It’s hard to find a single person in this day and age that hasn’t at least heard of “The Godfather,” even if they never watched any of the classics themselves. With a star-studded cast filled with the likes of James Caan, Al Pacino, and Robert De Niro, its cult following is something that just makes sense.
The gritty masterpiece is also marvelously quotable. Remember the scene that goes a little something like this? “My father made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Luca Brasi held a gun to his head, and my father assured him, that either his brain or his signature would be on the contract.” Maybe you should leave the guns at home but now’s your opportunity to make an offer on the “Godfather” lake house that just found itself listed on the market.
Wanna Live Out Your ‘Godfather’ Dreams and be a Lake Tahoe Gangster?
“The Godfather” franchise involved a wide range of interesting filming locations. This house, though, made its appearance in a number of scenes in Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather: Part II.” You can snag it for the low price of $5.5 million. Nestled in a gated community on the California side of Lake Tahoe, the lake house belongs to a group of Fleur du Lac Estates. You’ll probably recognize it from Fredo Corleone’s murder scene. Otherwise, maybe you’ll remember the machine-gun showdown (you know which one I mean). No? Then what about the Corleone sons’ First Holy Communion celebration?
The stunning “Godfather” property spans over 4,200 square feet and hosts quite the view sitting right next to the water and low-lying mountains. Craig Miller and Katherina Haug of Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty listed the property back in March of last year. Before this listing, its previous owners kept it off the market for nearly 3 decades. Haug told Mansion Global the following:
‘There are only 22 townhouses in Fleur du Lac Estates, and it’s rare for one to come on the market. Each is as unique as the lucky owners who get to live there.” She continued saying: “[It’s] truly an exceptional property within the community because it’s one of the closest to the lake and is in one of the most private locations—it’s tucked in a private corner of the estate and gets panoramic south-facing views of the lake.”
Between custom stone hearths, full-size tennis courts, and a jacuzzi, the “Godfather” property exudes luxury. Industrialist Henry Kaiser originally built the place back in 1938. Since then, the home underwent many updates to enhance its functionality. The end result? A perfect mix of modern luxury with period accents scattered here and there.
Insider broke it down photo by photo and you can take a look yourself here. Barstool Sports also shared a little sneak peek in a Tweet: