<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Open House]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcwashington.com/blogs/open-house http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington https://www.nbcwashington.comen-usTue, 23 Jan 2018 19:10:35 -0500Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:10:35 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[A Union Square Bachelor Pad]]> Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/216*120/1410_A-BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

We're in Union Square at a bachelor pad designed by Peti Lau. Peti uses her eclectic global influences to create memorable moments within the open floor plan that help to define each area.

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<![CDATA[Kid-Friendly Luxury Design]]> Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/1410_D-BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

Interior designer Lauren Behfarin shows us how to design your home to be kid friendly, but still feel stylish and sophisticated for adults.

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<![CDATA[How Social Media Influences Real Estate]]> Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/1410_E-BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

Social media has obviously become an integral part of our daily lives so it’s no surprise that it has also become a key factor in real estate. Our friends at Coldwell Banker explain why having a social media strategy is so important and how best to implement it.

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<![CDATA[Personal Design in New Jersey]]> Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/1410_B-BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

Designing for yourself can be a challenge, but designer Beth Diana Smith gave herself the freedom to experiment in her own home. She knew that by surrounding herself with things she loved, she would always be inspired.

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<![CDATA[An Artistic Approach to a Downtown Pied-à-Terre]]> Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/5400-C_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

Interior designer Laura Kirar shows us her client's Greenwich Village pied-à-terre. Laura approaches her design with an artist's eye and the interiors are filled with unique details.

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<![CDATA[Inspiring Design by Katie Hodges]]> Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/5400-A_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

Katie Hodges' client's home is a 1930s Spanish colonial in Beverly Hills filled with original architectural detail. Check out how Katie preserved all those elements while still making it feel fresh and current with custom furniture, layering and subtle color.

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<![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:30:05 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/5400-NAT-PROMO-WEB.jpeg

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[Inside Justina Blakeney's Jungalow]]> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:32:13 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/5399_A-BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

Justina Blakeney believes that wild creativity is the key to a happy home. Her 1920s Spanish-style bungalow shows off an exuberant use of color, pattern and plants making it a both a perfect display of her aesthetic and a very personal sanctuary.

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<![CDATA[A French Inspired Restoration by Caroline Beaupère]]> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/1409_E-BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

Interior designer Caroline Beaupère meticulously restored her client's home to its original splendor. And since she was born in Paris and raised in the south of France, she brought that French influence into her design.

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<![CDATA[Upper West Side Renovation with Gordon Kahn]]> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/1409_D-BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

Architect Gordon Kahn takes us on a tour of a renovation project he recently completed on the Upper West Side.

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<![CDATA[The Octagon House]]> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/1409_C-BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

This home is one of the most unique structures you'll ever see. The landmarked "Armour-Stiner Octagon House," was built in the 1860s and is reputedly the last domed octagonal residence in the US. Through the years it fell into disrepair until owner and preservation architect Joseph Pell Lombardi lovingly returned it to its former glory.

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<![CDATA[Bold Color and Patterns in this Chelsea Penthouse]]> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/5399_C-BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

Interior designer Kati Curtis gives us a tour of her client's Chelsea penthouse. Although a small space, Curtis managed to bring in big design. The home is filled with bold color and patterns with global influences.

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<![CDATA[A Theatrical Home in NYC]]> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/1409_B-BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

The owner of 323 West 80th Street completely renovated the interiors, turning the house into a loving homage to his life in the theater. It's an eclectic home filled with his vast collections, unique craftsmanship, details, and plenty of Old World charm. Fore more, here is the property's listing: http://bit.ly/2hlZU4x.

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<![CDATA[Taking a Trip to Petra Island]]> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/1409_A-BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

Located on a heart-shaped island on Lake Mahopac, this home was built based on the plans by Frank Lloyd Wright. Only accessible by boat, this home is island living less than 60 miles from Manhattan. For more, here is the property's listing: https://www.chiltonandchadwick.com/petra-island.

This episode of Open House was filmed at 215 East 61st Street, New York, NY. Find out more about the home: https://www.corcoran.com/nyc/Listings/Display/5127227.

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<![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:27:01 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/5399-WEB-PROMO.jpeg

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[Vast NYC Townhome Complete with Contemporary Luxury]]> Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/5398-B_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

We catch up with friend to the show, Ryan Serhant of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing New York. He’s showing us around an elegant five-story townhouse on the Upper East Side. With luxurious detail and expansive outdoor areas, this home is perfect for entertaining - both inside and out.

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<![CDATA[High Design In The Desert]]> Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/216*120/5398-D_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

Nevada-based builder and designer Daniel Coletti is known for creating luxury homes in some of Las Vegas Valley's most prestigious communities. Today he takes us inside one of his projects, known as Waters Edge.

