Design guru Nate Berkus and his equally design-savvy hubby Jeremiah Brent just listed their hoity toity Greenwich Village apartment for a cool $10.5 million.
It was only two short years ago that the design couple settled into this Lower Fifth Avenue apartment with their daughter Poppy after Oprah’s fave designer sold his 9th Street crib only a hop, skip and a jump away.
And considering the fact that they paid $5 million for it at the time, they’re making a pretty penny off the place if they get anywhere near what they’re asking. Perhaps it’s a bit on the ambitious side to be asking more than double what they paid only a couple of years ago, but it looks like Mr. Berkus and his husband really hold their redesign to the highest of standards.
Located just above Washington Square Park in the 1922-built building, the pad is positioned in the ideal spot surrounded rich cultural heritage that is unique only to the highly coveted Greenwich Village.
The couple designed every inch of it, so it’s a no-brainer that the 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom spread is a stunner. So striking was the renovation that the apartment was featured on the cover of Architectural Digest once the remodeling was complete.
The bright and airy penthouse duplex is bathed in white, and boasts cathedral-like coffered ceilings and gold and black accents throughout.
A key player in the 2,800 abode is the massive Carrie Bradshaw-esque closet that’s seriously bigger than most apartments in The Big Apple. The master bedroom boasts it own fireplace (one of three in the whole penthouse), as well as a spa-like master bath equipped with a glorious free-standing cast iron bath tub and double sinks.
The sizeable gourmet chef’s kitchen is equipped with an 8-burner range, a butcher’s block, marble counters, and skylights, and spills into a formal dining area. You’ll be lead to private living quarters on the lower level via the fabulous wrought iron staircase – it’s the perfect spot for overnight guests to get a little ‘me’ time. On the upper end, the dramatic all-glass double-doored terrace overlooks the dazzle of lower Fifth Avenue.
Whoever decides to put in an offer on this puppy will have the option to purchase the gorgeous furniture that already adorns the place. It’s not necessarily part of the sale, per se, but for the right price, the power couple will entertain any offers on special request. And buyers should also take note of the hefty maintenance fees: a cool $7,073 per month.
Based on how truly magnificent this place is, it’s probably going to sting a little to cut ties with it. Whatever the case may be, one thing’s for sure – Nate’s new place is going to have to feature an equally large wardrobe and shoe closet – after all, you can’t go backwards. And Poppy’s only going to get older, which means the shoe collection is only beginning.
So where is the Berkus-Brent family off to next? West Hollywood, where they recently purchased a $2.36 million 4-bedroom home. Looks like an expansion of the family is in the works, perhaps?