JCYM Home For The Holidays Tour

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25th Annual Johnson County Young Matrons Home For The Holidays Tour

November 15, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Photos by Roy Inman    |    Exterior photos are of the 2016 tour homes    |    Interior photos are from the 2015 tour


Johnson County Young Matrons is an all-volunteer women’s service organization founded in 1961. Philanthropy has been the hallmark of JCYM since its beginning, best illustrated when they donated the money they had been saving for a clubhouse to meet an urgent need for emergency shelter for children. JCYM members purchased and prepared the home and Temporary Lodging for Children (now KidsTLC) was born.

Currently 268 members provide support to area philanthropic organizations through financial donations, over 60 service projects annually and educational scholarships. Each year the women seek fund-raising opportunities to continue to support local philanthropies. In its 55-year history, JCYM has donated over $3,000,000 in financial contributions and scholarships and volunteered 600,000 hours.

JCYM is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. There is no paid staff or office space which allows the club to donate 100% of the proceeds from its fund-raising projects to other organizations.

For the last 25 years the “Home for the Holidays” Homes Tour and Boutique earnings have been central to the financial well-being of local philanthropies. Every member of the organization supports this signature event by participating in some capacity to ensure its success.

This year’s “Home for the Holidays” Silver Anniversary celebration will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. For the first time the Tour will include six homes beautifully decorated for the holidays, each one unique and full of personality. Talented decorators and tablescape designers will provide inspiration for your own holiday celebrations. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 day of the Tour. The Ritz Charles will be the venue for the Holiday Boutique held on Monday, November 14, 11:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Tuesday, November 15, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. There is no admission fee and the Boutique will feature many new vendors as well as familiar ones. A special event, the Boutique Bash, will be held at the same location on Monday, November 14, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include a SWAG bag, two drink tickets, multiple prize drawings, entertainment and fashion trends.

JCYM is grateful to our homeowners, decorators, tablescape designers and volunteers for making “Home for the Holidays” possible. A very special thank you also goes to our sponsors for their underwriting dollars and the Tour and Boutique patrons for their attendance and support. This year’s recipients are Evergreen Living Innovations, Friends of Shawnee Indian Mission, Growing Futures Early Education Center, Johnson County Christmas Bureau, KidsTLC, SAFEHOME and philanthropy- related scholarships.

Visit JCYM.net to purchase tickets and obtain additional event or membership information.


HALLBROOK:  2700 W. 112th Street, Leawood, Kansas

Welcome to artful living in this striking contemporary home. Amazing interiors include art walls, soaring ceilings, walls of glass, architectural lighting, artist fixtures and custom ironwork. The homeowner’s expansive collection of fine art and the use of a variety of materials and finishes give it a visually fascinating feel. The portico opens to a beamed and tiled entry hall with curved walls and eye-catching art and craftsmanship.

The fascinating floor-to-ceiling elliptical walls and windows lead into the living and dining room areas. Conversation groupings surround the modern fireplace and offer panoramic views of the yard and pool. Furnishings in golds and cerise create beautiful contrast, form and texture. The vaulted beamed ceiling and classically elegant lighting warm the room for gracious living. Not to be missed is a painting over the console table as well as the two long pieces hanging between the kitchen windows. Commissioned by an artist in Vail, Colorado, these exceptional works of art encapsulate the enduring design seen throughout the beautiful home.

There are uniquely painted walls in the hall leading into the master bedroom. This sleek, tailored room includes a door to a private martini deck. The master bath continues the luxurious finishes with a recessed ceiling, intriguing wall treatment, soaking tub and modern leaded glass windows. The husband’s office with clean lines and dark surfaces showcases his sports memorabilia.

A hospitality wet bar is a gathering spot accessible to a deluxe modern kitchen. It features a free-form island, cone pendant lights, contemporary cabinetry and chef-inspired high-end appliances.

