Architects of desire

BY I. Victor ” Photography by Becky Camp

inbar-architect-desireArchitects were in the spotlight at the Chelsea Center on a balmy night in February when the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation hosted a special patrons reception to thank leading area architects and generous homeowners who were part of a two-day architectural tour of five fabulous homes.

Grace Caldwell organized the event, and Coldwell Banker Previews Program hosted. Grace really got into selling tour tickets and when she spotted tennis legend Monica Seles at Burns Court Cinema, she dashed up to the athlete and boldly sold her a tour book ticket.

Guests were encouraged to visit “stations” throughout the main room of the Chelsea Center to examine scale models of the featured homes and to chat with some of the architects such as Carl Abbott (he designed the Chelsea Center), Frank Folsom Smith, Yehuda Inbar, Michael Edwards, and Mark Smith, among talented others. Guests enjoyed supper-by-the-bite and chatted with one another about everything from the current opera season to the local shopping scene.