Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Symphony Show House plays to coda in OKC
The Symphony Show House plays to its coda for 2020 this weekend during the coronavirus, with visitors turning out in person at 2737 Guilford Lane and, for the first time — because of the pandemic — virtually.
In person, masks have been worn and social distancing observed during the annual fundraiser, said Susan Webb, director of marketing and public relations for the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. The project of the Oklahoma City Orchestra League, which raises money to support music education, continues from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sunday, with the first hour reserved for those at higher risk for COVID-19.
"We are having really steady ticket sales in spite of the spotty rain and Father’s Day. (Last) weekend alone we welcomed over 400 people through the show house," Webb said.
Online, the virtual video tour, led by interior designers and produced by Reckless Abandonment Pictures, has been well received, she said.
"We are getting a very enthusiastic response to this HGTV-style production," Webb said. "Here is one comment from a patron who received the Virtual Tour Link: 'The virtual (tour) with explanations was over the top. I love the house. I grew up in east Texas with a mid-century moder, all-glass house built in the '60s and this house has that open-to-nature feeling.' "
Patrons and visitors can shop the designer boutiques online, as well, at www.okcphil.org/showhouse.
The renovated home includes a new custom pool and half-basketball court. The house, remodeled by A-List Construction, features nearly 8,000 square feet with five bedrooms, nine bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling commercial windows, marble, steel and rustic wood beams. It's listed with Wyatt Poindexter Group, of KW Luxury Homes International, for $3.25 million.
Tickets are available at www.okcphil.org/showhouse. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.okcphil.org. Follow the Symphony Show House on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OCOLShowHouse.
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This year’s Symphony Show House designers include:
Elizabeth Richardson, Adorn; Rosinna Gies, Amini's Galleria; Tuesday Fay and Halah Songer, Bob Mills Furniture; Abbie Wilkerson, Aleks Payne and Doris Medrano, Calvert's Plant Interiors; Crystal Carte, Carte's Interiors; Shara Castillo, Castle Rock Granite; Cindy Raby, Cindy Raby Interiors; Patti Williams, The Enchanted Cottage; Nora Johnson, Johnson Manor Interior Design; Jeff Muse and Beth Ketchum, K&N Interior Fabrics.
Also, Katelynn Henry, Steve Calonkey and Steve Simpson, Henry Home Interiors; Lezley Lynch, Lezley Lynch Designs; Kari Lopez, Renae Brady and Tracy Knoche, LOREC Ranch Home Furnishings; Nathan R. Hughes and Maria Magana, Mathis Design Studio; Keven Calonkey Carl, Cassidy Brunsteter and Lance Whitlow, Mister Robert Fine Furniture & Design; Cindy Curley and Ryan Johnson, Norwalk Design; Deb Johnson, Paint Inspirations Inc.
Also, Ronette Wallace, OTW Interiors and Suburban Contemporary Furniture; Julie Miller, Tin Lizzie; J. Mark Taylor, Traditions Fine Furniture & Design; and Steve Winters and Lisa Smallwood, Winter House Interiors.