Actor Joe Pesci finally finds a buyer for his New Jersey waterfront mansion after 2 years on the market
Kevin McCallister would have the time of his life alone in this house!
Actor Joe Pesci, the famously bumbling crook in Home Alone and the Oscar winner for Goodfellas, finally sold his New Jersey waterfront mansion on Monday for $6.5 million, two years after first selling it for the same price. brought to the market.
Pesci’s price tag made his house the most expensive property in the small Jersey Shore town of Lavallette, according to the listing on Realtor.com. He kept asking for $6.5 million during the pandemic and despite it taking two years, it finally paid off.
The 78-year-old onscreen mobster has owned the property since 1994, four years after it was built, and bought it for $850,000.
Pesci first listed the 7,200-square-foot, 8-bedroom, 8.5-bathroom home in November 2019 and took it off the market at least three different times before re-listing it after failing. to bring in a buyer.
Actor Joe Pesci has finally sold his New Jersey waterfront mansion after being on the market for two years
The house went into contract Monday for $6.5 million, making it the most expensive home in the Lavallette neighborhood according to the list.
The 78-year-old on-screen mobster has owned the Lavallette property since 1994, four years after it was built, and bought it for $850,000
Joe Pesci can be seen above along with MaCaulay Culkin and Daniel Stern in the 1990 movie “Home Alone”.
The home features a large backyard patio equipped with an in-ground heated pool and spa, as well as a boat dock. The property is located in the West Point Island neighborhood of the Jersey Shore and just a short walk to the ocean.
The Art Deco-inspired townhouse has been branded “contemporary custom,” with some upgrades to include an open floor plan, private elevator, and luxurious bathroom, according to the listing.
The formal dining room is complete with a round marble table with 12 floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the coast and an ornate chandelier.
A primary en-suite bedroom has its own balcony and office.
A major focal point of the house is a media room that houses a Lethal Weapon pinball machine and other Pesci movie memorabilia, including walls decorated with iconic photos and posters of movies the Newark-born actor has starred in. They include films such as Eureka, My Cousin Vinny, A Bronx Tale, Gone Fishin’ and Home Alone – where he was outwitted by a young Macaulay Culkin, who played the part of Kevin McCallister.
The house features a large backyard patio, equipped with an in-ground heated pool and spa
The formal dining room is complete with a round marble table with 12 floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the coast and an ornate chandelier
The art-deco-inspired townhouse has been branded “contemporary custom,” with a number of upgrades to include an open floor plan, private elevator, and luxurious bathroom, according to the listing
A staple of his home is a media room with a “Lethal Weapon” pinball machine and other Pesci movie memorabilia,
The walls are decorated with iconic photographs and posters from the likes of ‘Eureka’, ‘My Cousin Vinny’, ‘Home Alone’, ‘A Bronx Tale’ and ‘Gone Fishin’.
When Pesci tried to sell the house in July 2020, he got into a heated argument with two neighbors who were trying to extend their dock by 90 meters.
In a scathing letter shared on West Point Island Dock Dispute – a page created by residents who sided with Pesci – the Goodfellas star shared that he was “strongly opposed” to the two existing applications.
The two applications call for the docks on Barnegat Bay to be expanded to 300 feet, similar to a 2018 addition to another dock that saw its size increase by more than 180 feet.
“More than doubling the length of these docks would undoubtedly block the bay views currently enjoyed by other homeowners in the area,” Pesci said in his letter, written in October 2019.
More importantly, these expansions would force boaters, kayakers and rowers in this area—including children and adults—to operate in waters far from land, and thus in the wake of large vessels.
Pesci said that when the expansion of the dock took place in 2018, which he then opposed, the northern view of the bay from his property was “obstructed.” Pesci also shared that the dock “negatively affected boat journeys” and made the bay more unsafe.
He concluded in the letter: “As a 30-year-old resident of West Point Island, I respectfully ask the Department to take this opportunity to stop this trend now by denying pending applications before it is too late.”