Christmas in the Ayr Ayr Mount will be decorated for the holidays with a bounty of freshly cut flowers, naturals, berries, holly, fruit, and evergreens from December 1 – 15. There may even be a wee bit of thistle and tartan to honor the Kirkland’s Scottish heritage! Click here for tour schedule and information. Ayr Mount by Candlelight SOLD OUT Join us for a special opportunity to experience all the magical charm of Ayr Mount “after hours”. Tickets for the evening tour are $20 and include a guided house tour, preferred parking, and ginger shortbread.
Join the Decorative Arts Trust and Classical American Homes for our third Emerging Scholars Colloquium We are excited to present another talented group of students and young professionals in the decorative arts field. This event is sponsored in part by the Wunsch Americana Foundation and is a benefit for the Decorative Arts Trust’s Emerging Scholars Program. January 20, 2018 Colloquium 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. George F. Baker Carriage House 69 East 93rd Street New York, NY 10128 Bloody Mary & Ham Biscuit Benefit 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. George F. Baker House 67 East 93rd Street New York, NY 10128 …more
George F. Baker House Tuesday, December 11, 2018 5:30 p.m. – Benefit Program 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Reception and Book Signing Thank you to all who joined us for this lovely evening with Pieter Estersohn and The Magazine ANTIQUES at the George F. Baker House. This two-part special evening featured a unique opportunity to see Pieter Estersohn in conversation with Peter M. Kenny, as they discuss the Livingston family and present examples of fine and decorative arts with Livingston family histories from CAHPT’s collection. Guests also had the chance to meet Pieter and have their copy of his Life Along The Hudson signed. We hope to …more
Saturday, October 13, 2018 Save the date for the 29th Annual Country Seats Tour hosted by Hudson River Heritage! You will have the opportunity to tour Edgewater, as well as several historic houses in Columbia County, including Clermont, Midwood, and the Clarkson Chapel, among others. Visit www.hudsonriverheritage.org for more information and reserve your space today!
Classical American Homes Preservation Trust and Institute of Classical Architecture & Art 2018 Exhibition November 16-17, 2018 We are excited to announce our latest collaboration with the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA) and PLINTH, the ICAA’s emerging professionals chapter. On November 16 and 17 we welcome you to the George F. Baker Houses for our first ever juried exhibition of works by young and emerging professionals working in the classical tradition. Categories of art to be considered include: drawings, paintings, watercolors, models, sculpture, and furniture. All individuals who enter must be 35 years old or younger. Artwork will be …more
Sunday, October 14 2 PM Join Peter Kenny at Edgewater for a talk on the preservation and interpretation of the house. This talk is part of a series presented by The Magazine ANTIQUES and Hudson Hall, in celebration of Pieter Estersohn’s new book, “Life Along the Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family”. Tickets are $25 per person. Reservations are required. Space is limited. Please contact email@example.com to reserve your space. Click here for more information on the lecture series and booking information.
Buddy Jenrette, Margize Howell, and Peter Kenny thank all who joined us on Thursday, May 17th at the George F. Baker House for our annual Spring Patrons Party. The event was a bit more somber than in years past, being that Richard Jenrette, CAHPT founder, had passed away just a month prior, on April 22, 2018, at the Roper House in Charleston, SC. Still, there were countless joyous moments shared among the many friends, former colleagues, and family members who were able to attend as we all remembered Dick, a man of rare character and grace — who knew how to throw a …more
The ICAA presented this year’s Arthur Ross Award in the category of Patronage to Margize Howell and Peter Kenny On Monday May 7, 2018, the ICAA welcomed over 500 guests at the University Club of New York to honor the awardees of the 37th Annual Arthur Ross Awards. It was a beautiful evening shared with friends, family, and the many talented awardees and their colleagues.
One of the “best kept secrets” during the New York City Antiques Week in January, as enthusiastically described by an attendee, was an early Sunday morning program presented at the Carriage House of the George F. Baker complex (headquarters for Classical American Homes Preservation Trust). The program – the Emerging Scholars Colloquium – presented by Classical American Homes in conjunction with The Decorative Arts Trust (DAT), drew a full house of collectors, curators, art dealers, and young professionals who gathered to hear the individual research projects of five young scholars in the field of art history and decorative arts. Presentations …more
Watch videos from the recent concert series, The Classical Ideal: Music and Architecture in Harmony highlighting the themes of classicism and romanticism resonant not only in music but also in the architecture and decorative arts of three historic classical homes – Edgewater, Ayr Mount, and Millford. This concert series, presented in September 2017, featured Robert deMaine (CAHPT’s Director of Music and Principal Cellist, Los Angeles Philharmonic) and Simon Adda-Reyss (Associate Professor of Keyboard Studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris). Click here to read more about the musicians. Ayr Mount, Hillsborough, NC West Parlor Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Ludwig …more