Robert and Cortney Novogratz, who juggle decorating jobs in New York City while raising their 7 kids, host an entertaining show on HGTV that just wrapped up its first season called “Home by Novogratz.” Their unconventional style may not be for everyone, but it’s fun to watch them work, and the results are always kind of unexpected and interesting.
One of their most famous projects is their own townhouse. Here’s what it looked like when they bought it:
It was amazing to watch them create a home out of this space on their Bravo TV reality show “9 by Design” last year (I was disappointed when it wasn’t renewed for a second season–they chose to do the HGTV series instead). Here’s how it looks today:
Their townhouse is on the market for $17.45 million. A lot of the scenes on “Home by Novogratz” were filmed in this living room, so you may recognize this white piano and the very cool glass garage door that opens to the terrace:
It comes in a colorful version, too. They used it in a makeover on their show on HGTV (the apartment’s living room before is on the left and the after is on the right, just in case you couldn’t guess!):
Back to their townhouse that’s for sale–here’s their bedroom with that huge Adid Aziz desk that had to be lifted through the window of the room with a crane (which makes me wonder if it stays for the next owner!):
They seem to approach decorating from more of an artist’s point of view than a traditional designer’s. We frequently see them starting a project by shopping for funky artwork and commissioning one-of-a-kind pieces for their clients.
We see the kitchen in almost every episode of the show, where Rob and Cortney work on their projects while their kids sit at the table with them, doing their homework:
The townhouse has 5 floors and over 7,000 square feet. It comes with a 2-car garage and its own indoor basketball court that converts into a private screening room. But one of the best selling points about the house may be the amazing river and city views:
Have you seen their show? Are you a fan? I just got a press release from HGTV saying that it’s been picked up for a second season that will begin airing in April of 2012.