Take the house, leave the cannoli
The Staten Island residence at 110 Longfellow Avenue is more than just the set for Don Vito Corleone's estate in the 1972 classic The Godfather. But that's why anybody is paying attention to the property since it went on the market for an asking price of $2.89 million.
The 6,248-square-foot, 5-bedroom, 7-bathroom Tudor mansion sits on 24,000 square feet of land in Staten Island's Emerson Hill neighborhood. Only the outside of the house and its grounds were used in the movie — director Francis Ford Coppola added a fake-brick wall and iron gates for the filming — but "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," Joseph Profaci, of Connie Profaci Realty, tells The Staten Island Advance.
For nearly $3 million, you also get a high-end kitchen "to die for," an exercise room, and a pool, Profaci says. But "my favorite feature of the house is a door on the first-floor by the dining room that looks like an old wooden 'speakeasy' door that leads down to the basement where there is a pub and a game room, which really is the ultimate man cave." On the downside, you'd have people coming to gawk at your famous "Godfather house." You can see more photos of the house at the listing site. And yes, if $3 million is too much, you can try to make the owner an offer he can't refuse.