There’s no place like home…especially when you’ve got a place this nice! Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka took Architectural Digest inside their newly renovated — and gorgeous — Harlem townhouse, showing off their unique art collection and eclectic taste.
The How I Met Your Mother star and his actor husband recently moved to New York City from L.A. with their 4-year-old twins, Gideon and Harper, and their two dogs. According to AD‘s March issue, they spent more than a year renovating their new place.
“Harlem’s amazing. For value’s sake, you can get a lot of space and retain the history and an appreciation of it,” Harris, 41, says in a companion video for the magazine. “We found this place, and we loved the fact that it had solid bones.”
It also has a pretty interesting backstory. “When it was built in 1904, it was a speakeasy for Irish mill workers,” Burtka shares. “It’s a really great place to live.”
Photos of the luxe abode showcase the couple’s modern style. Bright orange accents perk up the living room, which includes two large Room & Board sofas and a Jonathan Adler light fixture above a bespoke Trace Lehnhoff cocktail table. There’s also a music room with a piano and a plush Bourgeois Boheme Atelier chaise lounge. The two were styled for their magazine shoot by Sam Spector.
In the den, Gibson and Jean Larrivee guitars are displayed next to a vintage desk from Arte de Mexico. Framed “magic memorabilia” adorns the walls, which are covered with Andrew Martin wallpaper.
“David wanted this room to feel kind of like an adventurers’ club, filled with stuff on the walls and oddities,” Harris explained. “This room is awesome.”
Pick up the new issue of Architectural Digest to see more of Harris and Burtka’s happy home (including the 2015 Oscar host’s secret office)!
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