<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Open House]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/blogs/open-house http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usFri, 30 Sep 2016 09:42:23 -0400Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:42:23 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:50:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/5349+Promos+-+WEB.jpg Don't miss an all-new Open House this weekend on NBC. Check local listings for air times in your area.]]> <![CDATA[This Week: A New Beginning for the Stellwagen Family]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:35:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/GTTR-STELLWAGEN-PROMO-NAT-SOCIAL.jpg After their sister-in-law’s tragic passing, a couple adopts their three nieces. George tackles a second floor renovation to provide comfortable spaces for this unique family. Watch the full episode on NBC.]]> <![CDATA[October Hill is an Amazing Country Estate]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5348-WEB-A-SQFT-222_LYONS_PLAIN_ROAD.jpg 222 Lyons Plain Road is an amazing Connecticut country estate known as "October Hill." When designing the home, the owners goal was to make the everyday experience at the property as luxurious as staying at a top 5-Star hotel. It has everything you can think of! A grand ballroom, a chef's kitchen, an old Hollywood-style movie theater and more! ]]> <![CDATA[Luxury Living in Bermuda]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5348-WEB-B-SQFT-BERMUDA_TROPIC_WATERS.jpg Nothing says luxury like living on a tropical island! Just a two hour flight from the East Coast, some of the first things you'll notice as you fly into Bermuda are the brilliant white roofs and the dazzling hues of the architecture. We're taking you inside one of the island's gorgeous homes, appropriately named "Tropic Waters." It has the best of both worlds... modern amenities and all the charm of island living.]]> <![CDATA[The International Luxury Market With Craig Hogan]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5348-WEB-C-INTERNATIONAL_LUXURY_MARKET.jpg Luxury is having the freedom to live out your passions. Coldwell Banker's luxury program has a track record for being selected to represent some of the world's most exquisite properties. So what are buyers in the luxury space looking for? And what does home mean to them? We turned to Craig Hogan, VP of Luxury with Coldwell Banker for some answers.]]> <![CDATA[A Truly Unique Home on Lake Michigan]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5348-WEB-D-SQFT-20_Peppers_trail.jpg We're heading to a modern masterpiece with 360 degree views of Lake Michigan and access to your own private white sand beach. This one-of-a-kind west Michigan home was designed with nature in mind. The house is made up of separate structures, all connected by a decks and walkways that allow you to take in the tranquil environment. It's a truly unique home and the perfect serene escape.]]> <![CDATA[Coldwell Banker's 30 Under 30 Stars in Real Estate]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5348-WEB-E-30_UNDER_30.jpg It takes time to earn your stripes in real estate. It takes experience, connections and talent. Right now we're taking a moment to recognize two talented professionals who have mastered all three of those skills and more, and all while under the age of 30.They're part of an esteemed group of Coldwell Banker's 30-under-30, recognized not only for their success in sales, but also for their philanthropy and leadership in their communities. Meet the new rising stars of real estate.]]> <![CDATA[A Father-Son Space for the Cosgrove Family]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/GTTR-7607-COSGROVE-WEB_v5.jpg

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<![CDATA[All-New Episodes Premiere This Weekend!]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:11:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GTTR-COSGROVE-PROMO.jpg This week on an all-new George to the Rescue premiere, George constructs an incredible father-son space for a grieving veteran and his adorable son. Watch George to the Rescue this Saturday to find out how the space turns out!]]> <![CDATA[Tips for Getting a Good Night's Sleep]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:05:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNY-INT-AIRWEAVE-2MIN-FINAL.png Now this is the ultimate luxury: Getting a good night's sleep. We discovered Airweave, a company that is redefining quality sleep.]]> <![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:02:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WEB_PROMO_092116-OHUSAHD-5348-15.jpg Don't miss an all-new Open House this weekend on NBC. Check local listings for air times in your area.]]> <![CDATA[The Priciest and Most Affordable Markets in the US]]> Sat, 17 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1357-WEB-C_COLDWELL_BANKER_2016_HLR.jpg Coldwell Banker is out with its annual home listing report. It breaks down the priciest and most affordable housing markets in the country. Coldwell Banker's CEO Charlie Young breaks it down for us.]]> <![CDATA[Inside the Pages of Design Hunting]]> Sat, 17 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1357-WEB-D-NY_MAGAZINE_DESIGN_HUNTING.jpg We bring the pages of New York Magazine's Design Hunting to life and give you an up close and personal look at a few of them, all thanks to Design Hunting editor, Wendy Goodman. ]]> <![CDATA[Inside the Stylish Home of Fashion Designer Nicole Hanley]]> Sat, 17 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1357-WEB-B-DL-NICOLE_HANLEY.jpg Fashion designer Nicole Hanley is known for her sophisticated, yet versatile and practical clothing collections. That design sensibility can also be seen in her Fifth Avenue home. It features a balance of color, texture and proportion -- while also being family friendly. ]]> <![CDATA[Cheryl Eisen Reveals Secrets to Displaying Art]]> Sat, 17 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1357-WEB-A-TOTT-CHERYL_EISEN.jpg Art is something that can dramatically change the look of your home. But something so simple can often be quite challenging! The right way to display art often eludes people -- it can even be intimidating. Expert stager and designer Cheryl Eisen gives some tips to overcome your art obstacles and make a statement in your home.

