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Inside Neil Patrick Harris’ curio-packed NYC townhouse

The weird and wonderful Harlem home hit the market for $7.325m

parlor bar in Neil Patrick Harris' house
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Neil Patrick Harris recently listed his stylish NYC brownstone for $7.325 million. The actor tapped award-winning architect Jeffery Povero and top interior designer Trace Lehnhoff to transform the property when he snapped it up back in 2013.

The renovation was sensitive to the property's history – the Italianate home was built in 1907 – and restored original woodwork and molding while bringing it stylishly into the 21st century.

den snug in Neil Patrick Harris house

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The home boasts 8,000sqft of space with five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The show-stopper of the space has to be the ultra-cool bar, accessed on the home's parlor floor, which is bursting with characterful artefacts, fringed lampshades, sumptuous velvet sofas, and a vintage bar sourced from an old Connecticut hotel.

vintage bar in the New York home of Neil Patrick Harris

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The elegantly restored wooden staircase leads you up to a loft-like living and dining area overlooking 5th Avenue. The colorful and bold statement art pops against the white walls, making an inspiring living room idea.

modern living room with colorful art in Neil Patrick Harris house

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The dining space boasts a beautiful mid-century modern dining table as its centerpiece.

modern mid century dining room in Neil Patrick Harris house

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The adjacent kitchen is modern and stylish, with high-end finishes and glamorous marble tiles. There's even floor-to-ceiling glass doors that lead out onto a deck with a built-in grill for al fresco dining.

modern grey marble kitchen in the New York home of Neil Patrick Harris

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modern grey kitchen in New York home of Neil Patrick house

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The impressive master suite is packed with bedroom ideas. It sits on the third floor, and is a chic yet cozy space with a fireplace, custom walk-in-closet and a bathroom bedecked with Nero Marquina marble and Crittall-style doors; an industrial yet glamorous bathroom idea.

master bedroom with marble wallpaper in Neil Patrick Harris house

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modern black bathroom with crittall shower door

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On the top floor, there are three more bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a 'magical' hidden office, that only opens by pressing the eye of a magician on a vintage poster. The home is full of these quirks that add a fantastical element to the otherwise chic abode.

The garden level also has production office, a 10-seat home theater, wine cellar, and gym.

home theater in Neil Patrick Harris house

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The home is listed with Vickey Barron at Compass.

What is Neil Patrick Harris most famous for?

Neil Patrick Harris is an actor best known for his roles in hit TV shows Doogie Howser, M.D and How I Met Your Mother.

In 2014, he starred in the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, for which he won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.

He lives with his husband David Burtka, and their twins, Harper and Gideon.

Ruth Doherty

Ruth Doherty is an interiors writer who has worked for Homes & Gardens and Ideal Home magazines among many others.