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Showhouse VP Barbara Berry

A MESSAGE FROM BARBARA BERRY

The Kansas City Symphony Alliance is in search of a showhouse for 2022. Can you help?

January 2022 – After a two-year absence due to COVID-19 pandemic health precautions, KCSA is moving forward with plans to host a Symphony Designers’ Showhouse in 2022. But it’s been a challenging task! Beyond the public health aspect, the real estate market has exploded, causing a shortage of available housing. Perhaps you can help us identify the perfect showhouse home!

Certain criteria apply, though we are flexible. Typically the Showhouse is:

• Located in the Ward Parkway, Plaza, Hyde Park, Valentine or Brookside areas (house must be in Missouri)
• At least 5,000 square feet, preferably three floors, a grand staircase, backyard and driveway roomy enough to host tented events, and reasonable access to street parking or nearby parking lot for visitors.
• Decorated by professional designers (not remodeled) so the house should be structurally sound.
• KCSA takes over the home for five months. A contract is negotiated for use of the property.

We’d love to partner with a homeowner who is excited to be part of this 50+ year Kansas City tradition, and is proud to donate their home to raise funds for our Kansas City Symphony.

Do you know a homeowner that would like to update their home with the latest paint colors, newest design ideas, new window treatments, and freshened landscaping? If so, please contact a member of the Symphony Designers’ Showhouse search committee to discuss.

Vandra Solomon, vandrasol@aol.com, (913) 787-6480 (call or text)
Kellie Sullivan, sullivanaxid@aol.com, (913) 645-4498 (call or text)

Thank you!

Barbara Berry

Vice President, Symphony Designers’ Showhouse, Kansas City Symphony Alliance

About the Kansas City Symphony Designers’ Showhouse
Each year since 1970, a Kanas City landmark residence is chosen as the Symphony Designers’ Showhouse. The homeowners move out and a public preview of the “undecorated” home is held. Local designers are selected to transform each room of the home into a design showplace. The “finished” Showhouse is open to the public. Tickets are sold online, through outlets and through KCSA members. The Showhouse is available for private parties during the time the Showhouse is open to the public. The project has been recognized many times by the League of American Orchestras with Gold Book Awards for quality and innovation. All proceeds benefit the Kansas City Symphony.