House Party

Park Cities Preservation Society buzzes about upcoming HP centennial at haute holiday affair

Park Cities Preservation Society buzzes about upcoming HP centennial at haute holiday affair

Perry Wood, Michele Wood, Gigi Lancaster, Jim Lancaster
Perry Wood , Michele Wood , Gigi Lancaster , Jim Lancaster Photo by Jerry McClure
Barry Buford, Lucinda Buford
Barry Buford , Lucinda Buford Photo by Jerry McClure
 Bunny Tibbals, Christie McKenny
Bunny Tibbals , Christie McKenny , Christie McKenny , Christie McKenny Photo by Jerry McClure
Park Cities Preservation Society Holiday Party
Guests indulged in light bites and wine at the holiday fete.  Photo by Jerry McClure
JoAnna Turner, Lisa Hart Willis
JoAnna Turner , Lisa Hart Willis Photo by Jerry McClure
Edid Mahon, Mary Ann Mahon, Richard Trimble, Pat Trimble
Edid Mahon , Mary Ann Mahon , Richard Trimble , Pat Trimble Photo by Jerry McClure
Tyson Woods, Freddie Alexander, Moody Alexander
Tyson Woods , Freddie Alexander , Moody Alexander Photo by Jerry McClure
Polly McKeithen, Dan McKeithen
Polly McKeithen , Dan McKeithen Photo by Jerry McClure
Bunny Tibbals, Mike Tibbals
Bunny Tibbals , Mike Tibbals Photo by Jerry McClure
Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society
Guests explored the elegant Lakeside home at the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society holiday party.  Photo by Jerry McClure
Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society
The library was filled with rich wood and warm lighting.  Photo by Jerry McClure
Pat Holder, Joseph Willmon
Pat Holder , Joseph Willmon Photo by Jerry McClure
Caitlin Adams, Karley Osborn
Caitlin Adams , Karley Osborn Photo by Jerry McClure
Perry Wood, Michele Wood, Gigi Lancaster, Jim Lancaster
Barry Buford, Lucinda Buford
 Bunny Tibbals, Christie McKenny
Park Cities Preservation Society Holiday Party
JoAnna Turner, Lisa Hart Willis
Edid Mahon, Mary Ann Mahon, Richard Trimble, Pat Trimble
Tyson Woods, Freddie Alexander, Moody Alexander
Polly McKeithen, Dan McKeithen
Bunny Tibbals, Mike Tibbals
Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society
Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society
Pat Holder, Joseph Willmon
Caitlin Adams, Karley Osborn

We'd expect no less than classy at a Park Cities house party. If this holiday fete was any indication, the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society has the same high standards. 

The festive soiree at an on-the-market Lakeside home — stamped with the society's seal of approval — was open to members, who noshed, sipped and explored the home adorned with sparkling lights, wreaths, and classic Christmas decor. Among the visual treats in the historic, three-story abode were a faux bookshelf cabinet, a submarine window and an elevator.

Chatter centered around the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society's annual spring home tour — set for April 4-7, 2013 — which will showcase four to five homes and celebrate Highland Park's 100th anniversary. "The biggest theme is the centennial," said Mike Tibbals, society president. A group of carolers raised spirits even higher.

The PCHPS, which dates back to 1982, strives to preserve, protect and promote the historical and architectural attributes of the Park Cities.

Among the revelers were Doris and Jack Jacobs, Tyson Woods, Freddie and Moody Alexander, Michele and Perry Wood, Gigi and Jim Lancaster, Polly and Dan McKeithen, Christine McKenny, Bunny Tibbals, and Nancy and Rick Kratzer.