Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka fetch $6.99M for five-story townhouse, a new record for Harlem

August 23, 2022

All photos courtesy of Will Ellis / DDreps

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka sold their Harlem home earlier this year for $6,990,000, setting a new townhouse record for the Manhattan neighborhood. The couple picked up the property at 2036 Fifth Avenue in 2013 for nearly $3,600,000 and conducted a thorough renovation of the historic home, which was constructed in 1908 as a bed and breakfast. The new neighborhood record breaks the one set in April by the home at 32 Mount Morris Park, which sold for $6,400,000.

As 6sqft previously reported, the couple put the townhouse on the market in August 2021 for $7,325,000 but delisted it after a storm caused water damage, according to the New York Post.

Sources told the Post that Harris and Burtka have decided to downsize in the city since they have spent “so much time in the Hamptons since the pandemic.”

Measuring 8,000 square feet, the home underwent a 14-month renovation led by interior designer Trace Lehnhoff in collaboration with architecture firm Povero & Company which reconfigured the rooms to make a single-family home.

The five-bedroom residence has a theater, music room, wine cellar, a rear garden, a third-floor deck with an outdoor jacuzzi, and an irrigated rooftop.

The primary bedroom suite has a gas fireplace, a marble-adorned bathroom with double vanity, and a private deck with a jacuzzi. On the top floor, there are additional bedrooms, a laundry room, and Harris’ “hidden” office, located behind a trick door that opens when the “eyeball of a magician on a vintage poster is pressed,” according to Architectural Digest.

The rooftop features a wood pergola, an irrigation system, and an al fresco-ready area with a built-in gas grill.

[Listing details: 2036 5th Avenue at CityRealty]

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