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Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent Ask $10.5 Million for Decked-Out Duplex

The Wall Street Journal // Nov 20, 2015

The Greenwich Village Penthouse has two terraces and a windowed walk-in closet as big as some apartments.


Interior designers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are listing their Manhattan duplex penthouse for $10.5 million.


On the 14th and 15th floors of a prewar building, the Greenwich Village co-op has three bedrooms and measures about 2,800 square feet, according to listing agent Emily Beare of Core.


The apartment has a windowed walk-in closet divided into two sections—one for Mr. Berkus and one for Mr. Brent. The closet is “as big as most people’s apartments,” Ms. Beare said, and has a black and white patterned carpet. The kitchen, with white tile and black cabinets, leads to a terrace and has rounded glass casement windows that add “a lot of light,” Ms. Beare said.


Mr. Berkus and Mr. Brent turned an office near the master bedroom into a nursery for their daughter, Poppy. A playroom has built-in bookshelves concealing a hidden door to the hallway, she said. The apartment also has a wraparound terrace and three wood-burning fireplaces.


The couple spent about $6 million in 2013 to buy the building’s penthouse and an adjacent one-bedroom apartment, Ms. Beare said. They combined the two units and gut-renovated the space, she said.


The home was on the cover of October’s “Architectural Digest,” and the couple decided to list it after receiving a number of inquiries about whether they’d be willing to sell, Ms. Beare said. She said the furniture isn’t included in the asking price, but some pieces may be available as a separate negotiation.


Meanwhile, the couple paid $2.36 million in September for a four-bedroom house in West Hollywood, according to public records.


Mr. Berkus, 44, founded the design firm Nate Berkus Associates and gained fame through regular appearances on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”. Mr. Brent, 30, heads Jeremiah Brent Design and hosts the television show “Home Made Simple.” The two were married in 2014 at the New York Public Library.


Original Article: The Wall Street Journal