Showhouse 54

54th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse Search Under Way

The Kansas City Symphony Alliance is in search of a Showhouse for 2024. Can you help?

The Kansas City Symphony Alliance, a volunteer group supporting the Kansas City Symphony, has begun its annual search for the 2024 Symphony Designers’ Showhouse. Next year’s showhouse will be the 54th Showhouse for this fundraising project that began in 1970 and has become a Kansas City tradition. 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 located 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 starting in January. An inspection is done pre- and post-inspection. A contract is negotiated for use of the property including such items as paint color schemes and any other items that result in modifications to the home.

We’d love to partner with homeowners who are excited to be part of this 50+ year Kansas City tradition and are proud to lend their homes to raise funds for the 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 us at [email protected].

For further information about partnering with KCSA on a Showhouse, click on these Showhouse FAQs.

About the Kansas City Symphony Designers’ Showhouse

Each year since 1970, a Kansas 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.