Great Gatsby! What a Party!

On Saturday, April 27, 2019, Anne and Richard De Wolf, owners of Portland-based design-build firm ARCIFORM, hosted a Great Gatsby-themed party in their fabulously restored 1904 historic mansion. The event was a benefit for the Lan Su Chinese Garden during their annual fundraiser, Under the Moonlight.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Isam White House, the De Wolf home is a stunning example of a Colonial Revival in Portland’s Alphabet Historic District.

Guests enjoyed live jazz by Mia Nicholson and her band, couture cocktails from 3 Doors Down, and hors d’oeuvres from Lechon.

Preparations for the partygoers.
Canapés from Lechon.
These couture cocktails will soon be in the hands of guests.
Cards display quirky, fun phrases from the 1920s.
A toasty fire lends a cozy ambiance to the sitting room.
The dapperly dressed guests arrive
Henry F. Schwarz III and Susan L. Rinker
Lan Su’s Director of Facilities Lynne Barrett and her brother
Becky McVey
The party is in full swing with Mia Nicholson and band.
A guest chats with host Richard De Wolf.
Partygoers enjoy hors d’oeuvres from Lechon
Lan Su’s Director of Horticulture Justin Blackwell (left) and Membership & Development Associate Brandon Lenzi (right)
A game of Jenga delighted guests of all ages.
Richard and Anne De Wolf give guests a tour of their home.
Anne De Wolf visits with party guests.
Mia Nicholson and band.


From left: Brandon Lenzi, Anna Truxes (Executive Administrator of Lan Su), Lynne Barrett, Anne and Richard De Wolf, Lisa James (Executive Director of Lan Su) and Justin Blackwell
The Isam White House glows at dusk.
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