Special Spaces is a television series that tours the most beautiful rooms in America and meets the fascinating people who occupy them.
From historical gems like The Octagon Library in Richard Jenrette’s Edgewater estate, to a spectacular TriBeCa loft re-imagined with modern lines, to retreats in the Colorado Rockies designed to perfection, Special Spaces takes viewers inside and explains how these great homes came to be. With a designer’s eye for details, we examine the art and architecture, and explain how the combinations reflect the personality of the owner.
Special Spaces is a journey, which starts at the front door then walks, not only through amazing rooms, but also through the imaginations of the designers and owners who create these vital spaces.
Episode 1 – From Penthouse to Treehouse
A Manhattan loft complete with waterfall, a historic home on the Hudson River, a penthouse meadow, a celebrity designer’s Hamptons estate, and a unique treehouse.
Episode 2 – Collectors and Architects
A vintage race car collector’s castle, a unique oceanfront retreat with retractable walls, a contemporary Hamptons home with a moat, an art collector’s Manhattan townhouse, and Al Capone’s Miami hideaway.
Episode 3 – Inspired by History
An 1895 barn turned art gallery, a contemporary silo home on the Provo River, a boyhood dream realized as a Tudor restoration mansion, a waterfront estate inspired by Italian palaces, and a 1752 stone cottage built by an American Revolution traitor.
Episode 4 – Mogul Style
An advertising industry legend’s all-black Manhattan apartment, an historic Connecticut country estate, jeweler Kenneth Jay Lane’s gem of a home, an entrepreneur’s model train mecca, Hollywood mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Park City retreat.
Episode 5 – Extravagantly Unique
A $20 million landmarked Manhattan townhouse, a unique Texan lighthouse home on Lake Travis, a private island home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, a rustic-bohemian artists’ farmhouse, and the world’s most extravagant dental office in Philadelphia.
Episode 6 – Inspiring Environments
A banker-turned-oyster farmer’s private island, a magical Middle Earth-themed underground Montana home, a Rhode Island artist’s studio converted from a church, a gorgeous Southern California hacienda, and an historic 1883 oceanfront estate.
Episode 7 – Home as Art
An estate that combines a passion for art with natural beauty, an artist’s home and studio built entirely from scratch, a retreat that disappears into the desert, Frank Lloyd Wright’s only adobe house, and a unique townhouse in a converted synagogue.
Episode 8 – New England Classics
A private home that opens onto Philadelphia’s famed Rittenhouse Square, a Georgian revival estate sporting a $12 million renovation, an art collector two hundred year old townhouse, an interior designer who restores historic mansions
Episode 1 – Eccentric Estates
An estate built to house a fleet of private planes, an 18th Century water mill reborn as a weekend retreat, an oceanfront mansion built on a tea fortune, a palace with see-through walls and secret doors, and a home and pottery studio inspired by Tuscany.
A geodesic dome in the trees of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin; cowboy meets contemporary on a ranch in the Ozarks of Arkansas; a former Wall Street trader’s vineyard in Paso Robles, California; a mountain home outside of Aspen, Colorado inspired by a Moroccan love story; a professor-turned-painter’s industrial style home in Sedona, Arizona.
Episode 3 – Homes with History
A home with 200 years of history, a bungalow inspired by Napoleon and the French Revolution, an edgy museum-style home, a custom-designed treehouse, and a cabinet of curiosities.
Episode 4 – Eclectic Art, Exquisite Homes
This episode takes us inside exquisite rooms with a all encompassing chandelier, to mosaic covered walls.