Barbara K Plans Home Improvement
Home-improvement goddess Barbara K (the initial stands for Kavovit) has put her 2,700-square-foot full-floor penthouse in Chelsea on the market for $4.3 million with Corcoran’s Kyle Rogers and Marisa Dichne. Kavovit, whose upcoming book, Invest in Your Nest, will hit bookstores this month, actually just closed on the property three weeks ago (she went into contract in November 2004), fully intending to migrate downtown from the Upper East Side apartment that she’s owned for years. But she’s had a change of heart: “I have a young son, and I think I want a family building,” she says. “But I’m still interested in Chelsea—it’s the hottest neighborhood in the city—and I’ll probably look for something else there.” Would-be owners won’t be needing any of K’s line of woman-friendly tools to fix the place up: It’s in a brand-new, wood-façade condo building on Tenth Avenue called Vesta 24.