Vanguard Designer Showcase Preview Party
The annual Designer Showhouse is Vanguard's major fundraiser. The visitors to the Showhouse have enjoyed seeing both historic homes in which beautiful decorative features from the past have been preserved and new built homes exhibiting fine craftsmanship of our own time. This year, “Urban Elegance” was the theme, and our next-door neighbors at 17 Chapel Street showed off their boutique condominiums.
After the preview, folks came over to 25 Monroe Street for the party! The expert designers had this to say:
The modest façade of 25 Monroe Street belies the sleek, modern, sophisticated interior of Zone 5, where the loft-like setting inspires the creative juices for this award-winning communication agency. When the doors slide quietly open you are greeted by high open ceilings, beautiful wood-paneled walls, a gorgeous wood-encased wine cooler stocked with vintage wines from some of the best vineyards, and you know you have arrived at one of Downtown Albany’s very best kept secrets! Is this really Zone 5 or is it Hernando’s Hideaway?
Floors of bamboo, cork and gorgeously mottled slate lead you through high energy spaces that promise long, challenging conversations or brief but inspiring encounters. An outdoor deck provides views of the Capitol and the hidden beauty of the Arts and Business District of Downtown Albany.
We’re so flattered! The showhouse continues through May 20, so see their site for more information.