Nate Berkus, America’s sweetheart of interior designers, has purchased a 15th-floor penthouse apartment in Greenwich Village. Apparently Berkus loves this corner of the city, since his new home will be mere minutes from his previous pad at West 9th Street, which he recently sold for $4.95 million.
The $5 million co-op at 39 Fifth Avenue was designed by Emery Roth and commissioned by Bing & Bing builders. With three bedrooms and 2.5 baths, the pre-war duplex seems modestly sized but impeccably appointed: The corner living room boasts coffered 10.5-foot ceilings and oversized windows. The dining room, which features a verdant mural, opens onto a private terrace. The chef’s kitchen features dramatic rounded skylights. The home was listed by Emily Beare and Tony Sargent at CORE.
In somewhat related news, Berkus will soon be hosting a new NBC reality show called American Dream Builders, in which designers and architects compete on weekly home renovation projects. Between the move and his new show, it’s certainly shaping up to be a busy couple of months for Berkus.