<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Open House]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/blogs/open-house http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usMon, 24 Jul 2017 20:36:43 -0400Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:36:43 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Tips for Buying a Home on the Green]]> Sun, 16 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1389-A-INT-COLDWELL_BANKER_GOLF.jpg

Believe it or not, when searching for a home on the golf course, there's a ton of things to consider. Cara Ameer from Coldwell Banker is giving us some helpful tips on what to do when when you want live on the links, while standing in a fabulous golf estate. Check it out ! 727 S Burlingame Ave Los Angeles, CA. This episode of Open House was filmed at 15 East 26th Street, 15A, New York, NY.

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<![CDATA[Live With Stunning Waterfront and Golf Course Views]]> Sun, 16 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1389-B-SQFT-85_OLD_SAUGATUCK.jpg

We go behind the doors of this gorgeous home with stunning waterfront and golf course views.

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<![CDATA[Visit a Stately Palace in Indian Wells]]> Sun, 16 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1389-C-131_PEPPERWOOD.jpg

131 Pepperwood is a luxurious estate that offers more than 8,000 square feet of interiors with distinct design and architectural touches throughout. The inside and outside blend seamlessly together so that its pool, spa, and stunning views actually become part of the entertaining spaces.

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<![CDATA[A Hamptons Mansion Designed by Randy Kemper and Tony Ingrao]]> Sun, 16 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1389-D-SQFT-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.

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<![CDATA[An Exclusive Malibu Property With Incredible Ocean Views]]> Sun, 16 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1389-E-SQFT-11846_ELLICE.jpg

This exceptional home sits within a resort-style community, known as Marisol Malibu. It's an uber exclusive private community, that features 180-degree, elevated views. The home itself has every luxurious amenity you can think of, both inside and out. Living here gives you the best of both worlds: Bluff-top views while being close enough to enjoy the breaking waves below!

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<![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:07:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OH-5379-WEB_PROMO.jpg

Don't miss an all-new Open House this weekend on NBC. Check local listings for air times in your area.

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<![CDATA[The Luxurious Loft of David Monn]]> Sun, 02 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1388-B-TOTT-DAVID_MONN.jpg

Renown event planner David Monn gives us a look at how he plans parties in his Flatiron home. His book, The Art of Entertaining, will definitely show you how to throw the perfect cocktail party.

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<![CDATA[Entertaining at Home With Hamilton Star Lexi Lawson]]> Sun, 02 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1388-D-DL-LEXI_LAWSON.jpg

Singer and actress Lexi Lawson takes us on a tour of her Manhattan home. The Hamilton star shows us how she spends her rare downtime in this comfy space.

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<![CDATA[A Chic Space Made From Scratch]]> Sun, 02 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1388-C-DL-ALEXANDER_GORLIN.jpg Join us as architect Alexander Gorlin gives us a closer look into how he turned an former factory into a marvelous living space. This theatrical loft is a place to see and be seen.]]> <![CDATA[Julia Reed's Stylish Southern Home]]> Sun, 02 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1388-E-DL-JULIA_REED.jpg Author Julia Reed shows us just why her stylish, New Orleans home is the go-to spot for her legendary soirees.]]> <![CDATA[Floral Decor With Lewis Miller]]> Sun, 02 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1388-A-DL-LEWIS_MILLER.jpg

Event and floral designer Lewis Miller shows us how to turn simple spaces into joyous celebrations. He uses floral arrangements to make any occasion, no matter the size, feel special. He’s giving us some tips to keep in mind when using flowers to decorate before your guests come over.

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<![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:30:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2017-06-27+at+12.15.16+PM.png

Don't miss an all-new Open House this weekend on NBC. Check local listings for air times in your area.

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<![CDATA[An Elegant Park Slope Townhouse]]> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1387-A-SQFT-838_CARROLL.jpg

838 Carroll Street is a charming townhouse in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The original detailing was maintained throughout the building, including the fireplaces, pocket doors, plaster ceilings, moldings and floors. It's also a rare 32-feet wide, so there's a ton to see. This episode of Open House was filmed at 85 Charles St, New York, NY.

