When Joe Pesci makes a move, wiseguys pay attention. The legendary actor amused real estate watchers this week by listing his waterfront mansion along the Jersey Shore for $6.5 million. Crowds flocked to see the Oscar-winning actor’s residence—easily making it the most popular home of the week on realtor.com®.
The custom bayside estate is seriously conspicuous—a massive, white contemporary mansion perched prominently on the water.
Pesci has owned the eight-bedroom place since 1994, when he paid $850,000 for it. The interiors are sleek, white, and possibly due for an update, but demonstrate the height of mid-1990s extravagance.
Other than Pesci’s pad, you also clicked on a 17-acre property outside Tampa with two mansions, a sprawling manor (also in New Jersey) rumored to have been a hideout for gangster Al Capone and his crew, and the custom Florida waterfront mansion of golfer Jesper Parnevik.
We won’t ask you to go get your shine box, but you should scroll on down for all of this week’s most popular homes. It’d be a real shame if you didn’t…
Why it’s here: This property spans 17 acres of Lake Tarpon and includes several acres of wildlife preserve. The compound includes two mansions built in 1996 and is sold fully furnished. Combined, the residences offer nine bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, two workout rooms, a media room—and a secret concrete panic room! There are five docks, a concrete boat ramp, and the sellers are including a 2016 Bennington Tritoon boat—making this a turnkey dream on the water.
Tarpon Springs, FL
Why it’s here: While the price is low, there’s a lot to consider. For one, there’s a strong possibility that this three-bedroom house is built on a sinkhole. The only way to be sure is to have a foundation specialist conduct a test, which could cost between $6,000 and $8,000. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s a serious mold problem inside, which requires anyone entering to wear a mask. The roof is shot, the foundation is cracked, and the walls are bowing, which means a buyer is likely to have to raze this 15-year-old home.
Why it’s here: This three-bedroom brick house was built in 1996 and received a darling makeover in 2018, turning it into a magazine-ready, shiplap showstopper. Ceramic wood tile, custom-built showers, a soaking tub, and a shiny black lacquered kitchen are just a few of the trendy updates. The house sits on just under a full acre, with another adjacent lot of a similar size also available for purchase.
Why it’s here: Situated on 37 acres overlooking Timber Lake and the Pine Valley Golf Course, this mansion from 1920 is rumored to have been a hideout for gangster Al Capone and his crew at one point. Today, the estate could be transformed into a wedding venue or used as a grand residence for a buyer in search of privacy. The 6,500-square-foot main house includes old-school touches like the vault room and an antique bar with lake view.
Why it’s here: Luxurious in every way imaginable, this custom-built mansion is being sold by PGA golfer Jesper Parnevik. It sits on the Intercoastal Waterway with its own white sandy beach and lovely water views. The property includes a five-bedroom main house, a four-bedroom guesthouse, pool, and dock.
Designed for hosting a crowd, the home includes both indoor and outdoor spaces for entertaining, a 16-foot walk-around bar, 1,000-bottle wine cellar, full gym, home theater, and summer kitchen.
Why it’s here: On the market for the first time ever, this midcentury time capsule from 1958 is being sold as is. The home is light-filled, thanks to the large windows in every room, the vaulted ceilings, and skylights.
The acre lot also includes a screened-in porch with vaulted ceilings and fireplace, a shuffleboard area and tennis court (which need to be renovated), as well as an attached garage with workroom and storage.
St. Louis, MO
Why it’s here: Built by an architect in 1929 as a castle for his own family—complete with its own turret and spiral staircase—this is a one-of-a-kind residence. The 4,400-square-foot home has been updated throughout. Unique highlights include the catwalk hallway overlooking the living room, cathedral ceilings with custom wood beams, and a large kitchen. An adjacent lot next door is also available for sale separately.
Why it’s here: For the cost of a few hundred boxes of Girl Scout Cookies, you can buy this little stone cabin that was once the summer home of Kiwanie Girl Scout counselors. Built in 1935, the exterior of the cottage hasn’t changed much over the decades. Inside, the two-bedroom cabin might need a bit of a refresh, but it’s in fine condition.
Why it’s here: This three-story loft in downtown Columbus is seriously stylish. It features a commercial kitchen with built-in pizza oven, a spalike owner’s suite, a full basement, and huge windows with views of downtown.
The space could be divided into separate units for rental income, and the street-level first floor currently has a month-to-month commercial tenant.
Why it’s here: The actor Joe Pesci is headed to California so he can play golf year-round. So the Oscar-winner is selling his massive home along the Jersey Shore. The over 7,200-square-foot home was built in 1990 and includes an elevator, heated pool, and deepwater bulkhead on the bay.
Coaxed out of retirement to star in “The Irishman,” Pesci made this mansion a monument to his storied career in showbiz. Listing photos include a shot of Pesci’s game room, complete with a “Lethal Weapon 3” pinball machine and many movie posters from his storied career.
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