The annual kick-off to the Georgetown House Tour — America’s oldest House Tour — is called the Patron’s Party. Each year held at the (usually very recently renovated) home of some arm-twisted participants, the 2013 event, which took place Wednesday evening, was the public unveiling of a historical preservation five years in the making.
Tom Anderson and Marc Schappell opened their home to the tour’s most serious supporters with a bash that boasted over five well-stoked bars, nearly never ending nosh, and a first hand look at some of the pair’s to-die-for decor.
While most guests spent the majority of the evening enjoying the spacious yard, the House Tour’s best Benefactress, Frida Burling, held court early in the sitting room. Then, as evening set in, Council Member Jack Evans, Tina Alster, Paul Frazer, Kristin and John Cecchi, Belinda Winslow, David and Sharon Lockwood, Constance Christakos, Krista Johnson and so many other Georgetown neighbors watched the sun set as they looked forward to a weekend of historic homes.