This episode of Open House was hosted from 212 West 18th Street, New York, NY.]]> <![CDATA[The Stylish, Yet Practical Home of Timothy Corrigan]]> Sat, 17 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5347-WEB-B-DL-TIMOTHY_CORRIGAN.jpg With a strong foundation of classical design, Tim believes that one does not need to sacrifice comfort for style and practicality. With that in mind, Tim carefully mixes furniture, art and decor from different periods to create a warm and inviting, yet functional space. Tim takes us on a tour of the project that was very near and dear to his heart... his home.]]> <![CDATA[A Traditional Home with Contemporary Style]]> Sat, 17 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5347-WEB-A-DL-SHANNON_WOLLACK_AND_BRITTANY_ZWICKL.jpg Dynamic design duo Shannon Wollack and Brittany Zwickl take us on a tour of one of their newest projects, Shannon's home. See how Shannon and Brittany created a stand-out modern design, that's as stylish as it is warm and inviting. ]]> <![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:30:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1357_5347_PROMOS+-+WEB.png Don't miss an all-new Open House this weekend on NBC. Check local listings for air times in your area.]]> <![CDATA[Former Home of President Ronald Reagan]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5345-R1-A-SQFT-1669_SAN_ONOFRE_DRIVE-LXTV+WEB+Setting+2012.jpg We tour a home known as the Riviera White House. It's a unique estate that was once home to President Ronald Reagan. It was virtually unchanged until 2013 when the current owners began a thoughtful renovation. They salvaged the house's historical elements, and then re-envisioned it from the ground up, creating a luxurious and inspiring retreat.]]> <![CDATA[An Enchanting Estate in Hidden Hills]]> Sat, 03 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/HSENAT5346H_Web-A.jpg Before you step foot inside this nearly 13,000 square foot estate, you'll be greeted by gorgeous grounds which give you a hint of the luxury that awaits beyond the doors. With six bedrooms and 10 baths, there's so much to see at 5811 Round Meadow Road. ]]> <![CDATA[The Former Home of Rihanna]]> Sat, 03 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/HSENAT5346H_Web-C.jpg We're heading to a glamorous estate in Pacific Palisades. Sited on a tranquil and lush green setting, this grand estate features indoor-outdoor living at its best. Plus, the previous tenant was Rihanna! ]]> <![CDATA[Inside Tamara Mellon's Fashionable Pad]]> Sat, 03 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1356-A-SQFT-TAMARA_MELLON.jpg We toured the home of the shoe queen Tamara Mellon. Mellon turned Jimmy Choo into a household name and now she's set to launch a new luxury show line out West. She's now ready to part ways with her fashionable penthouse known as The Carhart Mansion on the Upper East Side. The stylish abode features more than 52-hundred square feet of private terraces, and a killer walk-in closet. This episode of Open House was hosted from 151 East 85th Street, Apt. 15A, New York, NY.]]> <![CDATA[A Truly Sophisticated Townhouse]]> Sat, 03 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1356-B-SQFT-319_EAST_51ST.jpg This impeccable townhouse is on East 51st Street. Here, the owner thought of every design detail. From the open floor plan to the custom details from top to bottom. This breathtaking townhouse exudes elegance and sophistication throughout.]]> <![CDATA[How to Infuse Style Into Your Rental]]> Sat, 03 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1356-D-DL-FIONA_BYRNE.jpg We met up with style maven Fiona Byrne. She's a designer, writer, and founder of the popular lifestyle blog "The Byrne Notice." Fiona showed us how she got creative at her Lower East Side apartment... And used DIY tricks to create a designer space.]]> <![CDATA[The King of Pop's Former Manhattan Pad]]> Sat, 03 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1356-E-SQFT-721_5TH_AVENUE.jpg This home is found high above 5th Ave - 63 stories to be exact - in 721 5th Ave. It’s a place that Michael Jackson once lived. And with amazing views and exquisite details throughout, it's no surprise the king of pop wanted to spend time here.]]> <![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:30:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/5346_Web_Promo.jpg Don't miss an all-new Open House this weekend on NBC. Check local listings for air times in your area.]]> <![CDATA[The Perfect Home in Little Holmby]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:49:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5345-B-SQFT-949_MALCOM_AVE-LXTV+WEB+Setting+2012.jpg We're taking you inside a brand new smart home, with custom features and finishes. With five bedrooms, six baths and over 5,400 square feet of living space, it's the perfect pad for a growing family.]]