The New Jersey home of television mob boss Tony Soprano, played by the late James Gandolfini has hit the market this week. The 5,600 square foot mansion played a major role in The Sopranos which Rolling Stone reported as the Greatest TV Show Of All Time in 2016 has been put up for sale by original owner Victor Recchia after 32 years of ownership.
The impressive property sits on a massive 1.5 acres and includes four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a two car garage and a detached guesthouse. The inside is remarkably similar to the home seen in The Sopranos, with Victor and his wife, Patti, having kept the same English themed interior design seen throughout the shows nine-year run.
Estimated to be worth between US$1.5 million and $2 million according to local real estate sales, however, Recchia and his wife are asking for the inflated price of US$3.4 million. Why?
The house was a frequent filming location and the inspiration for a meticulous replica of the interiors at Silvercup Studios in Queens, N.Y. “Those things (rooms, size etc) can be quantified,” Recchia told The New York Times, “but I don’t think you can quantify the intrinsic value of this home.” In other words, Recchia hopes someone with a connection to the show or a memorabilia fan is keen enough to fork out the extra cash for his home.
One NYT reader commented, "This is a shrine to the most significant series on television before and after. The state of New Jersey should purchase the home and make it a landmark." We tend to agree.
Recchia is selling the house privately, so if you're interested, submit an offer along with proof of funds to firstname.lastname@example.org before June 21.