In HBO’s acclaimed series The Sopranos, mobster Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) was in a constant struggle to reconcile his criminal duties with a quiet domestic life. Despite his penchant for murder, Tony would still shuffle down his driveway each morning to fetch the newspaper, just like any other suburban father.
That driveway is now up for sale, along with the house that stood in for the Soprano family residence. The asking price is $3.4 million.
The four-bedroom, 5600-square-foot property is located in North Caldwell, New Jersey, where comparable homes typically sell for $1.5 million to $2 million. According to current owners Victor and Patricia Recchia, the ballooned asking price is attributable to the home’s role in the iconic television series. The production used it for exteriors and some interior shooting and also built a replica of its rooms on a sound stage at Silvercup Studios in Queens. Prospective buyers can relive Soprano family drama in the kitchen or splash in the backyard pool, where Tony Soprano forlornly fed a family of ducks.
In addition to the hefty asking price, the new owner will also have to cope with uninvited guests. According to Recchia, fans of the series make frequent pilgrimages to the address to take photos. Some even dress in a bathrobe to mimic Tony Soprano picking up his paper.
The home's sale is being handled directly by the owners, not a realtor; (seriously) interested buyers can email email@example.com for more information.
[h/t New York Times]