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Location: New York, N.Y.
The Skinny: Cortney and Bob Novogratz, the design couple who now appear on HGTV and have been renovating townhouses in downtown NYC for more than a decade, worked their wacky form of magic from scratch on this 23-foot-wide townhouse fronting on the Hudson. As in at least five of their previous projects, the Novogratzes, and their seven children, took up residence in the five-bedroom, 7,180-square-foot house, while building and outfitting it to their specifications. In Novogratz land that means decking the place out with exotic materials, eclectic furnishings, walls of glass, a stunning roof deck, and even an indoor basketball court. Today they have the house listed for a whopping $17.5M, down from a high of $25M in 2009, but many, many millions more than the $5M the duo paid for the site back in '07.
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