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Interior Designer Frank Fontana takes us inside his own Chicago home and shows us how to make the most of wasted space. Watch as Frank transforms a bleak unused room into a chic home office and learn his signature do-it-yourself secrets.

This episode of Open House was hosted at 401 E60th St., contact broker Jacky Teplitzky of Prudential Douglas Elliman at 212-891-7263. View the listing.

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Inside Heisman Winner Pete Dawkins' $19.5M House

Owned by Heisman trophy winner Pete Dawkins and his wife Judi, this stunning, 23,500-square-foot home in Rumson, NJ boasts six bedrooms and seven baths, and is on the market for $19,500,000. Located on lush, riverfront property, the massive residence features a pool, elevator, fitness room and hot tub. For more information on this home, contact broker Sheila Stoltz of Turpin Real Estate at 914-310-6220.

A Part of Architectural History Outside L.A.

L.A.-based designer Xorin Balbes takes us through his historical home, the Sowden House in the Los Feliz neighborhood. The house was originally built by Frank Lloyd Wright Jr.—yup, that’s Frank Lloyd Wright’s son. And Frank Lloyd Wright’s epic Ennis house is actually right up the street. Xorin shows how he made this historic home his temple through unique Mayan-like design.

This episode of Open House was hosted at 401 E60th St., contact broker Jacky Teplitzky of Prudential Douglas Elliman at 212-891-7263. View the listing.

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From coast to coast, this week we're showcasing a grand resort-style estate to a historic architectural gem, and some modern design tips you can use to revamp your own home. Wondering what to do with unused space? Interior designer Frank Fontana shows us how he transformed an unused spare room into an inspired comfortable and contemporary home office (view video above). Next, Heisman trophy winner Pete Dawkins and his wife Judy give us a tour of their stunning riverfront home in Rumson, NJ (view video below). Travel with us to the Los Feliz neighborhood, right outside of Los Angeles, to view L.A.-based designer Xorin Balbes's spectacular historical home, the Sowden House, built by the great Frank Lloyd Wright Jr (view video below). Retreat to Hidden Ponds Estate, outside of Chicago, Illinois, and relax with us in an exquisite 30,000-square-foot house on 70 acres, complete with an English pub, full-size basketball court and putting green (view video below). Finally, Nina Freudenberger, architect, interior designer and owner of Manhattan's Haus Interiors, reveals simple tips on how you can achieve a modern look in your home (view video here).

This episode of Open House was hosted at 401 E. 60th St., contact broker Jacky Teplitzky of Prudential Douglas Elliman at 212-891-7263. View the listing.

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