I think these are picks from the listing, not NPH's stuff.
He just bought the house. These aren't his furnishings
Jeez, I'd love to live in that place. Great spaces, great light.
Yeah, not his stuff. And this would be a second home?
[quote] And this would be a second home?
This is going to be a permanent move back to the East. So David can restart his Broadway musical career, and NPH can look for stage work as well.
Why do people need such cavernous places to live? Any one of those rooms would have been an average family's entire house a hundred years ago.
Whenever I watch those house-hunting shows, they mention their need for space for "entertaininig". Really? Do you have 50 - 100 people over a couple times a week for ballroom dancing? Indoor scavenger hunts?
"Why do people need such cavernous places..."
Did you see all that hard wood to fill it up, though?
LOVE it, but then I'm a hardwoods freak. That place is straight out of my real estate porn fantasies!
Imagine how it'd look with some touches of color... lovely Persian carpets, rich upholsteries and bedding, some beautiful paintings on the wall... oh man, now I'm getting myself excited.
It was a nice house, but the gut-job alterations are terrible and not well-crafted:
-gratuitous brick and exposed ductwork;
-ductwork done up as cornicing;
-a bad partition wall removal and poorly designed columns;
-an amorphic open-plan main floor;
-ugly new bookcases;
-a dreary master bathroom.
It's still a mostly nice house, but the heavy-handedness of the renovation is unfortunate.
Incredible to think that the same home on the Upper East Side would list for $40M.
Good bones. Kitchen is OK.
I'm sure they'll make it way better.
I guess I'm not one of the tasteful ones. Looks great to me but agree that some color and nice artwork would be an improvement.
Love the sun, but not sure how I'd feel about bars on the windows.
I think it looks kind of crappy, the materials used in the renovation were obviously done on the cheap.
If I had NPH's $$$, I wouldn't even consider living in Harlem. I wonder how happy the golddigg...um, David is with the choice of location. You know that bitch probably wants to be downtown.
Harlem? Really? Why? Is David taking a job at KFC? Were there no openings in mid-town?
The kitchen presents a common problem with "Bigger is always Better" renovations.
They create a cavernous space for the kitchen and then spread out the basic features to create a balanced look. Unfortunately, this means your ovens are a bus stop away from your fridge, your dishwashers are in another part of the hallway, and you're stuck with a cook top featuring a ductless vent against an interior wall.
They get points for not placing the stove top on an island with one of those retarded hanging vents that doesn't do anything but blow air around.
As R10 points out, ducts are only acceptable if you're under 30. Grown-ups cover that 90s shit up.
They don't need to keep any of the previous owner's renovations. His salary from a single episode of HIMYM would probably pay for a gut rehab.
how much does he earn per episode approx?
So, he works a month.
No. R21, 'cause after taxes and commissions he really only earns about $100K an episode.
plus David won a free large Coke in the McDonald's monopoly game.
"Why do people need such cavernous places..."
Wide-angle camera lenses, people.
It is 8,000 sq. feet. That is big.
The place has possibilities, but the built-ins are the usual beigey-slick nothings. And that neighborhood is absolute shit.
wow that is like three times the size of the house I grew up in, and that was considered a big house in the neighborhood!
I bet their kids can't wait to tear that place to shreds!
The good news is that price is so cheap for so much Manhattan space that they can afford to do a gut job renovation.
Why do they want to live in Harlem? Is it because a house that size would be so expensive elsewhere? Is Harlem nice nowadays?
Yes and Yes.
Harlem is very nice nowadays.
Harlem will be completely gentrified in another 10 years. There are a couple of sketchy parts, but I'd love to live in Harlem.
[quote] His salary from a single episode of HIMYM [bold]would probably pay for a gut rehab.[/bold]
[quote]The good news is that price is so cheap for so much Manhattan space that [bold]they can afford to do a gut job renovation.[/bold]
The term gut renovation is thrown around as if it were an admirable thing. If the house had been properly restored or thoughtfully renovated, it wouldn't be the mess that it is.
A gut renovation is something you do to a kitchen or a bathroom because you don't like the finishes; it's not something done for the sake of ripping every scrap of the interior out before giving any thought to how it will go back together -- as a recent set of owners obviously did.
Tearing out the walls, the floors, the ceilings, the electrical, the plumbing, and all the other systems and finishes and features with the frequency that some change their bedsheets is ridiculous, yet it's wrongly considered the benchmark of quality.
[quote]Harlem is very nice nowadays.
Uhm, no. Just no.
People who assert this nonsense do not live in, nor visit Harlem very often. It's not "nice" at all, although there are select nice blocks, and some beautiful buildings.
It's a dump, where people litter like pigs, hang out on the streets all night screaming their heads off, and don't exactly cotton to white folks who are treated as interlopers. I wouldn't live there for any price. They'll last a year.
didn't they buy another house in Harlem a a few years ago and then quickly move to TriBeca?
"hang out on the streets all night screaming their heads off"
This is absolutely true about Harlem - loud music and loud talking/laughing/screaming on stoops until all hours.
Ther's an Applebees on the corner.
There's a liquor store on the right...
There's an unemployment office down the street fo David.
Maybe they are not planning on living there at all but are just flipping..
This place is up at 125th street. Ugghhhhh
Harlem is SO HOT right now!
There are 6 liquor stores on the block and not one grocery store.
What about the twins?!
125th St. is still VERY ghetto. No matter how many white people move up to Harlem, those projects aren't going anywhere, so it will forever be shit.