Friday, November 30, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
$15 in advance, $20 at the door. Ticket price includes entry to all homes.
Tickets will also be available at these locations beginning November 1, 2018:
Tickets for groups of 10 or more may be purchased for $10 each by contacting the Missouri Symphony office at 573-875-0600.
Tickets for pre-registrants will be provided at the door on the day of the event.
Holly and Bill Musick have made this 1990’s house a home through vision and personal touch. Many renovations have taken place, not only to update and brighten the home, but to reflect Holly’s tastes and create a warm elegance.
The home’s style is both traditional and transitional. The once dark wood interior has been brightened with lighter tones and cream accents. These flow through the entire home, but nowhere more so than the kitchen, remodeled in 2015.
Custom cabinets surround a large island where Holly enjoys cooking and helping her children with their schoolwork. An expansive screened-in porch, complete with a full stone fireplace, extends off the kitchen. This most recent renovation quickly became the family’s “happy place” – perfect for family dinners and entertaining friends. The home’s open style also allows inspiring views from the kitchen to the fully remodeled living room, where the 15-foot-tall live ficus tree and two-story stone fireplace with a grand mantle are perfect for decorating.
The Musicks celebrate the spirit of Christmas with beautiful decorations collected over the family’s 14 past hoilday seasons. Filling each room with lights and ecor makes the Christmas season coe to life and ends with a cozy Christmas morning of laughter and giving.
The Musicks wish you a Merry Christmas filled with love and laughter!
A home on the water was paramount to John and Marilyn Gordon when they moved to Columbia in 2011. After years of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, they wanted waterfront views from most rooms. Arrowhead Lake provided the water and the home built by Mark and Joan Foreman in 2000 was sited to provide the views. The lot’s numerous trees shade the house and offer considerable privacy both from lakeside and the community road. An open floor plan, universal access, and an abundance of sunlight through tall windows are the Gordon’s favorite features in the house.
The Gordons commissioned Columbia artists Marilyn Cummins and Amy Meyer to paint rural scenes for the master bedroom and abstract works for the foyer and guest room, respectively. Paintings by Bryan Haynes of Washington, MO hang in several rooms. During the holidays, their Christmas tree chronicles the many places they lived during General Gordon’s career in the US Air Force.
The home needed to renovations when purchased. Since then the Gordons have converted a bonus room over the garage into a fourth bedroom, installed more skylights, and added exterior lighting. They have also added a well and an irrigation system.
John and Marilyn love their home on Arrowhead Lake. They find Columbia is “just right” for their cultural, recreational, and social interests in retirement.
This elegant French Country home on 5.2 acres was custom built by Tompkins Custom Homes as their private home. The home has a carriage house with an additional 692 finished square feet loft apartment designed and furnished by Mike Tompkins and Mary Kroening. The garden includes extensive landscaping with a waterfall/river feature which runs into the private lake. The spring fed lake provides all watering systems throughout the gardens.
This house is decorated for comfort and casual living. The elegant kitchen features a hidden pantry, Viking induction cook top and custom cut rough edge granite. The master bath is another amazing aspect of the house decorate in a Roman bath style. Mary has a great collection of art from local artists or artists abroad that she has a personal connection with. Mary and Mike are avid puzzle builders and have a separate puzzle room decorate for comfort and casual living.
Mary and Mike are avid travelers. Through the years, Mary collects ornaments on her trips for her daughters, thinking someday they will use them to decorate their own Christmas trees. Thus, Mary enjoys an eclectic array of ornaments on her tree, most of which have a great story behind them.
Mark and Tina purchased their one-acre lot in the Thornbrook subdivision in 2002. With the assistance of architect Gordon Thompson, they designed their dream walkout ranch home. The house plan required open spaces, unique angles and lots of windows to bring in light, which are highlighted by window treatments designed by Pat Carl. The main floor includes a large kitchen with custom backslash, hearth room, screened in porch, master bedroom, office, dining room, and living room. The back of the house faces maple tress and a lake. Tina and Mark spend most of their time int heir favorite room, the kitchen.
After moving into the house, Mark became fascinated with woodworking, learning from Tina’s father. Mark gradually set up, what is now, and elaborate workshop in the basement. The Workman home is filled with his beautiful handcrafted furniture, including the master bedroom furniture (one of his first projects), custom walnut built-in cabinets, and paneling in the office, a mahogany partner’s desk, a curly maple hutch, and a Charles Brock style cherry bar stool. Downstairs Mark built the entertainment cabinets, the bar, and a striking “strip-built” kayak.
The couple enjoys traveling; the home offers glimpses of images from favorite places and several tapestries from Europe. The bar includes a Belgian beer glass collection. The Workmans love Missouri football and proudly display their Tiger memorabilia downstairs. For Christmas, Mark’s mother, Julia Workman, will be providing a sampling of her vast collection of Santa Claus figures, mostly handmade gifts over the years.