Neil Patrick Harris, popular actor of television series How I Met Your Mother and Doogie Howser, M.D. of old, is planning to sell his sprawling Valley home for $2.995 million.
The 40-year-old actor, whose widely-publicized autobiography Neil Patrick Harris: Choose your own Autobiography is scheduled for release this October, has been an active player in the real estate market.
Harris and his partner David Burtka had bought the Sherman Oaks house for $2.1 million in July 2010. Before that, they lived in a 2,408 sq ft ranch-style house in Studio City, California, which they reportedly sold for slightly more than $1.5 million. The couple also owns a four-storey Harlem brownstone on the East Coast, bought for more than $3.5 million last year.
The 4,191-square feet Sherman Oaks house was featured on Oprah’s Next Chapter when Harris conducted a tour of his twins’ nursery and his ‘magic man cave’ – a hidden room with red wallpaper where he stored all his magic paraphernalia.
With Harris’ Broadway performance in the rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch drawing to a close, speculations are rife that the actor may be planning to spend more time in New York.
This traditional-style two-storey home has six bedrooms and five baths. Described as a ‘celebrity compound’ with a grand step-down living room with a fireplace and window seating, this property also has also the usual trappings of a celebrity home, including a gated driveway, Internet surveillance, a screening room, a dream-sized kitchen with Wolf ovens and a Sub-zero fridge.
The spacious backyard has a pool, a built-in pizza oven and gas grill, an outdoor shower and an additional powder room.
Monty Iceman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties owns the listing.
Photos: Brandon Vogts