As guests approached the brand-sparkling new contemporary two-story residence overlooking Turtle Creek in Volk Estates on Thursday, December 13, a handful of them asked, “Whose home is this?”
When the response was “Claire and Dwight Emanuelson’s,” looks of disbelief appeared.
One woman pointed southward and protested that they lived in Old Highland Park. That had been true until early in November, when the Emanuelsons’ two-lot estate sold and they were faced with a quick move-in.
What amazed the guests like 2019 CCB Chair Pat McEvoy, 2020 CCB Chair Tucker Enthoven, past CCB chairs Louise Griffeth, Cynthia Mitchell, Connie O’Neill, Caren Kline, Christie Carter and Pam Perella was that while Claire was closing down the old homestead and moving into the new digs, she was also in the final days of preparing for the 2018 Crystal Charity Ball that she was chairing.
Now that the moves and the children’s fundraising gala were done, Claire was hosting the CCB-ers at an aftermath tea complemented with flutes of champagne.
And, boy, did they dig it with an infinity pool hovering over the creek, his-and-her offices, fabulously decorated interiors including itty-bitty touches like a six-inch Mova floating globe and floor-to-ceiling windows with fabulous views of their new hood.
Hopefully, someone gave the Emanuelsons a crate of Windex for Christmas!
In the meantime, the CCB bean counters are tallying up the final results of Claire’s year of fundraising. Word has it that it was quite a year.