Cleveland Restoration Society holds benefit at restored Fairmount mansion

The Cleveland Restoration Society (CRS) will host "A Night In Rio," a benefit for the society on July 23. Dinner, dancing, music and entertainment await guests as they tour the award-winning restoration of one of Fairmount Boulevard's magnificent historic homes.

Cleveland Heights homeowners, Salim and Addie Hayek, were granted a 2011 Preservation Award by CRS and the American Institute of Architects, Cleveland Chapter for the restoration of 2900 Fairmount Boulevard at the organizations’ annual Celebration of Preservation on May 10. The Hayeks were recognized for their attention to detail and renovations that reflect the home’s history and architecture. The Tudor Revival style mansion was designed by architect Phillip Lindsley Small and built in 1923.

The interior of the home was featured in last fall’s Heights Heritage Home Tour. The benefit is an opportunity for the owners to showcase the home’s gardens, which they have just completed renovating.

The evening at “A Night In Rio” includes:

  • Guided home tours and garden highlights
  • Strolling buffet supper with the exotic flavors of South America
  • Wine, beer, and Caipiroska cocktails made especially for our event
  • Raffle baskets including CRS's popular "Wine Cellar Raffle"
  • Latin Jazz by Los Gatos, from Ann Arbor, MI
  • Mambo lessons and dance demonstrations

Tickets are $175 per person. VIP reservations are available for $250 per person. VIP tickets include valet parking, a cocktail reception prior to the event, reserved seating for dinner, and more.

"A Night In Rio" will be held on July 23 from 7–11 p.m. RSVP online. For more information, call 216-426-3110 or visit

Deanna Bremer Fisher

Deanna Bremer Fisher is executive director of FutureHeights and publisher of the Heights Observer.

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Volume 4, Issue 8, Posted 11:47 AM, 07.05.2011