Joe Pesci is known for portraying tough, volatile characters. But his Jersey Shore home is a picture of tranquility, with just a little gangster flair.

Recently featured by, Pesci’s Lavallette home is nestled in the West Point Island neighborhood, protected from Atlantic storms on Barnegat Bay.

The 7,200-square-foot home boasts an art deco exterior and a perfect view of the water. The eight-bedroom, eight-bath home has an open floor plan with large rooms perfect for entertaining with a spacious pool terrace at the water’s edge. A boat dock extends beyond.

Upon entering, a dramatic free-standing black and white curved staircase greets visitors, with light-filled rooms and floor-to-ceiling windows providing a backdrop of the bay in the rooms beyond.

The living room hosts two seating areas and a piano. The large eat-in kitchen with island is perfect for preparing dinner for guests, and the dining room is encircled by glass doors opening to the pool terrace and bay.

The media room is currently decorated with posters from Pesci’s films. A barber’s chair occupies one corner, a reminder of his first job in barber’s shop.

The upper level, which can also be accessed by stairs or elevator, contains bedrooms and an office, all with upper terraces providing spectacular views.

The Academy Award–winning actor is selling his Jersey Shore mansion after living in it for more than 30 years. It’s currently priced at $6.5 million; the listing agent is Michael Puccio of RE/MAX Central, North Manalapan, New Jersey.


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