Hope Has a Home at Breast Cancer Showhouse
Shorewest, REALTORS® President’s and Executive Club members, along with the Leadership Team, Loan Officer of the Year and Associate Vice Presidents and their guests toured the 2011 Breast Cancer Showhouse on Sunday, June 12th. Shorewest, REALTORS® is a Bronze Sponsor for the Showhouse and is proud to support the worthy cause.
Since 1998, The Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse has treated visitors to not only a tour of a grand home, but the latest styles in decorating, while raising money to support breast cancer research. Over the past 13 years, $4.1 million has been raised and used by researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin, right in our back yard.
Every year a new home is found and planning starts. Designers submit designs and bids for a room they favor. A board of review makes the selections and works with the current homeowner.
This years home at 3026 North Marietta Avenue is a center entrance colonial of natural cream colored stone. Corinithian columns, ornamental leaded glass, tiger oak flooring,and a carrera marble fireplace are just a few of the special features. Iron work by world renowned Cyril Colnik and Orlandini plaster work are found through the home. The coffered plaster ceiling in the dining room is a work of art with a plaster rosette in the center of each square. One of my favorite rooms was the butlers pantry with a double sink of German silver, and great display of treats, as if the home is ready for a party.
The 6,500+ square foot home was built by Christian Kurth of the Kurth Brewing Co, in 1917 for $42,000.
The Show House is open through June 19th, so you still have a chance to enjoy the home tour, get decorating ideas, imagine the life of beer barons from years gone by AND shop in the boutique. Show home hours vary by day, and advance tickets are available at many outlets, including all Shorewest offices.
Posted by: Pat Tasker