> <![CDATA[A Hamptons Vibe in Westchester]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:49:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1355-C-DL-TAMARA_MAGEL.jpg Hamptons-based interior designer Tamara Magel brought a beachy charm to her clients abode in Scarsdale. By utilizing neutral tones and organic materials, she created a plush summer beach house vibe in Westchester that's as inviting as it is chic - no matter the season.]]> <![CDATA[Halston's Famous Home]]> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:15:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1355-B-SQFT-101_EAST_63RD.jpg We're visiting one of the very few New York homes that were designed by the influential modernist architect Paul Rudolph. 101 East 63rd Street later became the home of iconic fashion designer Halston whose decadent star-studded parties were among the city's most envied invites, a place to both start and end a night at Studio 54. It's that rare place that is significant both architecturally and socially to the history of New York.]]> <![CDATA[Stylish Campus Living]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1355-E-3M_DORM_MAKEOVER.jpg It's that time of year where college students are heading back to school. And whether you live on campus or off, the décor rules are pretty much the same. No nails, no screws, no paint. Command brand products can help you stay organized and make a big design statement without damaging your walls. George Oliphant and designer Courtney Cachet headed to Hofstra University for a DIY dorm room challenge that takes one student's campus pad to the next level.]]> <![CDATA[The Hunt: First Time Homebuyer Part 2]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1355-D-HUNT-CAROLINE_AND_BROOKE-PART02.jpg Brooke is ready to take the plunge and buy a place of her own. But she isn't quite sure what she can get with a budget of around $2 million, especially considering she wants two bedrooms. Realtor Caroline is up to the challenge and has lined up two very different types of apartments.]]> <![CDATA[The Hunt: First Time Homebuyer, Part 1]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1355-A-HUNT-CAROLINE_AND_BROOKE-PART01.jpg Brooke is ready to take the plunge and buy a place of her own. But she isn't quite sure what she can get with a budget of around $2 million, especially considering she wants two bedrooms. Realtor Caroline is up to the challenge and has lined up two very different types of apartments.]]> <![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:30:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/OH_1355_5345-LXTV+WEB+Setting+2012.png Don't miss an all-new Open House this weekend on NBC. Check local listings for air times in your area.]]> <![CDATA[Beverly Hills Home With Views, Views, Views]]> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5344-C_BLOCK-SQFT-1288_ANGELO_DRIVE.jpg We're in Beverly Hills at a stunning modern architectural gem. It features high ceilings, walls of glass and dramatic open spaces which overlook the pool and spectacular city and ocean views. The incredible open floor plan perfect for entertaining.]]> <![CDATA[An Artistic Approach to a Downtown Pied-à-Terre]]> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1354-A_BLOCK-DL-LAURA_KIRAR.jpg Interior designer Laura Kirar shows us her client's Greenwich Village pied-à-terre. Laura approached her design with an artist's eye and the interiors are filled with unique details. This episode of Open House as filmed at 1355 First Avenue, 8FL, New York, NY.]]> <![CDATA[A Home That Makes You Feel on Top of the World]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:20:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5344-B_BLOCK-SQFT-1895_RISING_GLEN.jpg Situated high on the Sunset Strip with incredible views of the city and beyond, 1895 Rising Glen is a new modern masterpiece that makes you feel like you're on top of the world. The most impressive part is the bedroom. At over 2,00 square feet, the master bedroom is the size of most New York City apartments!]]> <![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:03:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/5344-Promos-WEB.jpg Don't miss an all-new Open House this weekend on NBC. Check local listings for air times in your area.]]> <![CDATA[A Serene Italian-Inspired Home]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNY-HAMPTONS-SQFT-500_FLYING_POINT_RD.jpg Nestled between beautiful gardens and grounds in Watermill, you'll find 500 Flying Point Road. This serene villa would fit right in in the hills of Tuscany. Every space - inside and out - has been thoughtfully curated to truly transport you to a more tranquil state of mind. ]]> <![CDATA[Designer John Barman's Colorful Hamptons Escape]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNY-HAMPTONS-DL-JOHN+BARMAN.jpg John Barman is known for both his use of vibrant colors and for mixing different eras when it comes to furniture and décor. His design aesthetic plays out beautifully in his Sagaponack retreat. It's a bold design statement, but also comfortable and tranquil.]]