Mecklenburg Medical Alliance & Endowment (MMAE) has selected the historic Queens Road West home of Robert and Dr. Elizabeth Rostan as its 2016 Holiday House. Some of Charlotte’s finest interior designers, florists, landscape designers and home décor retailers will decorate the home for the holidays, and it will be open for tours Nov. 4-6. The stately Georgian/Colonial home at 1870 Queens Road West was built in 1951 by James Castanas, an immigrant from Greece who founded the Epicurean Restaurant. Before it closed in the 1990s, the Epicurean was known as one of the oldest restaurants in Charlotte, having operated for five decades continuously. One of the elements that Mr. Castanas had installed in select rooms was ornate Greek key plaster molding. It remains today and is a key feature in the living and dining rooms. In 1956, Mr. Castanas sold the house to Dr. Bill Berkely and his family who lived there for 40 years. Dr. Berkely was one of the founders of Charlotte Plastic Surgery. In 2006, Robert and Dr. Elizabeth Rostan purchased the home and oversaw extensive remodeling and expansion. Today, the home is 5,100 square feet and features four bedrooms and five and a half baths. It was recognized with the Myers Park Homeowner's Association Preservation Award in 2009. The 2016 Holiday House will open for public tours Nov. 4-5 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Nov. 6 from noon – 5 p.m. Tickets will be available beginning Oct. 1 at all BLACKLION locations and online at MMAEonline.com. All Holiday House proceeds directly fund annual community health grants through the MMAE Endowment. In May, MMAE distributed $69,000 to 11 Charlotte-Mecklenburg agencies including Care Ring, the Hospitality House, N.C. MedAssist and The Relatives. For a complete list of grant recipients and additional information about the showhouse, please visit mmaeonline.com. Find MMAE on Twitter @MMAEHealth and #MMAEHolidayHouse, and on Facebook at facebook.com/mmaeonline. Mecklenburg Medical Alliance &Endowment (MMAE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health in Mecklenburg County. Operated by volunteers, membership dues cover overhead so that all ticket purchases, donations and sponsorship dollars directly fund community health efforts. MMAE has supported more than 60 organizations and given more than $1.5 million to the community.
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Admission:Admission Details: $25
Type:Benefit & Fundraiser, Garden & Home, Holiday Event, Tours & Sightseeing