Neil Patrick Harris and his husband, actor and chef David Burtka, are parting ways with their beloved Harlem brownstone. The couple purchased the place for $3.6 million back in 2013 and spent 14 months converting it from a bed-and-breakfast to a single-family home for them and their kids. Now, they’re decamping to East Hampton after dropping $5.5 million on a home there—which means you can snap up their old NYC digs for a cool $7.3 million.
The couple worked with interior designer Trace Lehnhoff and architecture firm Povero & Company on converting the property, which dates back to 1908. They updated many aspects of it but also left much of the historic charm intact: The moldings are all original, as are the sycamore staircase and the oak floors.
It’s an 8,000-square-foot parcel, with four bedrooms, four full baths and two half-baths. Those with a larger family (or who just need more guest rooms) can convert the library space into another bedroom should they so choose.
A good amount of outdoor space is included in the historic home too, starting with the backyard garden. There’s also a deck on the third floor, an outdoor Jacuzzi off the primary suite and a rooftop entertaining area with a pergola and barbecue. Altogether, that’s 2,000 square feet of additional out-of-doors space.
It’s kitted out with amenities too, most notably the home theater, which has its own separate entrance. On the basement level there’s a gym, wine cellar and a playroom for the couple’s twins.
One of the more left-of-center features is Harris’s secret office. You open the trick bar by pressing the eyeball of a magician on a vintage poster (not unlike how one would access the Batcave). Inside are the How I Met Your Mother actor’s original Haunted Mansion and Disneyland artworks.
Vickey and Pacey Barron of Compass hold the listing. Check out more photos below: