The decorating Novogratz family used to live around the corner from me in New York, and we have several friends in common. They bought my painting Make Your Mark for the W Hotel, and have been really supportive of my work and are just as nice as they seem. Last year they made a big move to L.A. and bought yet another house to redo. This time, it’s a castle!
Robert and Cortney have been blogging for People about the process —renovating a 1926 castle in the Hollywood Hills. Now we get to see the results in a new web series, The Castle Next Door: The Novogratz Family Take Hollywood.
The design duo is famous for their decorating shows on HGTV that featured their 7 kids; Wolfgang, 18, Tallulah & Bellamy, 17, Breaker, 15, Five & Holleder, 10, & Major. Cortney says,
“It took us about eight months start to finish and the kids were involved a lot more than they have ever been because they’re older now.”
Throughout the series, the family shares their tricks for updating their home with a fresh, modern look. You can see all ten episodes here on People.com. Here are Episodes 1 and 10, the big reveal, below. Watch.
(Photos, Matthew Williams; via People)