Neil Patrick Harris’ house in Harlem sells for $6.99M, sets new record for the neighborhood

Neil Patrick Harris is having one hell of a year.

With a successful new show on Netflix — Uncoupled — and a role in the upcoming season of Doctor Who , the actor’s career is booming.

But he’s been making some big moves in his personal life too. The HIMYM actor has recently sold his stylish New York brownstone for $6.99 million, sources tell us.

The price point sets a new record for the neighborhood, just months after a neighboring property traded for $6.4 million, raising the bar for Harlem townhomes.

And we're celebrating the sale by taking one last look at the actor's carefully restored 1908 brownstone (that’s been featured in tens of interior design magazines). 

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It has a rich history


The property wore many hats before becoming a welcoming family home for Burtka, Harris, and their two twins....

The 5-story brownstone traces its history all the way back to 1908 and served as a speakeasy for Irish mill workers, a music school for girls, and a bed-and-breakfast.

Carefully restored


The couple bought the brownstone back in 2013 and embarked on a massive renovation project that lasted close to 14 months.

The restoration retained many of the building’s original features, while also rethinking the layout to turn it into a single-family residence.

The area that saw the biggest transformation was the kitchen, which was dramatically reconfigured to meet David Burtka’s high standards.

Let’s not forget that Neil Patrick Harris’s husband (or Scooter for HIMYM fans) is also a professionally trained chef who worked at Mario Batali’s NY restaurant, Babbo.

It has 5 bedrooms


The Harlem residence packs quite a few rooms in its 8,000 square feet of living space.

Among them: 4 bedrooms, a library/den that can easily serve as a 5th bedroom, 4 full baths and 2 half baths, a music room, home theater, and full basement.

Even the basement got its own minute of fame when it was featured on the Netflix show, Get Organized with The Home Edit.

It has a secret office 


Hidden behind a trick door, the secret office opens by pressing the eyeball of a magician on a vintage poster.

& a rooftop deck


Atop the five-story home is a fully furnished roof deck...

with a built-in gas grill, a dining table that sits 8 under a wood pergola, and an irrigation system to maintain the lush garden and landscaping.

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Credit for photos: Will Ellis / DDreps courtesy of Compass; Netflix; Angela George, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons