Shepherdstown, WV Home Owned By Co-Founder of Kate Spade and Frances Valentine Hits Market

Artist Lou Cox and her daughter, fashion industry legend Elyce Arons’ 107 N Church Street home for sale

An extraordinary residence boasting a unique blend of charm and contemporary elegance has been listed for sale at 107 N Church Street, Shepherdstown, WV. What makes this property truly exceptional is the style infused by its owners – celebrated cartoonist and artist Lou Cox and her daughter – fashion industry legend Elyce Arons, co-founder of fashion brands Kate Spade and Frances Valentine.

Arons’ keen eye for design has left its mark on this residence. The house, which sits gracefully in the heart of Shepherdstown, reflects her signature touch that effortlessly blends sophistication and warmth.

Though built in 2000, this Federal/Adam style home was built with historic Shepherdstown in mind. It is a perfect synthesis of the town’s rich heritage and contemporary living, offering an enviable lifestyle to the discerning homeowner. Boasting 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, this captivating property spans 3,220 square feet, providing ample space for both comfortable living and elegant entertaining. Lou Cox executed the basic designs for the home that would match her lifestyle, including a large kitchen perfect for prepping her iconic dinner parties and a fireplace in the kitchen “so we could sit and drink coffee while I cooked”, Cox said in a past interview with the Shepherdstown Observer.

Every detail in this residence has been thoughtfully curated to exude an inviting ambiance, with a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor spaces. The enchanting gardens, referred to as the “Garden of the Four Sisters’” have been featured in the Shepherdstown Community Club’s annual Back Alley Garden Tour & Tea.

“As a co-founder of Kate Spade and Frances Valentine, Elyce Arons has demonstrated an unparalleled sense of style and creativity throughout her career. Her recent influence on this property is evident and we are honored to represent this unique presentation of her style and personality to the public,” said Paula Miller, listing REALTOR®.

Shepherdstown, known for its rich history and vibrant arts scene, provides the ideal backdrop for this exclusive property. Residents enjoy access to a thriving community with charming shops, award-winning restaurants, and a wealth of cultural events. With its close proximity to the Potomac River and breathtaking scenery, Shepherdstown offers an idyllic setting for those seeking a serene retreat.

This extraordinary home, steeped in history and elevated by Elyce Arons’ influence, presents a rare opportunity to own a piece of both fashion and architectural brilliance. For more information on the listing and to schedule a private tour, please contact Paula Miller, REALTOR® at 304.671.1404 or

About Elyce Arons

Elyce Arons is renowned as the co-founder of Kate Spade and Frances Valentine, two iconic fashion brands that have left an enduring impact on the industry. With an eye for elegance and an artistic flair, Elyce has been instrumental in shaping the design landscape and inspiring a generation of fashion enthusiasts.

About Shepherdstown, WV

Shepherdstown, nestled along the Potomac River, is a historic town known for its charming atmosphere, rich cultural heritage, and welcoming community. It offers a vibrant arts scene, eclectic shops, and a range of outdoor activities that make it an ideal destination for both residents and visitors alike.

About Coldwell Banker Premier

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