Design Chair Carroll Frey talks about the 28th Annual Decorator Show House at Mount Ida in Ellicott City on Tuesday, Sept. 10. (Jen Rynda/Baltimore Sun Media Group video)

The 2013 HEC Inc. Show House is open every day but Monday through Oct. 27. Hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sundays hours are noon to 5 p.m. Last admission each day is one hour before closing.

The Show House, located at Mount Ida, 3691 Sarahs Lane, in Ellicott City, is not handicapped accessible. Children age 10 or under will not be admitted for safety reasons. Only flat-heeled shoes are permitted. No indoor photography or cell phone use is allowed.

Tickets purchased in advance are $15; those purchased at the door will be $20. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 410-461-6908.

—Janene Holzberg