Famous actor and comedian, Neil Patrick Harris, and his husband, David Burtka, have listed their stunning, modern Harlem brownstone for $7.3 million. The Italianate-style home, located on 2036 Fifth Avenue between 125th and 126th streets, has been greatly renovated in 2016 by Los Angeles-based interior designer Trace Lehnhoff and New York award-winning architect Jeffrey Povero.
The breath-taking 8,000 square-foot, single-family home was built in 1908 that features 5 bedrooms and 6 baths. The townhouse showcases restored original woodwork, millwork and molding, plus soaring 12-foot ceilings. This 5-story home, flooded with sunlight, was restored and renovated to work perfectly for Harris’ single-family. Before Harris, the home has been a bed and breakfast, speakeasy for millworkers and a music school for girls.
When entering this home, there is the original rich dark-wood wainscoting and a spacious central hallway that leads to the heart of the home: the kitchen. This beautiful kitchen showcases stunning cabinetry, a spacious kitchen island, and shelving for your many cook books. There are also state-of-the-art appliances, including a Sub Zero refrigerator and freezer and 2 side-by-side Wolf ranges. The kitchen leads to sliding glass doors and the 500 square-foot terrace. Not only that, the kitchen has a wine refrigerator and large pantry.
The centerpiece of the home is very clearly the vintage bar, which was taken from an old hotel and restored to include all modern appliances, plumbing, and built-in running taps. An entertainer’s paradise, this bar room is fitted with luxurious velvet chairs, stunning light fixtures, art, and 1 of the 3 gas fireplaces in the home.
There is also a music room; home theater; and a finished basement with a gym, wine cellar, and children’s playroom. This home also features 2,000 square-feet of outdoor space, which is a rarity in New York City. Some of the features the outdoor space includes are a garden, third-floor deck, outdoor Jacuzzi and rooftop deck with a pergola and barbecue.
Harris also added a secret office that is located behind a trick door and opens by pressing the eyeball of a magician on a vintage poster. The secret office includes props, magic posters and original art from the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland.
This Harlem brownstone is truly one of a kind, perfect for design enthusiasts, art lovers, entertainers, and history buffs. Its location, central Harlem, is in proximity to culturally significant restaurants, shops and museums, including world-renowned Apollo Theater, the Studio Museum of Harlem, and more.
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