Home Sold For $7.1 Million
Neil Patrick Harris, star of Doogie Howser M.D. and How I Met Your Mother, and his husband, professional chef David Burtka, have now sold their five-story Harlem brownstone for just over $7,100,000. Harlem is one of Manhattan’s most storied neighborhoods, as it was settled by the Dutch in 1658 and was the center for the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and 1930s. According to the New York Post, the home was listed at $7,325,000, and the sale set a record for the neighborhood.
Interior designer Trace Lehnoff, and award-winning architect Jeffery Povero, renovated the 8,000 square foot 5th Avenue residence under the couple's direction. The five bedroom, six bath townhouse offers a terraced garden, ten-seat theater, wine cellar, recreation room, gym, workshop, vintage bar, den/library, and top-floor secret office.
The distinctive property features original woodwork, 12-foot ceilings, and high-end appliances like two six-burner Wolf ranges, a Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer, wine refrigerator and separate drink refrigerator. The kitchen also features a sizable island countertop, farmhouse sink, and oversized pantry. The outdoor deck and larger roof deck provide stunning views of the city, plenty of space to entertain guests and built-in grills. Three gas fireplaces can be found throughout the home, one of which is in the primary bedroom, along with a huge walk-in closet, outdoor terrace and jacuzzi. Finally, one of the bathrooms flaunts five fixtures, a double vanity, and Nero Marquina black marble.
Photo credit: Courtesy of Victoria Shannon (August PR NY)