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<![CDATA[Eclectic Design by Tatum Kendrick]]> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5377-A-DL-TATUM_KENDRICK.jpg

Designer Tatum Kendrick takes us on a tour of her client's Brentwood home. Her clients wanted a modern update for their traditional home. The result is a unique vibe that’s eclectic yet homey.

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<![CDATA[The Chic Home of Stylist Erica Pelosini]]> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5377-B-DL-ERICA_PELOSINI.jpg

We join stylist and designer Erica Pelosini at her Beverly Hills home. It’s filled with iconic pieces that highlight the mid-century architecture. It is a place that blends casual So-Cal with the rustic elegance of her Tuscan roots. The result is a home that is as chic and stylish as the owner.

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<![CDATA[An Old Victorian Brownstone With New Modern Style]]> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1387-B-SQFT-588_MADISON_STREET.jpg

We’re taking you inside a fully renovated 1889 Victorian brownstone. Everything from the moldings, woodwork, floors and even furniture was designed by Christiaan Bunce. Bunce was inspired by the architectural influences from the home's original details. He explains his fresh take on a historic home.

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<![CDATA[Create the Perfect Design Story]]> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1387-C-DL-DIANA_RICHARDS.jpg

We're in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn to meet up with interior designer Diana Richards who turned to the works of iconic names in design for inspiration to revamp her client's space.

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<![CDATA[Carroll Gardens Living at Its Finest]]> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1387-D-SQFT-442_UNION_STREET.jpg

442 Union Street is a brand new home built in the style of an open and airy loft. Join broker Brian Lewis for an energetic take on the classic neighborhood townhouse in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Carroll Gardens.

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<![CDATA[The Vibrant Home of Choreographer Chase Brock]]> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1387-E-DL-CHASE_BROCK.jpg

We tour the home of the prolific choreographer Chase Brock. Brock is known for his work not just on Broadway in hits such as Spiderman: Turn off the Dark, but also in film, television and even video games. His lively Brooklyn Heights apartment is no less robust when it comes to color.

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<![CDATA[A Landmark Property Restored by Frank Gamwell]]> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5377-C-DL-FRANK_GAMWELL.jpg

The Van Dekker House was built 76 years ago and reportedly Clark Gable, John Wayne and Humphrey Bogart used to hang out there. Fran Gamwell bought the landmarked property and beautifully restored it.

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<![CDATA[A Traditional Home With Contemporary Style]]> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5377-D-SHANNON_WOLLACK_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.

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<![CDATA[The Stylish Home of Janie Bryant]]> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5377-E-JANIE_BRYANT.jpg

Costume designer Janie Bryant gives us a tour of her stylish Los Angeles home. Bryant created the looks we love from Mad Men and Telenovela, among others.

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<![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:56:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OH-5377-WEB_PROMO.jpg

Don't miss an all-new Open House this weekend on NBC. Check local listings for air times in your area.

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<![CDATA[A Hermosa Beach Modern Gem]]> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5376-B-SQFT-HERMOSA_BEACH.jpg

477 25th Street is filled with interesting architectural details that expand the space and bring the outside in. It also has open terraces on every level including a roof deck, so there's no excuse not to revel in that southern California lifestyle.

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<![CDATA[A Day in the Life With Joshua Baris]]> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1386-E-INT-COLDWELL_BANKER_DAY_IN_THE_LIFE.jpg

It takes a lot to be a successful real estate agent. You need dedication, knowledge and energy. But you also need to have a complete understanding of the market, a desire to work long hours on your feet and be on the phone. We followed Coldwell Banker's Joshua Baris to see what a day in his life is really all about.

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<![CDATA[Designing With the Floors in Mind]]> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1386-D-INT-EMPIRE_TODAY_WITH_LIBBY_LANGDON.jpg

When it comes to designing your home, what do you do with the floors? It's arguably one of the most important design decisions you should make. It's literally the foundation for all your décor choices. Libby Langdon has some creative solutions for your floors to help you build something beautiful from the bottom up. She brings in her friends from Empire Today for some help.

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<![CDATA[Malibu's Villa Sogno]]> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5376-A-SQFT-VILLA_SOGNO.jpg

We're in Malibu at a modern Tuscan-style estate. This home is perched on a bluff that overlooks iconic Zuma Beach -- with its sand, surf and sunsets of course. Think it can't get any more ideal than that? Well, think again. This home was built to make day-to-day living feel like a holiday.

