Dick established Classical American Homes Preservation Trust in the hope that we could broaden appreciation for classical American architecture. He believed that classical American architecture found its most tangible expression in homes, where people’s daily life unfurled. In leaving us carefully restored homes and a thoughtful collection of decorative arts, Dick has given Classical American Homes Preservation Trust the means to promote, for generations to come, an understanding and knowledge of classical American architecture. And, as Classical American Homes Preservation Trust moves forward, we are dedicated to maintaining Dick’s unique founder’s culture while building a lasting, forward-thinking creative institution. Read …more
“Its classical architecture transcends time. When you’re there, in the house and on the grounds, you can feel the long past, its history, but you also expect that it will continue long into the future.” Deena C. Bouknight visited Millford this spring to tour the home and research for her beautifully written article on the history of the house and its inhabitants. Deena had a chance to speak with CAHPT’s own Peter Kenny, as well as Emory Clark, whose family has a long connection to the property as well. She carefully connects the lineage of the home, starting with the …more
Ayr Mount and Millford are open on regular schedules (please see below) and all of our houses are available to tour year-round by request. In addition to private and group tours, our properties offer beautiful locations for a variety events – from weddings and rehearsal dinners, to cocktail or dinner parties, lectures, photography shoots, and more! Click here for more information. Ayr Mount Schedule Ayr Mount, the historic house museum, is open for tours March 15 – December 15, 2019 according to the following weekly schedule: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 11 am Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – 2pm Monday and Tuesday by …more
Congratulations to our good friends at the Decorative Arts Trust and Thomas Jayne, who were the 2019 recipients of the Eric M. Wunsch Award for Excellence in the American Arts. We enjoyed a memorable and fun evening with the awardees at a celebratory dinner hosted in CAHPT’s Upper East Side Carriage House. Click here to read more about the recipients and the award. View this post on Instagram Celebration 🎉🎉🎉dinner for the board and guests of the @decorativeartstrust, recipient of the Wunsch Award @wunschcollection with @thomasjayne this year! The George F. Baker carriage house, CAHPT headquarters , was magically …more
UPDATE (12/12/2018 6 PM) – Ayr Mount will reopen on Thursday, December 13 for regularly scheduled tours. Please note the last tour of the season is on Saturday, December 15. Ayr Mount House and Grounds are closed until further notice due to complications from this weekend’s snow storm. We hope to reopen by Thursday for our final week of tours this season. Please call (919) 732 – 6886 for more information and check back here for updates. We appreciate your understanding.
Featured in the Fall 2018 Newsletter: Meet Dr. Joseph M. “Buddy” Jenrette, Dick’s nephew and the new chairman of CAHPT, and read his interview in The Magazine ANTIQUES. Announcing the release of our 2017 Annual Report, focused on the history of the Roper House and featuring a tribute to Dick Jenrette. Save The Dates for upcoming events at Edgewater, Ayr Mount, and the George F. Baker House — including lectures, tours, and our first ever joint-exhibition with the ICAA. To receive this e-newsletter and sign up for our mailing list, please send your e-mail address to Julie Smith with the …more
We are pleased to report that at the end of 2017, Dick Jenrette made a charitable gift to CAHPT of the land and outbuildings surrounding Millford Plantation in Pinewood, South Carolina. Mr. Jenrette donated the main house and land on which it sits to CAHPT in 2008, and we have been maintaining the house and administering tours and programs there since. Mr. Jenrette has now given his remaining land and buildings on the property to the organization. This consists of nearly 400 acres of land and 17 improvements, including the Caretaker’s House, Stables, Garden Cottage, Gun Room, Gate House, and …more