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27.08.21

Neil Patrick Harris, known for his comedy roles in hit sit-com ‘How I Met Your Mother’, Netfilx series ‘A Series Of Unfortunate Events’ and hosting such award show as the Tony and the Oscars, and his actor and chef husband, David Burtka, are selling their 5th Avenue Harlem Home. After buying the five-story home in 2013, the couple have renovated the home with architect Jeffery Povero and the interior designer Trace Lehnhoff. 2036 5th Avenue is currently listed for $7,325,000.

The meticulous restoration results in this immaculate 20 foot wide, 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom single-family townhouse, featuring approximately 8,000-square-feet of light-flooded interiors with gorgeously restored woodwork and custom details.


Upon entering the home’s parlor floor you are greeted with soaring 12-foot ceilings, original dark-wood wainscoting and a gracious central hallway that leads you to the back parlor lounge outfitted with one of three gas fireplaces throughout the home. The centerpiece of this room is a vintage bar that was sourced from an old hotel and restored with new appliances, plumbing and electrical including two running, built-in taps. A fully stocked butler’s pantry allows for the convenience of easy entertaining. Original double doors lead you to one of the home’s four outdoor spaces - a stunning 500 square foot terraced garden.

The elegantly restored wood staircase leads you up to a sun-drenched, loft-like living and dining area overlooking 5th Avenue. The adjacent pro-grade kitchen, which can be closed off by two custom pocket doors for entertaining, is every chef’s dream! It includes custom cabinetry, a massive island countertop with a farmhouse sink, two side-by-side 6-burner Wolf ranges, a Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer, separate beverage refrigerator, wine refrigerator and an oversized pantry. Two floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to an intimate outdoor deck with a built-in grill for al fresco dining.

The third floor features the Primary bedroom suite which hosts a gas fireplace, custom walk-in-closet and a stunning five fixture bathroom outfitted with Nero Marquina marble, a double vanity and separate water closet. Right outside the door is a private, outdoor Jacuzzi which provides a quiet respite in the city. After a soak, step into the cozy library/den for a quiet read or movie night.

The top floor features three additional bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a large laundry room and a magical, “hidden” office. Atop this five-story home is a magnificent fully furnished roof deck with a built-in gas grill, a dining table for 8 under a wood pergola and an irrigation system to maintain the lush garden and landscaping.

The garden level of the home is currently used as a production office and includes a ten seat home theater. The basement has a rec room, wine cellar, workshop/gym and plenty of storage. Additional modern features to this historic home include central AC, Lutron lighting throughout as well as a home automation Savant system.

The home is listed with Compass for $7,325,000

Source: www.compass.com/listing/2036-5th-avenue-manhattan-ny

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