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<![CDATA[Waterfront Architectural Masterpiece]]> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1386-C-SQFT-6_LITTLE_COVE_PLACE.jpg

We're at a waterfront estate in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. This award winning home combines a classic shingle style on the outside with stylish modern interiors. Plus, there are panoramic waterfront views from virtually every area inside. Architect Chris Pagliaro gives us a tour.

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<![CDATA[An Old Convent Turned Luxury Home]]> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1386-B-SQFT-38_PRINCE_STREET.jpg

We're on historic Prince Street in Nolita to view a home with ties to old New York. Built in the 1820s, the structure was originally the school and convent of Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral. It has now been beautifully reimagined as a luxurious townhouse filled with every conceivable amenity.

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<![CDATA[A Home in Weehawken]]> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1386-A-SQFT-11_HAMILTON_AVENUE_WEEHAWKEN.jpg

11 Hamilton Ave is a beautiful mansion across the Hudson River in Weehawken, NJ that will transport you to another time. Built at the turn of the 20th century, it has views that will take your breath away. This episode of Open House was filmed at 505 West 19th Street, #2-A, New York, NY.

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<![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:34:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OH-5376-WEB_PROMO.jpg

Don't miss an all-new Open House this weekend on NBC. Check local listings for air times in your area.

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<![CDATA[The Powel House]]> Sun, 04 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1385-A-SQFT-POWEL_HOUSE.jpg

We are in Philly, the city of brotherly love and home of the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and so many other historic properties, including the Powel House! The Powel House is an elegant Georgian Mansion that was the focus of social life in the late 18th century. George Washington and his wife even celebrated their anniversary there!

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<![CDATA[A Historic Home in Rockland County]]> Sun, 04 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1385-E-SQFT-201_ROUTE_9W.jpg

We are at a historic home in Rockland County, NY. It's believed that George Washington met General Lafayette there during the Revolutionary War!

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<![CDATA[A Home Filled with Edison's Inventions]]> Sun, 04 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1385-B-SQFT-THOMAS_EDISON_HOUSE.jpg

This New Jersey home is known as "Landmore" and was once owned by Governor Charles Edison, the son of Thomas Edison. Some of Edison's inventions and artifacts still remain in the home!

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<![CDATA[Sir Walter Scott's Home in Scotland]]> Sun, 04 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1385-D-SQFT-SIR_WALTER_SCOTT.jpg

Open House visited one of Scotland's most fascinating places, Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott. Created almost 200 years ago on the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders, Abbotsford was the culmination of Scott's creative ambitions as a writer and often the source of his inspiration. To plan your trip, head to www.visitscotland.com.

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<![CDATA[Inside JFK's Former Country Retreat]]> Sun, 04 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1385-C-SQFT-KENNEDY_HOUSE.jpg

We're inside the former country retreat of John F. Kennedy and his family. Designed according to Jackie's exact specifications, the home was completed in 1963, and was dubbed Wexford, after the county in Ireland from which the Kennedy clan descended.

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<![CDATA[Inside a Historic Art-Filled Philly Home]]> Sun, 04 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5375-B-SQFT-1901_DELANCEY.jpg

We're at 1901 Delancey Pl. in Philadelphia, PA. This five-floor masterpiece offers five bedrooms, four full baths and over 8,000 square feet of living space.

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<![CDATA[Tour of George Nakashima's Property: Part 1]]> Sun, 04 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5375-C-DL-NAKASHIMA_HOUSE_PART_I.jpg

We're in New Hope, Pennsylvania for a rare look at the live/work property of the late, great George Nakashima -- one of the most influential designers of the 20th century. George was a leader of the American craft movement. He was also an architect, artist, innovator and humanitarian who spent much of his life building what is affectionately now called the Nakashima Compound. His daughter, an architect and designer in her own right, takes us on a tour.

