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Modernism Week Showhouse: the Christopher Kennedy Compound 2019

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The Modernism Week Showhouse: The Christopher Kennedy Compound returns for its fifth year. Interior designer Christopher Kennedy brought together 14 of the nation's most prominent and rising-star interior designers to create unique rooms in the official Showhouse of Modernism Week, which has been named by The Hollywood Reporter as the week’s “No. 1 Must-See Event.”

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Photo credit: Nathan Cox


Set on a golf course in the posh Indian Canyons neighborhood, this spectacular 1962 property is 3,600 square feet and features three bedrooms and three bathrooms, plus an attached guest house. Just in time
for Modernism Week, it went through a complete renovation spearheaded by Kennedy. This remodel respects the modernist property’s architectural pedigree, while updating it with the best and brightest materials in modern design.

Dunn-Edwards Paints was the exclusive paint sponsor to the home, which featured a colorful palette of hues throughout the design.

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Living Room. Designer: Joe Lucas of Lucas Studio Inc. Photo Credit: Karyn Millet


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Dining Room. Designer: Celerie Kimble. Photo Credit: Karyn Millet


The designers in this year’s Showhouse include Kerry Green of Kerry Green Design (Entry/Gallery), Joe Lucas of Lucas Studio Inc. (Living Room), Lori Paranjape of Mrs. Paranjape Design + Interiors (Living Room/Dining Terrace), Celerie Kemble of Kemble Interiors (Dining Room), Christopher Kennedy
of Christopher Kennedy, Inc. (Kitchen + Patio), Brian Paquette of Brian Paquette Interiors (Den/Media), Keith Fortner of Christopher Kennedy, Inc. (Powder Room), Jeff Schlarb of Jeff Schlarb Design Studio (Office/Bath),
Michael Berman of Michael Berman Limited (Master Bedroom/Master Bath), Lisa McDennon of Lisa McDennon Design (Master Closet/Patio), Josh Greene of Josh Greene Design (Guest Bedroom/Guest Bathroom), Michelle Boudreau of Michelle Boudreau Design (Pool House), Chris Barrett of Chris Barrett Design (Firepit), and Gordon Kurtis of Gordon Kurtis Associates (Landscape).

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Pool House. Designer: Michelle Boudreau of Michelle Boudreau Design. Photo Credit: Michelle Boudreau


The Compound was specially created to raise funds for Modernism Week and other preservation efforts. It has become one of Modernism Week's most successful signature events, raising more than $250,000 for
Modernism Week and other preservation efforts since its inception in 2014.

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Master bedroom. Designer: Michael Berman. Photo Credit: Nathan Cox.


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Master bath. Designer: Michael Berman. Photo Credit: Nathan Cox.


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Closet. Designer: Lisa McDennon. Photo Credit: Nathan Cox.