Neil Patrick Harris Sells His Sherman Oaks Home

From Dr. Doogie Howser to Broadway, Neil Patrick Harris has boasted his colorful personality and intellect all over the entertainment industry. NPH’s skills don’t stop at showbiz, however. Last June, NPH and David Burtka listed their studded out celebrity compound in Sherman Oaks for $2.995million. Subsequently, a month long bidding war ensued, finally selling the house “above market value,” according to TMZ

While the final sale amount has not been disclosed, the LA Times reports that the celebrity couple purchased the house four years ago for $2.1million. No matter the final sale price, it is clear that NPH is walking away from this Sherman Oaks investment feeling Legend- wait for it- dary.

But, doesn’t such a legendary investment beg the question, what is included?

We took the digital tour and found out it includes just about everything. The six bedroom, five bathroom traditional-style home comes with a plethora of features that compliment any celebrity’s lifestyle. From the 10 person dining room to the poolside pizza oven, the Sherman Oaks house has just the right amenities to feel like “home.” Check it out for yourself on the Oprah guided video tour on Youtube.

It’s gorgeous. No question about that. But what started the bidding war?

Has Neil Patrick Harris reached a celebrity peak that draws in hundreds of buyers? Or was the $2.995million home the deal of the century?

Celebrity homes have been hitting the market in new ways. Whether you want to rent Leonardo DiCaprio’s Palm Springs compound for $4,500 a month or you’re interested in Tom Cruise’s $13million Hollywood Hills home, living in a celebrity home may be within reach, or at the very least it’s an option. Who knows, maybe Celebrity Living be next years trend.

Until then, we’ll have to watch NPH as he moves with Burtka and the twins to an $8million Harlem Brownstone. Be sure to check out NPH in Hedwig and the Angry Inch or pickup his Choose-Your-Own-Auto-Biography for hilarious insight.
…and maybe some real estate tips.

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Matt Epstein is a top realtor in Sherman Oaks and Studio City. With over 25 years experience as a local realtor, Matt knows the ins-and-outs of San Fernando Valley culture, housing and living. Follow his blog for weekly news, real estate insight and beautiful homes.  He consistently ranks in the Diamond Circle at Berkshire Hathaway. Matt is considered in the top 1% of realtors nationwide.