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Open House Recap: Modern Meets Traditional, Victorian Industrial and More

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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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Square Feet: Porcupine Creek Estate

Located in the resort city of Rancho Mirage, CA, the majestic, 16-bedroom Porcupine Creek estate features its own 19-hole golf course and driving range on 249 acres of manicured grounds. Listed at $55 million, the spacious Mediterranean-inspired main residence boasts hand-painted ceiling murals, four themed guesthouses (1,860 square feet each) and a quartet of 600-square-foot casitas. For more information on this property, contact Tyler Morgan, Keith Markovitz, Gregg Antonsen of Christie's Great Estates and Jeff Hyland, Rick Hilton and Barbara Duskin of Hilton & Hyland.

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.

How to Mix Modern & Traditional

It's a typical decorating dilemma: You love modern while your partner adores traditional. But you can find the right balance between your two different tastes with these pointers from designers Larry Abel and Raymond McCallister, co-owners of ASI Art·Style·Innovation and creators of amazing event spaces. The duo recommend showcasing classic elements like fireplaces and chandeliers in unusual ways updating furniture with the latest fabrics to give them a fresh spin.
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This past weekend's Open House brought you majestic mansions and dazzling decorating tips. We kicked off the show with a lesson on how to mix modern and traditional styles on a budget by partners in business and life, Larry Abel and Raymond McCallister (see below video). Then homeowner Mary Clair Collins showed off her $8.75 million lakefront house while interiors maven Mar Silver's Westport, CT retreat was all about clean-lined, organic living (catch the above video tour). At the Porcupine Creek estate in Rancho Mirage, CA, we checked out the private 19-hole golf course at the stunning $55 million property (see below video). And boutique owner and home accessories designer Michele Varian showed us how to get the Victorian Industrial look at home (see below video).

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