“9 By Design” stars hire Del Nunzio to help sell their West Street townhouse

By Sarabeth Sanders | September 20, 2010 02:00PM

Robert and Cortney Novogratz, their 400 West Street townhouse and brokers Raphael De Niro of Prudential Douglas Elliman and Paula Del Nunzio of Brown Harris Stevens

After the second price cut on their small screen-worthy 400 West Street townhouse, the Novogratz clan, of Bravo’s “9 By Design” fame, has brought in Paula Del Nunzio of Brown Harris Stevens to share the exclusive $18.95 million listing with Prudential Douglas Elliman broker Raphael De Niro.

Robert and Cortney Novogratz’s 22-foot-wide home has been sitting on the market since last June, when a pair of other Brown Harris Stevens power brokers, Wendy Maitland and Susan Green, put it up for sale for $25 million. Maitland made a cameo on the designers’ reality show during the listing process, but by the time the show aired in the spring, the marketing of the five-bedroom property had already been transferred to the care of De Niro, who chopped the price to $19.95 million in January and then to $18.95 million last week.

But all was not lost, as Maitland and Green held on to another coveted listing with the Novogratz Sixx Design stamp of approval. That listing, the five-story townhouse at 5 Centre Market Street in Little Italy, notable not just for its $12.95 million price tag but also for its domed, rooftop basketball court, has just found a buyer, Curbed reported. According to Streeteasy.com, the home went into contract this weekend.

The Novogratzes were not immediately available for comment, nor was the litany of brokers involved with their properties.