At first glance, this pre-civil war Greek Revival townhouse appears no different than the surrounding structures that neighbor one of New York City's most exquisite and exclusive parks. Yet at 23 Gramercy Park South, all is not as it seems. For behind this classic facade lies a world in which fantasy takes flight; fiction rewrites into fact and life imitates art in ways that even Oscar Wilde could scarce imagine. From September 13 through October 26, Metropolitan Home and Showtime Networks present the Metropolitan Home's Showtime House, a stunning 1800s Manhattan townhouse that will find life anew as a beacon of contemporary style inspired by six Showtime original series.
Ranging from the seductively macabre to the delightfully decadent, Californication, Dexter™, The L Word®, Tudors, Weeds and the soon-to-be-launched United States of Tara will become the creative fixation for ten of America's top designers. Taking inspiration from cutting-edge shows, design visionaries , , , , , , , , and will deftly transform this four-story traditional home into a modernist masterpiece that entices, allures and captivates as magically as do the shows themselves.
Although now cloaked in Hollywood hush-hush secrecy until opening day, we have the exclusive preview into the designers' minds, shopping lists, and fantasy spaces to come.