This commemorative publication marks the 175th anniversary of the completion of Millford in 1841 and gives a detailed account of the architectural history of one of the finest examples of Greek Revival residences in America. Written by Margize Howell and Peter M. Kenny, Millford, includes a preface by Richard H. Jenrette, Founder and Chairman of Classical American Homes Preservation Trust, full color images of principal rooms in the house, buildings on the grounds, a selection of original Duncan Phyfe & Son furniture, building specifications, and other architectural drawings. This handsome, compact book makes for a wonderful keepsake or gift.
To honor Millford’s 175th birthday, a high-quality color poster of Millford’s majestic façade is now available. This poster will grace any wall and bring the beauty of this historic house to your home or office. Measures 36″ x 24″.
This high-quality color poster marks the fifth anniversary of Music at Millford on September 18, 2016 with musicians Robert deMaine, Nathan Cole, and Ben Ullery – a string trio from the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Measures 24″ x 36″.
Columns by the Sea is the third of Dick Jenrette’s books chronicling his love of old houses, following the widely read memoirs, Adventures With Old Houses and More Adventures With Old Houses. In his new book, Mr. Jenrette focuses in greater detail on one of these houses – Roper House, an outstanding example of early 19th Century Greek Revival architecture, circa 1838, on the Battery in Charleston. In Columns by the Sea Dick Jenrette gives his highly personal account of how he discovered Roper House by accident while strolling on the Battery one moonlit night in 1968 and how his dream of owning this house with its colossal colonnade soon became a reality.
This is a uniquely personal account of one man’s adventure in acquiring and bringing back to life some of America’s most enticing and historically-significant dwellings. This book, filled with color photography, serves as a beautiful reminder of the foresight, vision and dedication of one of the country’s most ardent collectors and a challenge to all who care about America’s architectural and artistic heritage.
In Dick Jenrette’s more recent book, More Adventures With Old Houses, he writes about his odyssey of finding and returning the antiques and fine arts that belonged to the early 19th century owners of Edgewater, his classical revival home, built in the 1820s on the Hudson River. The story of how these furnishings came “home again” is nothing short of miraculous. This book is a sequel to Adventures With Old Houses.
Buy both Adventures With Old Houses and its sequel, More Adventures With Old Houses: The Edgewater Experience and receive a CAHPT tote bag (valued at $10.00) for free.
Ayr Mount, a handsome Federal style country house, is located on the outskirts of historic Hillsorough, North Carolina. The residence stands today as a monument to the ambitions of William Kirkland (1768-1836), a Scottish merchant who came to Piedmonth North Carolina late in the eighteenth century. The Kirklands of Ayr Mount chronicles the rise and fall of Kirkland’s fortunes and his descendants’ efforts to retain the family mansion for 150 years after Kirkland’s death. The book also provides a detailed picture of the small but historically important town of Hillsborough.
Carolinian on the Hudson is the family history of Robert Donaldson, described by one historian as “a distinguished taste maker who played a seminal role in mid-nineteenth century American architecture and landscape design.” Donaldson’s illustrious friends Alexander Jackson Davis and Andrew Jackson Downing repeatedly acknowledged his influence on their own careers. Yet remarkably little has been known or written about him. This book fills that void, demonstrating that an absorbing biography lies behind his name.
Heavy weight tote bag with the CAHPT logo on the front and address on the back. Printed in slate blue on natural canvas.
Classical American Homes Preservation Trust’s own Peter Kenny, is the lead author of this award winning exhibition catalogue. Duncan Phyfe (1768–1854), known during his lifetime as the “United States Rage,” to this day remains America’s best-known cabinetmaker. Establishing his reputation as a purveyor of superior quality furniture for New York’s moneyed elite, Phyfe would come to count among his clients some of the nation’s wealthiest and most storied families, including the Donaldsons and Mannings of Edgewater and Millford. This richly illustrated volume covers the full chronological sweep of the craftsman’s distinguished career, from his earliest work in the Sheraton style—to his late simplified Grecian Plain style designs.
Here at last are the memoirs of Wall Street legend Dick Jenrette. Famed as the Great Contrarian, he succeeded in business “by doing it differently.” He saved his maverick firm during rocky economic times, and rescued and revitalized the deeply troubled insurance giant, Equitable – while having fun along the way.