Foxtail Estate Chosen for 21st Annual Cashiers Designer Showhouse

The Cashiers Historical Society will host its liveliest fundraising event to date at a stunning estate on Lake Glenville


An overhead view of Foxtail Estate. Submitted photo

One of the most beloved events of the summer is returning for 2018 with fresh energy and a revived concept. The 21st Annual Cashiers Designer Showhouse will usher in a new era for the Cashiers Historical Society at a sprawling 42-acre estate overlooking Lake Glenville. The ten-day fundraiser, taking place from July 27 through August 5, will showcase the picturesque Foxtail home fully decorated by a mix of Southern designers who are infusing each corner with their signature style. Tours of the Showhouse will be accompanied by engaging events and demonstrations set against the stunning backdrop that will create a fresh, festive atmosphere, while still retaining the elegance, heritage and mission of the past 20 years.

The 2018 Cashiers Designer Showhouse will take place at an estate that truly embodies all that is Cashiers, North Carolina. Inspired by old French and Italian chateaus, the Foxtail home, owned by Brenda and Terry Beye, blends historic charm with modern convenience, featuring hand-cut inlaid marble floors, high ceilings, antique hardware and stained exterior walls. Originally part of the Monteith Homestead, the grounds also boast a wide variety of local flora and fauna, complete with sweeping views of the lake and beyond. The Cashiers Historical Society, in partnership with “Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles,” is working with a handful of top designers across the South to unleash their creativity throughout the house.

“We are thrilled to have so many willing designers, artists, demonstrators and sponsors involved in this year’s Designer Showhouse, making the Foxtail estate a sight to see. We are also incredibly grateful for the Beye family’s generosity and for allowing us to utilize their beautiful home for such an amazing week of events,” said Cashiers Historical Society Executive Director and 2018 Showhouse Director, Ansley Pridgen. “Our organization’s mission is primarily funded by the Cashiers Designer Showhouse. Without its dedicated volunteers, staff, contributors and attendees, the Society would not be able to offer its educational programs, preserve Cashiers’ history and maintain the historic Zachary-Tolbert House Museum.”

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A view of the rear of Foxtail Estate. Submitted photo


The Showhouse, located at 3800 Highway 107, Glenville N.C., will be open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. The full schedule of events and tickets are available at Tickets for the Showhouse, Closing Croquet Brunch and other special events are each sold separately. Onsite tickets will be available 15 minutes prior to each day’s opening time.

Featured Designers:

  • Bill Cook and Michael Faust, Vermilion Design Interiors – The Carriage House Apartment
  • Bradley Odom, Dixon Rye – Presenters Stage
  • Douglas Hilton, DWH Interiors – Guest Bedroom
  • Francie Hargrove, Francie Hargrove Interior Design – Solarium
  • Grayson Pratt, Grayson Pratt Interiors – Laundry Room and Office
  • Meg Harrington, Huff Harrington Home – Hallway
  • Janie Wilburn, The Jane Group, LLC. – Master Bed and Bath
  • Jamie McPherson, J. Elliot Style – Mud Room
  • Kirk Moore, Oakleaf Highlands – Garden & Florals
  • Lynn Monday, Lynn Monday Home – Upstairs Office and Balcony
  • Mary Palmer Dargan, Dargan Landscape Architects – Front Porch and Parterre
  • Sande Beck, Sande Beck Designs – Upstairs Dressing Room/Bath
  • Sara Brown, Sara Brown Designs – Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Susie Currie, Susie Currie Design – Upstairs Bedroom / Balcony
  • Stephanie Andrews, Balance Design – Dining Room
  • Whitney Ray, Wyeth Ray Interiors- Foyer
  • Yvonne McFadden, Y. McFadden LLC. – Patio

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