GET READY TO KEEL OVER IN THE KITCHEN

rumson-kitchenThis Rumson kitchen is one of five stops on the tour.

Admit it: Two-story foyers, sweeping stairways and high-end family entertainment suites just don’t do it for you.

No, You’re you’re one of those people who enters a home for the first time tuned to the sound of water splashing in a stainless steel sink, of utensil drawers being dug through, and the soft kiss of a refrigerator door opening.

That’s right, you’re a kitchen design junkie.

Well, the parents at Holy Cross School in Rumson have got your number.

For the second year in a row, the winter fundraiser of the Holy Cross  School PTA will take the form of a kitchen tour. Five residential kitchens in three towns— Rumson,  Fair Haven and the Locust section of Middletown — will be on display.

“Because Holy Cross is committed to community building as  well as increasing school spirit,” says event co-chair Megan Modin, “we recognized that there is no  better way to open our hearts than to open our  homes.”

According to Modin and co-chair Darrah Kenney, the tour will highlight  what the selection committee has dubbed “the Fabulous Five,” which they believe are some  of the most intriguing homes in the area. They include an historic Fair Haven home  built in the late 1800s; a newly constructed showplace in Rumson, and a waterfront home in Locust that graces the  shores of the Navesink River.

The event is Friday, February 19, from 10a until 2p. Tickets are $50, which  includes a gourmet boxed lunch at David Burke Fromagerie.

For more  information, call Megan Modin at 732.530.0910 or email her.