Soroptimist home tour Nov. 19

4 homes decked out for the holidays

Soroptimist International of Liberty will host its annual Holiday Homes Tour from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, featuring three Liberty homes and one Kansas City home all decked out for Christmas.

Tickets are $12 at the door or two for $20 with advance purchase. Tickets are available at Platte Valley Bank, Hair Lines Day Spa of Liberty, Coming Home, Quotations! A Fashion Statement and Cry Baby Farms.

According to Linda Houston, the club’s ways and means chairwoman, proceeds from the event will help support Liberty Community Christmas Tree, Hillcrest Ministries, NEEC Preschool, Immacolata Manor, Rebuilding Together Clay County, In As Much Ministries, Love INC, Freedom House and Liberty Hospital Tree House.

The club also sends two girls to Girls State; gives a scholarship to a woman who is head of household and going back to school, and gives a scholarship to a teenage girl who is active in her community.

David and Beth Simmons

8301 N.E. Shoal Creek Valley Drive

David and Beth Simmons’ home reflects the talent of Beth, owner of MS Interiors. She believes in discovering and working with her client’s style of life. She knows each home is as different as its residents. The Simmons home demonstrates an understanding of these facts, and the Craftsman design with some more traditional architectural elements is reflects the style of their family.

Robert and Kathy Waller

1491 Hemlock Court

When the Wallers personally designed and decorated their home, built by Tom Koehler in 2007, they incorporated unique features into an open floor plan to accentuate its setting in the woods on Holly Lake. The inside and outside blend into one with floor-to-ceiling windows and outdoor living areas on three levels. Natural elements, rich fabrics and earthy colors come together to create an oasis for family and friends to gather in a warm, relaxing atmosphere. The home will be festively embellished for the holidays by the homeowners using decorations they have collected throughout the world for nearly 30 years and more than a dozen Christmas trees. 

Bob and Bridget Bagby

811 Kings Ridge

This Queen Anne Victorian home is the setting for a tropical oasis. It features an indoor swimming pool with cascading hot tub along with a gazebo and bar. The Bagbys, owners of B&B Theaters, enjoy entertaining family and friends in their home. Decorated in Victorian chic, the house also is the setting for the Bagby daughters’ porcelain doll collection and Bridget’s love of angels. The angels are on display throughout the house.

Rich and Sherry Miller

501 S. La Frenz Road

Rich Miller, architectural designer, and Sherry Miller, interior designer, are owners of Coming Home on Liberty Square, and their home is a showcase of their crafts. The formal dining room’s built-in buffet, family room’s built-in entertainment center and handmade kitchen island are just a few of this home’s unique features. Except for heirloom pieces, all the furnishings were designed and built by Rich and Sherry. The backyard includes a tiered deck, fireplace, bar and stamped concrete patio.

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