How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka have found a buyer for their historic Harlem brownstone, Gimme exclusively reports.
The five-story home listed for $7.3 million last August. But it was pulled from the market after a storm that caused some water damage.
While the furniture was being renewed, brokers and buyers kept circling – with several offers.
The buyer — a local New Yorker who we hear is in love with the house and hood — has a contract worth more than $7.1 million, sources say.
This is a record for the neighborhood and another example of the boom Harlem is experiencing.
Harris bought the 20-foot-wide, five-bedroom home in 2013 for nearly $3.6 million, Gimme exclusively reported at the time.
The massive five story home at 2036 Fifth Ave. is 8,000 square feet. Constructed in 1908, the building’s original features —such as crown molding, millwork, dark wood, a restored wooden staircase, and high ceilings —remain intact after updates by New York architect Jeffrey Povero and LA designer Trace Lehnhoff.
Whimsical new details include a top-floor office hidden behind a trick door that opens when you press a magician’s eye on a vintage poster. And like Jimmy Fallon’s Gramercy Park penthouse, this home features a vintage bar. In this case, it comes from an old hotel and has been restored with new appliances, plumbing and electrical, including two built-in faucets.
There is also a formal dining room, a library, a music room, a wine cellar, three fireplaces and a game room.
The outdoor area includes a furnished, irrigated and landscaped roof terrace with an outdoor gas grill and a dining table for eight under a wooden pergola and a hot tub. In total, the outdoor area includes more than 2,000 square meters of terraces, gardens and decks.
The home — specifically the chef’s kitchen — is also recognizable to readers of Burtka’s cookbook Life’s a Party, says broker Vickey Barron, who is a broker on the listing along with Pacey Barron, both of Compass.
“You have so many great memories here and there are great pictures of the house in the book. It represents what the home meant to both of them – raising and supporting their family here,” said Vickey Barron.
The couple and their twins Gideon and Harper — — along with their dogs Gidget, Spike, and Ella — are spending more time at their Hamptons home these days. This four bedroom East Hampton home sits on 13.5 acres and borders another 10 acre reserve. They bought it in 2017 for $5.5 million.
“You just don’t need two big houses,” Vickey Barron said.
Perhaps a pied a terre town is in the works next.
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