After three years and multiple price cuts, “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Melissa Gorga and her husband, Joe, have finally sold their custom-built home for $2.5 million.
“Our family home for the last 12 years is officially sold,” Gorga posted to her Instagram account.
“We’ve made so many memories in this home. We were blessed to be able to share so many of them with all of you, @bravotv, and the #RHONJ viewers. I love that I can always watch the reruns and remember the good times we had in it. I’m excited to start new beginnings with my family.”
The family’s residence, which the couple built “from the ground up” and which was completed in 2009, had been on and off the market for years without enticing a buyer. The six-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom mansion appeared as a backdrop in the long-running reality show.
In 2017, after almost 10 years, the couple placed their home on the market for $3.5 million. The mansion failed to find a buyer, and the listing price dropped, first to $3.3 million in 2018, and then to $2.95 million in 2019.
At the time, we predicted that a new price point could finally coax a new owner to move into the reality star’s famed abode.
Even Gorga got into sales mode, announcing on social media in early July, “It’s back on the market, baby! … You should be so lucky to live in it.”
The sellers kept the same asking price, and that proved to be in the right neighborhood for a successful sale. The deal was sealed for $2.5 million.
Looking back at previous listing photos, it appears that the Gorgas agreed to do some staging of the home. More modern furnishings grace the updated interior photos.
The billiard-room’s wood paneling is now painted a stark black, and the color palette throughout was toned down.
The gold tones and gilt touches that Gorga once admitted were inspired by the movie “Scarface” are now a more subdued gray and white.
The refreshed interiors, coupled with the lower price point, did the trick.
The buyer gets quite a house. The 9,100-square-foot Colonial in the “exclusive Pond section” of Montville, NJ, features a “no expense spared” home with extensive millwork, a bridal staircase, and two-story great room with Juliet balcony.
The gourmet kitchen comes with a center island with seating and high-end appliances. It adjoins a casual dining space and family room. The mansion also features a formal dining room with a decorative ceiling.
Upstairs, the master suite features a fireplace and vaulted ceilings. On the lower level, a finished basement includes a gym, screening room, recording studio, and walk-in wine room. Other luxe perks include a bar and salon.
Set on over 2 acres, the “meticulously landscaped grounds” feature a pool area with stone patio and an outdoor kitchen.
The Gorgas relocated to their Jersey Shore vacation home for the pandemic. Beyond that, it’s unclear where their plans for home building or home buying will take them. We’ll have to “Watch What Happens.”
Joshua Baris with Coldwell Banker Realty-Fort Lee Office repped the sellers. The buyer was represented by Taylor C. Lucyk with Christie’s International Real Estate.