The hearth room adjoining the kitchen includes an inviting oval table and additional sectional seating. A soaring fireplace features an offset heavy mantel and three-dimensional objet d’art. Adjacent to the hearth room is a light-filled sunroom that opens to a deck overlooking the inviting pool. The back entry includes multiple cabinets for organized storage, an additional half bath and a life-sized trench coat sculpture.

The steel and wood stairway to the second floor surrounds a free-form silver contemporary light fixture. At the top is an intriguing entertainment space with dark beam barrel ceiling which repeats the curved walls on the first floor. Wide plank floors and exposed duct work create an urban industrial feel. Clerestory and floor length windows flood the space with natural light.

On the lower level are a large pool table, mid-century modern bar and sunken living area with spacious seating, caterer’s kitchen and additional wine fridge. The family can also enjoy the workout room with sauna and shower.

This level allows easy access to the refreshing infinity swimming pool. The deck is filled with seating for lounging and conversation. An outdoor spiral staircase leads to the hearth room. The unique outdoor paradise includes a spacious outdoor kitchen perfect for warm weather entertaining.


Hallbrook Designers

Designer:  Craig Sole, Craig Sole Designs

Craig describes this contemporary Wolfgang Trost designed home as a museum. It abounds in art work and sculpture at every turn.  His approach to decorating it for the holidays? – “Keep it simple and make a focal point!” For Craig, the perfect placement of an object says as much as the object itself. As an example, the location for a vessel may need to be low enough to see down into it to appreciate and enjoy the design fully.  One word of advice from Craig is that you purchase things you love! Styles change but you will always enjoy your surroundings if you follow your instincts.

Tablescape Designer:  Jeremy Upchurch, Z Gallerie

At Z Gallerie, we are mixing up a lot of style for the 2016 season. Bringing in the new and the old, while intertwining gold and silver, creates something truly awe inspiring. Our new dish line includes a matte finish mixed with a speckled metallic glaze, adding an industrious shine to your next dinner party. Our New Year’s Eve themed tablescape brings it all together while adding glitz and glam. Beautiful layering adds elegance to a New Year’s Eve celebration.


TUSCANY RESERVE:  3406 W. 138th Street, Leawood, Kansas

The beauty and color of the asymmetrical landscape design, added to the warmth of the iron gate, lanterns and front door, instantly draw you into this lovely Leawood home. Columns, archways and pitched ceilings allow for the vast openness of the large living space of the main level. Dove gray tones in the dining and living rooms are accented with soft goods in shades of blue and green and furniture with mixed finishes of stone, wood and mirror, all resulting in comfortable conversation spaces. Gorgeous light fixtures throughout the home direct your eyes up to the interestingly enhanced ceilings of different colors and textures. A walk through bar is centrally located and accessible to the living room, dining room, kitchen and casual eating space, allowing for easy entertaining. The trompe l’oeil design of the wallpaper in the bar gives the walls and arches the effect of aged stone. Each of these beautiful living spaces is defined by sculpted area rugs on the rough-hewn wooden floors.

In the kitchen, the rich flowing colors of the granite countertops are repeated in the contrasting light and dark finishes of the cabinetry and island. The apron-front sink and beautiful wood paneled refrigerator doors give this workspace a well-designed, custom look. The cozy hearth room is wrapped in windows and anchored with a stacked stone fireplace.

Also on the main level is the gorgeous master bedroom suite. Mixed textures of tone-on-tone bedding give this room an elegant yet comfortable ambiance. An interlocking geometric design crowns the ceiling, giving yet another example of the designer’s attention to detail. In the master bath a footed tub, crystal lighting, artistic mirrors, along with marble and tile detailing in the shower, make this an attractive, functional space.

The stairway leading to the patio and lower level is overlooked by a curved balcony at the top and panels of beveled mirrors on the wall. The peaceful garden patio is a tranquil retreat encompassed by privacy plantings, a stone fountain, fireplace and areas for seating and  dining.The expansive lower level boasts a combination kitchen/bar, family room with a fireplace and three bedrooms with full baths. Windows fill each one of these rooms with natural light. What a wonderful haven for visiting guests!

