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Symphony of Homes event is music to orchestra's ears

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ROCHELLE B. BIRKELO
October 20, 2011
— Five Beloit homeowners will play an instrumental role in raising money for the Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Oct. 29.

They will open their homes for the Friends of the Beloit Janesville Symphony annual Symphony of Homes and will feature live music, gift items and baked goods.


Homeowners and their homes on the tour are:


-- Ken and Judy Kaplan, 2415 S. Lookout Drive: The artfully designed windows and porches of this home offer stunning views of nature from a wooded lot overlooking the Rock River. Maple flooring and kitchen cabinetry add warmth to the home's contemporary open and airy style. Art, accessories and special treatments, including granite kitchen countertops plus jarrah wood add to the home's allure.


-- Stephanie Klett, 2437 Fieldstone Lane: Twelve colors are tastefully incorporated into this Turtle Creek condominium to enhance its décor and art. A collection of outfits and other memorabilia connected with homeowner Klett and her reign as Miss Wisconsin in 1992 will be displayed along with the 2010 Emmy she won for her outstanding efforts in hosting the television show Discover Wisconsin.


-- Jim and Jeannie Rippl, 2735 Fawn Court: This home, built in 2008, reflects the owners' expertise in coordinating color and style. An open floor plan invites guests to explore, and the lower level features collections and unique decorating. Exceptional landscaping is a highlight of this home.


-- Loren and Diane Sass, 2370 Cobblestone Lane: Eighty-eight theater posters representing the Broadway productions the homeowners have attended greet visitors to this Turtle Creek development home that features an attractive décor with special attention to detail. Guests will be able to view memorabilia of Loren's longtime theater director career at Beloit Memorial High School.


-- Al and Phyllis Wendorf, 2060 Granite Court: Windows that have rice paper sliding doors reminiscent of a Japanese home are a feature of this Turtle Creek development condo that will transport house walk participants to the Orient. Other items on display will be dolls, clothing, furniture, art and samurai swords its homeowners have collected.


IF YOU GO

What: Friends of the Beloit Janesville Symphony 2011 house walk


When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.


Where: At five Beloit homes


Tickets: $15 in advance from Friends of the Beloit Janesville Symphony; at the Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S. Main St., Janesville; Visit Beloit, 500 Public Ave., Beloit; or at Edward Jones Financials, 5308 Williams Drive, Roscoe, Ill. Tickets are $20 at the door on the day of the walk.



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