Maybe it was Marlon Brando's iconic portrayal of Vito Corleone, or perhaps Al Pacino's role as his son-turned-don, Michael, that catapulted The Godfather into the ranks of being one of the most popular movies of all time. Now diehard fans have the opportunity to purchase the Staten Island home that appeared in the movie as the Corleone family's residence and place of business for just under $2.9 million.
It's not just the five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home's famous past that is drawing interest from buyers from all over. Even though the exterior of the 1930's home might not look very differently than you remember from Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 classic, the interior has definitely received some modern style – it was just renovated in 2012.
Sitting on a little over half-of-an-acre of land, the Corleone mansion features 6,248 square feet of living space spanning more than fifteen different rooms. The recently remodeled kitchen boasts a large central island, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliance package, and convenient breakfast bar with plenty of area for seating. Other details found throughout the home's common areas include luxurious coffered ceilings, rounded archways, and full-sized formal and casual dining areas.
Downstairs, in the finished basement, you'll find a quintessential “man cave”, complete with an English-style pub and game room – both ideal for unwinding after a long day.
Or maybe you're looking for a little different kind of retreat? Perfect for getting some peace and quiet from the outside world, the home's third floor could be considered somewhat of a giant suite. In addition to the large master bedroom and oversized master bathroom, there is also a recreation room, personal gym, and private office all located on the level.
Outside, the home has a sprawling 24,000-square-foot lawn area, the site of Connie Corleone's lavish wedding reception at the very beginning of the movie. Whether you're inviting hundreds of guests to a huge event of your own or just having a few friends over for a small gathering, this property has plenty of room for entertaining. Exterior features also include a gunite saltwater pool and large garage with space for four vehicles.
The property's sellers are currently trying to sort through all of the interested buyers to determine which have actual interest in purchasing the home, and which are just trying to soak in the residence's famous past. Even with the sellers asking $2.9 million, many experts think that the final purchase price may wind up going higher. According to data from Trulia, the median sales price of homes in the prestigious Todt Hill neighborhood have risen by 81% in just the past year – maybe a big part of the reason that the house's owners have picked now to sell.