WESTPORT, Conn. -- Long-time philanthropic organization Near & Far Aid will once again delight patrons with its annual Designer House Tour, which will feature five homes in Westport, Fairfield and Southport.
The 2014 Designer House Tour, “Celebrating the Art of Living” will take place on Friday, May 2. The tour will allow patrons to walk the halls and see finely decorated homes from waterfront mansions to back country estates. The tour begins at 10 a.m., and ends at 4 p.m. The price of the House Tour is $60 and fresh, boxed lunches are $15.
A pre-tour breakfast will take place prior to the day’s event from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Patterson Club in Fairfield and will feature interior and textile designer Kathryn Ireland. Ireland’s list of clientele of celebrities include Steve Martin, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and David Mamet. Tickets for the pre-tour breakfast are $65.
To culminate the House Tour, Near & Far Aid will host its “Toast the Tour” cocktail reception later that evening form 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fairfield County Hunt Club. The celebration will be held under a Sperry sailcloth tent on the polo field and will feature a Luxury Car Show presented by Miller Motorcars, savory hors d'oeuvres, top shelf martini and champagne stations as well as specialty hand rolled cigars. Tickets for the “Toast the Tour” celebration are $100.
Tickets for all of the day’s events are available online.
The organization has granted more than $13 million to Fairfield County agencies helping to break the cycle of poverty since 2000.
“The Designer House Tour provides patrons a glimpse of fine living in Fairfield County, showcasing exquisite homes and décor while letting Near & Far Aid continue its important work of providing support programs helping families at risk, homelessness and adults in crisis and other causes,” Near & Far Aid President Bitsy Higgins of Westport said in a statement. “We’re excited for this signature event as it always proves to be an inspiring and fun day and it’s another way the community underscores its spirit in helping others through this significant fundraiser."