A recent listing by Stribling for a Park Avenue co-op selling for $4.75 million noted that the apartment was owned by a former editor-in-chief of a “major design magazine.” A quick look into the documents reveals that while the “design” part of that may be a tad exaggerated, the owner is none other than Nancy Novogrod, the editor-in-chief of Travel + Leisure magazine for twenty-one years.
For someone who traveled the world, Novogrod decorated her apartment with a surprising amount of restraint. According to the listing, the home is 2,450 square feet, with two-bedrooms, three bathrooms, a living room with four large windows and a fireplace, a library, a recently-renovated kitchen and a large two-room storage space (we imagine Novogrod had a lot of souvenirs from all her travels).
One thing we have a feeling the place has is convenient placement for electrical outlets; in her exit interview for T+L, Novogrod commented on how much the lack of them bothered her in hotel rooms.
“Why should anyone have to get down on hands and knees to hunt for somewhere to plug in an iPhone charger? It should be easily accessible and within reach of the bed—so that you can turn off the alarm or check messages or listen to music or whatever you do with your device.”