This is a beautifully designed and decorated home. The owners have successfully achieved their goal to “right-size” for comfortable and graceful living.


Tuscany Reserve Designers

Designer:  Christy Renner, Picture Perfect Interiors

Christy invites you to stroll through this stunning Italian Villa! The home has a soft color palette of gray, cream and blue and could easily be a page out of Architectural Digest. Picture Perfect will be adding sophisticated holiday elegance for the season.

Tablescape Designer:  Jan Rosche, JCYM Member

This home’s decor and beautiful chandeliers were the inspiration for the elegant table design. Touches of silver mixed with crystal candlesticks and illuminated votives add glamour and sparkle to the space.


PRAIRIEFIRE VILLAS:  5837 W. 137th Street, Overland Park, Kansas

A new two-story modern Craftsman, maintenance-free Prairiefire Villa designed by Bickord + Company sits on the 13th hole of Nicklaus Golf Club of LionsGate. The art glass front door entry sets the stage for a home that provides the newest design concepts combined with the warmth of family life. It welcomes the homeowners to luxurious living and the close amenities of the Prairiefire District. Visitors to this elegant home are greeted by native stone walls in the entry – a backdrop for the sweeping staircase.

The master bedroom is showcased by the same natural stone. Sliders open to the outdoor deck, hot tub and fire pit. This room offers the first look at the preplanned infra-structure for a state-of-the-art home technology system. Within the master bedroom a steam-lined fireplace opens to the master bath to create a warm luxurious spa. The lavish master bath includes a freestanding soaker tub, individual sinks and storage. The master bedroom features a high-style two-sided closet and includes a secret door with a bookcase on the opposite side. An additional bedroom with private bath on the first floor provides room for a pampered guest.

The gourmet kitchen continues the traditional Craftsman look with open beams and modern touches including top-of-the line appliances and an expansive island. Adjoining  the kitchen and dining area is a bank of cabinets sweeping to the ceiling. Nestled within are wine storage, lighted liquor steps and a mirror-camouflaged television. The spacious living room with a bow window frames the golf course. Antique mirrored bookcases flank the modern linear fireplace and inset television.

The stairway leads to the upper level, a young adult’s dream space. Beautiful design concepts begin with hardwood flooring in a herringbone design. The area opens into a sports game room with shuffleboard, juke box and large screen television, ample seating, full bar and fireplace. Entertainment continues on the deck to the outdoor living space. The college son’s bedroom and bath with towering ceilings is located across the hall. The college daughter enjoys a getaway bedroom up a few steps on the other side. Her beautifully appointed room also opens to the entertainment deck. Both bedrooms include walk-in showers and easy access to a laundry room on the upper level.

The lower level of this exceptionally designed home includes a workout room with steam shower and infra-red sauna. This is a home the owners enjoy sharing with family and friends which lends itself to carefree living.


Prairiefire Villas Designer

Designer:  Terri Mancuso, KC Surroundings

Terri will personally be overseeing the holiday design for this Prairiefire Villa. The home blends both urban and suburban lifestyles with outstanding and breathtaking architectural features. Terri will be making the most of these with her holiday designs and tabletops!


SUMMERWOOD ESTATES:  12711 W. 160th Terrace, Overland Park, Kansas

Picture yourself in a luxurious retreat high atop a majestic mountain. That is exactly how you will feel as you open the mahogany front door to the aptly named Telluride-styled home. The exterior use of wavy lap cedar siding and stamped natural flagstone sets the stage for the rustic elegance that defines this impressive home. As you enter, there is an ethereal quality to the floating staircase and the delicately suspended twenty-two foot cascading light fixture in the grand foyer.

