John Novogratz — the brother of Robert and wife, Cortney, known for there interior design featured on Bravo’s “9 by Design” – and his wife, Tina, recently restored the turreted Romanesque Revival house at 117 8th Avenue, according to the Wall Street Journal.
“This is our dream house,” Tina Novogratz told the Journal. The couple moved into the house in December after converting it back from an apartment building.
Novogratz bought the roughly 10,000-square-foot building for $6 million, according to public records. The restoration and renovation cost another $5 million, Christa Horrigan of Horrigan O’Malley Architects, told the Journal.
Known as the “Chiclet Mansion” because of its history as the home of the chewing gum family, the house was sliced into 11 apartments in the 1950s. It had since fallen into disrepair.
“There were holes in the ceiling, holes in the walls, the floors were peeling up,” Tina Novogratz recalled. However, many of the building’s original details were still in tact.
Check out the video for a look inside.