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Homeowner Mary Clair Collins opens up the doors of her contemporary house, which is located on 2.7 acres of lakefront property. Designed with an unusual piano-shaped silhouette, the 1,100-square-foot domicile features six bedrooms, six-and-a-half baths, an elevator and a tram, which whisks you off to a private beach. For more information about this home, please contact broker Debbie Scully of Baird & Warner at 847.266.4743. This episode of Open House was hosted at 1150 5th Avenue, Apartment 10A, in New York City. Please contact brokers A. Laurance Kaiser IV at 917-859-3602 or Craig M. Dix at 917-567-0805 of Key-Ventures, Inc. for more information about this property.

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The Goods: Michele Varian

On the premiere edition of The Goods, designer and owner of her eponymous Soho boutique, Michele Varian offers her take on the Victorian Industrial trend. A mix of machine-age modernity from the Industrial Revolution with the Victorian age's romantic sensibility, it's an eclectic look that Michele demonstrates how to incorporate into your own home with bronze curios and a sleek metal apothecary cabinet.

Designer Living: Mar Silver

Known for her sophisticated and soothing interiors, tastemaker Mar Silver brings a similar sensibility to her home in Westport, CT. Silver mixes clean-lined, contemporary furniture, a restrained palette of neutral tones and earthy accessories to produce a peaceful, nature-inspired vibe. She also dresses up outdoor spaces with mini poolside cabanas, which are patterned after teepees.
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Couples who can’t agree on a decorating style take note: Partners in business and life, Larry Abel and Raymond McCallister of design firm ASI Art•Style•Innovation share how you can merge modern and traditional tastes on a budget. We'll get a personal tour of homeowner Mary Clair Collins’ $8.75 million majestic residence (see above video) while interiors maven Mar Silver brings a warm, organic touch to her clean-lined, contemporary abode in Westport, CT (catch the below video tour). Wish you had your own personal golf course? The spectacular $55 million Porcupine Creek estate in Rancho Mirage, CA boasts 19 private holes that are ranked among the Golden State’s best. And boutique owner and home accessories designer Michele Varian shows us how to achieve the Victorian Industrial look in your own space (watch the below segment). 

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