Inside "Real Housewives'" Teresa Giudice's Scene-Stealing New Jersey Mansion

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The Grand Entrance-
A jaw-dropping double staircase, inspired by the movie "Scarface", is the first thing you see upon entry to Casa Giudice
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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 4:06 PM EDT

On a recent episode of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey", Teresa Giudice revealed that she cleans her own house. That would seem unexceptional, until you see her house. All 12,000 square feet of it. The Jersey mother of four (Gia, 9, Gabriella, 5, Milania, 4, and Audriana, 10 months), opens the doors of her palatial six bedroom, six bathroom mansion, in the new issue of In Touch.

"My house is very warm - even though it's big, it's very inviting and that's what I love," says Giudice, now in her second season of hit Bravo reality show, airing Monday nights. "We designed our house knowing we wanted to use every room."

One room in particular took a starring role. The great room, designed with a built-in plasma screen over the fire-place, was the site of their 200-person house-warming party-- not to mention on-camera drama.

But with the camera's off, Giudice, author of the "Skinny Italian" cookbook, spends most of her time in the earth-toned kitchen.

"That's where I live," says the reality star, who custom designed her culinary cove. "I love the cabinets, the columns, even the details in the trim work." Inside the cabinets, the cutlery is just as impressive. Plates and glasses from couture designers, like Gucci and Calvin Klein, are stacked on deck for family dinners and future chefs-- namely, her daughters. "I know they'll be good cooks," says Giudice.

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