Our 2016 Homes of Distinction As Seen In Architectural Digest

March 24, 2016 // Filed under Blog

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.

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This Tuscan-style villa was built in 1897 for millionaire Colonel Anthony R. Kuser. The estate comprises 15 lovely acres that were landscaped by the son of Frederick Law Olmsted. As can be seen in the photo below, the first owner favored Victorian accessories and potted palms for his home’s furnishings.









Under its current owners, the home has undergone a gorgeous transformation that was featured in the November 2015 issue of Architectural Digest. Interior designer Matthew Frederick and architect Annabelle Selldorf updated Faircourt’s 30,000 square feet into a stylish living space suitable for a modern family. Wouldn’t you love to see this marvelous transformation in person? Your opportunity begins in April when tickets for Bernardsville Library’s “2016 Homes of Distinction” go on sale. We expect tickets to sell out, so please refer here for further information.



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