About Us

The Symphony Designers’ Showhouse is a Kansas City tradition and one of the longest running Showhouses in the country. Sponsored by the Kansas City Symphony Alliance (KCSA), the project is a benefit for the Kansas City Symphony.

Each year, 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 typically open to the public in the spring. Tickets usually go on after the first of the year. Tickets are available online, through outlets and through KCSA members.

The Symphony Designers’ 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.

Showhouse 52

The 52nd Symphony Designers’ Showhouse was located at 1025 W. 53rd Terrace in Kansas City, Missouri. A Public Preview was held Feb. 26-27 and March 5-6, 2022. Tours of the transformed Showhouse ran June 10 – July 3, 2022. 

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Video Tour Showhouse 51

In 2020, we completed a design transformation on Showhouse 51, but were unable to open to the public due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Fortunately, a complete video tour featuring interviews with our designers is available online by clicking this link. If you enjoy the tour, please consider a donation. All proceeds go to the Kansas City Symphony.

Previous Showhouses

2022 Showhouse

The house is located at 1025 W. 53RD Terrace in the Sunset Hill subdivision of Kansas City, Missouri, west of ...
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2020 – 505 E. 36th Street

This charming home in historic Hyde Park was built in 1909 at 505 E. 36th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, and ...
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2019 – 606 W 52nd Street

The Georgian Revival house across from Loose Park was completed in 1922, but we don’t have the architect’s name. The ...
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2018 – 445 W 56th Street

445 W. 56th Street, Kansas City, MO The colonial house at the corner of 56th and Pennsylvania was built for ...
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2017 – 816 Gleed Terr

The Story of the 48th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse The building of the large limestone house at 816 Gleed Terrace, Kansas ...
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2016 – 444 Westover Rd

The building permits for the English Tudor house at 444 Westover Road were taken out by H. E. Hucke in ...
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2015 – 96 Janssen Place

At the turn of the 20th century when 36th Street was the city limits, Kansas City began to expand southward ...
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2014 – 1040 W 54th St

The impressive Jacobethan house at 1246 W. 59th Street was built in 1921 in the Country Club District of Kansas ...
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2013 – Bent Ward Home

The history of the Bent-Ward House is a microcosm of American history from Native Americans to the “Mormon Wars,” the ...
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