25th Annual Kitchen & Home Tour – May 18, 2017
Be Part of the Celebration
$200 All Access Patron Tour Ticket
Includes All of the Following Events:
One Tour Ticket
Join More than 650 Tour-Goers
Tour 7 Premier Properties
Experience Exquisite Interior Design
Gourmet Box Lunch provided by Palmer’s Darien
* Classic Chicken Salad With Arugula on a Mini Croissant
* Tomato Scented Couscous Salad Ricotta Salata, Cucumber, Champagne Vinaigrette
* Corn & Manchego Salad with Jalapeno & Lime
* Chocolate Chunk Cookies
* Small Bag of Chips
Exclusive Patron Ticket Pick-up Party
Thursday, April 27th 5:00-7:30pm
Silver Anniversary Celebration – Cinco De Mayo Preview Party
Friday, May 5th 5:30-8:30pm
Celebrate at the dazzling premier grand sponsor estate and see exclusive rooms not on the tour
Patron Tickets Available Now!
Standard Tour Tickets Available Now!
Limited to first 650 tickets – sold out 2013-2016
Come Out, have fun, support New Canaan CARES!
Join more than 650 tour-goers visiting stunning, distinct, and exclusive New Canaan homes showcasing the latest in kitchen and home design trends by nationally published designers. The Tour will include seven homes that vary greatly in style, size, and setting, but all share an uncompromising commitment to quality and innovative kitchen design. The Kitchen and Home Tour is CARES’ major fundraising event with 100% of its proceeds directly supporting youth and faculty classroom instruction, after-school workshops and health promotion training.
From cottages to grand estates, people find their happy place at the exquisite homes on our Tour. Tour-goers are warmly greeted and invited to experience the amazing amenities that each of the homes has to offer; including beautiful landscaping and flawless home design. This year’s Tour includes a home that was recently featured in Architectural Digest and New England Home.
New This Year!
Hardylon will be joining NCC as Guest Editors on our proprietary Social Media feeds, providing creative direction + connectivity between the community, our sponsors + NCC. Hardylon is a creative direction + brand consultancy helping clients to organize, position + communicate their visions online, in print + via social. Sponsors in need of design + direction for guidebook advertisements or wishing to ascertain their digital footprint is in a position to maximize the ROI should contact email@example.com for more information.
Featured Tour Sponsors
Heather Gaudio Fine Art’s well-placed artwork has the power to transform a space, but selecting the correct piece can be both complicated and intimidating. To help demystify this process, Heather Gaudio of Heather Gaudio Fine Art offers clients in-home consultations to select pieces that best reflect their vision, space and resources. “We encourage all of our clients not to quit at the walls. Art should be a part of the overall budget in order to create truly unique living environs”, advises Heather.
Specializing in both emerging and established contemporary artists, Heather Gaudio Fine Art encourages homeowners to mix things up. Modern pieces can be combined with traditional architecture and photography, sculpture and works on paper should be also considered along with conventional paintings.
The gallery offers shows six times a year and Heather welcomes homeowners to visit the studio regularly, noting, “The exhibitions are designed to showcase important talent and provide artwork appealing to a broad range of interests.” A piece of original art can enhance the look of almost any room and Heather Gaudio Fine Art ensures that process can be both informative and enjoyable.
Heather Gaudio Fine Art
66 Elm Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
RAND Insurance, Inc. is a 4th generation, independently owned and locally operated insurance agency that’s been in existence for almost 80 years. It is a full-service agency with well-established personal lines, commercial lines and financial services departments. We have offices in New Canaan, Greenwich / Riverside and Darien / Rowayton and serve Fairfield County, CT and Westchester, NY and beyond. As a pillar of the New Canaan community for over 30 years, we believe it is important for us to serve and support many local organizations including New Canaan Community Foundation, New Canaan CARES, Stamford Hospital, Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, and Darien Nature Center for example. For more information about Rand Insurance, Inc., visit www.randinsurance.com or please contact Meredith Bach of Rand Insurance, Inc. at 203-637-1006 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 27th Patron Ticket Pick-Up Party
Join New Canaan CARES Patron Ticket Holders at Heather Gaudio Fine Art Studio on Elm Street, Thursday, April 27th from 5-7:30 pm – enjoy a glass of wine and nibble on some cheese and shrimp while viewing stunning art work on display. Party goers will be the first to know the locations of the seven homes selected for the 25th Silver Anniversary Home Tour and will have the opportunity to bid on some very special auction items such as Livewell jewelry, a night out in New Canaan, an array of local business certificates, an exquisite Walin & Wolff item, and a chauffeured driver in the latest electric car on Tour Day from KARL Chevrolet!
