If you dream of living in five-star digs like children's book character Eloise, you can bring hotel style into your home with these tips from interior designer Frank Fontana. According to Frank, all it takes is clearing away clutter and adding a little bling and drama. Plus, you can pick up bargain finds from the W Hotel and the Ritz-Carlton at Fort Pitt Furniture. Catch LXTV's Open House on Sundays at 10:30am on NBC 5.
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Sweet Home: The Schiff Estate
Originally built in 1914 as a wedding gift, the stunning Schiff Estate is a 21-room stone manor in New Jersey that has been recently renovated with state-of-the-art amenities. Once the headquarters for the Boy Scouts, the sprawling house includes a separate wing, which houses a grand ballroom and a media room. For more information about this property, please contact Alice Samach of Weichert Capital Properties & Estates at 973-610-9021.
This episode of Open House was hosted at 45 Walker Street, a 7,000-square-foot, 4-bedroom condo in New York City's Tribeca neighborhood that's listed for $18.5 million. For more information about 45 Walker Street, contact brokers Margaret H. Velard or Stewart Clarke of Brown Harris Stevens at 212-588-5660 or 212-317-3644. View the listing.
Architect and designer Allen Villanueva gives us an exclusive tour of this stunning home with some of the best views of the city of Chicago. There's up to 2,000 square feet of outdoor space with a putting green on one of the two terraces while the 5,503 square-foot residence features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, plenty of exotic wood and a wine cellar, which accommodates over 1,500 bottles. For more information about this property, contact broker Jim Kinney of Baird & Warner at 312.981.2081; view the listing.
Design pro Frank Fontana reveals his secrets for making a home as chic as a five-star hotel (watch the above video). We tour the historic Schiff Estate in Mendham, NJ that was once the national headquarters for the Boy Scouts. Interior designer Christopher Grubb also demonstrates how to wield architectural elements to maximum effect to show off a house's best assets. Golf lovers won't want to miss this $8.9 million penthouse with its own putting green. Finally, boutique owner and style expert Nina Freudenberger shows us how to get the modern look in any space.