The man’s style magazine GQ features this week the apartment of Meatball Shop owner Michael Chernow and Ford model Donna Hemmingsen Chernow in Brooklyn. Besides appreciating the decor and style of the place, I identify with their choices – “We used to live in Manhattan, in the East Village. One day we realized we were spending close to $3,000 a month in rent, and we were both making pretty good money at the time, so instead of spending $3,000 on rent, let’s spend it on a mortgage.”
Not long time ago I also bought a house and it was the best decision I made in terms of saving money in rent. I decided to buy in a developing area and shortly after, I saw my investment duplicate. The house needed a lot of work, which for some people is a pain, but for me just added more fun and enthusiasm – I could turn the final project the way I want!
Check our Michael Chernow’s place. I love the way he mixed unique findings with modern elements – “The only thing this place had when we moved in was the kitchen and the floors”. Great job!