Neil Patrick Harris Sells Italianate-Style Harlem Townhouse for $7.1 Million

It’s time for Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka to pack up their New York home. The couple is in contract on the sale of their single-family Harlem townhouse for $7.1 million, setting a new neighborhood record, according to the New York Post. Harris purchased the home for $3.5 million almost ten years ago, when How I Met Your Mother was still airing, he and Burtka’s tween twins were just two years old, and they hadn’t yet gotten married.

After the purchase, Harris and Burtka spent 14 months customizing and restoring the five bedroom, six bathroom space with architect Jeffery Povero of Povero&Company and interior designer Trace Lehnhoff. The result, as documented in the March 2015 issue of Architectural Digest, held onto the most charming original elements of the space, while updating it for modern life and adding plenty of eclectic decor. This is best demonstrated in the parlor floor salon that was enlivened with the addition of a wooden bar that was salvaged from a Connecticut hotel.

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“I never understood a formal room that isn’t used,” Harris explained back in 2015, and there’s no denying that the parlor room became ultra-inviting once equipped with a spacious bar. Conveniently, the all-wood bar perfectly matches the dark wood wainscoting that was kept in place through much of the home.

With 8,000 square feet, there’s no shortage of liveable space, including in the outdoors. The home has four distinct exterior spaces, including a 500 square foot terraced garden and an enclosed jacuzzi tub area located off of the primary bedroom.

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