About The Showcase House
Las Vegas Showcase House is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, providing educational programs and scholarships to local students interested in architecture, construction, interior design and related fields. Our goal is to highlight the historic neighborhoods of Las Vegas and promote the unique diversity and history of Las Vegas and at the same time help develop the future of talented individuals.
Our inaugural home, in an historic Las Vegas neighborhood, will undergo a complete transformation inside and out, including outdoor living spaces for the modern Las Vegas lifestyle.
Come enjoy the events and celebrations marking our first Showcase House. You will not only see exquisite interior design and mingle with industry leaders, but you will also have the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to improve the lives of thousands of bright, talented young people.
President | Founder
Cray Bauxmont-Flynn (Oasis Magazine and Ascot Group)
James Horvath (BWA)
Trudi Simpson-Flynn (Community Leader)
Diana Tennyson Nielsen (Tennyson Nielsen Group)
Kimberly JOI McDonald (Designing JOI, LLC)
Michele Youell (Natural Domain Interiors)
Julie Porter (Julie Porter Associates, LLC)
Daniel J. Chenin (Daniel Joseph Chenin, Ltd.)
Roger Thomas (Wynn Design & Development)
History of this year’s house
This year’s historic home is located in the Scotch 80s neighborhood, a planned community dating back to the early 1950s and considered to be the center of old Las Vegas.
The Scotch 80s is known for ornate architecture featuring gigantic exposed beams and gracious porte cocheres. It’s also noted for the greenery on charming streets like Shadow Lane, Silver Avenue, and Bannie Avenue. It’s a place where people used to keep horses in barns and get water from wells.
A neighborhood that’s long attracted casino titans, world-famous entertainers, and prominent Vegas power brokers, the Scotch 80s is remarkably quaint.
This year’s selected home was permitted in 1959 and completed in 1961 by Walter Siebert. Sitting on a 1.28-acre parcel, the 5,300 sq. ft. concrete block home is sure to be a crowd-pleaser and a designer’s dream. A full basement, a Las Vegas rarity, is just one of the many areas that will come alive by local design talent.
Las Vegas is the first Showcase House to offer a mentoring program to encourage Nevada’s youth.
The purpose of this program is to give under-resourced youth an up close look into the interior design, architecture and construction professions while following a live project from beginning to end.
The students will have an opportunity to visit with architects, general contractors and interior designers and learn first hand about the process of designing a space and executing the necessary steps to make a design vision a reality.
We are committed to elevating the design community at large and are proud to be partnered with Core Academy and providing necessary funds for educational programs and daily needs for their youth. In addition the Las Vegas Showcase House will award each student that participants in the project based mentorship program a scholarship to continue their path to success.
2017 – 2018 Program Participant and Beneficiary
2017 – 2019 Program Participants
CCSD / Clark County School District