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Former Home Of Johnny Unitas Is This Year’s BSO Decorators’ Show House

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TIMONIUM, Md. (WJZ) — It was once the home of a Baltimore Colts legend. Now it’s this year’s BSO Decorators’ Show House.

Ron Matz has your first look at a home with a rich history, which will help raise money for the Baltimore Symphony.

Welcome to the BSO Decorators’ Show House, appropriately named Legend Hill, the former home of Colt great Johnny Unitas and his wife Sandy.

“We’re expecting a really great crowd because of the notoriety of the house,” said Mary Jo Bianco, BSO Showcase Home Chair.

The Show House is the BSO’s largest fundraiser.

“We typically raise about $100,000 overall for the symphony orchestra and the education and outreach programs for children,” said Bianco.

Gorgeous designs, 24 decorated rooms–Jim Ryan put his touch on what was an addition to the home.

“I’m a lifelong Marylander and we knew he had a real love for horses. He later lived on a horse farm, so we put quite a few horses on shelves and an oil painting. We decided to go with that theme. It was one of his passions,” said Jim Ryan, Simply Grande.

There’s also the bedroom, the dining room and Liz Dickson’s makeover of the original living room.

“It’s such an honor to be part of the Decorators’ Show House. It’s great exposure. It gives us an opportunity to showcase our style when we’re not constrained to working with a client. It’s us at our best,” said Liz Dickson, Milbrook Circle Interior Design.

One of the great features of the Decorators’ Show House is just about everything is for sale.

“We have 24 decorated rooms, almost everything is for sale. They can buy it and pick it up after the show house closes,” said Bianco.

An audience is remembering Johnny U. and helping the BSO.

“Sunday’s the grand opening at 1 p.m. Sandy Unitas is our honorary chairperson and she will be cutting the ribbon,” Bianco said.

The BSO Decorators’ Show House will be open from Sunday, April 28 through Sunday, May 19.

For ticket information, click here.

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