9 By Design is a popular Bravo show that mixes eclectic designs with raising seven children. Parents Bob and Courtney Novogratz (also owners of Sixx Design) pair real estate with interior design. From hotels to private residences, the duo offers their spunky take on today’s hottest design trends. And when they are not designing for others, they dabble in the “flipping” biz by purchasing homes, renovating them and selling them for profit. If you watched last season, you might remember their vibrantly funky pad in Manhattan’s West Village. Once home to the Novogratzs (hey, they have seven children!) and filmed on Bravo, the 7,180 sqft home is now up for sale. Before someone signs on the dotted line, let’s take a look inside the home.
The white and angular glass facade sets the standard for modern design in the West Village neighborhood. Triple plated and soundproof glass were used to block out any noise pollution that is oh so common in the Big Apple. The ample use of glass also offers an abundance of natural light to penetrate the home.
One of the things we love about this home is its openness. Practically every room has an ample size window that offers views of Manhattan or the Hudson river. Color has been inserted into each space via furnishings and decor. By keeping all of the walls white, there is a maintained consistency throughout the townhouse that evokes a spacious and airy feel. Colorful prints and canvases are sprinkled in each interior for extra depth and added dimension.
Another way space is achieved throughout the home is by keeping all furniture to a minimum. Each space has just enough furniture to complete a room without overpowering it. The living room alone offers an assortment of seating, but lacks traditional tables and decor.
Entertainment was a must as the Novogratz townhome is complete with a basketball court that coverts into a screening room. At least this way, the family can save money on going to the movies (expect totals reach around $140 for the entire family).
Overall, we enjoy the 9 By Design home. It is always interesting to see design styles as they provide a window into a person’s character. From the decor, we would presume that the Novogratzs are open-minded and a bit unorthodox fusing different trends and styles (global, mid-century, modern). What do you think about the home? Like or dislike? To learn more about the listing (ID 1019737), visit Paula Del Nunzio of Brown Harris Stevens here.
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