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<![CDATA[Timeless Design with Casey DeBois]]> Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/5398-C_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

We meet up with interior designer Casey DeBois. DeBois specializes in translating sophisticated taste into practical modern design. Take a look at how she gave her client's home a timeless look.

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<![CDATA[Inside the Famous Home From "The Bachelor"]]> Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/5398-A_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

We get a full home tour of the setting for the hit series, "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette." But besides hosting the notorious and entertaining battle of the sexes, it's also a real home that was built with love and care. Each space was exquisitely designed with beautiful materials both new and renewed. It's an architecturally stunning home with, of course, a memorable pool.

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<![CDATA[Questions to Ask When Choosing a Real Estate Agent]]> Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/216*120/5398-E_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

Whether you are buying or selling, working with the right agent is an essential part of the process. Our friends at Coldwell Banker suggest asking some key questions before coming to this important decision.

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<![CDATA[Inside Furniture Design Vladimir Kagan's Home]]> Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/1408-C_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

This Upper East Side home was once owned by the late Vladimir Kagan. Kagan was a legendary midcentury furniture designer whose creations featured sensuous curves that were both classically elegant and completely unique.

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<![CDATA[If Walls Could Talk: Inside Georgette Mosbacher's Home]]> Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/1408-A_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

Georgette Mosbacher's Fifth Ave home has hosted guests from presidents to kings to movie stars. It's filled with beautiful architectural detail and décor at every turn. This home epitomizes New York luxury at its best.

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<![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:16:12 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/5398-WEB-PROMO.jpeg

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 Luxurious Loft of David Monn]]> Sat, 09 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/5397-C_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

Renown event planner David Monn gives us a look at how he plans parties in his Flatiron home. His book, The Art of Entertaining, will definitely show you how to throw the perfect cocktail party.

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<![CDATA[Inspiring Modern Holiday Decor]]> Sat, 09 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/5397-B_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg Interior designer Orlando Soria shows us his unconventional yet jubilant take on holiday decor. His mantra is to find a color scheme in something that’s important to you and just go with it, varying the shades, textures and materials to create a cohesive style that runs throughout the home. ]]> <![CDATA[A Converted Carriage House Taylor Swift Once Lived In]]> Sat, 09 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/1407-B_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg We’re in Greenwich Village at the home superstar Taylor Swift rented for about a year. This converted carriage house has a vibrant design sensibility that makes it exciting and surprising. The lower level has one of the most unique features you’ll ever find in a New York apartment. ]]> <![CDATA[DIY Decor for the Holidays]]> Sat, 09 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/5397-A_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

Stager extraordinaire Cheryl Eisen shares a few tips to quickly and painlessly get your home in the holiday spirit.

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<![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/5397-PROMO-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[Luxury Living in Beverly Hills]]> Sat, 02 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/216*120/5396-B_BLOCK-WEB-PRICE-CHANGE.jpeg

Josh Flagg, of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, gives us a tour of 715 N Alpine Dr in Beverly Hills. This home is impressive the moment you walk in, from the towering foyer all the way to the lush grounds.

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<![CDATA[An Architectural Masterpiece in Malibu]]> Sat, 02 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/5396-A_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

We're in Malibu at the last project by architect Pierre Koenig who is perhaps best known for LA's iconic "Stahl House." This new home was over a decade in the making and despite the fact that Koenig died before its completion, it was every bit his vision.

Koenig created a property that celebrates nature with walls of glass that offer breathtaking ocean views. And inside is no less impressive. Tracy Tutor Maltas of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, takes us on the tour!

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<![CDATA[The Colorful Home of Brock Forsblom]]> Sat, 02 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/1406-A_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

Brock Forsblom embraced a maximalist design aesthetic for what is a relatively small New York City space. Despite the size, he loved the layout and made sure every nook burst with vibrant color and pattern. It’s a home that celebrates the unexpected. This week's episode of Open House was hosted at 444 East 57th Street,14th Floor, New York, NY.

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<![CDATA[Cricket Burns' Eclectic NYC Home]]> Sat, 02 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/1406-B_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

We join veteran magazine editor and design fanatic Cricket Burns in Carnegie Hill. She completely renovated her prewar apartment into her dream family home with an eclectic mix of the traditional and the modern, always with surprising bursts of color and pattern.

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<![CDATA[A Bold and Colorful Home by John Barman]]> Sat, 02 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/1406-C_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

John Barman is not afraid to use bold colors in his design. In fact, his use of it is one of the things he's known for. Take a look at how he integrated bold color with unexpected design touches in a home he designed on Park Ave.