The floor of the study is a warm blend of multi-species wood that reflects the glow of the contemporary lighting. The openness of the floor plan allows for a spacious view of the dramatic great room and lanai, each one enhanced with natural rock fireplaces. Reclaimed 1920’s Missouri barn wood above the mantel adds texture and history to this residence. The family dining area also opens to the lanai with large sliding doors. At the opposite end of this extended room is another fireplace and casual seating area. Large windows enhance this relaxing space with light and views of nature. The sophisticated simplicity of the kitchen fulfills both form and function. Beautiful cabinetry, an expansive island and Thermador appliances enhance every cook’s dream. A mere touch elevates the retractable doors of the upper cabinets in an amazingly well-designed work space of the surprise butler’s pantry.

The main level master suite is accessed through a private faux-finished hallway with French doors. The serene bedroom has textured neutral tones, a starburst inspired light fixture and large windows. A separate door gives passage to the lanai. The master bath highlights a spa tub, glass shower, double vanities and make-up table. The his-and-hers walk-in closet features pull-down rods and access to the laundry room.

Both front and back stairways lead to the upper level. Three bedrooms, complete with full baths, comfortably accommodate family members and guests. Also on this level is a loft, perfect for relaxing or watching TV, and a convenient laundry room.

A unique feature of this home is the spacious mudroom. Large storage lockers conveniently house the family’s gear. Also located here is a Mom’s office. A desk and credenza are built into this corner nook but are given light by an interestingly constructed wall topped with clear glass.

This is an award-winning model from Rodrock Homes.* Generous in size but intimate in nature, this breathtaking home successfully blends the essentials of ease and ambiance.

( *At press time, Rodrock Homes (above) was listed as Darol Rodrock in the print and digital magazines. Unfortunately this error was not caught and published incorrectly. Our apologies for this mistake. )


Summerwood Estates Designers

Designer:  Kristen Ridler, ASID, Kristen Ridler Design

Kristen’s skills range from residential, ground-up custom build jobs to commercial restaurant design. She is also the designer for this award winning Telluride model home built by Rodrock Homes. When designing the holiday decorations she took inspiration from the combination of the rustic, rich-toned features found in a storybook mountain lodge while using modern forms to balance the many architectural details found in this beautiful home.

Designer:  Marianna Csaszar, Set and Costume Designer

Marianna is both a set and costume designer from Chicago, Illinois. A graduate of De Paul University, she has worked on many plays in Chicago and St. Louis including Disney’s Aladdin. When given the basic idea of wanting to create a life-sized, walk-through storybook of The Night Before Christmas, Marianna researched vintage drawings to find a style that complimented the décor of Kristen Ridler as well as the architecture of this Rodrock home. It resulted in an intriguing blend of vintage and modern sensibility. 


MILLS FARM:  11720 W. 164th Place, Overland Park, Kansas

From the moment you walk through the wrought iron gate onto the covered porch you know you’re walking into a home that’s inviting yet styled for comfort. The entry hall features a winding staircase with orbital chandelier, arched entryways and native stone pillars. The adjoining office boasts dark French doors, exposed beams and wood floors, lending a sleek masculine feel to the room. To the left of the entry is a dining room with natural stone inset contrasting with a sunburst contemporary fixture which provides a unique modern effect.

A welcoming wine storage bar just steps away from the entry serves the dining room, great room and kitchen areas. A comfortable yet exciting color palette includes mixes of gray, white and pops of aqua contrasting with traditional craftsman dark exposed beams in the great room which includes a Juliette opening to the second floor. The open kitchen invites you to sit at the generous island with its transitional pendant lights. This is a kitchen designed with practicality and beauty in mind. Beveled subway tiles create the practical backsplash and storage abounds with cabinets reaching to the ceiling and a large open pantry with generous appliance counter.

The master bedroom on this floor is crowned with a barrel ceiling with gold accents which catch the lights of the chandelier and windows. A master bath en-suite includes a soaker tub, companion sinks with pendant lighting and additional storage.

