Showhouse VP

Our 48th Symphony Designers' Showhouse is the home of Casey and Abby Ventrillo is an historic central Hyde Park natural stone home with a wrap-around porch over-looking the park at 816 Gleed Terrace, Kansas City, Missouri. The residence dates back to 1908 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Homes in Hyde Park.

This charming home features a welcoming 34' by 11' entry foyer, extensive mahogany and oak woodwork and moldings, leaded glass windows, pocket doors, built-in china cabinets, front and back stairs,

French doors, and large linen closets. The second floor includes five bedrooms plus access to a 19 x 9 screened porch. A huge room for family entertainment and three smaller rooms as bedrooms and/or offices as well as two large closets are available on the third floor. This beautiful treasure will provide more than 30 spaces and 5,662 square feet for area designers to transform into works of art.

When Casey and Abby, the homeowners, moved to this part of town from their former residence, their friends started calling this new place 'Downtown Abby.' It is now the nickname for the home of this lovely couple and their two precious sister Miniature Schnauzer puppies, Fritzi and Elsie. We're going to have a lot of fun highlighting the puppies and our own "Downtown Abby" in Our Town this year!!

Then the selected designers will work their professional decorating magic. The finished home will be open to the public from April 22, 2017 through May 14, 2017 with specific times to be determined.

Patricia (Patty) Bibler

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