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Celebrate the Holidays with a Festive Homes Tour

It’s time for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks’ annual holiday homes tour, Cup O’ Cheer.

By Katie Pollock Estes

Nov 2018

Clif and Gail's home
Photos courtesy of Ronald McDonald HouseBuilt around 1900, this federalist home was renovated and expanded 25 years ago and is now occupied by Gail and Clif Smart, familiar figures for Missouri State alumni.
Phil and Sharon's home
Photos courtesy of Ronald McDonald HousePhil and Sharon Noah's open-concept home was renovated by the Noahs, including a modernized style and a two-story expansion.
Ryan and Cathy's home
Photos courtesy of Ronald McDonald HouseOne of the highlights of Ryan and Cathy Kruger's home is the outdoor living area off the main floor, with a pool and water feature.
Shawn and Trish's home
Photos courtesy of Ronald McDonald HouseShawn and Trish Whitney have only been in this home for about a year, but they've created a beautiful space surrounded by art.
Anonymous supporter's home
Photos courtesy of Ronald McDonald HouseAn anonymous support of Ronald McDonald house is opening their home which features many interior design choices made by the original owner Stacey Landrum.

Every year, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks hosts a tour of gorgeous local homes, beautifully decorated for the holiday season. Guests can visit each home at their own pace plus sample desserts from Simply Delicious and enter to win up to $1,000 from Obelisk Home. 

Home of: Gail and Clif Smart
Location: Meadowmere Place
Holiday Decor by: Gail Smart and Ron Johnson, The Thicket
Built around 1900, this federalist home was renovated and expanded 25 years ago. The Smarts worked with Classic Home by Design to incorporate into the design their family photos and heirlooms, including an antique piano that belonged to Clif’s grandmother. 

Home of: Phil and Sharon Noah
Location: Southeast Springfield
Interior and Holiday Decor by: Sharon Noah
This 1970s open-concept home was renovated by the Noahs, including a modernized style and a two-story expansion. Ceilings feature exposed wood and beams, and tile floors are from Spain. 

Home of: Ryan and Cathy Kruger
Location: Lexington Square
Holiday Decor by: Cathy Kruger and Nathan Taylor, Obelisk Home
This home features portraits by photographers Randy Bacon and Heather Robbins, as well as an open floor plan built by Terry McKee of MGM Properties. One of the home’s many beautiful spaces is the outdoor living area off the main floor, with a pool and water feature. 


Home of: Shawn and Trish Whitney
Location: Highland Springs
Interior and Holiday Decor by: Haden Long, Ellecor Design
The Whitneys purchased their Highland Springs home a year ago and got to work. The home features a huge art collection, including a piece commissioned by local artist Gavyn Sky and work by painter Susan Sommer-Luarca. 


Home of: Anonymous supporter
Location: Highland Springs
Interior and Holiday Decor by: holiday decor by Dene Myers Designs and Haden Long, Ellecor Design, interior decor by Stacey Landrum
This home features many interior design choices made by the original owner Stacey Landrum. There is a lower level with decor that shows off the family’s love of the Kentucky Derby. 

TAKE THE TOUR

TICKETS

When: November 16, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Cost: $35 in advance, $40 day-of