Finally, “Goodfellas” star Joe Pesci has sold his multi-million dollar New Jersey home, and by the look of it, it’s a house fit for a king, er, Mafia kingpin.
According to The New York Post, the home went into contract on Monday.
After buying it in 1994 for only $850,000, it’s been a hard sell for the 78-year-old Newark, N.J. native. He’s tried to sell it at least three times since 2019. Raised in Belleville, Pesci wants to spend more time in California.
The Academy Award-winning actor managed to get its original $6.5 million listing price back in the deal. The mansion sits on .32 acres of a West Point island plot.
The Lavallette, New Jersey house is a little over 1.5 hours south of New York City. If the realtor’s commission was 6 percent, they likely took home $390,000 in the deal.
According to the Lavallette-Seaside Shorebeat, the house had a $3.2 million property assessment, and the actor paid $26,402 in taxes last year. It was among the lowest bills in the state for a home of that value.
Famous for his “Goodfellas” and “Home Alone” roles, the star is reportedly worth $50 million. He came out of retirement for 2019’s “The Irishman.” The role garnered a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the Academy Awards.
A House Fit For A Mobster?
Joe Pesci’s eight-bedroom, eight-bathroom mansion takes up 7,291 square feet, according to The Philly Voice. The house, built in 1990, has its own dock, too.
The Art Deco-styled place comes with a heated pool and a terrace spa. Its upper level features a private, master-bedroom balcony and office. Inside, there’s an elevator and a spiral staircase to go along with an open floor plan. The rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows.
Maybe the biggest, eye-catching part of the house is the memorabilia-filled home theater. The room features Joe Pesci’s love of posters and other movie knick-knacks from his films. The “Lethal Weapon” pinball machine is kinda cool too.
At one point, the actor had a barber’s chair in the media room. Pesci’s first job was as a barber.
House Sale From Hell?
Pesci made some waves before unloading his house. The “Goodfellas” star went back and forth with his Jersey Shore neighbors over things like the length of their docks.
The New York Post even said the actor “channel(ed) his attorney character from “My Cousin Vinny” to keep them from jutting out.”
Pesci penned letters opposing two proposed new docks that went 315 feet into the Barnegat Bay. He also urged state officials to scrap the plans “before it’s too late.”
But now, it doesn’t matter. Pesci’s moved on, but there’s no word on if the dock plans are back on.
He was photographed at a California charity golf event this week.