A peek inside the 2015 DC Design House (Photos)

The patio at the 2015 DC Design House was designed by Skip Sroka of Skora Design Incorporated in Northwest D.C. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The patio at the 2015 DC Design House was designed by Skip Sroka, of Skora Design Incorporated, in Northwest D.C. (WTOP/Rachel Nania) (WTOP/Rachel Nania )
For the design of the outdoor patio, Sroka created a pavilion to serve as a focal point and as a practical structure for al fresco dining. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
For the design of the outdoor patio, Sroka created a pavilion to serve as a focal point and as a practical structure for al fresco dining. (WTOP/Rachel Nania) (WTOP/Rachel Nania )
The blue and white color palette of the outdoor patio complements the natural greens of the outdoors, Sroka says. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The blue-and-white color palette of the outdoor patio complements the natural greens of the outdoors, Sroka says. (WTOP/Rachel Nania) (WTOP/Rachel Nania )
The loggia of the DC Design House was designed by Nancy Colbert of Design Partners, LLC in McLean, Virginia. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The loggia of the DC Design House was designed by Nancy Colbert of Design Partners, LLC in McLean, Virginia. (WTOP/Rachel Nania) (WTOP/Rachel Nania )
The outdoor space is both private and accessible from the back yard. And the fire table is perfect for any fall night where roasted marshmallows and melted chocolate are involved. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The outdoor space is both private and accessible from the backyard. And the fire table is perfect for any fall night where roasted marshmallows and melted chocolate are involved. (WTOP/Rachel Nania) (WTOP/Rachel Nania )
The 2015 DC Design House is a $4.895 million, 8,869-square-foot farmhouse-style home in the new Mackall Farms community in Mclean, Virginia. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The 2015 DC Design House is a $4.895 million, 8,869-square-foot farmhouse-style home in the new Mackall Farms community in McLean, Virginia. (WTOP/Rachel Nania) (WTOP/Rachel Nania )
The front porch of the DC Design House was styled by Nicolette Powell and John Lemieux of Country Casual. The natural furniture against the stone facade creates an inviting welcome for visitors. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The front porch of the DC Design House was styled by Nicolette Powell and John Lemieux of Country Casual. The natural furniture against the stone facade creates an inviting welcome for visitors. (WTOP/Rachel Nania) (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The kitchen in the 2015 DC Design House. The room was designed by J. Paul Lobkovich and Emily Neifeld of Lobkovich Kitchen Designs. The concept was inspired by the works of the architect Robert A. M. Stern, calling on both classic and contemporary elements. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The kitchen in the 2015 DC Design House. The room was designed by J. Paul Lobkovich and Emily Neifeld, of Lobkovich Kitchen Designs. The concept was inspired by the works of the architect Robert A.M. Stern, calling on classic and contemporary elements. (WTOP/Rachel Nania) (WTOP/Rachel Nania )
The kitchen features custom cabinetry, in the color of antique white, with accent areas in black walnut wood. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The kitchen features custom cabinetry in antique white with accent areas in black walnut wood. (WTOP/Rachel Nania) (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The dining room in the DC Design House, designed by Jeff Akseizer and Jamie Brown, mixes contemporary accents (the lights, the chairs)  with more natural features (the wood ceiling and stone mirror).
The dining room in the DC Design House, designed by Jeff Akseizer and Jamie Brown, mixes contemporary accents — the lights and the metal chairs — with more natural features (the wood ceiling and stone mirror). (WTOP/Rachel Nania) (WTOP/Rachel Nania )
The dining room of the DC Design House greets guests at the home's entrance. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The dining room of the DC Design House greets guests at the home’s entrance. (WTOP/Rachel Nania) (WTOP/Rachel Nania )
The entry hall in the D.C. Design House, designed by Pamela Harvey. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The entry hall in the D.C. Design House, designed by Pamela Harvey. (WTOP/Rachel Nania) (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The living room in the 2015 DC Design House, designed by Annette Hannon of Annette Hannon Interior Design. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The living room in the 2015 DC Design House, designed by Annette Hannon of Annette Hannon Interior Design. The focus of the space is a hand-painted, embroidered silk wallcovering. (WTOP/Rachel Nania) (WTOP/Rachel Nania )
The color palette in the living room keeps to natural and organic tones. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The color palette in the living room keeps to natural and organic tones. (WTOP/Rachel Nania) (WTOP/Rachel Nania )
When designing the home's library, Michael Hampton, of Michael Hampton Designs, was inspired by the classic American farmhouse and Greek revival style. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
When designing the home’s library, Michael Hampton, of Michael Hampton Designs, was inspired by the classic American farmhouse and Greek revival style. (WTOP/Rachel Nania) (WTOP/Rachel Nania )
The gallery inside the DC Design House leads from the library to the back stair hall and butler's pantry. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The gallery inside the DC Design House leads from the library to the back stair hall and butler’s pantry. (WTOP/Rachel Nania) (WTOP/Rachel Nania )
A small study is built into the back stair hall on the first floor of the DC Design House. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
A small study is built into the back stair hall on the first floor of the DC Design House. (WTOP/Rachel Nania) (WTOP/Rachel Nania )
The comfortable and functional family room in the DC Design House. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The comfortable and functional family room in the DC Design House, designed by Iantha Carley of Iantha Carley Interiors. (WTOP/Rachel Nania) (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The upper stair hall in the DC Design House, designed by Pamela Harvey Interiors. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The upper stair hall in the DC Design House, designed by Pamela Harvey Interiors. (WTOP/Rachel Nania) (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The upper stair hall of the Design House features several sitting areas, including two modern wing chairs and a window seat. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The upper stair hall of the Design House features several sitting areas, including two modern wing chairs and a window seat. (WTOP/Rachel Nania) (WTOP/Rachel Nania )
A predominately pink palette creates a calm and serene environment in the guest suite, designed by Alex Deringer and Courtney Cox of Ivy Lane. (WTOP/Rachel Nania) (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The similar, yet different, patterns on the walls and on the furniture blend seamlessly in the guest suite at the DC Design House. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The similar, yet different, patterns on the walls and on the furniture blend seamlessly in the guest suite at the DC Design House. (WTOP/Rachel Nania) (WTOP/Rachel Nania )
