Sunday, December 14, 2014

Celebrating Christmas in a Stately Manor

Our annual tour of The Manor House is one of my favorite holiday traditions.  Touring the area’s most iconic mansion serves as somewhat of a red carpet opening to our region's Christmas season and has grown into one of its most beloved events. 

The glorious 30,000 square foot Georgian Colonial Manor House was built in the 1930’s by Robert and Page Stranahan. 

Once known as Stranleigh Manor to its family, the estate rests upon 750 acres that are now known as Wildwood Preserve Metropark.

Here are some highlights from our tour.


Candy cane stripes and elves adorn kitchen shelves.

Collections of ceramic teapots and crystal stemware are seen through beautiful open cabinetry. 


An Americana theme is carried throughout the dining room.
Equestrian art and ornaments bring handsome warmth to the study.

Beary special guests enjoy a party all of their own.


A wreath with natural elements and woodland creatures dresses a second floor sitting room.

An arrangement of twigs and greens adorns an outside urn.

Until next year, Stranleigh...
Have a wonderful week!

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