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Godfather House

If you have the right amount of money or you know the right guy,  you could own the house that was used for the exterior shots of Don Vito Corleone’s house in The Godfather:

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The buyer who pays the $2.89 million price tag for the sprawling mansion at 110 Longfellow Ave. on Emerson Hill isn’t just purchasing an English Tudor with stately rooms, upscale finishes and high-end interior appointments; he or she is also buying one of the most iconic settings in American cinema history.

The estate of Don Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 Oscar winning movie, ‘‘The Godfather,” is for sale through the New Dorp-based Connie Profaci Realty.

The five-bedroom, seven bathroom, 6,248-square-foot mansion sits on a 2,400-square-foot open expanse on Emerson Hill, said Joseph R. Profaci, managing principal of the real estate agency.

Although only the exterior of the mansion was used in the filming of “The Godfather,” the current owner has made a series of improvements, some of which were made to look like the home’s interior in the movie.

“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 also includes a gourmet kitchen, stately dining room, exercise room, a pub and expansive game room.

“The kitchen is to die for; it has anything you would want for entertaining — big open space, a huge island, and a very large eating area that opens up to the yard and pool,” said Profaci.

I think I’d like to use the kitchen, just once, to try out this recipe:

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  1. al-Ameda says:

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The buyer who pays the $2.89 million price tag for the sprawling mansion at 110 Longfellow Ave. on Emerson Hill isn’t just purchasing an English Tudor with stately rooms, upscale finishes and high-end interior appointments; he or she is also buying one of the most iconic settings in American cinema history.

    The five-bedroom, seven bathroom, 6,248-square-foot mansion sits on a 2,400-square-foot open expanse on Emerson Hill, said Joseph R. Profaci, managing principal of the real estate agency.

    That seems like a reasonable price to me, in CA that house would sell immediately.

  2. gVOR08 says:

    There’s really a town named New Dorp?

  3. C. Clavin says:

    Leave the gun; take the cannoli…

  4. grumpy realist says:

    @gVOR08: That was exactly my reaction as well….

  5. Modulo Myself says:

    Sounds suspiciously low for the NY real estate market. Also: Staten Island.

  6. HarvardLaw92 says:

    Yea, great, but the buyer will still find himself / herself stuck on Staten Island. When most New Yorkers think of Staten Island, we think of stereotypical Italian housewives with lots of makeup, big hair and – ** that ** – accent, which annoys even us.

    That it was also the site of a gigantic landfill – at one point the world’s largest – pretty much says for us all that needs to be said about the forgotten borough. We’ve been trying to forget it for years.

  7. Guarneri says:

    Looks like a smaller version of my partners place. You can see all the way to the Hudson from his place.

  8. CSK says:

    New Dorp? Sure. It’s an old, old name. The “Dorp” part is Dutch. It was probably originally “Nieuw Dorp.”

    What amuses me is that the real estate agent is named Profaci. Ring any bells, anyone?

  9. Just 'nutha' ig'rant cracker says:

    You put sugar in your pasta sauce??? EWWWW! Where are your people from? Someplace where people don’t know how to cook?

  10. Just 'nutha' ig'rant cracker says:

    @CSK: There were Profaci’s on various Law and Order shows. These days, Criminal Intent, Season 7 with Logan and Profaci as the alternate-week team is showing in Korea.

  11. HarvardLaw92 says:

    @Just ‘nutha’ ig’rant cracker:

    Profaci was one of the original Mafia bosses. He founded the Colombo crime family and ran it for close to 30 years. His niece married Bill Bonanno. He’s alluding to the irony of a realtor dealing with a property associated with an imaginary crime boss having the same last name as a real one.

  12. CSK says:

    @HarvardLaw92:

    Yep, that’s what I’m getting at. Thanks.

  13. anjin-san says:

    This scene was filmed in Ross CA, about a mile up the road from my old place in San Anselmo.

  14. Ebenezer_Arvigenius says:

    @Just ‘nutha’ ig’rant cracker: The point is not to make the sauce actually sweet, but to neutralize acidity.

    In some regards it’s actually closer to the original Italian recipes to use just a bit of sugar since they used to use fresh and very ripe tomatoes (acidity around 4.9) while most people cook with either canned (acidity can dip to ~ 3.5 for canned tomatoes) or imported “ripened during transport” tomatoes (4.3 – 4.5 range).