<![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-usTue, 30 Aug 2016 09:10:52 -0400Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:10:52 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Former Home of President Ronald Reagan]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5345-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[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.]]> <![CDATA[An Expansive Home Overlooking the Hudson]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC_1350_SQFT_A_BLOCK_166_Perry_Street_New_York.jpg Two apartments were combined to create this gorgeous space.This expansive apartment features over 45-hundred square feet of living space, including five bedrooms and each has an en suite bathroom. Light floods the home and is the perfect place to take in sunsets over the Hudson River. This episode of Open House was filmed at 327 West 101st Street in Manhattan.]]> <![CDATA[A Reimagined Townhome on the Upper West Side]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC_1350_SQFT_B_BLOCK_311_WEST_90TH.jpg We're heading to a spectacular home on the Upper West Side. This stately Renaissance revival house has been completely reimagined and rebuilt. You'll be wowed by the attention to detail and design of this five bedroom, five bath masterpiece.]]> <![CDATA[A Residence Renovated to Perfection]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC_1350_SQFT_C_BLOCK__1965_Broadway.jpg This newly renovated home on the Upper West Side has sublime views all around. The designer, Katerina Soukhopalov, says it was designed to be consistent with the European aesthetic and yet embrace the New York experience. ]]> <![CDATA[A Westport Home Designed by Lynne Scalo]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC_1350_DL_D_BLOCK_LYNNE_SCALO.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.]]> <![CDATA[At Home with Marjorie Skouras]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT_5340_SQFT_A_BLOCK_Marjorie-Skouras.jpg We are inside the Hollywood home of interior designer Marjorie Skouras. When asked to define her personal style, Marjorie says it’s rooted in the traditional but over the years her design aesthetic has become more playful. A mix of periods and styles, and a generous use of color also distinguish her signature style.]]> <![CDATA[An Opulent Home in Los Angeles]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT_5340_SQFT_B_BLOCK_705-Via-La-Cuesta.jpg 705 Via La Cuesta is perfectly suited for indoor and outdoor entertaining, with its intricate details inside and the Bellagio-inspired pool outside. And a bonus: this home can be purchased with almost everything in it! ]]> <![CDATA[Global Design in a Sleepy Hollow Home]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC_1350_DL_E_BLOCK_GLOBAL_HOME.jpg Joe and Vivian of Global Home were inspired to create their design company after embarking on a life-changing journey around the world. Take a look at how they brought their design aesthetic to a quaint home in Sleepy Hollow.]]> <![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:10:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OH-NAT_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[Navesink River Luxury Living]]> Sat, 11 Jun 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1349-A-SQFT-Navesink_River_Road_2.jpg This home is jaw dropping from the moment you enter, with opulent details at every turn -- from the murals on the ceiling to the marble floors and so much more. On the lower level, the gilded gives way to gaiety, with three levels of fun. But it's outdoor features shine as well! This episode of Open House was filmed at 140 East 63rd Street, PH2, New York, NY.]]> <![CDATA[The Preserved Home of Tony Duquette, Part 1]]> Sat, 11 Jun 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1349-B-DL-Tony_Duquette-Part01.jpg This is the former home of Tony Duquette, that has since been preserved and managed by his business partner, Hutton Wilkinson. Duquette was an artist of many talents ... creating sets for movies, costumes for Broadway, and jewels for royals. As if that wasn't enough, he was a painter, sculptor and interior design legend. ]]> <![CDATA[The Preserved Home of Tony Duquette, Part 2]]> Sat, 11 Jun 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1349-C-DL-Tony_Duquette-Part02.jpg This is the former home of Tony Duquette, that has since been preserved and managed by his business partner, Hutton Wilkinson. Duquette was an artist of many talents ... creating sets for movies, costumes for Broadway, and jewels for royals. As if that wasn't enough, he was a painter, sculptor and interior design legend. ]]> <![CDATA[Enchanting Garden in the Hills]]> Sat, 11 Jun 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1349-D-House_Beautiful.jpg From sprawling paths to picturesque patios, House Beautiful Magazine has covered many gorgeous gardens. We asked Sophie Donelson, editor-in-chief of House Beautiful, to take us back to one of her most memorable.]]