With the Sopranos prequel "The Many Saints of Newark" now taking us on a trip down memory lane, we thought we'd revisit one of the show's most quiet characters: the Soprano house itself.
From the very start, Tony and his New Jersey home are inextricably linked, and the iconic house serves as backdrop for some of the most memorable moments in the life of the Soprano family.
Which of course got us wondering: Is the Soprano house a real home? Or was it just another well-made Hollywood set?
As it turns out, the Soprano's house is as real as it gets, and you'll find in North Caldwell, New Jersey (a roughly 30-minute drive from Newark).
The 5,600-square-foot home and its fabulous-yet-cozy backyard was used for filming somewhere between 30 and 50 times throughout the show’s six seasons.
Most of the interior is recognizable from the TV series, even if the indoor scenes were mostly shot at Silvercup Studios, where the producers built a replica of the house.
According to the owners, the cast and crew were quite fond of the house, and Gandolfini greatly enjoyed filming his poolside scenes on location.
Besides the obvious nostalgic feeling that the house gives us die-hard fans, the New Jersey home has plenty to offer its real-life residents.
It has 4 bedrooms, 4 baths (plus a powder room), a detached one-bedroom guest house, two garages, and one of the most recognizable pools on TV.
The only downside to this house, as far as we can tell, is that you’ll never know if that car parked at the end of your driveway is packed with FBI agents.
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Story: FancyPantsHomes.com Credit for images: HBO, Vecchia family