It's onward and upward for Nate Berkus, apparently—with one major Arch Digest feature under his belt, finally a sale on his Chicago condo, plus a new TV show in the works and an ever-expanding line for Target, the newly engaged interior designer (who seems to be ridding himself of his East Coast roots altogether) has hoisted his other, much smaller apartment in NYC's West Village on the market for $699K. Berkus bought the one-bedroom unit in 2006 for $550K, exactly $1,000 a square foot, renovating it extensively and landing it in O, The Oprah Magazine in Spring 2007, smack the throes of his years-long guest stint on The Oprah Winfrew Show.
Here's some of the changes, according to the O piece:
"Major initiatives involved a bathroom gut, a four-paneled French door installation and the removal of a wall—not to mention the usual laundry list of painting, tiling, cabinetry and appliance installation. [...] To make [the kitchen] more modern and efficient, Nate decided to upgrade his appliances, spruce up the cabinetry and rip out the patterned countertop. [He added] a French limestone-topped bar (made out of an old conference table from his former Chicago office), 1950s bar stools from Center44, a stainless steel backsplash and a new coat of paint on the existing cabinets."
There's also a "refrigerator that fits under the counter and slides out like a drawer" and, somewhat predictably, white subway tile in the bathroom. Above, have a look at the photos.