You still have a week to grab some friends and make a day of visiting the Knoxville Symphony League’s Show House. Conveniently located on Legacy Cove Way in the Rocky Hill neighborhood, this year’s Show House offers an opportunity to see the work of 13 different designers and interior decorators in one spot. Almost everything in the house is for sale. Want to buy the house itself? It lists for $768,500.
The 2016 Show House is unique in that it is designed to allow its residents to “age in place,” meaning that it’s constructed to accommodate the various considerations that go with getting older. Doorways and halls are wide enough to allow wheelchair passage, the bathrooms are reinforced to allow for grab bars and the bedroom ceilings can even support hoists, should they be necessary. And, most importantly, there is an elevator. The home contains more than 5,000 square feet of living space.
Edie Volk, president of the Knoxville Symphony League, said the Show House is the League’s largest fundraiser in support of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. “Remember, you are contributing to the financial success of the Knoxville Symphony with your admission ticket, purchases in our classically eclectic gift shop and visits to the Symphony Cafe, which is catered by The Lunchbox,” Volk said.
Tickets to the Show House may be purchased on-site for $15. A season pass, which allows unlimited visits, costs $25. The Show House is open Monday through Saturday of this week from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Sunday, its final day, from 1 to 5 p.m. Additionally, to accommodate those who can’t visit during the day, the Show House will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Parking is at Rocky Hill Baptist Church, 7409 S. Northshore Drive, with a continuous shuttle running to the Show House.
This year’s Show House was built by Johnson & Galyon Homes. The architect was Creative Home Designs, Inc.
Elizabeth Grant, herself an interior designer, is chair of this year’s Show House, which is celebrating its 29th year. She designed the game room in the house, a room she said was “an orphan,” in that no other designer selected it. To me, it is one of the most interesting rooms in the house.
As if simply touring the house, eating in the on-site cafe and shopping in the on-site gift shop were not enough, you also can catch a program, if you would like. Here’s what’s coming up:
Wednesday, 1 p.m.: Art and Music Outdoors with artist Susan Mink Colclough and Michael Grant on guitar.
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.: The Elements of Design by Sandy Kozar of Decorating Den.
Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m.: Dream Makers by Sandy Kozar of Decorating Den.
Sunday, 2 p.m.: How to Make Your Home Green by Angela Shilling of The Green Urbanite.
Get over there!
Click here for an article about the Show House written by Susan Alexander of the News Sentinel.
Here’s a snippet below of some entertainment I saw at the Show House on Friday. Rachel Ford, executive director of the Knoxville Symphony, and Tom Shaw, a KSO board member, will perform again on Wednesday at 2 p.m.