Kevin McCallister would have the time of his life alone in this home!
Actor Joe Pesci, the famously bumbling crook in Home Alone and the Oscar winner for Goodfellas, finally sold his New Jersey waterfront mansion for $6.5 million on Monday, two years after he first put it on the market for the same price.
Pesci’s price tag made his home the most expensive listing in the small Jersey Shore town of Lavallette, according to its listing on Realtor.com. He kept asking for $6.5 million through the pandemic and, despite taking two years, it finally paid off.
The 78-year old on-screen mobster has owned the property since 1994, four years after it was built, and purchased it for $850,000.
Pesci first listed the 7,200-square-foot home, which features 8 bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms, in November 2019 and took it off the market at least three different times before listing it again after failing to reel in a buyer.
Actor Joe Pesci finally sold his New Jersey waterfront mansion after having it on the market for two years
The home went into contract Monday for $6.5 million, making it the most expensive listing in the Lavallette neighborhood, according to its listing
The 78-year old on-screen gangster has owned the property in Lavallette since 1994, four years after it was built, and purchased it for $850,000
Joe Pesci is seen above acting alongside MaCaulay Culkin and Daniel Stern in the 1990 film “Home Alone”
The home features a large backyard deck equipped with an in-ground heated pool and spa, as well as a boat dock. The property is in the West Point Island neighborhood of the Jersey Shore and sits just a short walk to the ocean.
The Art Deco-inspired mansion has been branded as ‘custom contemporary,’ with a number of upgrades that feature an open floor plan, private elevator and luxury bathroom, according to the listing.
The formal dining room is complete with a round marble table that sits 12, floor-to-ceilings windows overlooking the shore and an ornate chandelier.
A primary en-suite bedroom includes its own private balcony and office.
A main focus of the home is a media room that features a Lethal Weapon pinball machine and other Pesci movie memorabilia, including walls decked with iconic photos and posters from films the Newark-born actor has starred in. They include movies such as Eureka, My Cousin Vinny, A Bronx Tale, Gone Fishin’ and Home Alone – where he was outwitted by a young Macaulay Culkin, playing the role of Kevin McCallister.
The home features a large backyard deck equipped with an in-ground heated pool and spa
The formal dining room is complete with a round marble table that sits 12, floor-to-ceilings windows overlooking the shore and an ornate chandelier
The Art Deco-inspired mansion has been branded as “custom contemporary,” with a number of upgrades that feature an open floor plan, private elevator and luxury bathroom, according to the listing
A staple of his home is a media room that features a “Lethal Weapon” pinball machine among other Pesci movie memorabilia,
The walls are decked with iconic photos and posters from films like ‘Eureka,’ ‘My Cousin Vinny,’ ‘Home Alone,’ ‘A Bronx Tale’ and ‘Gone Fishin,’’ among others
While trying to sell the home in July 2020, Pesci got in a heated debate with two neighbors who tried to extend their boating docks by 300 feet.
In a scathing letter shared on West Point Island Dock Dispute – a page created by residents who sided with Pesci – the Goodfellas star shared that he was in ‘strong opposition’ to the two applications in place.
The two applications ask to extend docks on Barnegat Bay to 300 feet, similar to a 2018 addition to another dock that saw its size increase by more than 180 feet.
‘More than doubling the length of these docks undoubtedly would block views of the Bay currently enjoyed by other area homeowners,’ Pesci said in his letter, written in October 2019.
‘More importantly, these extensions would force boaters, kayakers and paddlers in this area — which include children in addition to adults — to operate in waters far from land, and accordingly in the wakes of large watercraft.’
Pesci said that when the extension for the dock in 2018 occurred, which he opposed then, northern views of the Bay became ‘impaired’ from his property. Pesci also shared that the dock ‘negatively impacted’ boat travels and made the Bay more unsafe.
He concluded in the letter: ‘As a 30-year resident of West Point Island, I respectfully ask the Department to take this opportunity to stop this trend now by denying the pending applications before it is too late.’