Spend time relaxing with friends and enjoying a formal tea service in the the historic Rosen House, overlooking the stunning Spanish Courtyard. Tea service includes a variety of tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and preserves, delicious desserts and a variety of fragrant teas. The Tea is preceded by a docent-led tour of the historic Rosen House. Leave yourself time after the Tea & Tour to stroll through Caramoor’s bucolic gardens and grounds.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Rosen House is a work of living history. The Caramoor experience was born in the House and continues to this day. As great lovers of music, the Rosens filled their home with friends and neighbors for intimate musical performances, lavish parties, and musical soirées. The Mediterranean-style House was built during the period between 1929 and 1939 by Walter Rosen, a Berlin-born, Harvard and NYU Law School-educated international banker specializing in railroads, and Lucie Bigelow Dodge Rosen, an independently minded, spirited, and highly intelligent member of a prominent New York City family.
Filled with examples of fine and decorative Asian and Renaissance art, the House offers a number of treasures, including complete 18th-century rooms, originally from private villas and chateaux in Italy, France, and England. The Burgundian Library is a French 17th-century, paneled room with a brilliant blue groin-vaulted ceiling. An exquisite 16th century painted Spanish ceiling resides in an alcove off the Music Room.
The private tour and tea can only accommodate 30 people, so space is limited.
Location: Rosen House, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Katonah, NY 10536
Date: Sunday, November 12th
Time: Tour at 1:30pm followed by Afternoon Tea at 2:30pm
Price $53 per person