I’m editing this post, since it was against policy to take pics inside the house. I’ll leave up the outside pics for now, hope you enjoy these.
The hot topic in design around Birmingham this month is the annual Alabama Symphony Decorators Showhouse, which is always a fun event. I think I’ve attended every year since I’ve lived here and this year decided to sign up as a hostess. My day to be a docent will be April 28th, so if you do come by that day, please look me up.
This year’s house has been on the tour before, back in 1989 and as much as it is being downplayed, the house was bought after that year’s showhouse by former Healthsouth exec, Richard Scrushy, whose wife toured the home and fell in love with it. He is now serving time in a Texas prison on a different charge from the Healthsouth scandal, after being convicted in 2006 and no longer owns the house. The house is currently on the market for $4.7 million and will be open from April 17 through May 2. The event will be well attended, I’m sure.
According to the paper, the house was built in 1956, with many renovations along the way. It’s a HUGE home at 18,000 s.f. and my pics will not do it justice, but enjoy the tour. I’m not going to try to describe all the rooms and all the details, but the more than 40 decorators who had a part in the house deserve a round of applause. It is truly beautiful and inspiring. The house is in Longleaf Estates.
For more information on the tour this year, go to the Symphony website for all the details. Cost for tickets will be $20 at the door.
Enjoy the tour!
If you local girls get a chance, come out and see the house in person. I think you’ll really enjoy the tour, not to mention the view. Again, I’ll be a hostess at the house on Wednesday, the 28th from 10 til 1 pm, so stop by and say hello if you’re there!
Don’t miss the Fiesta giveaway in the post below! It will be active for about 3 days!
Rhoda — Can’t wait for the year when YOU are one of the decorators at the showhouse! Love your enthusiasm for gorgeous things — I’m thinking we Shoals gals need a road trip to come down and see you here.
I’m glad you all are enjoying the pics! I’m afraid I will probably have to take this post down. Mari reminded me that they are strict about posting pics. I took these pics while walking through the day of orientation & none of the ladies running things said anything to me. I mean, I took a 100 pics at least. I know they don’t allow pics during the tour, but I really didn’t think they would be THAT strict about pics being taken. I may leave these up a little while longer & then remove the post.
SORRY, but looks like I might get in trouble if I post more. I was only trying to advertise for them & show how pretty the house is.
Kathy :) says
Thanks for the tour Rhoda……living in NE I don’t think I’ll be attending lol so it was nice to get inside….
I wish I could get in every house in America…..I just love to peek and gawk….. 🙂
ps hope you don’t get scolded…..
Donna, The Decorated House says
Loved seeing these pictures.
What a wonderful house.
Lyn Rogers Gibson says
As one of the ShowHouse Chairmen this year, I’d like to say it is against the rule to take any type of photography in the ShowHouse. This is due to intellectual property of room designs that are owned by the designers. If you did not receive written permission from designers and the SVC group, you can be accused of stealing designs through photography and publishing through the media. Although this probably won’t happen, that is one reason we ask that there be no photography unless approved by ShowHouse. We appreciate your wanting to help us make this house a good one to visit but please remember there are reasons for the rules.