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<![CDATA[The Vibrant Home of Choreographer Chase Brock]]> Sat, 02 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/216*120/1406-D_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

We tour the home of the prolific choreographer Chase Brock. Chase is known for his work not just on Broadway in hits such as "Spiderman: Turn off the Dark" but also in film, television, and even video games. His lively Brooklyn Heights apartment is no less robust when it comes to color. Designed to both delight and inspire - it's a true blast of happy hues at up, down, and all around.

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<![CDATA[Floral Decor with Lewis Miller]]> Sat, 02 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/1406-E_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

Event and floral designer Lewis Miller shows us how to turn simple spaces into joyous celebrations. He uses floral arrangements to make any occasion feel special, no matter the size. He's giving us some tips to keep in mind when using flowers to decorate before your guests come over.

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<![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:41 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/5396-WEB-PROMO.jpeg

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[Real Estate Secrets From the Pros]]> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/5395-C_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

Our friends at Coldwell Banker are sharing some insider secrets for buying and selling a home.

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<![CDATA[Inside the Home of a Fashion Designer]]> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/5395-B_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

We're at the Park Avenue apartment of fashion designer Francisco Costa. This recently renovated home is a true reflection of his minimalist aesthetic.

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<![CDATA[A House Fit for House Music]]> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/5395-A-BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

We're in Los Angeles at the home of Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia fame and his wife Isabel Adrian, a TV personality in her own right. With their hectic travel schedules they wanted their home to be their sanctuary.

It combines classic architectural details with an elegant modern design flare. We join Isabel for a closer look at LA living at its best.

This episode of Open House was filmed at 136 West 22nd Street, 6th floor, New York, NY.

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<![CDATA[A Reimagined West Village Townhouse]]> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/1405-D_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

We tour a reimagined townhouse in New York's West Village neighborhood. Torsten and Annie, the principals of Haute Architecture, took a typical townhouse and turned it into something completely unique: a light filled series of sleek fluid spaces. It is modern minimalism at its finest!

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<![CDATA[Modern Interior Design in Tribeca]]> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/1405-C_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

We're in Tribeca with interior designer Judy Dunne, owner of the firm Butter and Eggs. Judy shows us how her choice of neutral tones, texture, and materials infused a warm aesthetic into her client's modern three-story residence.

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<![CDATA[The Hunt: Harlem Living]]> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/1405-A_AND_B-BLOCKS-WEB.jpeg

Scott and Jillian are both already home owners but are looking to buy their first home as a couple. They know they want more space and they want to live in Harlem. But they also have a healthy difference on what kind of place they want. Let's see if broker John McGuinness can find a place in Harlem that’s just right.

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<![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:36:38 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/5395-WEB-PROMO.jpeg

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[Cooking with the Scottos]]> Sat, 11 Nov 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/1404-E_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

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.

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<![CDATA[At Home with Chef Eric Bromberg]]> Sat, 11 Nov 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/1404-D_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

We tour the Newtown, CT home of chef Eric Bromberg. He, along with his brother, turned Blue Ribbon into an internationally recognizable and respected restaurant empire. His farmhouse-style home is filled with natural light and country views. It's a warm and welcoming retreat with a romantic European-style outdoor dining area befitting this French trained chef.

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<![CDATA[Good Vibes at Home with Chef Antonia Lofaso]]> Sat, 11 Nov 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/1404-C_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

California based chef, Antonia Lofaso, shows us around her family's home. Her home was a real labor of love and it brought together all of her favorite things: family, food and nature.

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<![CDATA[Greenwich Village Living with Chef Joey Campanaro]]> Sat, 11 Nov 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/1404-B_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

Joey Campanaro is known for his Greenwich Village restaurant Little Owl. After 10 years, it has become a downtown fixture. Joey draws inspiration from the historic neighborhood and it comes out in both his dishes and his décor at home.

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<![CDATA[The Waterfront Home of Donatella Arpaia]]> Sat, 11 Nov 2017 12:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/1404-A_BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

We’re in Connecticut at the beautiful lakeside retreat of chef, restaurateur and television personality Donatella Arpaia. When she isn’t overseeing her busy restaurant Prova PizzaBar in Grand Central Station, she’s relaxing with her family in the country.

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<![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/5394-PROMO-WEB.jpeg

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 World Class Jewel in California]]> Sat, 04 Nov 2017 11:00:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/5395-A-BLOCK-WEB.jpeg

15234 Rayneta Drive is a brand-new Mediterranean inspired estate in Sherman Oaks, California. Built with the finest designer finishes, this home has an impressive three-story entryway which sets the tone for the home. It has incredible views of the mountains and the city, a pool, and elegant surprises at every turn.

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