The Staten Island estate that served as the backdrop for the Corleone clan in the iconic film is for sale

By Aurelie Corinthios
Updated November 13, 2014 03:55 PM
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What’s even better than buying Don Corleone’s coat? Buying the house where the iconic 1972 movie The Godfather was filmed.

The estate featured in the film is back on the market for $2.89 million through Staten Island-based Connie Profaci Realty.

The 6,248-square-foot mansion, which sits on a 24,000-square-foot open expanse, provided the backdrop to a number of memorable scenes for the Corleone clan. Most notably, the lavish Sicilian-style wedding of Connie Corleone, played by Talia Shire, was filmed outside the house, and the backyard (where there’s now a pool) is where Don Corleone, played by Marlon Brando, died of a heart attack while playing with his grandson.

While the inside of the home wasn’t in the film, the current owners have made several improvements, many of which were made to evoke the interior seen in the movie, says Joseph R. Profaci, managing principal of the real estate agency.

“The home was completely renovated, and the owners really tried to evoke some of the period’s style,” Profaci tells PEOPLE. “Like, in the first-floor office they used dark wood moldings and built-in cabinetry to evoke the office in the film. It all has that feel from the 1930s, when the home was built, so it was very appropriate for the film.”

The house also includes a dining room, exercise room and a pub within an expansive game room.

“There’s this old wooden door with dark metal hinges that’s right off the dining room,” says Profaci of his favorite feature of the house. “It looks like the door of a speakeasy. When you go in, it leads you down this dark staircase into an English-style pub and large recreation room with a stone fireplace. It’s wonderful.”

So in the words of the Godfather himself, for those looking to snag a piece of American cinematic history, it’d be best to “make him an offer he can’t refuse.”

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