Tour the Symphony Showhouse

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.

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.