The Kansas City Symphony Alliance has selected its 47th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse, and it’s at 444 Westover Road, two blocks south of Loose Park and one block west of Wornall Road.
The three-story, 6,000-plus-square-foot Tudor home was built in 1925 and has been recently remodeled with refinished hardwood floors, a gourmet kitchen and more than $100,000 in professional landscaping.
It’s hard to believe anyone could improve on that, but if years past are any indication, the juried selection of Showhouse designers will pull together luxurious, eye-popping rooms.
You can get a glimpse of the house before the designers begin transforming it, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 17. Admission is $5 at the door, and local boutiques will be on hand selling their wares. The spring tour is April 23 to May 15.
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For more information, go to showhouse.org or Facebook and search for Symphony Designers’ Showhouse Kansas City.
Old stuff for the new year
Looking to buy something old for the new year?
Check out the Old Summit Antique Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Pavilion at John Knox Village, 400 N.W. Murray Road, Lee’s Summit.
Sandee Millett, organizer of the event and owner of several antique shops in nearby Greenwood, has invited 60 dealers to sell their wares at the show.
“I handpick my dealers; they come from all over the Midwest,” she said. “I focus on primitive and early country antiques, and the dealers have to know how to display. They submit photos of other shows they’ve done.”
On average, she says, 1,400 buyers attend the January show, which she took the helm of seven years ago after the promoter of a different show at the same location retired.
She also organizes Old Summit Antique Shows at the same place in June and September.
Tickets to the show are $5 at the door. For more information, call 816-537-7129.