Public Preview 2024

Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the 54th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse
Come. Indulge your inner looky-loo!

View the undecorated house before our talented designers implement their visions to transform the residence (open for tours April 27 – May 19)

Public Preview Dates: Feb. 3, 4, 10, 11, 2024
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tickets are $10 AT THE DOOR. Cash and credit cards accepted.

Bonus! Public Preview attendees will have a chance to purchase discounted tickets to the transformed Showhouse (open April 27-May 19, 2024) – 2 for $30 (normally $20 each in advance or $25 at the door).

The Public Preview is self-guided; information about the home will be provided.

About the 54th Kansas City Symphony Designers’ Showhouse
1100 Valentine Road, Kansas City, Missouri

Designed by prominent architect George Matthews and built circa 1900, the heavy, rough-hewn limestone exterior complements its wooded setting on the graceful curve of Valentine Road on a bluff overlooking Roanoke Park. Its rustic Tudor Revival elements can be seen in the steeply pitched roof and arched radiating voussoirs (wedge-shaped stone used in the arches) above the windows.

Of note, one of its former occupants was renowned artist Thomas Hart Benton, who rented the house from 1936 to 1939 before purchasing a home nearby. Benton and his wife hosted famed artists Grant Wood, John Steuart Curry and Jackson Pollock, among others.

New homeowners are Brian Cahill and Mindy Goodman, who recently purchased the property from Rhonda and Scott Burnett, retired 1st District Jackson County legislator. The Burnetts occupied the house for 30 years.