<![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-usWed, 22 Mar 2017 18:17:54 -0400Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:17:54 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:46:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OH-5368-Promos-WEB.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[This Week: Lederman Family Gets a Fresh Start]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:21:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GTTR-LEDERMAN-PROMO-WEB-H264.jpg

George provides uplifting bedroom renovations for a grieving Westfield, NJ family in need of tranquility. Watch the full episode on NBC.

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<![CDATA[Billy Joel's West Palm Beach Getaway]]> Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1377-A-DL-BILLY_JOEL.jpg

We are at the beach home of Billy Joel. Located in the West Palm Beach area of Florida, this serene villa is the ideal getaway for this true New Yorker. With the calm currents of the intracoastal waterway on one side, and the rolling blue waves of Atlantic on the other, it's the perfect spot for boaters and beach bums alike. Inside, the home is filled with custom details that dazzle the eye. Every space treads the line between luxurious and laid back.  

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<![CDATA[Industrial Chic Design on the Upper West Side]]> Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1377-D-DL-KEITH_BALTIMORE.jpg

Here is one of Keith Baltimore's newest projects: a penthouse on the Upper West Side. Never one for convention, Keith upended the tradirional concept of the "uptown penthouse" by completely gutting the space and opening it up. Transforming it into an organic, stylish, industrial-chic home. 

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<![CDATA[The Luxury Penthouse Kim and Kanye Once Stayed]]> Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1377-C-DL-PURVI_PADIA.jpg

This impressive Tribeca penthouse has multiple tiers of outdoor living space and luxurious interior designed by Purvi Padia. It's no wonder it caught the eye of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West during their recent stay in the city.

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<![CDATA[Tour the Katharine Hepburn Estate]]> Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1377-B-SQFT-KATHERINE_HEPBURN.jpg

Visit Old Saybrook, Connecticut with us and come inside the former home of an American icon, screen legend Katharine Hepburn. It served as her tranquil retreat from Hollywood and was a property she loved dearly.

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<![CDATA[How to Buy and Sell With Millennials]]> Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1377-E-INT-COLDWELLBANKER_MILLENIAL.jpg

The Millennial generation has emerged as a dominant force in the housing market. Our friends at Coldwell Banker join us to shed some light on what sellers need to know to make their home more attractive to this growing group of buyers. Click here to see more about 80 Stuyvesant Ct.

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<![CDATA[Experience Hollywood Glamour Living]]> Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5367-C-SQFT-JAMES_BOND_HOUSE.jpg

1892 Rising Glen Rd. is high in the Hollywood Hills and home to the Broccoli family, producers of most of the James Bond films. This mansion quintessential Hollywood on the outside and total glamour on the inside. 

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<![CDATA[A Home Inspired by Mid-Century Modern Design]]> Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5367-B-DL-MARMOL_RADZINER.jpg

We're stopping by a re-imagined mid-century modern style home in Montecito, California, a coastal town in Santa Barbara. It was designed by the architectural firm Marmol Radziner. Although not a true mid-century modern home, Ron Radziner explains how they brought in concepts and ideas from mid-century modern architects. Let’s see how they drew on inspiration from the past to create a modern masterpiece perfect for today. 

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<![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:54:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5367_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 Grand Contemporary Home in Beverly Hills]]> Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5366-A-SQFT-1041_LAUREL_WAY.jpg

This grand contemporary is filled with elegant details from the marble floors of the foyer to its French doors and its warm hearths. Inside and out, this is a home to entertain in and to luxuriate in. With five bedrooms and seven bathrooms spread over its 9,508 square feet, there’s plenty to explore. 

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<![CDATA[A Palatial Home in Chelsea]]> Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1376-D-SQFT-213_W_23RD.jpg

213 West 23rd Street is one of the most unique spaces you'll see in NYC. Once a former YMCA, this home is massive and has been thoughtfully converted into a chic, sleek and stylish living space. Its unique touches, like the beamed ceilings, huge windows and ceramic floors, really make this home one of a kind!

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<![CDATA[A Lovingly Restored Greenwich Village Townhome]]> Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1376-C-SQFT-14_E_11TH.jpg

This lovingly restored townhouse in Greenwich Village was carefully designed by homeowner Deborah Shainfeld. It's a seamless combination of classic luxury and modern convenience. 

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<![CDATA[A Stylish Colorful Penthouse]]> Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1376-B-SQFT-29_E_10TH.jpg

The penthouse at 29 East 10th Street feels more like townhouse living than penthouse living -- expanding over three floors. This stylish home provides plenty of entertaining space for family and friends and is filled with natural light and colorful elegant details throughout. 

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<![CDATA[A Historic South Street Seaport Loft]]> Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1376-A-DL-REBECCA_ROBERTSON.jpg

We are at the home of interior designer Rebecca Robertson. Rebecca and her husband purchased this industrial loft space in South Street Seaport and renovated the entire building for luxury living. Rebecca created a comfortable living space for her and her family, while incorporating the repurposed and renewed industrial materials. This episode of Open House was filmed at 10 Madison Square West, 11F in New York City.

