Ben Stiller has put his New York City home on the market for $9.6 million.

The 'Zoolander' actor and his wife Christine Taylor are hoping to sell their lavish Manhattan duplex, which has already attracted interest from financial gurus with families looking for a laid-back luxury lifestyle.

But the couple are prepared to make a loss on the property after paying $10 million for it four years ago.

A source told the New York Post newspaper: ''They love real estate and enjoy moving every now and then.''

The house boasts modern interiors, five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a huge living room and a media screening room where Ben, Christine and their 10-year-old daughter Ella and seven-year-old son Quinlan used to enjoy watching movies together.

Potential purchasers of the couple's abode who feel particularly lazy of an evening might be interested in the property's lift, and fashionistas will love the cherry wood walls and matching walk-in wardrobe in the master bedroom, as well as the silk carpet and spa bathroom which comes complete with mosaic tiles.

Elsewhere in the property, there is a room for staff with a maid's quarters, a laundry room and a separate service entrance, while the two children's bedrooms in the house have been beautifully decorated.