Blairsden was constructed between 1898-1903. It was the home of C.Ledyard Blair, a New York financier. Blair was the grandson of a self-made multimillionaire, philanthropist and Princeton University benefactor John Insley Blair. His fortune came from mining and also construction of most of the American rail system.
The Mansion itself is 62,000 square feet and the architecture is in the manor of Louis XIV- Chateau Style. The renowned Architect firm Carriere and Hastings, who also designed the New York Public Library and The Frick Mansion among others designed this amazing home!
After Blair's death in 1949, the 600 acre estate was divided and the mansion was sold to The Sisters of Saint John The Baptist, who used it as a retreat until the 1990's.
It is now privately owned and you can see the post I did on Blairsden back in September 2012 :HERE.
Blairsden Hall is located in the lovely rolling hills of Peapack-Gladstone, New Jersey.
This designer show house will benefit The Goryeb Children's Hospital at Morristown Medical Center. It will specifically benefit the expansion of the PICU and also the new Pediatric Autism and Child Developmental Center.
Advanced Online tickets go on sale February 1, 2014 until April 30, 2014 : Price-$40.00
Tickets at the door and online in May are:$50.00 per ticket.
You may also purchase a Private and Guided tours which include lunch at the MIM Cafe for a group up to 12 persons or individual for $100.00 per ticket. Please make Reservations online.
For all tickets and information please see here - February 1, 2014 - www.MansionInMay.org
Please check in often as I will be posting many updates and interviews with both designers and committee members as we approach May, and believe me you will not want to miss this years Show House! I will also tell you places to stay, eat shop, etc. just incase you have to travel from a distance to see this amazing Mansion In May.
Onto the fabulous sneak peak historic and today's before images of this years Mansion In May- Blairsden!
If you could believe it , these are the Before shots! One can imagine what these rooms will look like once the designers get a hold of them, only one way to find out!
The Mansion In May!