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 was decorated for the holidays with a bounty of freshly cut flowers, naturals, berries, holly, fruit, and evergreens from December 1 – 15. There may even have been a wee bit of thistle and tartan to honor the Kirkland’s Scottish heritage! Ayr Mount is now closed for the months of January and February. Click here for tour schedule and information. Ayr Mount by Candlelight SOLD OUT Thank you the friends who joined us for this special opportunity to experience all the magical charm of Ayr Mount “after hours”. It was fun to experience the home in …more
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.
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
“After Dick Jenrette’s death, a preservation trust strives to keep a dream alive” Robert Behre of The Post and Courier recently spoke with CAHPT Chairman Buddy Jenrette and Board Director Charles Duell about the future of Classical American Homes Preservation Trust. He writes, quoting Buddy: “There are a lot of things still being settled,” Jenrette said, including the transfer of the Roper house and a few others from his uncle’s estate to the nonprofit trust. “But first of all, the party goes on. A lot of it is just continuing as is.” But looking ahead, the trust will juggle the …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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space. Click here for more information on the lecture series and booking information.