|45th KC Symphony Designers' Showhouse|
This year's showhouse is again located in the Country Club District of Kansas City, Missouri. This home, built in 1921, was designed by the architectural firm of Hoit, Price and Barnes. The Jacobean design is one, which originated in the early 1600's. It is known for its ornate elements and extravagant silhouettes. This home's outstanding exterior features include the symmetrical construction of porches, the well-intentioned griffins perched on the porches, three front facing gables, and the widow's walk at the top of the third floor. The construction material is native Kansas limestone.
Designers at Traditions Furniture in Downtown Overland Park - Kathy, Missy, and Alex have chosen Stickley's Traditional Collection for the dining room. This allows them to select near-period pieces and from styles that range from Queen Anne to Chippendale.
|before dining room|
|Landing area, windows and chandelier|
|Stickley traditional china|
|Small round table|
The table and chairs are without doubt the most important features of the room. The table is where we gather with family and friends to break bread and savor the life's better moments. The clipped corner dining table in solid mahogany extends to ten feet with four self-storing leaves. The Chippendale style chairs are comfortable and beautiful.
This year's designers' showhouse promises to be a great one with beautifully designed rooms from top to bottom. And don't miss the landscaped lawn and gardens. Join us and the Kansas City Symphony Alliance, and all the great designers this April and support a worthy cause, the Kansas City Symphony.