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Jacksonville Symphony Guild 2011 Designer Showhouse and Designers Announced
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The Jacksonville Symphony Guild has announced that the 17-acre Coxwell Estate, located at 9433 Coxwell Lane in Jacksonville, will be its 2011 Designer Showhouse. The Showhouse will feature a variety of fundraising events to benefit the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.

According to Rose L. Littlefield and Marge Burgess, Symphony Guild Designer Showhouse co-chairs, the theme of this year’s Showhouse is “Southern Grandeur,” which typifies the expansive two-story residence that sits on a gated estate with entryway featuring a large, natural stone and nature-themed fountain with lawns, nature areas and natural streams.

More than 25 of Northeast Florida’s most prominent interior designers have committed to providing extensive, upscale interior, exterior and landscape renovations and design improvements at the residence. According to
Brenda Luten, Allied Member ASID and Designer Selection Chair, the following area professionals have committed to providing pro bono services for the fundraiser:

First Floor -
·        Foyer and Upstairs Landing: Natalie Cordova, Talia Steiner and Jeanette Brunick - St. Johns Paint and Decorating.
·         Master Bath, Powder Bath: Heidi Hall-Jones - Punch Jones.
·         Living Room: Gary Adler, IIDA - Adler Design Assoc. Inc.
·         Dining Room: Terra Kerley - Terra Kerley Interiors
·         Kitchen and Breakfast: Alice Atkins Mccoy - Alice Designs for You, LLC
·         Family Room: Katrina O’Nan - Katrina O’Nan Interiors
·         Summer Kitchen and Lanai: Carson Phillips - Florida Backyard
·         Pool Bath: Marie Pearce - Marie Pearce Designs
·         Master Bedroom: Michael Parrish and Terry W. Adams - Design Elements
·         Study: Charles M. Gardner and Kyle M. Williams - C & K Designs
·         Guest Suite: Marissa Napoli -West Elm
·         Laundry: Interior design students from Florida State College

Second Floor –
·         Gallery and Loft:  Natalie Cordova, Talia Steiner and Jeanette Brunick - St. Johns Paint and Decorating.
·         Bedroom Suite #2 and deck: Laura West Howson - Mineral City Inc.
·         Bedroom Suite #3 and deck: Sharon Blank - Boca Bargoons
·         Bedroom Suite #3 closets: Susan Boylan - California Closets
·         Nursery, Jack and Jill Bath: Brenda Luten, Allied Member ASID - Interiors Complete Design, LLC and Pam Howard - Village Design Studio.

The Showhouse opens to the public on Saturday, April 2 and runs through Sunday, April 24. Additionally, several special events will be held, including the Preview Luncheon on Thursday, March 31 and Preview Gala on Friday, April 1. In addition to the Showhouse Boutique, this year’s Showhouse debuts “The Village Shops” where interior design and home specialty items will be available for sale to the public.  Also, the Designer’s Sale will be held on Monday, April 25 following the closing of the Showhouse.
Advance ticket prices are $15. Groups of 10 or more may purchase tickets for $12 per person. Tickets will be available on site at the Showhouse for $20. There is no cost to visit “The Village Shops” or to attend the Designer’s Sale. Contact The Guild office at (904) 358-1479 for tickets and general information. Visit the website at www.jaxsymphonyshowhouse.com.

The Showhouse features 7,000 square feet of space with five bedrooms, five full baths, one half bath and a variety of spacious rooms with abundant closets, a formal living and dining room with a dual-sided fireplace. In addition, the master wing has two separate bedroom suites separated by a formal library and office. The gathering room includes a fireplace, breakfast nook, large kitchen, and a media room that opens to an oversized screened-in lanai and large heated swimming pool, pool bath and an outdoor kitchen with commercial smoker.

The property also has a detached, four-car garage and a detached RV garage with six bays as well as a storage building. The home was built in 1999, and is listed for sale at more than $1.68 million. The homesite is located among only three other estate properties in the community.

The Jacksonville Symphony Guild is in its 61st year of volunteer support for the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Since 1972, the Designer Showhouse has served as The Guild’s most significant annual fundraiser. The Guild’s history includes thousands of volunteers who have served the organization, which was founded by a few local ladies who set up chairs in the Armory for audiences to enjoy symphony music in northeast Florida.

“Our volunteers today are men and women of vision, with a passion for music and a willingness to do whatever is needed to help the orchestra grow and succeed,” said Littlefield. “The Guild and the annual Designer Showhouse events exist to support the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and its mission of music education and performance, which enriches the lives of all of our citizens in ways that cannot be calculated.”

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