Neil Patrick Harris has been in the entertainment business for over three decades. He became a household name when he played the main character of the TV show Doogie Howser MD After that series went off the air in 1993, Harris went on to have a successful career on the small screen as well as on the big screen and on Broadway, winning a Tony Award, numerous Primetime Emmy Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild. Awards. Some of the actor’s credits include how I Met Your Mother, American Horror Story: Monster Show, missing girland the staging Hedwig and the Angry Thumb to name a few.
Harris and David Burtka started dating in 2004, married in 2014 and welcomed twins — Harper and Gideon — through surrogacy. The couple have lived together in beautiful homes and have just sold a brownstone in New York’s Harlem neighborhood for a record $7.1 million. Here’s a look at Burtka and Harris’ former home in Harlem.
Sale of Burtka and Harris’ Harlem home is a record
Harris and Burtka bought the Harlem townhouse, which was previously a bed and breakfast, for just over $3.5 million in 2013. The brownstone is 20 feet wide and has five bedrooms, six bathrooms baths and 8,000 square feet of living space spread over five floors.
Under the direction of Harris and Burtka, the house underwent meticulous renovations by interior designer Trace Lehnhoff and architect Jeffery Povero. The house has 18 rooms in all with restored woodwork throughout and 12-foot high ceilings. It now has all new plumbing and appliances.
Burtka, who is a Cordon Bleu-trained chef and worked at Mario Batali’s Babbo restaurant, oversaw all kitchen renovations. It features a massive island, farmhouse sink, two six-burner Wolf ranges, Sub Zero fridge/freezer, separate beverage fridge, wine fridge and oversized pantry. One of Harris’ personal touches is the home’s top-floor office that opens through a secret door when a magician’s eyeball on a poster is pressed.
Months after listing their pad for $7.3 million, TopTenRealEstate.com reported that it sold for $7.1 million. This amount is a record for the historic district.
Harris and Burtka previously had a home in Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Before making brownstone their primary residence, the couple lived in a house in Sherman Oaks, Calif., while Harris was still filming how I Met Your Mother.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the 4,191 square foot home has six bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. It also has a large backyard with a swimming pool, built-in pizza oven and outdoor shower.
The family moved to the East Coast when Harris started performing in Hedwig and the Angry Thumb. In 2020, they put their Golden State compound on the market for $2.9 million.
The couple also own an estate in East Hampton
So where does the Harris-Burtka family reside these days after selling two spacious homes?
They spend most of their time in East Hampton where they own another property. This residence has four bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms. The interior of the estate has been seen several times from photos Harris and Burtka have shared on social media. Some of its features and amenities include a library, wine cellar, rooftop hot tub, tennis court, and swimming pool.
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