Baltimore Woman Wins Chicago Trump Tower Oasis

$750,000 Trump Tower residence was designed by HGTV's Vern Yip

By Jessica Guido
|  Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011  |  Updated 11:05 PM CDT
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Tips of the Trade: At the Trump with "Design Star" Vern Yip

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The second annual HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway featured the Trump International Hotel and Tower here in Chicago. Take a look at the condo that has been designed by Vern Yip, and valued at $750,000. Baltimore native Deborah Robertson was the winner.

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Tips of the Trade: At the Trump with "Design Star" Vern Yip

Vern Yip of HGTV's Design Star walks us through a unit he designed at Trump International Hotel and Towers in Chicago. He gives lots of useful tips that allow you to maximize your space while keeping your home luxurious and chic.

This episode of Open House was hosted from 50 Gramercy Park North, New York, NY. For more information on this property, please contact Wendy J. Sarasohn at 212-836-1042 and Jamie Joseph 212-605-9283 of Corcoran.

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Deborah Robertson, 57, of Baltimore is moving up in the world.

The Maryland native is the winner of the 2011 HGTV Urban Oasis contest, which gives one lucky winner a new 35th floor high-rise at the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago.

Robertson will move into her new home designed by HGTV Design Star judge Vern Yip. It is valued at more than $750,000, according to the Baltimore Sun.

The fully furnished one-bedroom residence has a Chicago River and Michigan Avenue skyline view, gourmet kitchen, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

"I feel like I'm going to faint. I never in a million years expected this!" said Robertson to the Baltimore Sun.

Her name was picked randomly from an online contest. She was one of nearly 14 million entries. Robertson admits she entered the contest twice a day, every day until it was over.

Robertson works for Social Security Administration. This is her first time in the Windy City.

Winners are responsible for all taxes, according to HGTV officials. The contest winner will be featured on HGTV Dec. 29 at 8 p.m.

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