SOTA SHOW HOUSE

Moyer~Metzger Manse
A Portrait of Revival

Thank you for supporting Show House 2016!  Thank you to all our Interior Designers and Landscapers for their time and effort in making the Moyer~Metzger Manse a spectacular Show House!

Please click on the link below to view Marco Calderon’s video presentation of Show House 2016!

 

The Moyer-Metzger Manse: A Portrait of Revival

In choosing this year’s Show House, the Society of the Arts (SOTA) wanted to celebrate the renaissance of downtown Allentown while paying homage to the home’s previous incarnation as the Ralph Metzger Photography Studio. Built in 1903 on Hamilton Street then known as ‘Mansion Row’, the Shingle-style house is now a single-family home that is being restored to its former glory by top local interior designers and landscapers.

The architectural details are stunning: French doors with intricate arched mullions, fluted wood door jambs, an elaborate terrazzo and tile floor, ornate plaster moldings, built-in window seats, dazzling stained-glass windows and a grand staircase that provided the backdrop to many a wedding photo.

The interior designers are recreating the age of elegance when the home was at the center of Allentown’s social scene, while at the same time keeping the comfort and livability favored by the current owners. The landscapers are reviving a city garden while creating a private urban oasis.

You are welcome to wander through two stories of the home, including the living room, dining room, library, sunroom, kitchen, butler’s pantry, bedrooms and a decorating den. Outside you will enjoy a backyard retreat, a courtyard, a wall corridor garden and a bird sanctuary.

Proceeds benefit the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley education programs, the SOTA Education Endowment and the SOTA Print Fund.

 “The Moyer-Metzger Manse” is not handicapped accessible. Children under the age of 10, cameras, video equipment and spiked heels are not permitted.

Photo courtesy of Marco Calderon, Marco Calderon Photography

Click on the PDF File below to browse through our PROGRAM BOOK and get a peek at our Interior Designers and Landscapers!  You will be inspired to come see their works of art!

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