If it’s good to be in something from the ground floor, as the fictional mobster Tony Soprano once said in the HBO television series bearing his last name, prospective home buyers in New Jersey might want to consider a roughly 5,600-square-foot mansion now on the market in North Caldwell.
The property and its long blacktop driveway made famous by the critically acclaimed show “The Sopranos” — a prequel film is now being filmed in Newark and elsewhere — was listed last week with a starting price of $3.4 million, the New York Times first reported.
The home, set on 1.46 acres at 14 Aspen Drive, was built in 1987 and consists of four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a powder room, a pair of two-car garages and a detached one-bedroom guesthouse. The great room has an octagonal vaulted ceiling, a white stone fireplace and French doors. The property has been occupied for 35 years by its builders and current owners, Patricia and Victor Recchia, the latter of whom owns local firm Fourth Generation Construction.
NorthJersey.com noted that scenes from the first season of “The Sopranos” and outdoor shots in later seasons were filmed at the property in Essex County. The David Chase-produced show eventually built a replica of the North Caldwell home’s interior at Silvercup Studios in Queens.
Comparable single-family residential sales in the Caldwell area have ranged between $1.5 million and $2 million, according to data from Zillow, which noted that the median home value in Caldwell is $486,700. The Recchias, who told the Times that they don’t need as much space now that their son has moved out of the home, are handling its sale themselves. [NYT] — Mario Marroquin