As COVID-19 continues to spread, we have determined that the best course of action is to temporarily close all of our houses to the public until April 30, 2020, with the exception of the trails at Ayr Mount, which will be open. Please check our website for further updates. Our New York City office will be working remotely during this time. Please don’t hesitate to email us at email@example.com for any questions or information. During this interim period, we will be undertaking projects at Millford and Roper House that are part of our ongoing maintenance and preservation programs at Classical …more
Friends from Wells Fargo and The Mint Museum gathered at the George F. Baker House on Wednesday, March 4 to kick off the 26th Armory Show. The night was a joyous celebration and featured the unveiling of a work recently obtained by The Mint Museum with Wells Fargo’s support. Summer Wheat‘s With Side With Shoulder was dramatically revealed to the guests by Mint CEO and President Todd Herman and Mint Chief Curator Jen Sudul Edwards, as they pulled away a silk drape to reveal a colorful, textured painting on aluminum mesh. Wheat’s 2019 painting stood out from the collection of …more
We are delighted to announce that Classical American Homes has recently acquired a rare rosewood and marble sofa table, one of two that originally stood in Millford’s magnificent double parlor. Attributed to Duncan Phyfe & Son, the New York cabinetmaking firm that supplied virtually all of the furniture for this stately Greek Revival mansion, the table passed by descent from John Laurence Manning and his second wife Sally Clarke Manning to its last owner before it was acquired by Classical American Homes. The matching table is at Mulberry Plantation in Camden, SC, brought there it seems by John Laurence Manning …more
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We have had a busy winter of events at Ayr Mount and the Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail (HOST). In mid-January, there was a film shoot for a new series called “Lost Speedways”, which will appear on NBC Universal’s new streaming platform, “Peacock“. Racing legends Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were on site for the shoot with Matthew Dillner, which took place on the only remaining dirt track from the inaugural 1949 season. Tune into “Lost Speedways” this July on Peacock or visit their Facebook page to learn more! On January 19th the Bull City Running Company held the 6th …more
Read the latest in news and goings-on at Classical American Homes in our Fall 2019 Newsletter! Richard Hampton Jenrette Memorial Lecture & Reception with Peter Kenny — The Consummation of Earthly Bliss: Dick Jenrette’s Edgewater Annual Appeal 2019 Outlandish Hillsborough at Ayr Mount Fall Tours & Events at Roper House Fall Tours & Events at the George F. Baker Houses Fall Tours at Edgewater and more!
Classical American Homes and The Decorative Arts Trust (DAT) were pleased to welcome a talented group of speakers and an enthusiastic audience to our fourth Emerging Scholars Colloquium. Held on Sunday, January 26, at the George F. Baker Carriage House, this event sold out and was attended by over 100 guests, many of whom joined us for the Bloody Mary and Ham Biscuit Benefit Brunch which followed. The speakers presented impressive research on a range of topics and one repeat attendee said this was “The best colloquium yet!” Thank you to our speakers for making this event such a success …more
The carriage house at 69 E. 93rd Street was the site of the second Richard Hampton Jenrette Memorial lecture the evening of December 10, 2019. Entitled, The Consummation of Earthly Bliss: Dick Jenrette’s Edgewater, the lecture was delivered by CAHPT’s own Peter Kenny and served as a fitting close to our year-long celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of its purchase by Dick in 1969. Edgewater, after Roper House, which was acquired in 1968, was the second important classical American home Dick purchased in the late 1960s, and ushered in a period he referred to in his classic, Adventures with Old …more
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 Save the Date! Richard Hampton Jenrette Memorial Lecture The Consummation of Earthly Bliss: Dick Jenrette’s Edgewater Lecture by Peter Kenny The George F. Baker Houses Lecture – 6:00 – 6:45 PM 69 East 93rd Street, NYC Reception – 6:45 – 8:30 PM 67 East 93rd Street, NYC Please join us for the second Richard Hampton Jenrette Memorial Lecture. Peter Kenny will be speaking about Dick’s passion for collecting, focusing on his beloved Edgewater and the 50th anniversary of its purchase. This event is a way to thank our donors for their continued support. Young Preservationist tickets …more
As Dick planned for the future, he pointed out to the Board that they should consider selling Cane Garden given its remote location. And so, as we organize around key properties, the Board has recently decided to put Cane Garden on the market. It is listed with Amy Land-de Wilde of Coldwell Banker in St. Croix, USVI. This estate, situated high on a hill in St. Croix will no doubt graciously welcome a new owner. Coldwell Banker – Cane Garden Listing