RED BANK, NJ – Stately Homes by-the-Sea to benefit the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey will take place May 3 to June 12 at Holly Hill, a historic country estate nestled in one of the most beautiful water view locations in New Jersey.

More than 35 of the region’s top interior designers, decorators and landscape artists will transform this pre-war treasure, creating a home that reflects the history and bucolic setting of the estate while incorporating the contemporary elements of elegant 21st century living.

“Once again, we are extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to spotlight a Monmouth County classic estate as the venue for Stately Homes by-the-Sea,” said Mindy Minerva who joins Liz Thees and Nancy Mulheren as co-chairs of the event.


Co-chairs and VNACJ executives gather on the grand stair of Holly Hill venue for Stately Homes by-the-Sea 2011

Built in 1934, Holly Hill is set on over 12 acres featuring dozens of holly trees that gave the estate its name.  The handmade brick Georgian style house retains many of the original features such as the unique “Alladin Lamp” exterior staircase and includes a pool house and extensive gardens.

Stately Homes by-the-Sea debuted in 2007 and quickly gained popularity, attracting over 13,000 attendees to each home and becoming a coveted showcase for those in the design world.

Stately Homes by-the-Sea Designer Show House is presented by Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey (VNACJ).  Founded in 1912, Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey is the largest voluntary, nonprofit home care agency in New Jersey serving more than 127,000 individuals each year throughout New Jersey. “We are extremely grateful for the many board members, volunteers and designers who devote so much of their time and effort to create this spectacular event in support of VNACJ’s mission to care for the community in need,” said Mary Ann Christopher, VNACJ President and CEO.

Attendees can round out their day at Holly Hill with lunch at the gourmet cafe and shopping at the show house designer boutique.  Stately Homes by-the-Sea is open Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. There are no refunds and no rain dates for this event. Please note that the Show House is not handicapped accessible.  Children under the age of 12 will not be admitted.  Additional information on the Show House, events and ticket sales can be found online at

For more information about VNACJ services and programs, visit or call 800-862-3330.

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