Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent’s NYC Townhouse

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It seems life on the West Coast isn’t for everybody. Simply two years after design duo Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent declared their want to “put down roots” in Los Angeles, the couple (together with their kids, Poppy and Oskar) have discovered their method again to New York. The couple initially headed out to California after Berkus’s father handed away in 2015, and chronicled the expertise on their TLC present, “Nate & Jeremiah by Design.” They settled on a sprawling Spanish Colonial dwelling within the Hancock Park neighborhood, however quickly discovered La-La Land life wasn’t proper for them.

“One factor I can promise you is that I’ll by no means once more inform a publication {that a} home is my ‘endlessly dwelling,’” Berkus advised Architectural Digest in a selection that includes the couple’s new 3,400-square-foot, 1899 city home in Manhattan’s West Village. The property had simply undergone a intestine renovation, but it surely had been so stripped that it lacked any actual sense of character.

“Our job was going to be to offer it some soul once more,” Brent advised AD. Of couple, first the couple needed to edit down all their belongings from their sprawling LA dwelling.  “Our previous front room had 30 items of furnishings,” says Berkus. “This one has six! However what you see is one of the best that we’ve obtained.” 

The voluminous front room is anchored by a white oak double-height bookcase that’s so heavy, it needed to be bolted to the wall. Beneath, an Albert Chubac portray hangs over a Carlo Calobmo couch, whereas a classic ’70s membership chair sits close by. Exterior, a courtyard with a 17th-century French fountain and an 18th-century stone desk gives the proper spot for the youngsters to play. A sunny terrace is crammed with lush greenery and views of the town behind them. 

The lounge opens into the kitchen, the place a sprawling island strikes all through. A La Cornue oven is surrounded by a hood, backsplash, and counter tops made from Calacutta. Distinctive particulars like customized taps from Van Cronenburg and uncovered cupboards with hen wire give the spot numerous character.

Upstairs, a parlor space with an enormous glass railing overlooks the lounge beneath. The hallway continues to the kids’s rooms, that are equally as vigorous as the remainder of the house. Daughter Poppy’s room concerned numerous enter from the toddler herself, together with the need for pink carpeting, a pink mattress, and vigorous, floral wallpaper with an occasional peacock peppered in. An previous vintage bench is roofed in pink polka dots, and items of artwork (principally completed by buddies) adorn the partitions.

The master suite is the perfect non-public oasis, but it surely’s undergone a serious transformation from its authentic state. Needing a bigger dressing room space, the couple minimize into house from the master suite and created a comfy dressing room with loads of storage. The ultimate bed room space options chalky plaster partitions, looped ivory carpeting, and a sculptural fluted plaster cupboard designed to cover the TV. Whereas it could be smaller than most celebrities’ grasp bedrooms, it’s nonetheless gargantuan in most city dwellers’ eyes! A spacious grasp tub includes a 19th-century Alabaster pendant glowing overhead, whereas a classic chair sits subsequent to the deep bathtub. 

“Coming from LA, we needed to discover a place that our kids felt secure, that felt like a house,” says Berkus. “And this home, the second we walked in, we knew we may make it our personal and develop as a household right here.” 

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