I am so pleased to participate in the Gore Place Gala, a celebration of the newly renovated Carriage House at the historic Gore Estate in Waltham, MA. Gore Place is the historic home of former Massachusetts Governor Christopher Gore and his wife, Rebecca. The Gore Place Society maintains it.
The Gore Place Estate
This pastoral oasis is only nine miles from the heart of Boston on 50-acres. The estate includes a magnificent mansion and an authentic 1793 Carriage House. Gore Place is also a working farm with manicured lawns and walking paths to explore the estate. Built in 1806, this outstanding Federal-style mansion was designed with input from Rebecca Gore — a rare opportunity for a woman of the time. She drew up plans with Jacques-Guillaume Legrand, a Parisian architect, and she built their dream home.
Built circa 1793, the Carriage House, where the Gores kept horses and carriages, is a fine example of classically inspired architecture.
Giving Back Is Important To Me
I wanted to get involved and volunteer my time to support my community. When Gore Place announced the Gala, I was happy to participate. I want to preserve architectural gems like Gore Place, so being on the Carriage House Celebration’s planning board was a good fit. It inspired me in more ways than I expected!
Instead of designing the residential spaces – my day job, I partnered in planning the tent and table decorations. Winston Flowers helped with these beautiful centerpieces of fresh fruit and candlelight. A rattan charger and dark wood chairs, paired with linen and Tiffany place settings, complemented each other and create a refined environment for the celebration. To complete the design, we draped the tent in small bistro lighting and added a picture of Mr. & Mrs. Gore to the table.