Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Don't Miss the Kitchen Tour

In my free time, when I am not blogging, working or being a Mom; I am member of the The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club. One of my favorite events that the Club does to raise money is hosting the Wellesley Kitchen Tour in Wellesley, Massachusetts. This year's event is Saturday, May 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrating its 11th year, this hugely popular fundraiser offers an excursion into six of Wellesley’s most stunning kitchens. The tour, though focused on kitchens, also gives visitors a peek into the entire first floor of some of Wellesley's most gorgeous homes. The kitchens are enviable and a great source of inspiration if you are building, remodeling or just want to see some beautiful homes. A favorite of mine is the home of Peter and Laura Holland constructed by Holland's company, River Stone Partners, LLC. Built as a labor of love for his own family, Holland, carefully planned some of the best "green" technology available today, as well as incorporating features which make it feel like a true luxury residence. One of my favorite features of this home is a the hidden spice rack in the corbels of the custom hood. What a clever idea!! The other five homes have just as many surprises and be prepared to ooh and ahh!

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For more information on tickets and the tour click here and to read a more comprehensive article which shows some of the other kitchens click here. Hope to see you Saturday, as I will be volunteering at the home above, so if you stop by please say hello!

(photos Kate Flock/Wellesley Townsman & B. Harrington)

23 comments:

  1. Oh what a beautiful house and the kitchen is absolutely fantastic. I would love to have such a kitchen. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

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  2. I would love to attend if I only lived closer. Thank you for allowing us the little peek. That kitchen is to die for! xoxox Susie~

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  3. I never knew about this event when I lived in Brookline! I so wish I was still up there...I worked right on Great Plain Avenue for years. :)

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  4. I went last year and love touring all the homes in Wellesley. Thank you for the reminder. It is so helpful to see other design ideas. I hopefully will be working on updating my kitchen next.

    Have fun!

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  5. The kitchen tour sounds like so much fun! I wish I lived in that area and could go.

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  6. Wish I lived closer...that spice rack is incredible!

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  7. I would so be there if I could. I love home tours and we have many along the Maine coast! But my favorites are the kitchen tours and this looks like it will be fabulous! Love the spice rack idea. Have fun!

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  8. Bellissime immagini, complimenti! Clementina

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  9. That spice rack is so clever! Beautiful kitchen.

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  10. That's a great kitchen, and ilove the last name of the company :) xx

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  11. A really beautiful kitchen. So wish I could attend. Hope you are well.

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  12. Wish I lived there--I would so enjoy this kitchen tour. We have a couple here, and I've even participated in staging them. It's great fun! What an original idea about the corbels being the spice drawer!

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  13. Thank you for sharing! I am especially envious of your beautiful kitchen. I have overhead cabinets in my kitchen and want them gone. I'm going to share your pictures with my hubby, I think it may convince him. Everything you have done has such a warm elegant touch, love it all!!

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  14. Gina - Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! I enjoy reading your posts so much. Ann

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  15. this house are very beautiful i like it so much. here in germany you dont find it. your kitchen are a dream of me, than you regards jürgen

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  16. How far is it??? I would so love to come!!!
    Will check this out right now!

    XX
    Victoria

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  17. Be prepared for a huge response Gina, I can hear the stampeding feet of the crowds now! We all love the opportunity to have peek behind the doors of beautiful houses, I firmly believe we have a marker on our DNA that makes it irresistable.
    Millie ^_^

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  18. It looks beautiful and the detailing is wonderful...you are so lucky to be able to peek into these homes.
    Ness xx

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  19. Dream house! The kitchen is absolutely beautiful. I enjoy those grand spaces :)
    Have a great day and thank so much for your lovely message :)
    Kisses

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  20. I just wanted to leave you a little note to tell you that I just started reading your blog-and I LOVE IT!! Such a beautiful inspiration :)

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  21. Olá! Coloquei seu blog na barra lateral do meu, que tal passar lá para dar uma olhadinha.
    Bjos

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  22. Hey Gina~
    Oh how I wish we still had some home tours here.
    It seems they have all vanished.
    I would be there too, if I lived close by.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Donna

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  23. For the kitchen arrangement, I highly recommend the Spice rack. Because aside from making your kitchen more organize and neat. You can really see whats inside that particular rack.

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