Bellarmine Show House

The ladies of the Bellarmine Women’s Council have been hard at work this year to bring you the 42nd Designer’s Show House. Over the years since they have been presenting the Show House they have raised over $2,000,000 in scholarship aid!

This time, the house is at 2320 Village Drive and was designed by prominent architect Stratton Hammon. It was built in 1925 for Samuel Castleman Mengel, owner of Mengel Box Company. (He also manufactured wooden airplanes for our government!)

This year’s co-chairs are Donna Borden and Sandy Byrd. They recently met with committee members Jeanne Ferguson and Mollie Smith for a Preview Party tasting at Ladyfingers Catering.

Sisters Linda and Robbie Steder are the co-chairs of the Preview Party/Gala.

The menu tasted as good as it looked! There will be grilled and marinated antipasto vegetables including olives, asparagus, artichokes, marinated peppers and garden veggies. Bourbon Barrel grilled smoked pork loin and beef tenderloin with homemade Kentucky Proud Ladyfingers butter buns that melt in your mouth will also be available.

DO NOT snack before attending the party as there will also be jumbo shrimp with spicy cocktail sauce and Cajun remoulade, hot buttered crab dip with toasted almonds served with tortillas and pita chips, homemade meatballs with Makers Mark Bourbon BBQ sauce and much, much more!

There will be a full bar, which will certainly add to the festivities.

The three-story, five-bedroom, five-bath Colonial Revival will feature over 25 local designers. Saratoga Accesories and Design, Detail Furniture Gallery and Design, Tassels Inc., Colonial Designs, Carriage House Interiors, Kimara Design, Terry Childs Interiors, Southern Inspiration by Linda Gale, Burdorf Interiors, Interiors by Carrie, Gary Stewart, J. Waddell Interior LLC, Decorating Den Interiors, L.L.& A. Interior Design of Indiana, Summer Classics and Christopher Welsh Design LLC.                

The Flavors Café will be on site Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. The Parkside Boutique will be open during show house hours. The show house will run September 10-25. The hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m..

The Preview Gala will take place on Thursday, September 8 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and will be sponsored by Commonwealth Bank & Trust Co. $75 tickets to the Gala are available online at

Tickets for the show house tour will be available at the door for $15 or in advance for $10 online and at Commonwealth Bank branches, Tassels, Colonial Designs, Burdorf’s, Details, Rennaisance by Design and LL&A Interior Design in Jeffersonville, Indiana. VT