Maybe he just wanted another apartment to decorate? Interior designer and daytime (soon primetime) TV host Nate Berkus loves Greenwich Village—so much so that he’s willing to go through all of the Sturm und Drang of moving, only to find himself a two-minute walk from where he started.
Two weeks ago The Observer broke the news that he had sold his West 9th Street co-op for $4.95 million. And now Mr. Berkus has picked up a $5 million co-op at 39 Fifth Avenue, at 10th Street, according to city records—a Bing & Bing-built, Emery Roth-designed building wedged in between two other tall pre-wars on lower Fifth Avenue.
Paddle8 founder Alexander Gilkes made a name for himself with an online art auction site, but when it comes to buying a home, he doesn’t seem to want much competition: Mr. Gilkes and his new wife, Misha Nonoo, just bought a sprawling, whisper-listed, Greenwich Village co-op.
They picked up the apartment at 23 West 9th Street from interior designer and former talk show host Nate Berkus.
As any Times Styles section writer knows, it takes at least three to make a trend, so we guess we can officially call it now: the much-ballyhooed real estate trophy market is over-hyped.
Today, yet another ambitious trophy listing was yanked from the market, slinking away just a few weeks after taking a $10 million price cut. Leroy Schecter’s 35th-floor spread at 15 Central Park West, which made such a big show of asking $95 million when it debuted last August, is no longer for sale. And like City Spire and the Woolworth Mansion before it, the 15 CPW departure was not occasioned by a sale.
A new establishment is taking shape amidst the elegant shops and high-priced pads of the Upper East Side: on the corner of Madison and 61st Street, boutique real estate agency CORE is opening its gorgeous new flagship office. Last night, in the swanky downstairs party room of Rouge Tomate, The New York Observer teamed up Read More