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Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent sold their New York townhouse after just 2 years

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Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent have sold their New York townhouse after just two years living there, PEOPLE can confirm.

The married interior designers, who are set to star in the next HGTV series Nate and Jeremiah: Save My Houseare giving up their West Village home built in 1899. In an off-market deal brokered by Emily Beare of Core Real Estate, the home cost $13.5 million, the New York Post reports.

The couple bought the property in April 2019 for $9.75 million, property records show, after giving up their 9,000 square foot Los Angeles home, which they sold in March 2019 for 11.4 million dollars, and returned to the East.

Berkus, 49, and Brent, 36 – who wed in 2014 and share daughter Poppy, 6, and son Oskar, 3 – opened the doors to the West Village family home for Architectural Summaryfrom the May 2020 issue, telling the publication that New York is more suitable for their family than LA

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Jeremy Brent, Nate Berkus

Jeremy Brent, Nate Berkus

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The design experts, who started dating and started their life together in New York, shared that they decided to move out West after Berkus’ father died, to be closer to his family in California. from South. But the City of Angels just didn’t feel like home in the same way.

“I felt free in Los Angeles,” Brent said of their former location. “It didn’t look like us.”

Jeremy Brent

Jeremy Brent

Jeremy Brent/Instagram

They missed the energy and diversity of New York and thought it would be a better place to raise children. “I realized that Poppy was talking to the same 11 people every day,” Brent added of their routine life in Los Angeles.

When they moved back East and into a 3,400 square foot living space, they realized they were going to have to go through a serious purge of their possessions — a process Berkus called “painful.”

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“Our old living room had 30 pieces of furniture,” Berkus explained at the time. “This one has six! But what you see is the best we have.

Jeremy Brent

Jeremy Brent

Jeremy Brent/Instagram

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They transformed the townhouse, which had been gutted just before buying it and left barren, into a comfortable, modern oasis full of family heirlooms, working together to “restore soul to it,” Brent said.

While it’s unclear where Brent and Berkus’ next primary residence will be, the couple do own another home in upstate New York — in Montauk, at the tip of Long Island. The family of four has split their time between the Montauk beach house and the West Village townhouse throughout the pandemic.

Nate Berkus

Nate Berkus

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To pass the time, they also worked on a chic passion project at the beach house: building a mini house in their garden.

Jeremy Brent, Nate Berkus

Jeremy Brent, Nate Berkus

Jeremy Brent/Instagram

The couple gave PEOPLE an exclusive tour inside the completed casita in November, explaining, “We wanted to create a space where we could eventually hopefully have friends and family, and we did that. done in a very interesting way.”