Neil Patrick Harris Lists NYC Town House, L.A.’s Largest Home Arrives, and More Real Estate News

Louetta R. Clark

From high-profile design commissions to exciting listings, there is always something new happening in the world of real estate. In this roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know.

On the Market

Neil Patrick Harris lists Harlem home for $7.325 million

Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka have officially listed their Harlem brownstone for $7.325 million. Located on Fifth Avenue between 125th and 126th Streets, the 8,000-square-foot house has four bedrooms with a library that can easily be converted into a fifth.

The five-story Italianate house was built in 1907 and in previous incarnations has served as a speakeasy, a bed and breakfast, and a music school for girls. Harris and Burtka bought it in 2013 for $3.6 million, and moved in with twins Harper and Gideon, and the family’s two dogs in 2015, shortly after Harris wrapped How I Met Your Mother and came to Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

A major renovation by L.A. interior designer Trace Lehnhoff and New York architect Jeffery Povero kept the original woodwork, millwork, and molding, but reshaped the space to better suit a single family—and updated the plumbing, AC, and appliances.

The house has separate production offices and a 10-seat home theater—as well as a gym, wine cellar, and a playroom.

“Every single room tells its own story. There is no forgotten corner,” Vickey Barron, who has the listing with fellow Compass broker Pacey Barron, tells AD PRO. “My favorite is the space between the kitchen and the vintage bar, which was sourced from an old Connecticut hotel. It’s a whimsical, transportive area of the home and it’s impossible not to enjoy spending time here.”

The second floor houses the living room, formal dining room, spacious kitchen and pantry, and an outdoor deck with a built-in gas barbecue. The primary bedroom, which has its own gas fireplace and outdoor jacuzzi, is up on the third floor.

Three additional bedrooms are on the top floor, along with a “hidden” room that’s been serving as Harris’s private office: Its door can only be opened by pressing the eyeball of a magician on a vintage poster.

“I come from a Scooby-Doo mentality, where there are secret doors and the eyes on pictures move,” Harris told Architectural Digest in 2016. Inside, the Tony winner has decorated with more magic posters, props, and original art from Disneyland’s The Haunted Mansion ride.

Mohamed Hadid seeks record $250 million for L.A.’s largest home

The largest home ever permitted in Los Angeles County comes to market this month with an asking price of $250 million.

The seller is real estate developer Mohamed Hadid—father to supermodels Bella and Gigi and ex of reality star Yolanda—who is still constructing the 38-acre compound off lower Coldwater Canyon Drive.

If he gets even close to that price, it would make the 19-bedroom, 33-bath lair the most expensive residential property ever sold in California—easily blowing away the $165 million Jeff Bezos paid in 2020 for David Geffen’s Beverly Hills estate.

According to Hilton & Hyland’s Rodrigo Iglesias, who is handling the listing, the property is expected to be completed within the next two years and will include a bowling alley, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a movie theater, and a 26,000-square-foot guest house.

“This unique enclave will encompass the epitome of luxury living, location, views, and privacy, which are features that buyers at this level will pay a premium for,” Iglesias told Forbes.

Hadid’s unfinished Bel Air mega-mansion, the source of ongoing legal woes, will hit the auction block on September 27. Developer Bruce Lifton initially went into contract on the spec mansion in May, but walked away from the deal in July, according to The Real Deal.

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