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VERANDA

April 27, 2011 11:30 ET

VERANDA UnVEILS: The House of Windsor in Partnership With Lifestyle Architect Windsor Smith

VERANDA and a Host of Leading Designers and Landscape Architects Build Home in Los Angeles to Showcase Effortless Luxury Living for Today's Modern Family

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 27, 2011) - VERANDA, the lifestyle magazine for tastemakers, will present "VERANDA UnVEILS: The House of Windsor," the ultimate luxury home for today's modern family, this summer in Los Angeles. In partnership with "Lifestyle Architect" and the project's concept designer Windsor Smith, VERANDA and a team of leading designers and landscape architects, will showcase effortless luxury living. The team joining Smith to create the 8,000 square foot estate is Candace Barnes, Stephen Block, Peter Dunham, Richard Hallberg, Kathryn Ireland, Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, David Phoenix, Paul Robbins, Richard Shapiro, and Tara Shaw.

"The definition of luxury is changing. People want to surround themselves with beauty and quality, but they also want their homes to be comfortable and welcoming," said Dara Caponigro, editor-in-chief of VERANDA. "Windsor Smith's design philosophy of livable luxury embodies the magazine's point-of-view of redefining luxury."

The House of Windsor is a Georgian style house that sits on an acre of land with a dressage stable and horse path that leads to the Sullivan Riding Ring. The estate has an East Coast sensibility but designed for California's quintessential indoor and outdoor living -- it's a city house with a country feel.

"I've reflected a lot about how families live today and this home is a culmination of my philosophies for how architecture and design can support our fast-paced lifestyles," said Windsor Smith. "Together with VERANDA, I've enlisted some of my favorite design peers to expand on these themes. I'm thrilled and honored to be working with them on this project."

On Tuesday, June 7, VERANDA will host a gala event to reveal The House of Windsor. Gala tickets are available for $250 and a portion of ticket sales will benefit two charities: the Children's Action Network, an organization dedicated to increasing awareness about children's issues, and P.S. Arts, an organization whose mission is to improve children's lives through arts education.

From June 8 through June 12, VERANDA will curate and host a series of events that will bring all aspects of the magazine to life. Design devotees, style-conscious readers and culinary enthusiasts searching for inspiration and entertaining ideas are invited to attend seminars with VERANDA editors, the project's team of designers, respected chefs, and sponsors.

June 13 through 26, the signature space will be open for public house tours. Tickets for the house tours are available for $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

Visit www.VERANDA.com/unveils for ticket information, an updated event schedule, 360º virtual tour, designer interviews, and more.

"Our partners represent best-in-class for home design," said Jennifer Levene Bruno, publisher and chief revenue officer of VERANDA. "We are proud to have such an array of prestigious products represented in our House of Windsor project."

Partners for "VERANDA UnVEILS: The House of Windsor" include Benjamin Moore, Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights, Bradley Hughes, Dedar, Dennis & Leen, Exquisite Surfaces, Formations, Jonas, Harlequin, Kravet, La Cornue, Lee Jofa, Lynx Grills, Morris & Co., On the Veranda, New Moon Rugs, P.E. Guerin, Perennials, Ralph Lauren Home, Relics Architectural Home and Garden, Roche Bobois, ROHL, Sanderson, Scalamandré, SFERRA, Sutherland, Tara Shaw, Troy Lighting, Zoffany, and more.

Photos will be available upon request on June 8.

About VERANDA
VERANDA (www.VERANDA.com) is one of the world's most exquisitely produced luxury design magazines. Published eight times a year, it is distinguished by its artful representation of architecture, interiors, gardens, entertaining and floral arrangements. The magazine showcases leading designers and taste makers and travels far and wide to bring its readers some of the most beautiful interiors of the world. VERANDA is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst Corporation (www.hearst.com) and one of the world's largest publishers of monthly magazines, with nearly 200 editions around the world, including 15 U.S. titles and 20 magazines in the United Kingdom, published through its wholly owned subsidiary, The National Magazine Company Limited.

About Children's Action Network
Children's Action Network's mission is to harness the power of the media on behalf of children. To that end, CAN works with advocacy organizations nationally to promote policies that benefit children. CAN's National Adoption Campaign is dedicated to finding homes for the more than 114,000 children who are waiting for an adoptive family and improving outcomes for the more than 400,000 children in foster care. The campaign includes National Adoption Day, through which more than 35,000 children have found permanent loving families; A Home for the Holidays, an annual special on CBS which features inspirational stories about adoption; and Change a Child's Life, a series of films featuring foster youth telling their own stories in their own words.

About P.S. Arts
P.S. ARTS is dedicated to improving the lives of children by bringing arts education to underserved public schools and their communities. P.S. ARTS recruits, hires, underwrites and trains professional artists to develop curriculum and teach classes during the regular school day. The organization also works to educate and empower classroom teachers through arts-related workshops that demonstrate how to integrate creative expression and the arts into core academic subjects.

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