You Can Now Live in Tony Soprano’s House — If You Have $3.4M Hidden Away in Your Bird Feeder

The long-time owners of the beloved Soprano home in New Jersey are downsizing, so they’ve put the property up for sale, 20 years after we first set our eyes on it.

tony soprano in the pool feeding ducks

  • 113
    Shares

Two decades after the eponymous Sopranos series debuted on HBO, the iconic mansion that housed Tony, Carmela, A.J. and Meadow is on the market, and the news has caused many fans (myself included) to revisit the show and the scenes set by the sky-blue backyard pool.

the sopranos family photo at home

The long-time owners of the North Caldwell, N.J., property, Patti and Victor Recchia, have chosen to handle the sale without any intermediaries, and they’re asking bidders to submit offers and proof of funds to sopranoshouseforsale@gmail.com by June 21st.

They’ve set a starting price of $3.4 million for the 5,600-square-foot house, which is quite a steep price, considering that other properties in the area sell for $1 to $2 million, as The New York Times reports. But Recchia, owner of the company that built most of the homes in the neighborhood, is betting on the mansion’s iconic status to push the price up.

The Sopranos house is, in a way, the first character in the series that we’re introduced to, right at the end of the opening sequence. From the very start, Tony and his New Jersey home are inextricably linked, and the iconic mansion is the setting for many joyous and humorous scenes, as well as the backdrop for some of the darker moments in the life of the Soprano family.

The first episode of the series gives us a glimpse into Tony’s seemingly-normal family life, starting with his early-morning ritual of walking down the long and winding driveway to pick up the newspaper.

via GIPHY

The end of the driveway has reached cult status for the show’s fans, who come here to take pictures of themselves in a robe, picking up the paper like Tony.

via GIPHY

The first episode is also when we get to see the backyard in all its splendor, with a gorgeous swimming pool nestled among tall lush trees that offer privacy and seclusion.

The pool is Tony’s territory; it’s here that he swims with wild ducks, has his first panic attack, throws parties and family gatherings, stands on guard to protect the family from a bear, and, in one of the darker scenes filmed here, saves his son from an attempted suicide.

real tony soprano house new jersey
Image: Soprano house, from the personal collection of the owner, Victor Recchia

Inside the house, despite the interiors having been updated over the years, there still lingers a familiar vibe that makes you feel close to the iconic characters.

Even though James Gandolfini’s unexpected passing in 2013 broke our hearts, his legacy lives on, and a lot of it is concentrated in this house at 14 Aspen Drive in North Caldwell. Most of the interior is recognizable from the TV series, even if the indoor scenes were mostly shot at Silvercup Studios, where the producers constructed a replica of Recchia’s home.

According to Recchia, the cast and crew were quite fond of the house, and Gandolfini greatly enjoyed filming his poolside scenes. The mansion and its fabulous-yet-cozy backyard was used for filming somewhere between 30 and 50 times throughout the show’s six seasons.

Besides the obvious nostalgic feels that the house at 14 Aspen Drive gives us die-hard fans, it also has plenty of modern amenities to offer. The property includes the main house, which comes with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a powder room; a detached guesthouse with one bedroom; as well as two two-car garages, and of course, the pool. The homeowners told the Times that property taxes are $34,005/year.

tony sopranos house real life
Image: Soprano house, from the personal collection of the owner, Victor Recchia
tony soprano house new jersey
Image: Soprano house, from the personal collection of the owner, Victor Recchia

The Recchias naturally expect their inbox to be flooded with emails from prospective buyers and Soprano fans alike, but they’re confident that they will find a buyer soon, and we tend to agree. The only negative to this house, as far as I can tell, is that you’ll never know if that car parked at the end of your driveway is packed with FBI agents waiting to tap your house while a Henry Mancini/The Police mashup plays in the background.

via GIPHY

More iconic TV homes

Is it Real? The Versace Mansion in FX’s “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace”
The Winchester House — The Haunted Mansion that Inspired the Name of Supernatural’s Winchester Brothers
Is it Real? The Futuristic, Secluded House in the Movie ‘Ex Machina’
Is it Real? Skyfall, James Bond’s Childhood Home in the Scottish Highlands


  • 113
    Shares

Written by Ioana Neamt

Experienced writer with a background in real estate and a fondness for soaring skyscrapers and Victorian-style mansions. Also loves fancy homes with crackling fireplaces and views of snowy mountains.