How’d you like this real estate listing?
ENCHANTING ENGLISH TUDOR, PARKLIKE 24,000 SQ FT GROUNDS…
For comparison, consider that Chez Nightfly sits on a stately 4,950 ft² in a modest neighborhood in the wilds of New Jersey. But hey, maybe you prefer a smaller place, right? What does this enchanting Tudor got that I ain’t got?
… SELECTED LOCATION FOR FILMING “THE GODFATHER” …
OH. Well, then.
… 12 ROOMS, 8 BEDROOMS, 4 1/2 BATHS, 2 FIREPLACES, PUB BASEMENT, 4 CAR GARAGE, INGROUND POOL.
The catch? It’s on Staten Island. Can’t have everything. And if you’re expecting the giant iron gates, the wood paneling and 40’s style interiors from the movie, think again. The interior photos of the home are an eye-opener – the owners favored bold-colored carpeting and white walls. (The kitchen still has the familiar tiled walls, however – recall the “gravy” scene with Michael and… is it Luca Brasi? Pretty sure it is.) It’s actually quite lovely.
You’ll also notice, browsing the photos at the gallery listing, that the house has a number of similarly-lovely neighbors, rather closer than you’d expect. The movie does a great job of making it look like the Family had more isolation. It rather reminds me of similar neighborhoods in the Westchester County (NY) area, lots of stone Tudors with slate roofs up there. Those who can’t afford to buy, simply drive through. A cat can look at a queen, they say.
(hat tip to gothamist, via Ace’s sidebar)