Nate Berkus Buys $5M NYC Penthouse While His LA Rental Seeks a Buyer

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Nate Berkus is known for having an eye for style when it comes to designing celeb-worthy homes, and his own real estate is no exception. Whether it’s his former Chicago apartment, his recently-sold New York City apartment or his latest purchase, the designer and former daytime television host has a track record for living in beautifully designed residences.

Berkus has bought a new penthouse (pictured above) in the Big Apple for $5 million, while his L.A. rental, located at 2924 Montcalm Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, has hit the market for $2.95 million.

The CORE Group held the penthouse listing and reported the sale to Berkus. The 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home (pictured in the slideshow) is located in hip Greenwich Village, where Berkus and fiance Jeremiah Brent were recently photographed sporting workout gear.

The 14-story building was constructed in 1922 and has a doorman. Berkus’ luxe new pad features coveted city views, hardwood and marble flooring, intricate crown molding and fireplaces. The kitchen is particularly stunning with cherry and granite finishes and stainless steel appliances.

Meanwhile, the Hollywood Hills home Berkus was renting from boutique hotel owner Sean Macpherson and his mother, Janet Macpherson, is for sale. Rumors previously circulated that Berkus might buy the well-preserved John Woolf home, built in 1939. Regardless of whether he decides to make an offer, Berkus has left his mark on the 2,148-square-foot residence, which includes a marble-inlaid parquet-floored living room and a vintage kitchen with a mint-colored stove. An array of publications including Harper’s Bazaar have featured the noteworthy design.

Nate Berkus' former rental features his signature, "Mad Men" inspired design.

Nate Berkus’ former rental mixes modern architecture with 1950s “Mad Men”-inspired design.

The Macphersons purchased the home for $415,000 in ’95. Its history, location and Berkus’ signature design may justify the current $2.95 million asking price. The for-sale listing is held by Jeff Kohl of The Agency.

The NY penthouse photos are courtesy of StreetEasy.

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