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.
Celebrating Richard Hampton Jenrette’s Life and Legacy Dick Jenrette was a remarkable human being and a giant in the field of historic preservation. His family here at Classical American Homes as well as his countless friends and admirers continue to mourn his passing. Just weeks before his death, Dick was busy charting the future of Classical American Homes Preservation Trust, the organization he established exactly a quarter-century ago. Dick’s wisdom and experience allowed him to set clear priorities for the Trust, which continue to be our lodestars, guiding us forward into the future. Much like his own personal style, Dick’s …more
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.
It was such a pleasure to collaborate with the ICAA on our recent exhibition at the George F. Baker House, featuring the work of young artists and designers working in the classical tradition. The exhibition showcased a talented group, whose furniture, plaster casts, drawings, and busts fit seamlessly amongst the home’s existing decor. Click here to read Architectural Digest‘s take on the exhibition.
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
Dear Friends, Donors, and Preservationists, We are excited to announce the release of our 2017 Annual Report! This special report features a memorial to CAHPT founder Dick Jenrette, who passed away in April of 2018. The cover of this report features the double parlors at Roper House. The Roper House is featured prominently in this report in honor of the 50th anniversary of Dick’s career in preservation, which began in 1968 with his purchase of the house. Historic photos dating back to the 1870s and through the present illustrate the house’s history through the Siegling, Guggenheim, Hastie, and Jenrette eras. …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!
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
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