanks for checking out the Kips Bay Decorator Showcase. As I said, the townhouse is on sale for $51 million. To be clear, all the decorators remove everything from their rooms after the showcase is done so you'll have to bring your own designers in. Of course, if you jump in now with an offer you might be able to make a deal and buy it as is.