These days, it’s hard to imagine a successful movie without a big-budget sequel. In 1974, however, audiences were shocked to discover that the mafioso classic The Godfather was getting a part two. In fact, this film was the first one to include that tidbit in its title, and the movie industry hasn’t looked back since.
Now, you can own a piece of history by buying the mansion featured in The Godfather, Part II. At just $5.5 million, this gorgeous 4,222-foot home is part of the Fleur-de-Lac community in Tahoe City, CA.
Unique Features: Lakeside Access, Library, Chef’s Kitchen, Media Room, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, Private Marina, Bocce Ball Court, On-Site Concierge Service
What We Liked About This Home
In addition to the fact that this place is part of cinema history, it celebrates its location in true Hollywood style. Living lakeside means you get incredible views all year long, and the home makes sure you can enjoy Lake Tahoe from practically every room. Whether you’re dining with the family, lounging and watching a movie (or three), or grabbing a midnight snack from the kitchen, this house has views from every corner.
Better yet, you don’t have to settle for just looking at the lake. With private dock access, you can set out on the water whenever you please. Also, while you could reenact the scene where Fredo meets his demise, it’s so much better to relax on the lake instead. If you don’t currently have a boat, now is the perfect time to get one.
Bibliophiles will also get a kick out of this mansion, as it comes complete with a fully-stocked library. Many of your days and nights can be spent sitting outside on the patio, reading a good book, and listening to the sounds of nature. We hear that Mario Puzo has a pretty stellar novel you might want to read.
Finally, because this home is part of a luxury community, you get access to a wide range of amenities, including pools, jacuzzis, tennis courts, gyms, and even a concierge service. While the concierges won’t do any “whacking” for you, they can accommodate most of your needs, Just pick up the phone, and they’ll come running.
An Offer You Can’t Refuse
If you’re familiar with The Godfather Part II, you’ll recognize many of the features of this house. In the film, the Corleone Crime Family, led by newly minted Micheal, visits Las Vegas to sell their shares in casinos and become more legitimate. This house was where they lived during their stay. Interestingly, the property is in California, not Nevada, although it was the opposite in the movie.
Notable scenes that were shot here (sometimes literally) include Fredo’s lakeside murder, the assassination attempt on Michael and Kay in their bedroom, and the celebration of Michael’s son’s first communion.
The Godfather Part II was legendary in that it was the first major motion picture to tell audiences that it was a sequel, and it helped cement Al Pacino as an Oscar-worthy leading man. Many critics believe that Part II is as good as the original, a feat that many modern movies have trouble matching. Too bad Part III couldn’t keep that streak alive. Oh well, we’ll always have Tahoe.