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<![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:30:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5365-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[Photos: Katharine Hepburn Estate for Sale]]> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:28:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/hepburn_46a.jpg The former Old Saybrook estate of Katharine Hepburn is back on the market. The asking price is $11.8 million.

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<![CDATA[Inside the Hotel-Chic Home of Sara Bliss]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1375-A-TOTT-SARA_BLISS.jpg

Sara Bliss is the author of "Hotel Chic at Home" which is equal parts travelogue, design bible, and a celebration of hotel style. Sara takes us into her own home on the Upper East Side to reveal how each room is lovingly inspired by her travels through the world's coolest hotels.

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<![CDATA[A Fifth Avenue Home With a Downtown Feel]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1375-B-DL-927_FIFTH_AVE.jpg

Never one for convention, Tony Ingrao reimagined uptown living by giving 927 Fifth Ave., Apt. 1N a sleek, sexy, downtown loft feel. See how each area in the open-plan entertaining space has distinct feelings with the use of contrasting tones in his low-profile furnishings.

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<![CDATA[A Home That Feels Like a Luxury Hotel]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1375-C-DL-VANESSA_DELEON.jpg

Interior designer Vanessa Deleon shows us how she brought a sophisticated boutique hotel vibe to her client's downtown pad. Natural tones throughout compliment the impressive views of lower Manhattan and beyond. It's elegant and understated and totally comfortable -- everything you want in a hotel or a home!

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<![CDATA[Swedish-Inspired Home in LA]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5365-A-SQFT-1961_DEMILLE_DRIVE.jpg

1961 Demille Drive is located in the exclusive and historic Laughlin Park community. The owner and designer was inspired by a Scandinavian aesthetic, with neutral tones and light-filled interiors.

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<![CDATA[An Exclusive Malibu Property With Incredible Ocean Views]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1375-D-SQFT-11846_ELLICE_STREET.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: cliff-top views while being close to enough to enjoy the breaking waves below!

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<![CDATA[Ultra Luxe Living in a Small Space]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1375-E-DL-AMIR_KHAMNEIPUR.jpg

We're at the home of interior designer of Amir Khamneipur. When Amir was designing his home, he wanted a space that felt like a luxurious 5-star hotel room. He did a lot with a little and there are plenty of design surprises!

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<![CDATA[A White, Bright, Sexy Home]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5365-B-DL-MAXIME_JACQUET.jpg

Belgium-born designer Maxime Jacquet takes us on a tour of a home he designed using white. This project is a true testament to the power of white walls and décor to create spaces that are as subtle and sophisticated as they are sleek and sexy.

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<![CDATA[The Queen of Mansions in Bed-Stuy]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5365-C-SQFT-247_HANCOCK_STREET.jpg

247 Hancock is a historic mansion in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Built in 1887, this house is often called the queen of Hancock Street. It was modeled after the Vanderbilt house on Fifth Avenue and is one of the most architecturally distinguished properties in Brooklyn.

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<![CDATA[Impressively Designed West Village Townhouse]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5365-D-SQFT-THE_MEWS.jpg

We're in Manhattan's West Village neighborhood taking a look at an impressively designed modern townhouse on a private stretch known as The Mews. The home is filled with custom details, and an architecturally impressive staircase that connects its four floors.

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<![CDATA[A Flawless Bel-Air Home]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5365-E-SQFT-864_STRADELLA.jpg

Designed by renowned architect Paul McClean, 864 Stradella Road has been called flawless, sleek, and an architectural dream. To top it off, it has some of the best views in Bel-Air. From the moment you enter, you can feel just how luxurious this home is.

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<![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:49:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5365-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[Jamie Drake's Design at One57]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5364-D-SQFT-157_WEST-57TH.jpg

Jamie Drake is a legend in the world of interior design. He's the creator of some of the country's most glamorous spaces, designing for Madonna and former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg, including renovating Gracie Mansion. Now, he's bringing his eye for high style to One57, the 90-story luxury condo building in Midtown.

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<![CDATA[The Malibu Home of Richard Landry]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5364-B-DL-MAXIME_JACQUET.jpg

California-based architect Richard Landry welcomes us into his home. Landry, founder of Landry Design Group, has a long list of high profile clients that include Tom Brady, Rod Stewart and Mark Wahlberg.

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<![CDATA[At Home With Emma Jane Pilkington]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5364-E-DL-EMMA_JANE.jpg

Designer Emma Jane Pilkington got her start in the fashion world but quickly made her mark in interior design. Emma takes us inside her Greenwich, Connecticut home.

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<![CDATA[Inside the Manhattan Pad of Vern Yip]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1374-A-DL-VERN_YIP.jpg

We caught up with interior designer Vern Yip at his Manhattan home to learn a few tips about how patterns can lead to perfection! You've seen him on countless shows on HGTV, now he’s out with his latest book, "Vern Yip's Design Wise: Your Smart Guide to a Beautiful Home.”

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<![CDATA[Colorful and Symmetrical Design in South Carolina]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1374-E-DL-SALLY_BENNET.jpg

Sally Bennett is an artist and designer. Through her company, Mirth Studio, Sally's home became the perfect place for her to explore and develop her aesthetic. Her specialty? Hand-painted wooden tiles. And you can see how she used them all around her home.