The master bedroom, designed by Christopher Patrick, is both dramatic and calming/cozy at the same time. Patrick used a mix of slate gray, cognac leather and emerald green for the room's color palette. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The master bedroom, designed by Christopher Patrick, is dramatic at the same time it’s calming and cozy. Patrick used a mix of slate gray, cognac leather and emerald green for the room’s color palette. (WTOP/Rachel Nania) (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The main point of focus in the master bathroom, also designed by Christopher Patrick, is a floor-to-ceiling stone wall and simple oval-shaped tub. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The main area of focus in the master bathroom, also designed by Christopher Patrick, is a floor-to-ceiling stone wall, a custom gold chandelier and a simple oval-shaped tub. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The nursery's design is kept clean and contemporary, in the space designed by Nancy Twomey from Finnian Interiors and Finnian's Moon. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The nursery’s design is kept clean and contemporary, in the space designed by Nancy Twomey from Finnian Interiors and Finnian’s Moon. (Courtesy Finnian Interiors and Finnian’s Moon/ ©2015 Angie Seckinger) (©2015 Angie Seckinger/Angie Seckinger)
The closet inside the nursery, designed by Nancy Twomey from Finnian Interiors and Finnian's Moon.  (Courtesy Finnian Interiors and Finnian's Moon/ ©2015 Angie Seckinger)
The closet inside the nursery, designed by Nancy Twomey from Finnian Interiors and Finnian’s Moon. (Courtesy Finnian Interiors and Finnian’s Moon/ ©2015 Angie Seckinger) (©2015 Angie Seckinger/Angie Seckinger)
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The patio at the 2015 DC Design House was designed by Skip Sroka of Skora Design Incorporated in Northwest D.C. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
For the design of the outdoor patio, Sroka created a pavilion to serve as a focal point and as a practical structure for al fresco dining. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The blue and white color palette of the outdoor patio complements the natural greens of the outdoors, Sroka says. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The loggia of the DC Design House was designed by Nancy Colbert of Design Partners, LLC in McLean, Virginia. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The outdoor space is both private and accessible from the back yard. And the fire table is perfect for any fall night where roasted marshmallows and melted chocolate are involved. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The 2015 DC Design House is a $4.895 million, 8,869-square-foot farmhouse-style home in the new Mackall Farms community in Mclean, Virginia. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The front porch of the DC Design House was styled by Nicolette Powell and John Lemieux of Country Casual. The natural furniture against the stone facade creates an inviting welcome for visitors. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The kitchen in the 2015 DC Design House. The room was designed by J. Paul Lobkovich and Emily Neifeld of Lobkovich Kitchen Designs. The concept was inspired by the works of the architect Robert A. M. Stern, calling on both classic and contemporary elements. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The kitchen features custom cabinetry, in the color of antique white, with accent areas in black walnut wood. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The dining room in the DC Design House, designed by Jeff Akseizer and Jamie Brown, mixes contemporary accents (the lights, the chairs)  with more natural features (the wood ceiling and stone mirror).
The dining room of the DC Design House greets guests at the home's entrance. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The entry hall in the D.C. Design House, designed by Pamela Harvey. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The living room in the 2015 DC Design House, designed by Annette Hannon of Annette Hannon Interior Design. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The color palette in the living room keeps to natural and organic tones. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
When designing the home's library, Michael Hampton, of Michael Hampton Designs, was inspired by the classic American farmhouse and Greek revival style. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The gallery inside the DC Design House leads from the library to the back stair hall and butler's pantry. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
A small study is built into the back stair hall on the first floor of the DC Design House. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The comfortable and functional family room in the DC Design House. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The upper stair hall in the DC Design House, designed by Pamela Harvey Interiors. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The upper stair hall of the Design House features several sitting areas, including two modern wing chairs and a window seat. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The similar, yet different, patterns on the walls and on the furniture blend seamlessly in the guest suite at the DC Design House. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The master bedroom, designed by Christopher Patrick, is both dramatic and calming/cozy at the same time. Patrick used a mix of slate gray, cognac leather and emerald green for the room's color palette. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The main point of focus in the master bathroom, also designed by Christopher Patrick, is a floor-to-ceiling stone wall and simple oval-shaped tub. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The nursery's design is kept clean and contemporary, in the space designed by Nancy Twomey from Finnian Interiors and Finnian's Moon. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The closet inside the nursery, designed by Nancy Twomey from Finnian Interiors and Finnian's Moon.  (Courtesy Finnian Interiors and Finnian's Moon/ ©2015 Angie Seckinger)

WASHINGTON — For the past month, 24 local design firms have been working to transform a newly constructed $4.895 million farmhouse-style home into a showcase of classic and modern design — and now the pros are ready to show off their work.

On April 12, the eighth annual DC Design House will open its doors to the public; tours will run through May 10, and all ticket proceeds benefit Children’s National Health System.

The 8,869-square-foot, three-level home, in the Mackall Farms community in McLean, Virginia, boasts a gourmet kitchen, a butler’s pantry, four bedrooms — including a guest suite and a master suite — a loggia, an art aficionado lounge and a library.

Since the first event in 2008, the DC Design House, now a 501(c) 3 nonprofit entity, has attracted more than 55,000 visitors and has raised more than $1 million for Children’s National Health System.

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