Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse
TMJ4 STUDIO - A beautiful home in Mequon is helping a good cause. Starting Saturday June 2, you can see the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse. Jan Lennon and Barbara Blutstein talked about the home on Live at 11.
Below is part of the release sent to TODAY'STMJ4:
The Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse (WBCS) is celebrating its 10th anniversary with The House of Dreams, a luxurious new 15,000 sq. ft. Mediterranean villa with sweeping views of Lake Michigan.
The home, at 14050 N. Birchwood Lane in Mequon, will be open for public tours, June 2 to 17.
The Showhouse and its related events throughout the year benefit breast and prostate cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Presenting sponsors for this year’s Showhouse are Argosy Foundation and Northwestern Mutual Foundation.
Tour hours: Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. and Sat. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thurs. from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sun. from noon to 4 p.m. The last tour of the day begins 30 minutes before closing.
“This year, we are delighted to present The House of Dreams,” says Showhouse Board Chairman Katherine (Squeakie) Bruce. “It has been a dream for the homeowners to create a very special place for their children, just as it is the dream of the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse Board to help find cures for breast and prostate cancers through research at the Medical College.”
The home, built by Dr. Henry Rosler and his wife, Yvette Nossig, reflects their love of family, travel, entertaining, and all things beautiful… Italian marble, Brazilian cherry wood, Spanish wrought iron and exotic granites. Its sweeping view of Lake Michigan will serve as a backdrop when the couple entertains.
Gleaming marble floors set the stage for the formal areas which are enhanced by stone pillars and a three-story, freestanding wrought-iron staircase. The living room has a floor-to-ceiling fireplace and soaring windows. There are two kitchens, his and her offices, a media room and exercise room. Other features include rounded walls, and a chandelier crafted in Peru.
The House of Dreams will showcase the talents of the area’s top designers and artists whose inspirations range from contemporary to traditional, according to Patty Virnig, design committee chairman.
“Every year these people perform magic, and we are truly in awe of their talents as well as their outstanding donations of time and treasure,” says Showhouse co-chair Judy Simonitsch. “We would especially like to acknowledge Boston Store Furniture Gallery, as they have participated in all ten Showhouses.”
Other amenities for this year’s Showhouse visitors will include:
• Showhouse Shuttle: A complimentary shuttle to the Showhouse, since parking is very limited in the area. The shuttle is located at Concordia University, Parking Lot I at 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon. The last shuttle will leave Concordia one hour before Showhouse closing time.
• Showhouse Boutique: Sponsored by M&I Bank, this popular boutique is located in the four-car garage of the Showhouse. Over 60 vendors—some favorites back by popular demand and many exciting new artists—will offer an array of unique gift items: affordable and unusual art pieces, outdoor sculptures, jewelry and a holiday corner. Open during the Preview Party and tour hours, June 2-17.
• Dining Opportunities To Benefit WBCS: Show your Showhouse program book during the run of the Showhouse for lunch at Café 1505, 1505 W. Mequon Rd., Mequon, and for dinner (entrée only) at Chip & Py’s, 1340 W. Towne Square Rd., Mequon, and enjoy your meal knowing that these restaurants will contribute 20 percent of your bill to the 2007 Showhouse. Tax and gratuity not included.
The Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse is a 501 (c)(3) all-volunteer, charitable organization that has contributed over $2.6 million since 1998 for breast and prostate cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
SIDEBAR Upcoming Showhouse Events:
Sunday, June 3
Build a New You Designer and Health Care Professional Day at the Showhouse, sponsored by Mayfair Radiology: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Continental Breakfast/ Registration; 10:30 a.m., Program; 11:30 a.m., Showhouse open for guests. Reservations required, at $25 each. Mail check payable to WBCS, or credit card information (name, card # and expiration date), to Showhouse, 2408 N. Terrace Ave., Milw., Wis. 53211.
Friday, June 8
Where’s Wally Party at the Showhouse: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Cash bar, silent auction, barbecue, and tours. Enjoy a casual, fun party with opportunities to find “Wally” and win great prizes. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. For advance reservations: (414) 795-6880.
Monday, July 23
9th Annual WBCS Tee Up For a Cure at Blue Mound Golf & Country Club, sponsored by Proteus Packaging Corporation and Transpak Corporation: 10:00 a.m. to Noon, registration; putting green and practice range open, 11:00 a.m. to lunch; 12:30 p.m., shotgun start; 6:00 p.m., evening reception with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, auction, dinner, awards and raffle. Foursomes are $1,600, single golfers $400, evening reception only $100. For details or sponsorships: (414) 750-7478.
Thursday, October 11
The Pinktacular Event Salute to Survivors Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Italian Community Center: 10:30 a.m., reception and silent auction; noon, luncheon followed by fashion show.
Friday and Saturday, December 7 and 8
Smole Family Christmas Event at the Smole family home, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Meet Santa, Frosty, Rudolph, SpongeBob, and other characters when the family transforms its Mequon home — inside and out — into a Christmas wonderland and enjoy cider and homemade cookies. Event is hosted in memory of their daughter Donna Smole, and they are accepting donations for the WBCS. Call (414) 297-9152 to be on the mailing list.