Flawless dream dads Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka have finally opened their Harlem townhouse up to Architectural Digest. They bought it in July of 2013—paying $3.6M, the most anyone ever had for a place in Harlem—and only moved in last June, after undertaking a year-long renovation, but honestly, every second we had to wait to have a look inside was a second too long.
Though they got derailed for about a decade in L.A. with the success of How I Met Your Mother, the plan, Harris tells AD, was "always to come back to New York when the show ended and raise our family." (They sold their Sherman Oaks home last year after moving East.) Hence the beautiful kids' room (↓), with Flash Gordon lithograph and Keith Haring chair.
Harris and Burtka picked the five-story, late-1800s townhouse partially because it "featured sufficient street-level space for Harris's production-company offices and a screening room," tapping interior designer Trace Lehnhoff and architecture firm Povero & Company for the renovation.
Pictured in AD, the living room (↑) sports a custom cocktail table by Lehnhoff and a seascape by Annie Lapin; the den (↓) is covered in old-fashioned magic show memorabilia; and the music room (↑) sports fabric-covered walls, another Lapin painting, and chaise, for lounging. This way for the full writeup.
· Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka Invite AD Inside Their New York City Home [Architectural Digest]