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Nantucket Showcase

Holly Moore
March 28, 2013

When top talents across genres converge, great things result. One such amalgamate is the stunning Nantucket Showcase, which opens to the public Thursday, April 11, with an opening-night party benefitting Legacy Community Health Services. Envisioned as a showcase from the get-go and built by Monsour Taghdisi, president of Prestige Builders, the 5,000-square-foot contemporary townhouse is located at 1310 Nantucket in Tanglewood, and opens to the public for viewing Friday, April 12. Taghdisi tapped Reagan Miller, AIA, with Miller Dahstrand Architects to design the home, and interior designer Lucinda Loya to head the design portion of the project. Loya, in turn, has assembled a stellar group to bring the showcase to perfect fruition: Richard Dawson and Lawrence Estes of Dawson Estes Landscape Architects are designing a lush rooftop garden and grounds landscaping. McClain Gallery, Barbara Davis Gallery and Hiram Butler Gallery are assembling an enviable collection of art. For a pair of custom sofas, artist Rusty Arena has designed and hand-printed a large-scale classically inspired pattern in tones of oyster and alabaster. Elegant Additions, Poggenpohl, Gaggenau, Mecox, Randy Twaddle Studio, Internum & Design, Kay O’Toole Antiques and Teri Pugh Studio are a few of the exceptional artists and showrooms involved.

The Details:
Nantucket Showcase opening night Thursday, April 11, 6:30 pm; $200 per person; benefitting Legacy Community Health Services. The Showcase will be open to the public April 12 through 21, with the following hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 am to 4 pm; Sundays, noon to 5 pm. Tickets $20; proceeds to benefit The Art Institute of Houston. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit