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Rooms to View House Tour


Visit some of the area’s most inspiring homes, gardens, patios, and kitchens and discover the diverse architecture of the Lehigh Valley.

Preview Soirée - Friday, June 7   ◆  House Tour - Saturday, June 8

The 2019 Rooms to View House & Garden Tour
is proudly presented by:

Quadrant Private Wealth

Learn More About:

Preview Soirée          House & Garden Tour        Kemerer Garden Reception        Marche Maison Pop-Up Shop

2019  Committee         FAQ        2018 Photo Gallery        Thank You to Our Sponsors

Preview Soirée

Preview Soirée Sponsors

Friday, June 7 from 6pm - 9pm

Join us for the Preview Soirée at this enchanting Saucon Valley estate. Be wowed by the fabulous gardens, decor, and architecture of this awe-inspiring home. This event will feature valet parking, cocktails, delicious food catered by Karen Hunter, and live music by Temple Avenue Jazz Quintet.

Don't miss this fabulous chance to network with other like-minded individuals of the Lehigh Valley!

House Tour tickets are included with the purchase of the Preview Soirée ticket. Registration for the Preview Soirée closes on May 31.

Photos by Scott Piccotti.

Limited parking available for the Preview Soiree.
Please consider using UBER or LYFT for your evening's transportation.

About the Preview Home

One of the “Saucon Valley Estates” built by a Bethlehem Steel executive in the golden days of the company. Set on 13 acres of park land overlooking the Saucon Valley golf course, this amazing residence was recently renovated by Lewis Brothers Contractors, merging new, smart home technology with old world charm.

The walls are graced with a wide selection of artwork featuring Historic Bethlehem's iconic scenery acquired at the Holiday Dinner & Art Auction. The pool house includes a 19th century bar shipped from Colorado, twisting paths meander through a newly built meadow, and a large pond that greets guests as they enter the estate - all of which we are delighted to share with our guests for the evening.

House & Garden Tour

Saturday, June 8 from 10am - 4pm

Get inspired by beautifully decorated homes and gardens and learn the stories behind the amazing places on the House & Garden Tour!

Drive from home to home and explore the interiors of each building as well as select gardens. Hear the stories of the homes from the homeowners themselves.

Visit all the homes or just the ones you want - then end your day at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts for the Kemerer Garden Reception.

More House Tour photos to come!

2018 Rooms to View Preview Soiree House

Homes on the House Tour

  • 1503 Creek Road, 18015
  • 1820 Apple Tree Lane East, 18015
  • 1729 Wildberry Road, 18015
  • 1735 Cortland Lane, 18015
  • Black River Farms, 2472 Black River Road, 18015
  • FIVE10 Flats, 510 East 3rd Street, 18015
  • 510 High Street, 18018
  • 37 East Church Street, 18018
  • 209 East Market Street, 18018
  • 410 Wilshire Court, 18018
  • Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 North New Street, 18018

Marche Maison Vintage Pop-Up Shop

Saturday, June 8 from 10am - 5pm

Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts
427 North New Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018

At any point of the day while you tour the many marvelous homes and gardens, stop by the Kemerer Museum for a fabulous vintage market pop-up shop by Marche Maison!  Shop an assortment of beautifully curated vintage housewares, refinished furniture, home décor, and more!

Photo by Michelle Olson

Kemerer Garden Reception

Saturday, June 8 from 3:30pm - 5pm

Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts
427 North New Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018

After the tour, relax in the beauty of the Kemerer Garden with wine provided by Black River Farms and catering by the Steel Club. Surrounded by lush, sustainable plantings in this garden designed by Scott Rothenberger's PLACE, there's no better way to end the day.

Be sure to take some time to explore the Kemerer Museum and the current exhibit on display, Artifacts Reimagined: A 5x5 Artist Exhibit.

2019 Rooms to View Committee

Dayna Plocus, Chair
Nancy Ahlum
Eileen Budd
Sheela Donchez
Carolyn Dunham
Dolly Dyer

Colleen Gilbert
Carla Kevitch
Liz Scofield
Judy Siegfried
Jennifer Van De Voorde

Rooms to View FAQ

How can I become a Sponsor or Volunteer for Rooms to View?

Become a Rooms to View Sponsor!

Join us the night before the tour for an elegant Preview Soirée featuring live music, food, wine, and an intimate look at this year’s featured home. With approximately 200 guests, this is a unique opportunity to network with other community and business leaders in the Lehigh ValleyTake advantage of this valuable marketing opportunity and gain exposure to homeowners who are on a constant quest to create a unique and comfortable space in which to entertain friends and family.

Contact Mary Mulder at mmulder@historicbethlehem.org OR 610-882-0450 ext. 27 for sponsorship package details.

 

Become a Rooms to View Volunteer!

Give back to your community and volunteer for the Rooms to View event!

Perks:

Contact Mary Mulder at mmulder@historicbethlehem.org OR 610-882-0450 ext. 27 for details.

What are the dates and times of the Rooms to View Preview Soirée and House Tour?

The Rooms to View Preview Soirée is on Friday, June 7, from 6pm - 9pm.
The Preview Soirée home is located at: coming soon.

 

The Rooms to View House & Garden Tour is on Saturday, June 8, 10am - 4pm.
You may start your House Tour at any of the homes on the tour. Locations for the homes will be updated soon.

 

The Marche Maison Vintage Pop-Up Shop is on Saturday, June 8, from 10am - 5pm.
The shop is located at the Kemerer Museum at 427 North New Street, Bethlehem.

 

The Kemerer Garden Reception is on Saturday, June 8 after the House Tour from 3:30pm - 5pm.
The Kemerer Museum is located at 427 North New Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018.

What is the dress code for the Preview Soirée?

The attire for the Preview Soirée is summer cocktail.

Does the Preview Soirée have valet parking?

Yes, valet parking is available for the Preview Soirée.

We also recommend taking an UBER or LYFT ride to the Preview Soirée as there is limited parking.

Will there be food and drink at the Preview Soiree?

Yes! The Preview Soirée is catered by Karen Hunter. Expect a delicious variety of stand-up dining, hors d'oeuvres, and desserts.

There will be cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages served as well.

What does my Preview Soirée ticket include?

Your Preview Soirée ticket includes your reservation to the Preview Soirée event on Friday, June 7, as well as access to the House & Garden Tour on Saturday, June 8.

All proceeds from your ticket sale directly help us continue our mission to preserve and maintain 20 historic sites, 60,000+ artifacts, and over 275 years of Bethlehem's history.

Is transportation provided for the House & Garden Tour?

No. Guests on the House & Garden Tour must provide their own transportation to the homes on the tour.

Is the House & Garden Tour handicap accessible?

No, the homes on the House & Garden Tour are not handicap accessible.

What should I wear for the House & Garden Tour?

The House & Garden Tour is a casual event - we recommend dressing appropriately for the warm weather!

High heels are not allowed on the House & Garden Tour. Please wear comfortable shoes or sandals.

Is there a rain date for the House & Garden Tour?

The House & Garden Tour goes rain or shine; there is no rain date. Please check the weather in the morning and dress appropriately.

All ticket sales are final. There is no refund on tickets for inclement weather.

Can I purchase the House & Garden Tour ticket on the day of the event?

Yes. House & Garden Tour tickets can be purchased day of the event at any of the houses OR the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center at 505 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018.

Cash, credit, or check accepted.

What is the starting location for the House & Garden Tour?

Guests may start at any of the homes on the House & Garden Tour OR at the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center (505 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018) OR the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts (427 North New Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018).

Simply exchange your tour ticket for a program at any of those locations and tour the homes at your leisure from 10am - 4pm!

May I take pictures inside the homes on the House & Garden Tour?

Video and photography are not allowed inside the homes on the House & Garden Tour.

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