You have until May 22 to tour the latest Symphony Showhouse, at 225 N. Roosevelt. The showhouse is a fundraiser for the Women's Association of the Wichita Symphony. Here are the details:
1) The house is a neo-Greek revival completed in 1912, built by a lumberman and full of beautiful, original woodwork and leaded-glass windows.
2) Billy Boyle and his family — a wife and three daughters — are the house's current inhabitants. His grandparents bought the house in 1942, and he has many memories visiting them and enjoying summer drinks on the large front porch.
3) Wichita-area designers have remodeled, refurbished and renovated the entire house. Some of the features include a curved staircase, faux-painted walls in the dining room that look like they've been stenciled, an expanded kitchen and whimsically decorated bedrooms for the girls.
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4) In addition to touring the house, visitors can have lunch in a tea room in the home's garage and stop at the designer sales table to buy furniture and accessories featured in the showhouse.
Hours for the showhouse are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays; and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays
Admission is $10 at area businesses or $13 at the door. For a list of businesses selling tickets, and more information, go to www.wso.org.