Open Houses of the Week: Jan. 20-24

open housesThere's something about that "Open House" sign that acts like a magnet. Whether you're looking for a new place to live, keeping tabs on real estate in your neighborhood, or just angling for a sneak peek at someone else's private domain, the lure of an open door is strong indeed.

From a gorgeous Tudor just minutes from Manhattan, to a "Fantasy Island"-inspired Mediterranean overlooking the bay, we lay down the welcome mat at some of the most interesting open houses in the nation. So wipe your feet at the door and scroll right on through.






Open Houses for Jan. 13-15


Coral Gables, Fla.



Open house: Sun., Jan. 22
Location: Coral Gables, Fla.
Price: $13.475 million
Property details: This majestic waterfront estate situated on Biscayne Bay is nothing short of a Mediterranean masterpiece. Boasting over 15,000 square feet, the seven-bedroom property features soaring ceilings, a gorgeous porte-cochere entrance and a foyer with incredible ocean views. Plus, with a private elevator, spacious bedrooms and living areas, a sauna and a whirlpool, this is Florida luxury at its finest.

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New York



Open house: Sun., Jan. 22
Location: New York
Price: $1.98 million
Property details: If shiny, flashy contemporary homes aren't your thing and you prefer something classically beautiful, this could be the perfect home for you. This wonderfully traditional four-bedroom Tudor home, nestled in the prestigious Bayside Gables community in Queens, boasts hard-to-find antiquarian features such as fully-functional stone fireplaces, hardwood detailing and cathedral ceilings. If you fancy yourself a bit of a Nigella Lawson, you'll be pleased to know that the home boasts a traditional double oven set in a gorgeous brick arched wall. A rare find.

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Los Angeles



Open house: Tues., Jan. 24
Location: Los Angeles
Price: $7.95 million
Property details: This spectacular Spanish contemporary overlooking downtown L.A. and the entire Los Angeles Basin is for those who prefer unabashed luxury. We're talking unashamed opulence, here: an infinity pool equipped with waterfalls and a water slide, and featuring stunning Pacific Ocean views, floor-to-ceiling windows, soaring beamed ceilings throughout and French doors leading to a large back patio. For those who won't accept any less than an A-list lifestyle.

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Stamford, Conn.



Open house: Sun., Jan. 22
Location: Stamford, Conn.
Price: $1.305 million
Property details: This sprawling, five-bedroom Colonial home in prestigious North Stamford boasts stately elegance. The stunning traditional American gem features four functional fireplaces, glossy hardwood floors and an ideal location among the trees. Plus, the home is also wheelchair-friendly, with a an elevator from the driveway, to handicap-friendly bedroom suites.

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Portland, Ore.



Open house: Sun., Jan. 22
Location: Portland, Ore.
Price: $729,500
Property description: Located in prestigious Irvington, highlights of this three-bedroom, two-story home include stunning craftsmanship, a broad front porch, a brand-new furnace, and refinished hardwood floors on both levels. Featuring a kitchen deck and a huge side yard, the home is perfect for families who love to entertain.

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Charlotte, N.C.



Open House: Sun., Jan. 22
Location: Charlotte, N.C.
Price: $1.305 million
Property description: This gorgeous Myers Park home may be beautifully renovated but it still retains the charm and character of the 1930s. With a majestic grand staircase, traditional wood-burning fireplaces, bay windows and bookshelves galore, you can enjoy modern luxury without sacrificing the feel of a classic home. Nine-foot-high ceilings finish off this rare five-bedroom beauty.


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Richmond, Va.



Open house: Sun., Jan. 22
Location: Richmond, Va.
Price: $650,000
Property description: Located on a half-acre lot in the swimming and tennis community of Foxhall, this four-bedroom, four-bathroom gem is perfect for those with an eye for the finer details. With glossy hardwood floors, 9-foot-high ceilings, detailed moldings, arched doorways and brick and hardiplank detailing, this home is simply exquisite.

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Austin, Texas



Open house: Sun., Jan. 22
Location: Austin, Texas
Price: $610,000
Property description: Located on the 14th hole of the University of Texas Golf Club and overlooking the hills of west Austin, this beautiful four-bedroom home has authentic Texas flavor. Durango front doors open to a two-story entry that flows into the rest of the open home, with endlessly tall ceilings. The home showcases incredible walnut and Travertine flooring, and stunning built-in bookshelves in the main level study.

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