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Design, Wine & Dine Designer Show House Open House
June 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - June 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Design, Wine & Dine presents Designer Showhouse, Tastings, Seminars & More
June 15-25, Historic Macon Foundation’s annual seven-day sensory celebration which features experts from all over and all backgrounds in the areas of design, crafted beverages, and food.
FIND NEW IDEAS IN HISTORIC PLACES AT THIS YEAR’S DESIGN HOUSE
Historic Macon is pleased to announce that this year’s Design House will be the Porter House on Wesleyan College’s campus. Historic Macon worked with Wesleyan College to move the Porter House from its original location in South Macon when it was donated to the college in 2013. The house has elements of the Tudor Revival and Chateauesque styles. Wesleyan has retained many of the house’s features, including the original ceramic tile roof, wooden floors, built-in cabinets, casement windows, and intricate wormy chestnut woodwork.
The Porter House was built in 1928 for James Hyde Porter and his family as a summer retreat. The house was designed by architects W. Elliot Dunwody and William F. Oliphant. The Porter family donated the house to Wesleyan College, the first women’s college in the United States, in 2013. After moving the structure from its original location in South Macon to its campus, Wesleyan College completed an extensive restoration of the house with help from Dunwody Beeland Architects. Historic Macon will partner with Wesleyan College once again and hold its annual Design House at the Porter House. Designers will transform each room of the historic home with furnishings and decorative details.