The home made famous in Francis Ford Coppola’s movie The Godfather as the country retreat of the fictional Corleone family is up for sale. This “beautiful English Tudor” house offers a “chic but classy interior with 5 bedrooms, 7 NAT stone bathrooms and 6,248 square feet on a sprawling 24,000 square foot grounds” all for the asking price of $2,895,000.
Though the interior of this Staten Island home was not used in the film, fans of The Godfather will recognise its exterior which and part of the lawn, which was used as a backdrop when Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone celebrated the wedding of his daughter Connie, played by Talia Shire.
The house was built in 1930 was home to the Norton family for six decades, who first put the house up for sale in 2010. It was then renovated and is now back on the market through the New Dorp-based Connie Profaci Realty. Estate agent Joseph R Profaci told the Staten Island Advance:
“The current owners have done an amazing job renovating the home, including a first-floor office they remodeled to try to make look like the office in the ‘Godfather’ movie,” he said, noting the current owner bought the home in March 2012.
“The house has sprawling grounds that make you feel like you’re on the English countryside, with big, old trees, a nice yard and a pool… It’s fantastic,” he added.
The house was chosen as the Corleone home for Coppola’s movie after being suggested by actor and Staten Island-native Gianni Russo, who played the Godfather’s son-in-law Carlo Rizzi. In the spring of 1971, cast and crew arrived at the Longfellow Avenue home for a full-on two month’s of filming. The house was converted into the estate of Don Corleone and “surrounded by a fake brick wall and wrought-iron gate, turning the street leading up to the house into part of a sprawling well-guarded retreat.”
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