> <![CDATA[A Hamptons Mansion Designed by Randy Kemper and Tony Ingrao]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNY-HAMPTONS-SQFT-DL_TWIN_PEAKS.jpg Twin Peaks is one of the Hamptons' newest impressive estates. Sitting on over four acres with everything you can think of and more inside, this home sets the bar for Southampton real estate. The jaw-dropping interiors were done by Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper. Randy gives us a tour of the property designed and built by Kean Development.]]> <![CDATA[The East Hampton Home of Scott Sanders]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNY-HAMPTONS-DL-SCOTT_SANDERS.jpg Scott Sanders designed this home with a neutral palette as not to distract from what the home is all about: the outdoors. With each room thoughtfully designed to accentuate the feeling of outdoors, this home encompasses the quintessential beach lifestyle. ]]> <![CDATA[Cooking With the Scottos]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNY-HAMPTONS-HOH-SCOTTOS.jpg Anthony and Theresa Scotto invited our host, Sara Gore, for a tour of their Hampton Bays home. Sitting right on the water, it's clear that this home was all about two things: the view and entertaining a lot of people. Of course, the Scottos weren't going to let Sara leave without whipping up something delicious together! The Scottos are part owners of the New York City restaurant "Fresco by Scotto."]]> <![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:38:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WEB_PROMO_5343.jpg Don't miss an all-new Open House this weekend on NBC. Check local listings for air times in your area.]]> <![CDATA[A Sprawling Home With the Beach as a Backyard]]> Sat, 09 Jul 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1352-A_BLOCK-SQFT-1145_Sagg_Main_Street.jpg We're taking you inside a sprawling oceanfront compound in Sagaponack in the Hamptons. On one side, you can relax on the pristine white sandy beach, while on the other, enjoy breathtaking views of your own private pond. The elegantly designed 6,000 square foot home, features ten bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. Trust me, you'll never want to leave. This episode of Open House was filmed at 141 5th Ave, PHE, New York, NY.]]> <![CDATA[An Old Hollywood Estate Renewed to Perfection]]> Sat, 09 Jul 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/5342-A_BLOCK-SQFT-1141_Maroney_Lane.jpg Originally built in 1938 by Hollywood actress Virginia Bruce, this home exudes the glamour of bygone days. Although the home has been updated with the finest finishes, it still has some original details -- like a British pub with a secret staircase! But the true stars are the perfectly manicured lawns and quaint meandering stream.]]> <![CDATA[Answers to Your Questions About First Time Home Buying]]> Sat, 09 Jul 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1352_E_BLOCK_Coldwell_July_Segment_Buyer_101__252138.jpg If you've been searching for a new home, you know it's a competitive market out there. But there are some things you can do to take the hassle out of finding your dream home. We hit the streets to hear your questions and turn to the experts at Coldwell Banker for answers.]]> <![CDATA[An Ultra Modern Masterpiece]]> Sat, 09 Jul 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/5342-B_BLOCK-SQFT-LA-1307_SIERRA_ALTA_WAY.jpg We're taking you inside a meticulously crafted Sunset Strip estate. From the moment you enter through the massive front door, you'll feel just how luxurious this home truly is. From its modern floating staircase, to the soaring ceilings, and glass details throughout, this home is a true architectural gem. This home takes showcasing their wine to a whole new level...two levels to be exact! ]]> <![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 11:38:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WEB_PROMO_1352.jpg Don't miss an all-new Open House this weekend on NBC. Check local listings for air times in your area.]]> <![CDATA[Escape to an Island Paradise]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC_1351_SQFT_A_BLOCK_STEWART-HALL.jpg While visiting Bermuda, we stopped by the charming town of St. George to visit The Bermuda Perfumery in Stewart Hall. The perfumery owner Isabelle Ramsey-Brackstone takes us around the historic building.]]> <![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:48:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WEB_PROMO_5341.jpg Don't miss an all-new Open House this weekend on NBC. Check local listings for air times in your area.]]>