Photo courtesy of Victor Recchia
The New Jersey home of fictional mob boss Tony Soprano and his family has hit the market for $3.4 million, the New York Times first reported last week. The 5,600-square-foot North Caldwell mansion served as the backdrop for many scenes of HBO’s “The Sopranos,” a drama starring James Gandolfini that first aired in 1999. Fans of the series frequently visit and take photos the iconic property, especially the long driveway where Tony, clad in a white robe, picked up the morning paper.
Victor and Patti Recchia pose with Sopranos star James Gandolfini
Owners Victor and Patti Recchia, who lived at the home for 32 years, are handling the sale themselves and said $3.4 million is a “starting price.” The four-bedroom house sits on a 1.5-acre lot and includes two two-car garages, a detached one-bedroom guesthouse, and a patio and pool.
According to the Times, scenes from the pilot episode were filmed in the home’s kitchen and the backyard. While later seasons were shot at Silvercup Studios, exterior scenes continued to be filmed at the Recchia’s property throughout the show’s production.
Victor said the cast and crew were “thoughtful of us and respectful of our home” during the six seasons of filming, and helped create memories for their family. “Among them, filming that had an actual bear in our backyard (his name was Bonkers and he had a trainer next to him), the opening of the swimming pool in the winter and mostly, all the laughter,” Victor said in a statement to 6sqft.
The home, built in 1987, has been upgraded since the show’s finale in 2007. But it still retains many design elements recognizable in the show, including the long kitchen island, octagonal vaulted ceiling in the living room, and the back patio.
The Recchias are asking bidders to submit offers and proof of funds to [email protected] until June 21.
[Via NY Times]
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Photos courtesy of Victor Recchia