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The House From The Sopranos Is Up For Sale

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The House From The Sopranos Is Up For Sale

The house from iconic gangster series The Sopranos is up for sale.

It was the show that broke the mould for TV dramas - 20 years on from the very first episode hitting our screens, it is regarded as one of the greatest series ever made.

Well, now you can be part of that history, sort of, and walk in the footsteps of the show's star, Tony Soprano, played by the late James Gandolfini.

Yes, according to The New York Times, you could be waking up early and feeding the baby ducks - preferably without the panic attacks, of course.

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But if you want this piece of television history, you'll have to fork out $3.4m (around £2.6m).

The house in New Jersey was used to film the hit mob series. Credit: HBO
The house in New Jersey was used to film the hit mob series. Credit: HBO

In a neighbourhood where the average home is valued at around $1.5m, the asking price is pretty ambitious, but current owners Patti and Victor Recchia believe their home has undeniable star quality.

Speaking to the newspaper, Mr Recchia said: "Those things can be quantified but I don't think you can quantify the intrinsic value of this home."

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And to be fair, he kind of has a point. While a replica of the home's interior was built in a studio, the pilot episode of the mob series was all filmed in the real-life house, and crews returned every season to film exterior shots.

Since then, plenty of die-hard fans have made the trip to visit the sprawling mansion.

You could feed the ducks just like Tony did in the iconic series. Credit: HBO
You could feed the ducks just like Tony did in the iconic series. Credit: HBO

"I was pulling out of the driveway and I noticed a few fellas on their motorcycles coming down the cul-de-sac," Ms Recchia says, recalling a particular run-in.

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"So I open my car window just to acknowledge them, and they say, 'Hi, Mrs. Soprano! We're not going to mess anything up, just want to take a couple photos.'"

Mr Recchia said one son went the extra mile to give his dad the perfect father's day present.

He added: "They'll pull up in like a limo or something, get out in a robe, and pick up a newspaper."

A Facebook page was even created for fans to share their photos of their trips to the unofficial tourist spot - invariably in fancy dress.

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An exact replica of the interior of the house was built for the series. Credit: HBO
An exact replica of the interior of the house was built for the series. Credit: HBO

One person posted a photo of themselves in full Tony Soprano garb, wearing a white dressing gown, with the caption: "Cross this off my bucket list walking down the same driveway Tony walked down with his newspaper."

While another person joked: "I was driving by this house today in North Jersey and I saw this big guy walking down the driveway wearing a bathrobe picking up his newspaper."

The Recchias aren't selling the property through an estate agent, so those wishing to buy the house have until 21 June to send their bid to sopranoshouseforsale at gmail dot com.

Featured Image Credit: Sopranos House/Facebook

Topics: TV and Film, Interesting, Property, Sopranos, US News, US Entertainment, houses

Dominic Smithers
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