Day Pitney and Women Working Together invite you to join us for
MANSION IN MAY
Thursday, May 20, 2010
5:30pm - 8:30pm
- Private Tour of the Designer Showhouse
- Shopping Boutique
- Cocktail Reception
RSVP to email@example.com by Friday, May 7, 2010.
Fawn Hill Farm, the site of the 15th Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens, is located in Harding Township, New Jersey. The 34-acre estate was originally called Graymar Farm and dates back to 1937. The initial owner, Allan Kirby, president of Alleghany Corporation, and his wife Marian purchased part of a large farm when relocating their family from Pennsylvania. The estate remained in the Kirby family until 1980. It was acquired by its present owners a few years later and renamed Fawn Hill Farm. The estate has been greatly enhanced through restoration of the 21-room three-story English-style stone manor house which has sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. The manor house is in the classic style constructed using concrete and steel beams with a thick slate roof and colonnaded rear terrace similar to George Washington's Mount Vernon home. The manor boasts extensive moldings, pegged hardwood flooring, seven distinctive fireplaces, seven bedrooms and a stately wainscoted foyer with a graceful Georgian staircase leading to the second-floor gallery.
Fawn Hill Farm is one of the largest intact estates in the New Jersey/New York area and encompasses beautiful pastures, ponds, a stable, and barns and adjoins miles of equestrian trails. Over fifty local designers and landscape artists contributed to the 2010 Mansion in May, which displays thirty-five designer show rooms along with sixteen formal gardens and landscape design areas. Guests may also visit a shopping boutique which offers a selection of unique local vendors with special gift, decorating and entertaining accessories.
The proceeds from the upcoming Mansion in May event will be directed to the expansion of the Emergency Department at Morristown Memorial Hospital.
Mansion in May is the signature fundraiser of the Women's Association of Morristown Memorial Hospital.