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<![CDATA[Tour of George Nakashima's Property: Part 2]]> Sun, 04 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5375-D-DL-NAKASHIMA_HOUSE_PART_II.jpg

We're in New Hope, Pennsylvania for a rare look at the live/work property of the late, great George Nakashima -- one of the most influential designers of the 20th century. George was a leader of the American craft movement. He was also an architect, artist, innovator and humanitarian who spent much of his life building what is affectionately now called the Nakashima Compound. His daughter, an architect and designer in her own right, takes us on a tour.

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<![CDATA[George Oliphant Rescues a Family in Philly]]> Sun, 04 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5375-E-TOTT-STANLEY_STEEMER.jpg

George Oliphant is teaming up with Stanley Steemer to help a family in the Philadelphia area breathe a little bit easier.

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<![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Wed, 31 May 2017 08:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/OH-5375-WEB-PROMO.jpg

Don't miss an all-new Open House this weekend on NBC. Check local listings for air times in your area.

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<![CDATA[Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ on Open House]]> Sun, 21 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1384-C-INT-COLDWELL_BANKER_GLOBAL_LUXURY.jpg

We're bringing you a bit of comedy, courtesy of Seeso.com, NBC's comedy subscription streaming service. You can find an extensive collection of originals, classics, standup specials and more on-demand for a low monthly fee. One of our favorite Seeso originals is Bajillion Dollar Propertie$. It pokes a little bit of fun at some of the luxury real estate reality shows we all love to watch. In the spirit of the new season of Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, we introduced one of the show's characters to one of our favorite real estate agents in Los Angeles.

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<![CDATA[George and Zoe Use 3M for a Fun DIY Project]]> Sun, 21 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1384-E-INT-3M_ABRASSIVE_FLEX_SHEETS.jpg

George Oliphant and his wife and design enthusiast Zoe are looking to add the final piece to complete their inviting living room. They rely on 3M's Flexible Abrasives to get the job done!

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<![CDATA[Global Luxury at Coldwell Banker]]> Sun, 21 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1384-D-PARTNERSHIP-ACTUALLY_COLDWELL_BANKER.jpg

For over 100 years Coldwell Banker has been at the forefront of how we experience and access real estate. And when it comes to the luxury end of the market, no one sets the bar higher.

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<![CDATA[Opulence and Grandeur in Beverly Hills]]> Sun, 21 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5374-B-SQFT-613_NORTH_CANON_DRIVE.jpg

We’re with designer and developer Roy Sklarin as he shows off a true labor of love in Beverly Hills. The design was inspired by Belle Époque in France with touches of art deco and even disco for good measure. It's filled with areas that dazzle the eye.

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<![CDATA[Inside the Legendary Greta Garbo's Home]]> Sun, 21 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1384-A-SQFT-450_EAST_52ND.jpg

We take a rare look at the New York abode of an icon from Hollywood's Golden Age. This classic floor through apartment is perched high above the East River and boasts cinematic views of the city. This timeless treasure was also perfectly preserved with the glamorous owner's own furnishings and décor. This week's episode of Open House was filmed at 71 East 77th Street, Apt PHS, New York, NY.

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<![CDATA[Grand Luxury in Thousand Oaks]]> Sun, 21 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5374-A-SQFT-2500_WHITE_STALLION_ROAD.jpg

We're inside a stunning estate in Thousand Oaks, California. From the gardens and grounds to the regal interiors, the property was inspired by the great palaces of Europe. This home has everything! It was created to sweep you up and carry you into a world of pure timeless luxury.

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<![CDATA[Styled for Entertaining by Joshua Greene]]> Sun, 21 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1384-B-DL-JOSHUA_GREENE.jpg

Joshua Greene, of the design firm Hernandez-Greene, shows off us how he created stylish entertaining spaces in his client’s Greenwich Village bachelor pad. They designed an array of areas that flowed easily but maintained unique identities.

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<![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 16:55:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT_5378_WEB-PROMO.png

Don't miss an all-new Open House this weekend on NBC. Check local listings for air times in your area.

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<![CDATA[A Round of Golf in Scotland]]> Sun, 14 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5373-D-DL-Golf+in+Scotland-with+George+Oliphant_WEB1.jpg

George Oliphant takes a special trip to Scotland to play a round of golf with professional golfer, Heather MacRae. Heather challenged George and loser buys lunch -- lets see who wins!

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