Tim Ireland and Ed Hanson own this beautiful villa in the Country Club Villas neighborhood. Tim, a retired Columbia College professor and art lover, and Ed, a former educator turned theatre and music performer and producer, have turned this home into a real showplace for art. The main level reflects Tim's taste: federal-style furnishings and a focus on quality artwork in a more traditional style. Portraits, seascapes, and beautiful outdoor scenes grace the walls and complement the antique chairs and tables. Exquisite Persian rugs abound, and a recent purchase from Portugal graces the dining room floor.
The home's lower level is all about Ed's taste, which leans much more toward mid-century furnishings and abstract art. Paintings by Bob Bussabarger, Jim Miller, John Wehmer, and Russell Green can be found in every room. Ed's love of color is displayed throughout the home, with a rich turquoise greeting you as you descend the stairs.
Ed and Tim found wonderful paintings and furnishings at "the shop,” a lovely antique store above Bluestem on Ninth St., owned by Melissa Williams and Doug Solliday. Both men plan to be home during the Holiday Home Tour to answer any questions you might have about their adventures in collecting. They hope you enjoy your time visiting there!