The four-story, 25.5-foot-wide townhouse, located at 4 Centre Market in NoLita, was originally built in 1900. But when investor and socialite Bradley Zipper picked it up for $3.3 million in 2004, he decided to tap the Novogratz family to bring their signature “downtown chic” style to the home.
The famed design family gave it the works: “a 900-bottle wine cellar that’s a replica of one in a Meatpacking District club; a 14-foot mahogany and pewter bar shipped over from Paris; and a vintage 1940s pool table surrounded by graphite walls.”
Some of the 5,000-square-foot home’s other luxe amenities include 12-foot ceilings, retro appliances, Moroccan tile floors and a rear courtyard with a 120-inch projection screen. The total renovation cost $100,000, according to 6sqft. Not bad, considering the effort.
Alas, Zipper has moved on. He put the house on the market two years ago for $15 million, before cutting the ask to $13 million. He even tried renting it out for $35,000 a month.
Maybe he’s interested in ditching the property because of the bad memories. The home is where his enraged ex-lover allegedly threatened him while brandishing a large kitchen knife.
Anyhow… be sure to check out our forthcoming profile of the Novogratz duo in our July/August issue.