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Who doesn’t remember that terrifying scene of the horse’s head on the bed? Who doesn’t remember the wedding? Now you can buy a big part of the history of the “The Godfather“. The Corleone’s English tudor style house is up for sale for $2.9 million! Owner Jim Norton said he put the eight-bedroom, five-bathroom Staten Island home on the market after his father recently passed away. He also says that his mother collected all the behind-the-scenes mementos from the film, including pictures and autographs from cast and crew members, but I am pretty sure that won’t be included in the asking price. The estate also features a four-car garage, two fireplaces, an English pub and an in-ground swimming pool.

Would you spend $2.9 million for this house?

“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.” Don Corleone to Johnny Fontane about Woltz.

Beautiful curb-appeal

“A man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man.” Don Corleone to Johnny Fontane.

A family street with gorgeous trees, but in this photo it looks a little spooky. 🙂

“Welcome to the family.” Vito Corleone.

Very charming.

The wedding scene happened in the backyard.

“Never let anyone outside the family know what you’re thinking.” Don Corleone.

Nice views of the backyard from the sunroom.

Don Corleone: I like to drink wine more than I used to.
Michael: It’s good for ya, Pop.
Don Corleone: Anyway I’m drinkin’ more.”

The living room is definitely outdated with the blue carpet. Use your imagination. 🙂

“Mama! Mamma mia!” Tenor.

Go green? Really? Well.. not really! But this dining room could look great! So much potential.

“Never hate your enemies. It clouds your judgement.” Michael Corleone.

This kitchen needs a makeover, do you agree? And they’re asking $ 2.9m?

“I spent my whole life trying not to be careless. Women and children can be careless. But not men.” Don Corleone.

Carpet in the kitchen? Why?

The pool seems to be large and it would be beautiful on a summer day.

I can’t wait to know what you think about this place! Of course the location helps put the price up, but what makes this house appealing is the fact that it’s “The Godfather’s” house, but do you think they will sell close to the asking price in this market? I want to hear from you.

Listing: Connie Profaci Realty.

Info: The New York Observer.


Luciane at HomeBunch.

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  1. Kristin said,

    A lovely house in such charming surroundings. They will definitely sell close to the asking price or more 🙂 Wishing you a beautiful day!

    Kristin xo

  2. Interior does need some work, but from the outside, it is quite charming. Probably will sell soon, to some fan of The Godfather, but personally, I wouldn’t pay $3 million for it.

  3. Donnie said,

    Don’t think they’ll get the asking price unless they are willing to wait. A lot of people don’t necessarily want a house with history or at least are not willing to pay for it. I once lived on Staten Island and graduated from Port Richmond HS. so I’m not sure what their market is like now. But I have to say I love your tours. The Real Estate Company ought to hire you to market their place on the web. I’m not joking. You are very talented.

  4. Hello, Dear Donnie.

    Wow thank you very much for the compliments! And, yes! I’m open if some company want to hire me! I like your idea! 😉

    Have a Brilliant day!

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  5. Karen said,

    Yes, it definitely needs a lot of tlc but what a project for someone with time and money! I would love the challenge…..

  6. Karen said,

    And by the way, I agree with Donnie. If you featured my house on homebunch.com, and it sold from exposure there I would pay you the commission!

  7. Hello, my dear friend Karen.

    Send me the pictures! Let’s sell your house if that’s what you want! 🙂


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  8. Sally said,

    Hi Luciane,

    Times are tough and many homes sit for a long time on the market, so it’s a toss-up as to whether or not they’ll get their price.

    I see plenty of blue that would qualify for Blue Monday!

  9. Beate said,

    Hi Luciane,
    just thought of you today!!! 🙂
    Great post! Funny, a view days ago I just watched *The Godfather* again here on german tv!
    Yes, it`s so much snowing, best winter since a very loooong time…..my red nose can tell 😉 Beate XXX

  10. I could move there. I would gut the home and start over, but can you imagine living in the home where “The Godfather” was filmed? Wonderful!

  11. Thanks for the birthday wishes! What a gorgeous Tudor house this is. Amazing inside & out, but you’re right, needs a lot of updating inside. That’s a lot of money for all the updates needed, but who knows, they may get it up there.

  12. Tereza said,

    Oi, Luciane!
    Acho que sim, o preço da casa vai chegar próximo do que estão pedindo, afinal esta é a casa do “Capo di tutti Capi”.
    Mesmo que o comprador tenha que gastar outra pequena fortuna para atualizá-la, acredito que valha à pena.
    Beijos e obrigada pelos comentários, adorei.

  13. Very interesting renovation project…but I wihs the ceilings were a bit higher.
    Mary Ann

  14. Well, one thing’s for sure.

    The Godfather has a carpet fetish.

    Blue, green AND in the kitchen.

    I wanted to see how they did the ‘English pub’. Being a frequenter of pubs in England, I always find it funny to see how they’re perceived abroad!

    Your posts are always fantastic, Luciane. I love coming to visit you.


  15. Holy bad carpets, Batman! I can’t believe that it’s even in the kitchen! Love how you used movie lines in the post, Luciane. I bet it will be a really lovely house if the right person buys it.


  16. omg this post is AWESOME.

  17. quintessence said,

    Fun post!! One of the great movies of all time! How appropriate that the home they filmed at was actually on Staten Island. House definitely needs tending to but as you say – it has potential!

  18. They will have to come down some. The house isn’t actually worth that hefty price even in a lush market. And yes Luciane, work out some agreements with even individual Realtors on a per house basis. Usually, when you help an agent sell a house? You receive a finders fee. Anywhere from 2%-4% of the agents after cost income. Go for it!

  19. Ann said,

    Great house, it belonged to my aunt and uncle, so grew up going there. Was also there whenthey filmed the wedding scene, great fun! Also the pool is different, black tile and looks like a pond.

  20. mary ann Jones said,

    thanks for letting us view the house. Needs a total gut I designed each room in my head as I went along. I would do Rustic English country with beams throughout & big furniture pieces.
    I have to say “how could these people not shop?” It appears nothing is new. It always amazes me. I wish I had their will power!

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