Homes of Distinction 2017

May 16, 2017 by
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This year’s Homes of Distinction fundraiser, organized by the Bernardsville Library Foundation, puts an exciting spin on the usual idea of viewing a magnificent estate. In this case, the Foundation is providing its guests with a one-of-a-kind afternoon of entertainment and equestrian history presented in a perfect setting – the United States Equestrian Team stable and carriage barn at Hamilton Farm. Located in the horse country of Gladstone, Somerset County, the stable and carriage barn are part of the original 5,000-acre Hamilton … Continue reading

It Will Boo Spooktacular!

October 15, 2016 by
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Halloween lurks around the corner to wrap up a spooky month during which we’ve celebrated several famous ghosts! A literary ghost, Sir Simon de Canterville, has haunted us this October while we’ve enjoyed the communal reading of Oscar Wilde’s short story, “The Canterville Ghost,” chosen as our One Book Bernardsville selection. In addition, there’s also our very own library ghost, Phyllis, to whom we must pay homage. Said to haunt the old library building, Phyllis has her own extended history of … Continue reading

Thank You for Making Our Wine Pull a Success!

April 24, 2016 by
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The Bernardsville Library Foundation is adding a “wine pull” to the festivities at its 2016 Homes of Distinction fundraiser to be held at the Faircourt estate on May 15th. But in order to “pull” this one off, we need to take in a quantity of wine varietals donated from your personal cellars or purchased from local merchants. Red, white, rosé – we’ll gratefully accept them all for a limited time; kindly bring your wine donations to the library by May 12th. These … Continue reading

Our 2016 Homes of Distinction As Seen In Architectural Digest

March 24, 2016 by
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You are cordially invited to attend an early evening reception and silent auction to be held on Sunday, May 15, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Faircourt, an exquisite Bernardsville estate once owned by the first in-laws of philanthropist Brooke Astor. Faircourt will be the setting for the 2016 Homes of Distinction event organized by our Bernardsville Library Foundation to raise vital funds for the library.           This Tuscan-style villa was built in 1897 for millionaire Colonel Anthony R. Kuser. The estate … Continue reading

Little Brook Farm, A Home of Distinction

March 16, 2015 by
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Little Brook Farm, a charming country estate in Bernardsville, has been selected as the location for the 2015 Library Foundation fundraiser known as Homes of Distinction. Each year a notable Bernardsville home is featured by the Library Foundation and graciously opened by its homeowners for a late afternoon of house touring, cocktails, and an auction to benefit Bernardsville Public Library. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, April 12, from 4 to 7 p.m., affording ticket holders a wonderful opportunity to tour … Continue reading