November 12, 2014

Stately Home on Library Place Is Holiday Designer Showhouse

A brick Georgian house at 159 Library Place will be open November 13-16 and 20-23 as The Junior League of Princeton’s Designer Showhouse & Gardens: Holiday Edition.

The magnificent home was designed by John Russell Pope, designer of The National Archives and Records Administration, the Jefferson Memorial, and the West Building of the National Gallery of Art, among others. Fifteen interior design spaces, as well as exterior lawn and garden areas, have been decorated by local designers and landscape architects including Ronni Hock, Michael Herold, Susan Taylor, Jeffrey Queripel, Kelly Ingram, and Stewart von Oehsen, among others.

In addition to the new holiday theme, unique features include a Junior League Community Giving Tree, Pop-Up Art Gallery and Junior League-Past (JLGP), Present and Future exhibit. The JLGP Community Giving Tree will display ornaments, available for purchase, created by the children of community program partners, The Cherry Tree Club Nursery School, and Better Beginnings.

The Pop-Up Art Gallery will feature works of local artists for sale. A portion of each sale will support the league’s mission and community projects. Also included will be a Holiday Cabana by Shelby Tewell and Jenn Brandt.

Tickets are $35. The house will be open November 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; November 14-16 and 20-23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday. For information, visit