Arkansas Symphony Designer House XXV
The 25th Arkansas Symphony Designer House will be open for public tours June 18-July 19.
Belle Maison, located at 21509 Denny Road in west Little Rock, will be the site of Designer House XXV. Two spectacular homes on this stunning 40-acre estate have been transformed by more than 30 of Arkansas’ top designers as a benefit for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. While the April 10 opening was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns, the estate is now cleared by the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) to open for tours.
To help ensure the health and safety of guests and volunteers alike, Designer House will follow all guidelines of the ADH. The number of visitors inside the houses will be limited. Guests and volunteers will be required to wear face masks. Volunteers will manage visitor volume and be present across the estate to encourage proper social distancing, mask usage and other personal safety measures. Additional hand sanitizer will also be available for visitors.
From June 18 to July 19, Belle Maison will be open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Belle Maison will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays and June 21 (Father’s Day) and July 4-5 (Independence Day weekend).
General Admission is $25 per person. Tickets are available at the door or may be purchased in advance by clicking the button below.
In addition to individual self-guided tours, several private tour options are available:
Private Tour, $250. Tour of homes led by a participating designer. Limited to 6 persons. 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursdays (June 18, June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16). [Option: Private Tour and Garden Tour Wine Walk, 4-6 p.m. $300.] Reservations required:
BOOK A PRIVATE TOUR
Belle Maison Premium Estate Private Tour, $300. Tour of 2 homes and gardens led by designer Larry West Jr. and Leslie Williams/Joel Villa. Limited to 6 persons. 9 a.m. on Saturdays (June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18). [Option: Premium Private Tour and Garden Tour Wine Walk, 4-6 p.m. $350.] Reservations required:
Happy Hour private event, $500. Limited to 20 persons. 4-6 p.m. on Wednesdays June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15 or Fridays June 19, June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17. Includes home and garden tours. Wine add-on: $100 donation. Reservations required:
For more information about private tours, contact Larry West, (501) 779-1540.
The Go for Baroque Gift Shop will be located in the main house garage.
“A Celebration of Symphony Designer House,” a commemorative book that documents the history of 25 Designer Houses in Arkansas since 1975, will be available for purchase in the Gift Shop for $29.95.
Volunteers are needed throughout the month; sign up online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E054BA8AE29A7F94-symphony
Food will not be served at any time during Designer House XXV.
No infants or children under age 10, please.
All General Admission and Special Events tickets sold prior to the March 16 postponement announcement will be honored for General Admission house tours. Designer House is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven event that benefits the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, so rather than requesting a refund, please consider donating the price of your pre-purchased ticket. We will gladly provide a tax receipt upon request.
Designer House XXV may be closed to the public due to inclement weather. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates.
All proceeds from Designer House events benefit the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Learn more at https://www.arkansassymphony.org/
Commemorative Book Now Available
A beautiful new commemorative book documenting the history of 25 Designer Houses in Arkansas since 1975 is hot off the presses and now available for purchase.
A Celebration of Symphony Designer House is filled with stories, history and photographs of the people and places that have been showcased by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Guild since 1975. The hard-cover, all-color book spotlights the biennial fund-raiser that invites local designers to transform a home that is then open to the public for tours. The book, underwritten by Pat and Jim Wallis, features narrative by Larry Floyd and photographs by Jai Lambert. The 2020 Designer House is featured on the cover of the book.
A Celebration of Symphony Designer House ($29.95) is available for purchase (cash, check or credit card) at two Little Rock locations:
12315 Chenal Parkway
Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m.- 5:00 p..m. Saturday; closed Sunday
Phone: (501) 225-0400
2314 Cantrell Road
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday
Phone: (501) 372-1886
You can also download an order form. Click here.
All proceeds from the sale of the book benefit the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.
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