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<![CDATA[Designer John Barman's Colorful Hamptons Escape]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1374-D-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.

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<![CDATA[Clean and Classic Home Design]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1374-B-DL-ANNA_BURKE.jpg

Up-and-coming interior designer Anna Burke, who is known for making homes look collected and not decorated, incorporates clean and classic sensibility into her client's Upper East Side home. Take a look!

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<![CDATA[A Unique Home in Echo Park]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1374-C-SQFT-2341_FELLOWSHIP_PARK_WAY.jpg

Perched high above the city, 2341 Fellowship Park Way features iconic Los Angeles vistas. Not to be outdone, the interiors feature striking designs that make each room feel unique and memorable. And at almost 3,000 square feet, there’s plenty to explore.

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<![CDATA[Manhattan Charm in an L.A. Home]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5364-A-DL-ANGELA_RICH.jpg

We're at the California home of fashion editor turned interior designer Angela Rich. With its ornate details and crown moldings, her home is more reminiscent of a Manhattan townhouse than a Los Angeles apartment. It’s filled with an array of both custom-made and curated items Angela has collected over the years, creating a sophisticated canvas of eclectic art and antiques.

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<![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:31:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/5364_PROMOS-WEB.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 Harry Warner Estate]]> Sat, 11 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5263-D-SQFT-THE_HARRY_WARNER_ESTATE.jpg

We're in Beverly Hills at the former home of Harry Warner, the founder of Warner Brothers Studio. This landmarked 1923 estate from Hollywood’s Golden Age has surely seen its share of star studded soirees with the likes of Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, and even Marilyn Monroe, who once stayed in the guest house. The home has been lovingly restored to bring back that gilded sense of glamour and history, which you can feel it in every detail.

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<![CDATA[A Mediterranean Estate in Westchester]]> Sat, 11 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/R2-OHNYC-1373-A-SQFT-2_EL_RETIRO_LANE.jpg

2 El Retiro Lane is a Mediterranean-style estate in Irvington, just north of the city and one of Westchester County's picturesque river towns. From its lovingly restored interiors to its over two acres of private manicured grounds, this estate has a timeless, almost-regal grandeur.

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<![CDATA[A Unique Home in Echo Park]]> Sat, 11 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5263-A-DL-2341_FELLOWSHIP_PARK_WAY.jpg

Perched high above the city, 2341 Fellowship Park Way features iconic Los Angeles vistas. Not to be outdone, the interiors feature striking designs that make each room feel unique and memorable. And at almost 3,000 square feet, there’s plenty to explore.

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<![CDATA[Luxury at Its Finest Steps From the Sunset Strip]]> Sat, 11 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5263-B-SQFT-1317_LONDONDERRY_PLACE.jpg

Usually when a home is in the "heart of the Sunset Strip," it's a few minutes away. But this home? It's literally steps from all the happenings on the Sunset Strip. Matt Altman and Josh Altman of Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles," give us a tour of this exquisite property.

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<![CDATA[A Waterfront Escape in Newport Beach]]> Sat, 11 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5263-C-SQFT-86_LINDA_ISLE.jpg

86 Linda Isle is a waterfront home in Newport Beach that impresses the moment you enter. The entertaining spaces open to over 110 feet of gorgeous water frontage with a property-length terrace from which to enjoy amazing views.

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<![CDATA[European Grandeur in Morristown]]> Sat, 11 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1373-B-SQFT-84_GLEN_ALPIN_ROAD.jpg

84 Glen Alpin Road is an expansive home located in Morristown, NJ. This grand estate impresses at every turn, from its unique layout to its exquisite finishes.

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<![CDATA[Style and Comfort in a New Jersey Home]]> Sat, 11 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1373-C-DL-JENNY_NORRIS.jpg

Now we join designer Jenny J Norris in South Orange, NJ at her client’s historic colonial revival home. She explains how she curated and designed each space to tell its own story through colors, furnishings and accessories.

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<![CDATA[New Smart Home Tech at CES]]> Sat, 11 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1373-D-INT-COLDWELL_BANKER_CES_2017.jpg

Our partners at Coldwell Banker are once again sponsoring the "Smart Home Marketplace" at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. We checked out CES to uncover the hot trends when it comes to making your home just a little bit smarter.

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<![CDATA[A Westport Home Designed by Lynne Scalo]]> Sat, 11 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1373-E-DL-LYNN_SCARO.jpg

Lynne Scalo's design aesthetic is all about functional sophistication. She’s mastered the art of seamlessly blending modern glamour with classic elegance. You’ll see this all come together at this family-friendly home she recently designed in Westport.

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<![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/5363_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 Sprawling Home With the Beach as a Backyard]]> Sat, 04 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5362-E-SQFT-1145_SAGG_MAIN.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 10 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. Trust me, you'll never want to leave.]]> <![CDATA[October Hill Is an Amazing Country Estate]]> Sat, 04 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5362-D-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 five-star hotel. It has everything you can think of: a grand ballroom, a chef's kitchen, an old Hollywood-style movie theater and more!]]>