As Joe Pesci comes out of retirement to return to acting in The Irishman, he’s also making another life change: his Lavallette home is up for sale.
Pesci’s waterfront home on West Point Island can be yours for an asking price of $6.5 million, and is listed with Re/Max Central realty in Monmouth County. Our friends at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com, a website that curates unique homes on the market, helped us out with a tour of the luxurious property and provided some background on the uniquely-styled home.
Built in 1990, the 7,200-square-foot contemporary home with an Art Deco vibe is located on West Point Island. Described as “bright, airy and spacious and taking full advantage of the beautiful view,” the eight-bedroom, eight-bath home has an open floor plan with large rooms perfect for large parties that spill out to the spacious pool terrace at the water’s edge with boat dock beyond.
The gated property is completely fenced with a large motor court that can accommodate multiple guests as well as a two-car garage for the owner. Upon entering, a dramatic free-standing curved staircase sets the stage for the living areas.
The Pershing Boulevard home, according to Ocean County tax records, is assessed at $2,402,100 and has an annual property tax bill of $23,516.
With white rooms filled with light and the backdrop of the bay through floor-to-ceiling windows, the living room with its two seating areas and pianos hint at musical get togethers. The large eat-in kitchen with island is perfect for preparing large meals for dinner guests in the dining room encircled by glass doors opening to the pool terrace and bay.
The comfortable media room walls are decorated with posters from Pesci’s films – and because his first job was a barber, a barber’s chair occupies one corner as a poignant reminder. The upper level, which can also be reached by elevator, contains bedrooms and an office, all with upper terraces and spectacular views.
A downstairs party room next to the pool and spa has its own kitchen for entertaining.
An Academy Award-winner for his role in “Goodfellas,” Pesci is selling what has been his Jersey Shore home for 30 years. He plans on relocating to California for year-round sunshine and to get in some extra golf, we’re told.