Neil Patrick Harris packs up ‘magic man cave'

Here’s a quick check-up on the former Dr. Doogie Howser: Neil Patrick Harris has listed his San Fernando Valley home for $2.995 million, seeking a tidy profit on the real estate venture. He bought it four years ago for $2.1 million.

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Neil Patrick Harris' Sherman Oaks home has a kitchen suitable for his chef partner, David Burtka.

The actor, who recently announced that he is publishing a choose-your-own-adventure autobiography, has been choosing his own adventures in real estate for the past several years — moving to Sherman Oaks from Studio City with his partner, David Burtka, and their twins in 2010, and buying a Harlem brownstone to live on the East Coast.

Harris’ Broadway performance in Hedwig and the Angry Inch is coming to a close, but it could be that the actor needs to spend more time in New York these days.

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The hidden "magic man cave" housed Neil Patrick Harris' magic collection.

This latest real esate move means Harris will have to find a new place to store his magic tricks. In a tour of the Sherman Oaks home with Oprah Winfrey, Harris revealed a hidden room with dramatic red wallpaper where he kept all his magic stuff. He called it his “magic man cave.”

The listing describes his Sherman Oaks-area mansion at 3946 Stone Canyon Ave. as a “celebrity compound,” and the traditional-style home meets all the celeb-home requirements: gated driveway, a screening room and a kitchen suitable for his partner, a chef — double Wolf ovens and Sub-Zero fridge. The backyard features a pool, a pizza oven and outdoor shower.

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French doors open to a secluded park-like backyard, according to the listing for Neil Patrick Harris' home.

The listing is held by Monty Iceman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.

See more photos of the home on Zillow blog.

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Emily Heffter, a reporter and writer for Zillow Blog, covers celebrity real estate, unusual properties and other real estate topics. Read more of her work here.