In my free time, when I am not blogging, working or being a Mom; I am member of the The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club. One of my favorite events that the Club does to raise money is hosting the Wellesley Kitchen Tour in Wellesley, Massachusetts. This year's event is Saturday, May 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrating its 11th year, this hugely popular fundraiser offers an excursion into six of Wellesley’s most stunning kitchens. The tour, though focused on kitchens, also gives visitors a peek into the entire first floor of some of Wellesley's most gorgeous homes. The kitchens are enviable and a great source of inspiration if you are building, remodeling or just want to see some beautiful homes. A favorite of mine is the home of Peter and Laura Holland constructed by Holland's company, River Stone Partners, LLC. Built as a labor of love for his own family, Holland, carefully planned some of the best "green" technology available today, as well as incorporating features which make it feel like a true luxury residence. One of my favorite features of this home is a the hidden spice rack in the corbels of the custom hood. What a clever idea!! The other five homes have just as many surprises and be prepared to ooh and ahh!

For more information on tickets and the tour click here and to read a more comprehensive article which shows some of the other kitchens click here. Hope to see you Saturday, as I will be volunteering at the home above, so if you stop by please say hello!

(photos Kate Flock/Wellesley Townsman & B. Harrington)



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