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Show Recap: California Modernism and Quirky Victorian In Chicago



    Beverly Hills isn't just a land of McMansions as this stunningly modernist steel-and-glass house can attest. On the market for $12.3 million, its gutsy architecture makes a bold statement and its slick interiors could be the setting for a Hollywood blockbuster.

    Prefer vintage charm to polished minimalism? Chicago-based interior designer Julia Edelmann brings a quirky, eclectic twist to traditional living. Her historic Victorian is anything but stuffy thanks to unconventional pairings and oversized accents. 

    Square Feet: $12.3 Million Minimalist Masterpiece In Beverly Hills

    [OPEN HOUSE VID] Square Feet: $12.3 Million Minimalist Masterpiece In Beverly Hills
    Wrapped in sleek steel and glass, this contemporary residence in Beverly Hills makes a bold architectural statement. Inside, the five-bedroom home is just as striking with a koi pond, two-story living/dining area and minimalist kitchen in pure white by Italian firm Poliform. For more information about this property, please contact broker Michael Libow of Coldwell Banker at 310.285.7509. Catch LXTV's Open House on Saturdays at 7pm on KNBC 4.
    (Published Monday, Sept. 27, 2010)

    Meanwhile in New York City, William Diamond of Diamond Baratta Design transformed a humdrum apartment into a posh French flat worthy of an 18th-century aristocrat.

    If a serene place to swim is your idea of opulence, check out this $5.25 million Manhattan penthouse with a private pool. 

    Designer Living: Julia Edelmann

    [OPEN HOUSE VID] Designer Living: Julia Edelmann
    Although Julia Edelmann's home is a historic Victorian gem, the Chicago-based interior designer infused the space with quirky combinations that provide playful comfort. Go bold with oversized objects, mix styles and colors of seating at a dinner table for a casual vibe or turn a china cabinet into a artful display for monochromatic pieces.
    (Published Wednesday, July 6, 2011)

    Across the Hudson River, New Jersey's Schiff Estate is up for sale and will provide palatial digs for everyone in your entourage. Fun fact: It was once the national headquarters of the Boy Scouts

    Finally, an organized home is the ultimate luxury. Find a place for all those random odds and ends with these decorating tips from author and designer Monica Rich Kosann.

    Designer Living: William Diamond

    [OPEN HOUSE VID] Designer Living: William Diamond
    How does a bland all-white room become a Rococo confection? Designer William Diamond of Diamond Baratta Design reveals how he transformed a humdrum Upper East Side townhouse into an opulent dwelling. Known for his deft use of color and pattern, William took his inspiration from 18th-century France and Russia with boiserie paneling, ornate stained-wood floors and grand furnishings.
    (Published Monday, Sept. 27, 2010)