1/20/2012

KLJ's Former Manhattan Townhouse

Like many others out there, I still have issues of Domino magazine from years ago. One of the ones I kept was the issue that featured Katie Lee Joel's New York townhouse. It was renovated by architect Ahmad Sardar-Afkami and designed by Nate Berkus and it's truly incredible. 

KLJ has since sold the place and I stumbled upon the real estate listing via Pinterest and was thrilled to find a massive set of photos of the property. I had no idea that it was so huge...at 4,000 square feet it's a monster especially for New York size standards. Oh, and it was listed at a cool $13 million. I'll never cease to be amazed at the cost of real estate in Manhattan! Anyhow here is the eye candy courtesy of Gotham Photo Company...

Designed by Nate Berkus, photo by Gotham Photo Company

Designed by Nate Berkus, photo by Gotham Photo Company

Designed by Nate Berkus, photo by Gotham Photo Company

Designed by Nate Berkus, photo by Gotham Photo Company

Designed by Nate Berkus, photo by Gotham Photo Company

Designed by Nate Berkus, photo by Gotham Photo Company

Designed by Nate Berkus, photo by Gotham Photo Company

Designed by Nate Berkus, photo by Gotham Photo Company

Designed by Nate Berkus, photo by Gotham Photo Company

Designed by Nate Berkus, photo by Gotham Photo Company

Designed by Nate Berkus, photo by Gotham Photo Company

Designed by Nate Berkus, photo by Gotham Photo Company

Designed by Nate Berkus, photo by Gotham Photo Company

Designed by Nate Berkus, photo by Gotham Photo Company


Designed by Nate Berkus, photo by Gotham Photo Company

Designed by Nate Berkus, photo by Gotham Photo Company

Designed by Nate Berkus, photo by Gotham Photo Company

Designed by Nate Berkus, photo by Gotham Photo Company
Amazing, right? I really like the style - it's very cool and young but still classic and understated. I'm curious about why KLJ decided to sell. Maybe the dining room was too small (she's a chef and probably entertains a lot)? I guess the glitterati buys, renovates, and sells real estate constantly. In any case, I love the townhouse and think Ahmad Sardar-Afkami and Nate Berkus did a fabulous job with it.

Have a wonderful weekend!

16 comments:

  1. If I could pick any house in the world to move into as-is, I think this would be it. The bath and living rooms are my favorite of all time!

    Marissa
    www.roost-home.blogspot.com

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  2. It is absolutely gorgeous, I especially love the living room...but 13 mill is CRAYZAY! lol

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  3. whoa. this is stunning!

    Bethany
    www.powellbrower.com
    PowellBrower Home

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  4. I guess marrying someone 40 years older pays off!

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  5. I still have that issue and remember her standing on a chair reaching for something on the shelf wearing a cute little sherbet striped dress... pink and orange, I believe? looking very Ali Mcgraw-ish. Does nate come with the house?? If so, I'll FIND the money!

    Regards, Whitley Adkins Hamlin

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  6. Gorgeous! I am in love with the yellow wallpaper in the dining room.

    www.idesignlove.com

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  7. It is probably the one issue of my Domino magazines that I go back on and flip through the most. Her house is enormous! I had never seen the bottom few photos, love the style! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Thanks for sharing these pics - I'm with you - it is absolutely fabulous! There are very few houses where I feel like I could move in and not change a thing and this is one of them!

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  9. Every inch is beautiful! Id love to know the wall color of the living room...any ideas?

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    thank you

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  11. absolutely beautiful!! I'm loving all the chandeliers. Nate is SO good. xx Gena

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  12. where do i find those x based stools in the living room?

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