Make us an offer we can’t refuse! House from the Godfather up for sale

Homeowners are asking potential buyers to make them an offer they can’t refuse – as the house from The Godfather hits the market.

The $2.9m (£1.83m) mansion was used as the exterior of Vito Corleone’s house in Francis Coppola’s smash hit.

The house from The Godfather has hit the market for $2.9m (£1.83m)

The house from The Godfather has hit the market for $2.9m (£1.83m)

Built around 1930, the house was originally owned by a family who remained there for 50 years, eventually selling up in 2012.

But just two years later the property, on Staten Island in New York, USA, has hit the market once again.

The house was originally owned by a family who remained there for 50 years

The house was originally owned by a family who remained there for 50 years

The 6,248sq-ft house sold for $1.7 million in 2012 – more than a million dollars less than the current asking price.

Inside, the mansion is homely with eagle-eyed movie-lovers able to recognise that no scenes from the movie were actually shot indoors.

Instead, Coppola took advantage of the house’s 24,000sq-ft garden, which appeared numerous times including the famous wedding scene.

In total, the house features five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, two offices, a gym, pool and even its own pub.

The sale is being handled by New York-based Connie Profaci Realty.

The 6,248sq-ft house sold for $1.7 million in 2012

The 6,248sq-ft house sold for $1.7 million in 2012

Joseph Profaci, managing principal for the agent, said: “The connection to the film certainly gives the home a certain cache for movie buffs.

“But that cache is enhanced by the fact the home was in fact built circa 1930.

“Lending even more romance to the story is my favourite feature of the house – an old wooden door in the dining room which looks like the entrance to speakeasy bar.

“It leads down a dark staircase to an English pub and huge game room with an enormous stone fireplace.

“It could be the ultimate man cave.”