Rosehaven. The invitation said that Center on the Square, our downtown dinner theater which has become so popular and successful, was having a fun night with music, an auction, food and drinks, and presentation of awards. It was to be at Rosehaven.
That was a new name for me. Sounded like a plantation house so I definitely wanted to attend.
And it was a plantation-type house. Within city limits, this house that was first built in the 1800's and added onto a little at a time has become a mansion.
Owners are Cathy Liles and Randy Duncan. Here they are in the picture below made at the party. The lady in red is my daughter.
The house has a really wide hall with doors opening off it to various rooms. Do not be distracted by the person in the hall. Look at the house, please.
Randy Duncan said to please go upstairs and see his library. I love books and a library is my favorite place to be. Up I went. Actually I rode up on the elevator. Yep, that's pretty fancy....an elevator. The library is shown below.
OMG! That library was the room of my dreams. Look at the wood floor, the shelves, and best of all, the ceiling!! It looks like a room from a castle in Europe! Closeup of the ceiling is here.
Searcy Sleuths, in case you don't remember where this house is, I'll explain. It was in the Smith family for generations and is located on Pioneer Road. I'll try to go find a picture of the front and add it later. Randy Duncan says he is a second cousin to my husband and bought the house from the Smiths a few years ago. He and his wife Kathy have done a great job of adding to the house but maintaining the character of the old house.
Center on the Square, thanks for inviting me to this lovely house and fun occasion!