While Birdman scooped four awards and Rita Ora grabbed the paparazzi’s attention at the Vanity Fair after party, we think we got the best prize. A sneak peek into the inviting home of Oscars’ presenter Neil Patrick Harris. Cue dark oak floors, bespoke design pieces and original art work.

Even if The How I Met Your Mother star managed to offend Oprah Winfrey, amongst others, with his joke repartee at last night’s ceremony - not to mention his re-enactment of that Birdman underwear scene – it just made us want to get to know him better! Join us for an insider tour of Harris’ Harlem townhouse, courtesy of Architectural Digest.

True Blue

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Neil’s four year-old twins Gideon and Harper love the Flash Gordon lithograph in Gideon’s room and we understand why. The bunk beds are pretty cool too.

Sleek and Chic

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After a year of renovation, the 5-story townhouse has a kitchen that dreams are made of. Perfect for all the entertaining Harris enjoys.

Sitting Pretty

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After ten years living in LA, Neil and his husband David’s return to New York called for a style shake up. Think traditional pieces with touches of colour and quirky accessories to make it a real family home.

Picture Perfect

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Harris’ collection of colourful memorabilia fills the den. Add Gibson guitars and a battered leather couch to get this cosy look.

Players

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The music room is just as loveable as Neil Patrick Harris himself. Check out the leather and velvet touches too.

Interview from Architectural Digest
All Photographs by William Waldron