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A Tour of Notable Homes
presented by The Friends of NJ Festival Orchestra

Saturday, May 10th, 10am - 4pm

Join us for our Annual Tour of Notable Homes!

Mark your calendar for the Friends of NJ Festival's 30th Annual Tour of Notable Homes on May 10, 2014. The self-guided tour through picturesque neighborhoods of Westfield and environs features distinguished residences representing a range of architectural influences and design sensibilities. Included are musical interludes at all locations, plant sale, refreshments and luxury raffles. A perfect Mother's Day celebration!

Tickets $30 in advance, $35 on tour day.

 

TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE AT:
Baron's Drugs 243 E Broad St, Westfield, NJ 07090
The Town Bookstore 270 E Broad St, Westfield, NJ 07090
Christoffers Flowers, 860 Mountain Ave, Mountainside, NJ 07092
Norman's Hallmark, 39 South Martine Ave, Fanwood NJ 07023
Perwinkles, 17 N Union Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016

SNEAK PREVIEW OF THIS YEARS HOMES:

This unique Tudor manor house, circa 1929, was the weekend and summer home of the original owners of Madison Square Garden and was once featured in Better Home & Gardens. Today it is the definitive background for its owners' vast array of antiquities.

Flourishing in the very heart of Westfield's chic Indian Forest section, this magnificent estate was built by designer Henry West. The grand residence is visually impressive with such stunning attributes as a 16' barrel vaulted great room. For the pleasure of family and friends three fireplaces and a newly renovated kitchen provide a relaxed atmosphere.

The conversion of this carriage house was performed in the 1940s by the renowned architect C. Detwiller. Cleverly set back from the road, this decorator's residence nestles among lush gardens. The four season classic conservatory was imported from England.

This newly built, custom classic Shingle style, partly inspired by the 1920's Colonial that preceded it, is now a masterfully built, technologically advanced "smart house" complete with workshop, outdoor kitchen and inground pool. The covered porch with columns graciously beckons us to explore inside beyond its massive center hall, marvelous kitchen and relaxed family room.

At the edge of the links of Shackamaxon Country Club this handsome new European-style home seems almost at one with its setting. The interior architecture, moldings and built-ins, flawlessly flatters furniture and collectibles within this pristine residence. Inspired by those found in the chateaux of France, the kitchen, with mmaple beams, stone walls and cobbled limestone floors, adds richness and texture to this exceptional, one-of-a kind home.