PHOTO: Blithewald, before a fire yesterday caused extensive damage to the 18th century home.
RUMSON, NJ - Yesterday, Blithewald, the house that designers, staff and volunteers have been preparing for the fifth edition of the Stately Homes by-the-Sea Designer Show House event to benefit VNA Health Group, caught fire and sustained heavy damage. The cause is unknown and we thankfully have heard of no injuries to anyone at this point.
We are tremendously grateful to the first responders and to our staff members and volunteers who were on the scene to respond to the emergency.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the first responders and the homeowners as they assess the damage.
Blithewald, a historic treasure from the Gilded Age, was the setting for the fifth edition of the Stately Homes by-the-Sea Designer Show House. Proceeds of tours and the Preview Gala were to benefit VNA Health Group.
We will provide updates about the Stately Homes-by-the-Sea Preview Gala that was scheduled for Saturday, April 25th and the opening of the Show House tours, which were scheduled to begin on April 28, 2015 as information becomes available.
We thank you for your continued support of VNA Health Group.