Celebrity interior designer Nate Berkus, who ascended the ranks with an Oprah endorsement and Target collaboration, has sold his utterly charming Greenwich Village penthouse. Berkus and husband, fellow designer Jeremiah Brent, listed their Fifth Avenue digs for $10.5 million in November, less than one month after the 3BR/2.5BA duplex was featured on the cover of Architectural Digest (because of course it was.)
The duplex was originally listed for $10.5 million, but went into contract asking $9.8 million. The New York Observer says the buyer is Charles de Viel Castel, a financier-turned-jewelry designer.
No corner of Berkus and Brent’s apartment went without renovation, and that includes combining the original $6 million penthouse with an adjacent one-bedroom apartment also designed by Emory Roth. The apartment today boasts three wood-burning fireplace, a windowed shoe closet that rivals the best of them, and wrap-around terraces.
Where next for Berkus and Brent, and their daughter Poppy? The couple recently purchased a $2.36 million four-bedroom in West Hollywood, but Berkus seems enamored with Greenwich Village. “This neighborhood, particularly the blocks around West 11th and West 10th streets, has a unique magic,” Berkus told AD. If judging by Berkus’s former Village pad, it’s only up from here.