May 5th Silver Anniversary Cinco de Mayo Party:
An evening you do not want to miss – Silver Anniversary Tequila Cinco de Mayo themed exclusive sneak peak at the Grand Sponsor Home open only to Patron Ticket Holders on Friday, May 5th from 5:30 – 8:00 pm! You will have the opportunity to nibble and partake of some special rooms not open to the public on the day of the tour. As well, guests will be able to meet and mingle with the architect behind the renovations and see first hand the renderings and models and hear his inspiration – together with a themed surprises from George Clooney & Rande Gerber’s Casamigos Tequila selection!
Purchase Your Patron Tickets Now!
Featured Tour Sponsor
Sorelle Gallery specializes in a wide variety of contemporary and modern art from both emerging and established artists. Our staff has over 50 years combined experience serving both residential and corporate clients.
Join us on Thursday, April 27th from 5 – 8pm (after picking-up your NC CARES ticket!) for the Opening Reception of OCEANIC: Works by Teodora Guererra and Daniel Pollera, accompanied by a Designer Vignette “Anything Goes!” by Tiger Lily’s Greenwich. Savor a glass of wine and chat with the artists and designers you admire! On view through May 27th.
Each interaction with Sorelle Gallery’s art advisors is entirely catered to the client. Advisors create digital renderings to demonstrate how the client’s favorite artwork will appear in their space, providing them the opportunity to visualize and refine their selections prior to moving forward in the process. Taking it a step further, Sorelle advisors visit clients’ homes to assist in placement and design.
History has shown, when collectors purchase art they love, their investment is paid back many times over – if it happens to increase in value, that’s a further benefit. Investment shouldn’t be the primary purpose of collecting, even though an artist’s established market is important to consider. Fabian Bocart, founder of the art advisory firm Tutela Capital has advised, “Invest confidentially in art, because an artwork will never be bankrupt.” Artwork holds value in more ways than one!
Sorelle Gallery Fine Art
84 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
Hours: Mon 12-5, Tues – Sat 10-6
2017 Tour Homes
2017 Corporate Sponsors
Premier Grand Sponsor
Milak Design + Cabinetry
Brooks & Falotico Associates, Inc.
Advanced Home Audio
Brooks Brothers Construction, LLC
Heather Gaudio Fine Art
Home Renovation & Design LLC
Karen Berkemeyer Home, Ltd
Swimm Pools, Inc.
True North Cabinets, LLC
William Raveis Real Estate
Karen Wells design
Morgan Harrison Home
Spencer Cox Interiors
The Linen Shop
Elise Landscape Design
Gregory Lombardi Design Inc.
ODD Job Landscaping
Stirling Mills Interior Design
Exclusive Media Sponsor
New Canaan Advertiser
Jane Beiles Photography has returned for their sixth consecutive year of in-kind* tour sponsorship. A regular contributor to The New York Times, as well as freelance photographer for dozens of other national and regional titles including Architectural Digest and HGTV Magazine, Jane specializes in the photography of architecture and interiors. Jane donates her time and licensing of copyrighted files to New Canaan CARES. She also offers a 20% discount off published rates for the licensing of the images of tour homes for any commercial usage by tour sponsors (including website, advertising, contributed editorial or social media outside tour promotion) and is an active promoter of the mission fo New Canaan CARES, the tour and its sponsors via social media and partnership with Hardylon and our media sponsor CT Cottage and Garden. Contact email@example.com for direct inquiries.