San Francisco, CA – June 9, 2016 – Zephyr Real Estate, long-time supporter of San Francisco’s annual Decorator Showcase, hosted a gala evening celebrating this year’s grand event.
Complete with festive swag bags, Zephyr was on hand to celebrate the success of another year of Showcase distinction. The exhibition, which ran from April 30 through May 30 this year, annually draws over 15,000 visitors, and is the definitive front-runner of such events on the West Coast.
The Villa de Martini, 298 Chestnut Street on Telegraph Hill, was this year’s breathtaking venue, marking the 38-year traditional event’s first appearance in that neighborhood. The home is a Mediterranean villa built in 1929, with stunning views of the Bay and the bridges. The 6,100 square-foot home sits on an massive lot with lush gardens and landscaping surrounding the estate. More than 35 interior decorators and landscape designers participated in transforming the already-elegant manse into a fully-adorned showcase.
The Showcase began when Nan Rosenblatt, a former San Francisco University High School parent and an accomplished interior designer, along with Philip Fernandez, the first president of the school’s Parents Association, conceived the idea as a fund-raising opportunity for the school’s financial aid program. In its first year, the Showcase netted $26,000. Since then, over $13.5 million in student financial aid has been raised. Continued community support has made quality education available over the past four decades to hundreds of deserving students.
The Showcase has taken place at some of the most prestigious addresses in the toniest neighborhoods of San Francisco. Last year’s was at 3630 Jackson Street, a Julia Morgan-designed mansion in Presidio Heights.
“The Decorator Showcase is an exciting event with impressive exhibits of elegant décor inside and out,” commented Randall Kostick, President of Zephyr. “We truly enjoy participating in this worthwhile fundraiser for San Francisco students.”
About Zephyr Real Estate
Founded in 1978, Zephyr Real Estate is San Francisco’s largest independent real estate firm with nearly $2.3 billion in gross sales and a current roster of more than 300 full-time agents. Zephyr’s highly-visited website has earned two web design awards, including the prestigious Interactive Media Award. Zephyr Real Estate is a member of the international relocation network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; the luxury real estate network, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate; global luxury affiliate, Mayfair International; and local luxury marketing association, the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco. Zephyr has six offices in San Francisco, a brand new office in Greenbrae, and two brokerage affiliates in Sonoma County, all strategically positioned to serve a large customer base throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit www.ZephyrRE.com.