Robert and Cortney Novogratz are lifestyle designers that famously have 7 beautiful kids. They used to live around the corner from me in NYC and now they have a castle in L.A.. They’ve kindly bought my work for projects before and just commissioned a painting for a new Greenwich Village townhouse they designed that I delivered last week. I just saw them at their book signing at Rizzoli in NYC where I picked up my copy of their latest project. It’s a lushly illustrated book called Beachside Bohemian all about their beach retreat in Trancoso, Brazil. Robert has said about the place and house,
“Years ago, a design friend brought me to Trancoso. It was such a magical place. Beautiful. Not over developed and with amazing beaches, nature and wonderful people. It was so different and felt instantly right.
The tree house is probably the best part of the house. It is very unique in comfort and design as well as more private than the rest of the home. I am also pleased with how the stone shower turned out.”
We try go to the beach everyday. Nothing is better than a fun lunch on the beach with a bottle of wine or two. Just hanging out with family and friends and soaking up the beautiful surroundings and atmosphere.“
Looks like heaven to me. This is the same area of Brazil (and the same builder) where Anderson Cooper has his place too, you know. (See pics here.) So, now is it becoming a hot spot? Well, before it’s gets TOO overrun, I should take a look, right? It says right there on the cover of their book “for family and friends” so, do you think it’s tacky if I hint in public about an art trade for a little beach time at Casa Novogratz? Nah. That’s what friends are for…