Tony Soprano’s mansion is up for sale. Yet you’d have to fork out a hefty $3.4 million dollars to buy it.
It’s been 20 years since our favourite fictional mob boss first pulled into the driveway at his New Jersey mansion.
It became the base for the cult TV show The Sopranos, with around 30-50 key scenes filmed at the mansion over six seasons.
Now the home’s real owners, Ms and Mr Recchia, are calling it a day and selling the 5,600 square-foot build.
The mansion sits on an impressive 1.6-acre lot, features ‘four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and a powder room; two two-car garages; and a detached one-bedroom guesthouse’, reveals The New York Times.
At $3.4 million, it’s going for much more than neighbouring homes.
BBC News reports that its real estate value is ‘at $1.63m’ but ‘the owners reportedly think the property’s Hollywood status will boost demand’.
The Sopranos, which ran from 1999 to 2007, has a global fan base and the Soprano home is a typical spot for tourists.
Ms. Recchia told The New York Times:
“I was pulling out of the driveway and I noticed a few fellas on their motorcycles coming down the cul-de-sac.
So I open my car window just to acknowledge them, and they say, ‘Hi, Mrs. Soprano! We’re not going to mess anything up, just want to take a couple photos.’
The Recchias made some physical updates to the Soprano home in the 32 years they lived there, but have kept some of its more distinctive features say The New York Times.
Soon, the mansion’s new owners will be able to sit in the very kitchen Tony Soprano, played by late actor James Galdifini, sat with his wife, Carmela, and children. And they can enjoy the dining room where Carmela ‘once pulled an assault rifle from inside a decorative column on the wall, because she thought someone was “jimmying a window.”’
Got a spare $3.4 million?
Owners are asking bidders to submit offers and ‘proof of funds’ by June 21.
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