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The PRC’s “Holiday Home Tour Patron Party” offered surprises

Guy and Poe Carpenter with Shaun and Foster Duncan

Photographed by Jeff Strout

This year’s “Holiday Home Tour” put on by the Preservation Resource Center was celebrated twice as much, with not only the usual patron party, but also a “Sparkling Silver Balls Reception,” held at the nearby estate of Tia and Jimmy Roddy directly preceding the patron party at the Carey home. Both houses stand on Audubon Place, one of New Orleans’s veritable residential secret gardens.

Guests enjoyed libations and edibles from St. James Cheese Company and Pigeon Caterers, and entertainment from Armand St. Martin and New Orleans Banjos + 2. The evening kicked off the 38th annual “Holiday Home Tour,” held on December 14 and 15, 2013, which featured seven Garden District private residences and a surprise bonus home.

Chaired by Amy Browne and Jill Pipes, this year’s holiday home tour included 1138 Third St., 1427 Second St., 2709 Camp St., 1432 First St., 1224 Second St., 1225 First St. and 2341 Camp St.

All proceeds from the events went to PRC’s various projects, including but not limited to: renovating blighted houses in at-risk neighborhoods; enabling low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners to stay in their homes by installing wheelchair ramps and other assertive measures; and advocating for national and state rehab tax credits to encourage economic stimulation through small-and large-scale renovations.


EVENT AT A GLANCE

What:   “Holiday Home Tour Patron Party,” benefiting the Preservation Resource Center
When: December 13, 2013
Where: Home of Cathy and Rivie Carey

Brent Becnel, Randy Opotowsky, Suzanne and Steve Dumez and Michael Murphy II

David and co-chair Amy Browne with co-chair Jill and Minor Pipes

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