Teresa Giudice Chops Price of New Jersey Mansion Her Ex Joe Built to $2M After Sale Falls Through

The home found a buyer in March 2021, but the deal fell through after a months-long escrow

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Teresa Giudice is still trying to let go of another piece of her marriage to ex-husband Joe: the home he built for their family in New Jersey.

The newly engaged Real Housewives of New Jersey star has chopped the price of the Towaco property once again after a drawn-out deal fell through. The home is now on the market for $1.999 million, listed with Michelle Pais of Signature Realty, who has appeared on the Bravo show.

PEOPLE reported that the reality star put the property on the market for $2.5 million in early September 2020, listed with Pais. Then, in January 2021, PEOPLE confirmed the property had been relisted for $2.25 million — a $250K price cut — with a new agent: Joshua Baris of N.J. Lux Real Estate. (Baris also sold the Montville, New Jersey, home of Joe and Melissa Gorga, Teresa's brother and sister-in-law).

According to property records, the home was taken off the market in March 2021 after finding a buyer, but that sale fell through after nine months in escrow.

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The 10,000-square-foot, 6-bedroom, 5-bathroom estate sits on 4 acres.

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The news that Teresa was trying to sell the home Joe built initially came just before PEOPLE confirmed the former couple's divorce was finalized and nine months after Teresa revealed she was splitting from Joe after 20 years amid his deportation to Italy. The pair had been married since 1999, and share four daughters: Gia, 21, Gabriella, 18, Milania, 15, and Audriana, 13.

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In May 2020, Teresa revealed she had given the great room of her ornate mansion a serious make-under. A decision that now seems to have been informed by her intention to sell - and appeal to a wider range of potential buyers — rather than a change of taste.

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Working with interior designer and luxury furniture maker Jimmy DeLaurentis, she traded out the oversized couches, grand candelabras and flowing drapes for a more streamlined, contemporary look.

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DeLaurentis completely reconfigured the room's layout, centering two curved sofas under Teresa's existing chandelier, and adding circular ottomans and square glass coffee tables. He also removed the room's rug, revealing the tile floor, and switched out a console table for something sleeker.

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"Loving my great room @jimmydelaurentis," Teresa wrote on Instagram at the time. "Thank you for customizing these beautiful pieces for me!!"

Elsewhere in the home, the listing notes there is a "gourmet kitchen" with a granite island and butler's pantry, a formal dining room, a wine cellar, a billiards room and maid's quarters. There's also a 3-car attached garage and a 2-car detached garage.

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Upstairs, the main suite features three walk-in closets, a dressing room, and a fireplace, while the bath has a steam shower and jacuzzi tub.

Joe is currently splitting time between his native Italy and the Bahamas — he was deported from the U.S. in 2019 after serving 41 months in jail for mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud. He recently started the legal process of returning to the states.

PEOPLE confirmed in November 2020 that Teresa was dating businessman Luis "Louie" Ruelas. Ruelas proposed to Giudice in October 2021 while they were vacationing in Porto Heli, Greece. The romantic, oceanside moment was choreographed with fireworks, flowers and a giant "Marry Me" sign, a source confirmed to PEOPLE.

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