> <![CDATA[What Makes a Smart Home Smart?]]> Sat, 11 Jun 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1349-E-Coldwell-DefinitionOfASmartHome.jpg What was once technology of tomorrow is in demand right now, especially when it comes to making your home smarter. But what exactly makes a smart home smart? Coldwell Banker has been tracking the smart home trend for years. Here's David Siroty with the latest.]]> <![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 09:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/5339+Promo.jpg Don't miss an all-new Open House this weekend on NBC. Check local listings for air times in your area.]]> <![CDATA[A Charming Bedford Estate]]> Sat, 04 Jun 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC_1348_A_SQFT_270-306-Hook-Road.jpg This farm-like historic home harkens back to Bedford’s rural past and boasts old world details such as three sets of french doors, an 80-foot porch, and a massive stone fireplace.]]> <![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:43:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OH+5338+Promo.jpg Don't miss an all-new Open House this weekend on NBC. Check local listings for air times in your area.]]> <![CDATA[A Brand New Home With Incredible Ocean Views]]> Sat, 21 May 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5337-D-SQFT-269_BELLINO.jpg This brand-new home boasts incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. Inside you’ll find a bright and open floor that includes six bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms.This home embodies California living at its finest.]]> <![CDATA[DIY: Brighten up a Dark Guest Room]]> Sat, 21 May 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1347-E_3M_COURTNEY_CACHE_GEORGE.jpg Courtney Cachet teams up with George Oliphant to decorate her guest room by using Command Brand Picture Hanging Strips! For more design inspiration and tips, head to www.command.com.]]> <![CDATA[Inside a Beverly Hills Modern Masterpiece]]> Sat, 21 May 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5337-C-SQFT-294_NORTH_BEVERLY_DRIVE.jpg We're in Beverly Hills inside a modern masterpiece. Built in 1926, 924 N. Beverly Drive has been re-imagined into a jaw-dropping, smart home.]]> <![CDATA[An Upper East Side Townhouse With Old World Charm]]> Sat, 21 May 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1347-A-SQFT-163_East-64th_street.jpg Dynamic duo Mickey Conlon and Tom Postilio give us a tour of 163 East 64th Street. This Upper East Side townhouse is lavishly appointed with old world charm and luxurious details. ]]> <![CDATA[A Connecticut Home Inspired by Sex and the City]]> Sat, 21 May 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNYC-1347-A-DL_7_Ford_Lane.jpg The owners of 7 Ford Lane were wowed by the decor in the film Sex and the City 2, so they hired the set designers, Lydia Marks and Lisa Frantz, to decorate their home.]]> <![CDATA[The Stylish Home of Janie Bryant]]> Sat, 21 May 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-1347-A-SQFT-Janie_Bryant.jpg Costume designer Janie Bryant gives us a tour of her stylish LA home. Janie created the looks we love from Mad Men and Telenovela among others. ]]> <![CDATA[What's Hot on the Market This Summer in the Hamptons]]> Sat, 14 May 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/EOHN1346H-WEB-D_v2.jpg Hamptons luxury real estate is heating up for the summer. Celebrities and high-rolling renters are locking in spectacular homes for the season. Sara catches up with Jennifer Gould Keil who tells us who's selling and what's hot in The Hamptons. You can catch more about luxury homes in the Hamptons by picking up a copy of Alexa Hamptons, The luxury lifestyle supplement from the New York Post. On news stands May 18th. ]]> <![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 14:42:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OHNAT-5337-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[Famed Architect Paul McClean Shows an Architectural Beauty]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 11:37:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/HSENAT5336H-WEB-A-2.png Architect Paul McClean hails from Ireland but has made his mark in Los Angeles. He's the king of contemporary design and modern living. Right now he's taking us inside one of his exquisite designs in the Doheny Estates area of Hollywood Hills.]]>