Richmond Symphony Orchestra League announces 2016 Designer House

“Pineapple Acre” will hold host to the annual event.

From the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League:

Richmond Symphony Orchestra League (RSOL) is pleased to announce “Pineapple Acre”, one of Richmond’s finest homes, has been selected as our 2016 RSOL Designer House. Designed by noted architect Courtenay Sommerville Welton in 1929, this classic Georgian revival home is one of the crown jewels of Ginter Park. Located at 3223 Hawthorne Avenue on just over an acre of exquisitely landscaped grounds, the property features a terrace, swimming pool, fountain and garden paths.

The house was the boyhood home of former Third District Congressman David Satterfield, III, whose father David Satterfield, Jr., was Richmond’s Commonwealth Attorney when the house was built in 1929. The current owners, The Honorable Viola and Dr. Archer Baskerville, expanded the formal gardens in their thirty years of stewardship, and were honored with first-place recognition in the 1990 “Keep Virginia Beautiful” competition for residential properties.

As the RSOL’s 17th Designer House since 1984, “Pineapple Acre” will provide more than 20 design spaces for interior and landscape designers, who are chosen in a select competition. Following a “Bare Bones” party kick-off on August 4, 2016, the winning designers take over and the transformation begins! This highly anticipated biennial fundraiser benefitting the Richmond Symphony officially opens to the public with a Gala Preview Party on September 9, 2016 with a theme of “Richmond’s Roaring Twenties”. The house is then open for daily tours and other special events from September 12-October 10.

The Richmond Symphony Orchestra League thanks Kroger, the Designer House Title Sponsor, for its continued support.

For TICKET PURCHASE and information on dates/times/events/sponsorship opportunities, please visit our website at Tickets for the always popular Gala Event and other Special Events are limited, and will be available for purchase on the website. Follow all Designer House activities and news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with continuous updates at

Photo: Richmond Symphony Orchestra League

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