In his new role on Netflix’s “Uncoupled,” Neil Patrick Harris stars as a newly single real estate broker hustling for upscale relationships — and listings, as he gives viewers a tour of some prime city digs, such as a spread at the famed Beresford on the Upper West Side.
In real life, Harris and his husband, the actor and chef David Burtka — who has a minor role on the Netflix show — have just sold their own historic townhouse in Harlem for $6.99 million, sources tell Gimme Shelter exclusively.
That marks a neighborhood record, and a substantial return on their investment. The couple bought the townhouse for close to $3.6 million in 2013, as Gimme Shelter also reported exclusively at the time.
The five-story, 20-foot-wide property at 2036 Fifth Ave. first hit the market last August for $7.3 million. Built in 1908, the home is a spacious 8,000 square feet and comes with original details including moldings, millwork, high ceilings, three fireplaces and a restored wood staircase.
New details — the home was updated by New York architect Jeffery Povero and LA designer Trace Lehnhoff — include a secret door that hides a hidden office on the top floor, as well as a vintage bar. There’s also a formal dining room, a library, a music room and a wine cellar — along with a top-of-the-line chef’s kitchen that played its own starring role in Burtka’s cookbook, “Life is a Party.”