The second floor is furnished with the children in mind. Step up to a friendly play area and down the hall to the children’s rooms, one with a roadster bed to excite any little boy and one with pink and purple furnishings to charm any little girl.

The lower level opens to a relaxing game and gathering area which reflects the family’s Texas roots. A full service bar for TV viewing and unwinding incorporates rich, dark wood tones, dark granite countertops, Edison inspired lighting and cow-hide backed barstools that invite you to pull up a seat and stay awhile. In addition, a workout room is accessible through a rustic barn door. Behind a second sliding barn door is the family media room containing an impressive movie and television screen. The children are not forgotten on this level with another play area included just for them. The guest bedroom and private bath incorporate that same southern hospitality with lone star touches. This is a home with a fun, versatile style which provides family living and entertaining for adults, plus adequate space for children’s play and activities.


Mills Farm Designers

Designer:  Philip H. Hickman, P.H. Designs

Philip was inspired by the contemporary elements in the home of this young family. He will be creating an innovative treatment for the gracefully curved staircase, entry and living room that brings a contemporary touch to traditional holiday decorating.

Designer:  Jennifer Attebery, Pottery Barn Kids

Jennifer is creating an imaginative playroom for the homeowner’s children in the upstairs bonus room using beautifully designed, child-friendly furnishings that can be found at the Pottery Barn Kids Store at Town Center Plaza. She will be using traditional holiday reds and whites and Santas in that room. Her talents will flow into the three bedrooms of the children creating a unified, yet individual room for each child’s personality with just a touch of holiday fun thrown in.

Tablescape Designer:  Susan Seward and Stacy Sourk, Pottery Barn

Welcome to the Holidays where friends become family, rooms are transformed into unforgettable spaces, shared meals become lifelong memories and every effort is well worth it. A beautiful holiday need not be complicated. Focus on key essentials that can be used for all holiday  entertaining. Season accents of mercury and sculptural clear glass make table settings memorable. Rely on candlelight and elegant details to set the mood for celebrating the season.

Tablescape Designer:  Jean Ostby, Williams-Sonoma

The lower Texas themed bar area is set up by Jean Ostby, events planner for Williams-Sonoma located at Town Center Plaza. You will learn exactly how to set up a bar area that is convenient and state-of-the-art for all of your holiday entertaining!


MILLS FARM:  16208 Lucille, Overland Park, Kansas

The heartbeat of this traditional family home resounds with love, warmth and vitality. Careful thought and planning have resulted in a collection of soft tones and textures and a perfect blending of rock, wood and iron. Sweeping circular stairways grace one side of the expansive entryway. On the other side, a round table in the dining room invites you to imagine lovely meals and friendly conversation. Beautiful stone is featured in the columns and wall inset of this room as well as the fireplace of the great room. A two-tiered circular chandelier enhances the trestle beams of the great room ceiling. The spacious, family-friendly kitchen and breakfast room provide ample space for meal preparation and dining. Windows overlook the spectacular pool and patio. An outdoor kitchen and striking curved bar make al fresco entertaining a delight. Near the kitchen are a storage-centered pantry, laundry room and “drop room” for the family’s mail, keys, purses and backpacks.

The elegant main floor powder room has a wall of inlaid tiles, housing a large framed mirror and is highlighted by hanging crystal chandeliers.

The master suite is a splendidly appointed area with a faux-finished barrel vaulted ceiling beset with a twinkling light fixture, rich wood floors, soft gray walls and traditional white trim and plantation shutters. A door leads to a loggia with a stunning view of the    backyard oasis. The spacious master bath is complete with two marble vanities and a walk-in shower. The spa tub is set in a peaceful, arched alcove with a shuttered window.

Upstairs you will find a loft, a guest bedroom and a charming wing for lucky children. In between the two darling bedrooms is a sunny, magical playroom filled with toys. This is a truly delightful place to “imagine and pretend”.

