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Interior Designer Nate Berkus Drops $5M on NYC Penthouse

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Not a month after Nate Berkus sold his NYC duplex for $4.95M, the interior designer (a favorite of Arch Digest and Oprah alike) has turned around and snatched up another NYC pad, a penthouse he picked up for $5M. Yes, the prices are similar, and yes, both the old and new NYC digs have three bedrooms and two floors, but at least he got to be in a different part of the city, right? Ehh. His new place (at 10th Street) is only about 650 feet from the pad on 9th Street he just sold, reports the New York Observer, which also writes that his new apartment "looks a bit smaller" than his previous. Also inside his new place: two wood-burning fireplaces, a French limestone foyer, a wraparound rooftop terrace, and curved skylights "that wouldn't look out of place in a mid-1950s railroad observation car," the Observer writes. It's been quite the action-packed year for the real estate holdings of the Berkus-Brent household; in January, Berkus finally (after two long years) unloaded his Chicago condo, and not too long ago the pair purchased and souped up a Hollywood Regency home in L.A., which was featured in the August issue of Harper's Bazaar.

· Nate Berkus Moves 650 Feet, Buys $5 M. Village Penthouse [New York Observer via Curbed NY]
· All Nate Berkus posts [Curbed National]