House of the Day: 'The Godfather' Home in Staten Island

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ZillowThe backyard of this stately Staten Island house served as a setting in the opening sequence of the first “Godfather” film.
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Getty ImagesJames Caan, left, as Sonny and Marlon Brando in the title role of Don Vito in the wedding scene of “The Godfather.”

Make them an offer they can’t refuse — at least $2.895 million — and you’ll be the new owner of the Staten Island house that played the Corleone home base in “The Godfather” blockbuster. Paramount Pictures selected 110 Longfellow Ave. to serve as the exterior of the mob boss’s home, where daughter Connie was married.

“The opening scene was filmed in the huge yard,” says Joseph Profaci, who works with his mother, the listing agent Connie Profaci. (See the slideshow below.) “They put up a big tent. I was living in Staten Island at the time, and I remember driving by.”

The house sold in 2012 for $1.69 million after being listed for $2.9 million, according to Zillow. But just when you thought this location for the 1972 movie was out of the market, they pulled it back in with a total facelift and $1 million-plus price increase.

The 6,248-square-foot house sits on a half-acre and includes:

  • five bedrooms and seven natural stone bathrooms.
  • dream eat-in kitchen with a breakfast area.
  • great room with built-in coffered ceilings.
  • basement with English pub and “man cave” area.
  • four-car garage.
  • saltwater pool where you can swim with the fishes.

Who’s likely to buy the house?

“A movie buff is going to be excited about living at such a famous location,” Joseph Profaci says. “Or somone who wants to raise a family.”

Our advice: Take the house; leave the cannoli.

Source: AOL Real Estate Blog


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