Get out your bathrobe and prepare to shuffle to the end of the driveway. The New Jersey home of television mafioso Tony Soprano has hit the market—for a premium price.
Owners Patti and Victor Recchia are selling their 5,600-square-foot house in suburban North Caldwell, NJ.
According to The New York Times, the couple are seeking $3.4 million for the mini-mansion.
The price sits well over the median $549,900 list price tag in the tony town, located about an hour west of New York City. The property comes with a one-bedroom guesthouse, a famous patio, and two garages.
Built in 1987, the four-bedroom house on a 1.5-acre lot was memorably featured in the opening credits of every episode of “The Sopranos,” which ran from 1999 to 2007. Played masterfully by the late James Gandolfini, Tony pulls into the long driveway and exits his SUV with a menacing look plastered on his face.
The interiors of the home were also frequently used in the series, anywhere between 30 and 50 times a year, the Recchias told the Times.
In memory of the show, the couple has a promotional poster for the show autographed by the cast and crew in their living room, according to the Times.
“It’s a beautiful home in an ideal location, on a cul-de-sac that’s beautifully landscaped,” says local real estate broker Maria Rampinelli of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New Jersey Properties. She is not working with the couple on the sale. “And the fact that it was on the show has brought it a lot of attention.”
She believes the right buyer—such as a “Sopranos” superfan—could wind up paying the asking price for the home.
“[North Caldwell is] a tiny little gem,” Rampinelli says. “You feel like you’re living in the country, but you’re close to all of the conveniences. You have shopping malls, airports, New York City, major highways—everything is nearby.”
Calls to the Recchias were not immediately returned. But the empty nesters told the Times that they plan to downsize, as their grown son no longer lives with them, the Times reported. They hope to remain in New Jersey.
Prospective buyers should prepare themselves for an onslaught of fans cruising through the ′hood. Even though the show has been off the air for a decade, the home still attracts plenty of attention. It even has a Facebook page.
“I was pulling out of the driveway, and I noticed a few fellas on their motorcycles coming down the cul-de-sac,” Ms. Recchia told the Times about a recent incident at the home. “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.’”
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