The 1922 home is the largest home in the Boston-Edison district. It was built for Charles T. Fisher, his wife, Sarah and their five children. Fisher co-founded the Fisher Body Company with his brother. (Photo by HB Meeks/Tell Us Detroit)
   

 
 

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Actor Hill Harper greets a member of the Junior League of Detroit during their annual Designers’ Show House media walkthrough at the Charles H. Fisher mansion in the historic Boston Edison District. (Photo by HB Meeks/Tell Us Detroit)

  Actor, entrepreneur Hill Harper back in Detroit to host fundraiser at Fisher mansion

By Claudia Lugo
Tell Us USA News Network

DETROIT (Tell Us Det) - The Junior League of Detroit is hosting their annual Designers’ Show House at the Charles H. Fisher mansion now owned by actor Hill Harper.

“I kind of see this house as Detroit’s White House," Harper said. "It’s going to be a House for the people."

At this year's event Harper offered up his Motor City home to 39 designers from six states to transform 44 spaces in the mansion to unleash their creativity to go on dispay at the Designers' Show House.


More permanent changes had to be approved by Harper and his lead architect Chandra Moore of coG Studio. Take the second-floor living suite for example. “We blew out all of those rooms there," Moore explained. "We opened up the ceiling there and so the second floor really speaks to Hill and his aesthetic.” (Photo by HB Meeks/Tell Us Detroit)

Most of the interior design installations seen at this year's fundraiser, are temporary. For the more permanent changes, it had to be approved by Harper and his lead architect Chandra Moore of coG Studio.

Hill, an Iowa native who bought The Roasting Plant downtown early in 2017, said he’s excited to host the show house.

“It is especially gratifying that the proceeds from this event will support the Junior League of Detroit and their longstanding mission of helping families and children in Detroit,” said Harper

The home will be open to the public from Sept. 15 until Oct. 7. Funds raised will be used to support the Junior League’s community programs.


The Junior League of Detroit held a preview on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 of the Charles T. Fisher Mansion in Detroit for its 22nd Designers' Show House. The 18,000 square-foot home was originally owned by Charles and Sarah Fisher and the largest in the historic Boston Edison District. It is now owned by TV actor Hill Harper. (Photo by HB Meeks/Tell Us Detroit)

Harper hopes the public will come and check out this masterpiece of a home.

“Most of the work is the restoration, and then you do the beautification at the very end so to see how everything is coming together is fantastic,” Harper said.

The 1922 home is the largest home in the Boston-Edison district. It was built for Charles T. Fisher, his wife, Sarah and their five children. Fisher co-founded the Fisher Body Company with his brother.

 

 

 

   
 

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