About The Junior League of Miami 2018 Showhouse

The Junior League of Miami plans to transform the historic Deering Estate for the 2018 Miami Showhouse; open to the public from April 15 - 29, 2018.

Deering Estate Courtyard


The Junior League of Miami will host its biennial leading fundraiser, the Miami Showhouse, in 2018 at the historic Deering Estate located along the edge of Biscayne Bay at 16701 SW 72nd Avenue in Palmetto Bay, Fla. Dozens of the most sought-after interior and landscape designers will temporarily transform select interior and exterior spaces, many of which are rarely open to the public. The public will have the unique opportunity from April 15- 29 to explore the famed residence reinterpreted with modern touches. Proceeds of the 2018 Miami Showhouse will benefit the mission and community projects of the Junior League of Miami.

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The Deering Estate

The 444-acre Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve and the former Florida home of Chicago industrialist Charles Deering. The estate celebrates 30 years of being on the National Register of Historic Places and its original three buildings were constructed in 1900.

Deering lived at the estate from 1922 to 1927, during which time it consisted of a three-story wooden house built in 1900, known as the Richmond Cottage, and a three story mansion dubbed the Stone House, built in Mediterranean Revival style. Other buildings were later built on the property to serve as auxiliary buildings to the estate. His influence on art, architecture, and natural preservation lives on at the estate, which features original detailing in the Stone House such as bronze and copper-clad doors installed to contain any potential fires (he survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871), black and white checkered floor, coffered concrete ceilings, original art installations, and crystal chandeliers.


The Miami Showhouse, Junior League of Miami’s Leading Fundraiser

After a 30-year hiatus, the Junior League of Miami revived its fundraiser, The Miami Showhouse, in 2016 at The Kampong, a national historic landmark and one of five tropical gardens and three preserves of the National Tropical Botanical Garden. Designers of note included Mabley Handler Interior Design, Robert Rionda Interiors, The Gallery Interiors, and renowned landscape architects Julie Moir Messervy Design Studio and Fernando Wong Outdoor Living Design.

With a committee of 60 members and more than 200 volunteers, the Junior League of Miami’s 2016 fundraiser exceeded projected goals, ultimately resulting in more than 3,000 attendees, $350,000 raised and 3,000 hours of time donated by volunteers throughout the 3-week Miami Showhouse. Prepare for your design senses to be stimulated as you experience indoor and outdoor spaces showcasing outstanding home and landscape design in classic South Florida setting. The showhouse will be open from 11 am-5 pm six days a week for individual and group tours, private events and Broker open houses. Admission is $40 per person and tickets can be purchased on the site. Proceeds will benefit the mission and community projects of the Junior League of Miami.

View images of the 2016 Miami Showhouse here: click.

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