Entertainment abounds in the extensive living space of the lower level. An exercise room, TV room, area for billiards and shuffleboard, a combination kitchen and bar, along with a guest bedroom, give this family multiple settings for fun, fitness and relaxation. The accent wall of natural stone and large windows make this lower level a bright and cheery space. An access door leads to an additional patio with stairs ascending to the pool deck. The theater room features surround sound and comfortable seating. Be sure to notice the chic leopard print carpet and crystal wall sconces.

Truly, there is something for everyone in this extraordinary home. You won’t want to leave!


Mills Farm Designers

Designer:  Dan Parker, Parker Payne

Dan has an interpersonal approach to design that puts the client at ease and pulls from them the dreams and wishes they have. This allows him to create whatever “home” means to them. From the moment you first enter the front door of this Iowa family’s expansive home, you will be transported to Christmas through their eyes!  

Tablescape Designer:  JCYM Members

An intimate dinner table is beautifully designed using silver and gold elements mixed with lots of mirrored sparkle. Dinner by candlelight presents a festive atmosphere in this lovely dining room. 


Tour Underwriting Donors

PLATINUM SPONSORS: First National Bank

GOLD SPONSORS: Janowitz Family

SILVER SPONSORS: Donald and Revelyn Alpaugh   |   Aristocrat Motors   |   BMO Harris Bank   |   Ritz Charles

BRONZE SPONSORS: Country Club Bank   |   Ed and Suzy Dissinger   |   Louise Hartwig   |   Anna Shaffer

CRYSTAL SPONSORS: Crowley Furniture   |   Frank Ancona Honda

IN-KIND DONATIONS: TradeNet   |   Gill Studios

Boutique Vendors

AHA Designs   |   All Things Beaded & Gifts   |   Be The Light Bottles   |   BopBopKat   |   Carrie Kline w/Premier Designs Jewelry   |   Char Z Silver Jewelry   |   Copper Leaf Gourmet   |   Country Mouse Hallmark   |   Eccentricity   |   HOLSTRit   |   HSM ART   |   Jayme’s Accessories   |   Jewelry Boutique   |   Just Jewelry + JJ Boutique   |   MagicFashions4me   |   Mainstream Boutique   |   Mandy’s Way   |   Maureen & Olivia’s LuLaRoe Boutique   |   mgoetz art   |   Michelle Avery Jewelry   |   Nagel’s Fashions   |   Norwex   |   Note Studio Art   |   Origami Owl   |   Paco Designs   |   Poppy’s Handmade Creations   |   Rosemary’s Creations   |   Ruby Ribbon   |   Santa’s, Witches & Wizards   |   Sew Cute Doll Clothes   |   Scentsy   |   Seasonal Sensations   |   Shop Girls   |   Steeped Tea   |   Tailored Treasures   |   Tall Grass Toffee Company   |   Teal Lotus Boutique   |   The Diana Collection Jewelry   |   The Electrified Cooks™ – Plugged Into Today’s Cooking   |   The Tasteful Olive   |   TM Treasures   |   Tocata

Tour Tickets

Available October 23th through November 14th   |   $25 in Advance   |   $30 at the Door

Tickets are available at most local Hen House, HyVee and Price Chopper grocery stores

Visit www.jcym.net for outlet locations and to purchase tickets online.

JCYM Philanthropies

Evergreen Living Innovations   |   Friends of Shawnee Indian Mission   |   Growing Futures Early Education Center   |   Johnson County Christmas Bureau   |   KidsTLC   |   SAFEHOME

Two-Day Holiday Boutique

Featuring Many Unique Vendors at the Ritz Charles   |   9000 W. 137th St., Overland Park

Monday, Nov. 14: 11:00 am – 8:30 pm   |   Tuesday, Nov. 15: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm   |   Free Admission

Boutique Bash

SWAG bag, 2 drink tickets, prize drawings, entertainment and fashion trends at the Ritz Charles, 9000 W. 137th St., Overland Park

Monday, Nov. 14: 6:00 – 8:00 pm   |   Individual Tickets: $20


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