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Be it ever so palatial, there’s no place like home — If you’re a billionairess like this lady

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The 54-room, three-story penthouse on Fifth Avenue, built for a legendary American heiress on land replacing the mansion she owned and now divided into nine separate and spacious residences... READ MORE
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Pierre Durand

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A look back at our 2011 interview of Pierre Durand in his exquisite 5th Avenue home. Much of his collection is up for auction next week at Christie's New York... READ MORE
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1015 Park — A History of One of Park Avenue’s Most Distinct Private Residences

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A personal history of the red brick house on the corner of Park and 85th, completed for its family in 1915, who lived there for the next 50 years... READ MORE
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Big Old Houses: Forget Gatsby

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Revisiting a 2012 tour of The Braes given by the late John Foreman, the second great mansion (still standing) of Standard Oil heir Herbert Pratt... READ MORE
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Brock Forsblom

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A look back on Sian and Lesley interview with interior designer/art collector/writer Brock Forsblom, strong on color, on visuals and on wit, all photographed by Jeff Hirsch... READ MORE
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BIG OLD HOUSES: In My Dreams

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We recount the amazing history, thanks to the late John Foreman, of the Morris-Jumel Mansion (1765) in upper Manhattan... READ MORE
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Sheelin Wilson

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Re-visiting master gilder Sheelin Wilson who is now selling ALL her furniture "and things" in a Doyle at Home auction coming up next week... READ MORE
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Charlotte’s Web Untangled, New York Neighborhood History

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An intimate look of an heiress’ aerie that dominates Turtle Bay back then and today... READ MORE
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Charles King

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A look back at an interview with Charles King, President and CEO of Housing Works, who lives in a tiny, book-filled guest room within the East 9th Street residence, the Keith D. Cylar House. Truly a good man living a good life, not the good life, and that’s not always an easy thing to find... READ MORE
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The Fisher Dollhouse: A Venetian Palazzo in Miniature

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Sian Ballen interviews Joanna Fisher whose dollhouse, a replica of a Venetian Palazzo, is now on display at the Museum of Arts and Design. ... READ MORE
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Christopher Cerf

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We re-visit Sian, Lesley and JH’s interview with author, composer, lyricist, record and Tv producer Christopher Cerf, a man of remarkable accomplishment. And a nice guy, too... READ MORE
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Looking Back at Lunch with Mario Buatta

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Sian and Lesley re-visit their 2013 interview with Mario Buatta back at the old Swifty’s; a priceless day with Mario doing standup sitting down... READ MORE

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