January 11, 2011
The Godfather Home
The home that provided the base for the Corelone family in the classic film, The Godfather has been listed for $2.9 million.
The outside of this English Tudor-style house in Staten Island, New York was used in the iconic movie, and is most memorable at the opening of the film as the venue for the wedding of mob boss, Don Corelone’s daughter Connie. It is situated in the Todt Hill/Emerson Hill area of Staten Island, which is known for its impressively large homes. This property is no exception with an extraordinary 12 rooms – including 8 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bath, 1 three-quarter bath, storage room, and an English pub basement with a recreation room. There is also a living room, formal dining room, butler’s pantry, and a laundry room with a chute from all 3 floors.
As if the inside wasn’t impressive enough, there is a 4-car garage outside with a pool nearby. The house is also surrounded by park-like grounds.
The current owners, the Norton family, have lived there for over 50 years and experienced the filming of their house for this timeless movie. They even kept some artefacts for themselves including Marlon Brando’s cue cards, autographs from the cast and crew, and the stone gate that was added on to the house for the film. They also offered their family home for some interior shots of the house, capturing the famous Corelone family meals and meetings. The house itself was built in 1930 and has been listed because the 90 year old occupant of the house has recently died.
The Godfather is one of the greatest movies of all time and was currently ranked 2nd by the American Film Insitute’s “100 years…100 films”. It was nominated for 11 Oscars and won 3 of these, including: Best Picture, and Best Actor in a leading role for Brando.