Situated on the waterfront in Gables by the Sea, Florida, this five-bedroom, five-bathroom home was designed by its architect owner. A sweeping marble entryway with a grand staircase opens into the formal living and dining areas, while the kitchen provides room for more casual dining. Designed to maximize the surrounding bay views, an immense terrace on the second floor overlooks the custom pool and patio area below, with a wet bar and private dock. The perfect home for a water-loving Floridian. View the listing.
$3,295,000 for an Architect's Miami Home
If you dream of living in five-star digs like children's book character Eloise, you can bring hotel style into your home with these tips from interior designer Frank Fontana. According to Frank, all it takes is clearing away clutter and adding a little bling and drama. Plus, you can pick up bargain finds from the W Hotel and the Ritz-Carlton at Fort Pitt Furniture. Catch LXTV's Open House on Sundays at 10:30am on NBC 5. (Published Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011)
Updated at 4:41 PM EDT on Friday, Apr 27, 2012