Who doesn’t love a good renovation? My love for interior design has me following the Julian Price House, one of Greensboro’s most historic renovations. This home became quite the talk of the town after airing on the A&E television reality series Hoarders last January, where over 1.2 million people tuned in.
Built to resemble an ancient British manor house, it includes a whopping 31 rooms, servants’ quarters, an auto court, and gardens as well as modern touches such as a telephone room off the foyer. I cannot even imagine maintaining a home that size! As the years went on, the home fell into disrepair until Michael and Eric Fuko-Rizzo bought the home in January 2017. Their goal was to restore the home to its former beauty and bring back to the neighborhood what was lost.
While the drama of this renovation didn’t quite match my own home’s renovation, I can’t help but think about my own journey. A touch here and there of color and collection wasn’t all it took to get our home to function as it should. A lot of planning went into making this dream a reality for Neal and me. I can only imagine how much time and planning went into this large-scale total makeover.
After extensive renovation and historic preservation work, the Julian Price home will be open to the public as an official designer showhouse. Inside, you’ll find over 15 different design talents spanning from room to room such as Audrey Margarite of Bunny Williams Home, Maria Money of Maria Money Interiors, and Maria Adams of Maria Adams Designs. The list of notable designers goes on and on.
Starting April 7, Julian Price house tours and the unscripted tour by the owners themselves will be open to the public. All proceeds will benefit Preservation Greensboro, a voice for revitalization for the city.