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Saturday, November 18, 2017

NJ mansion that belonged to infamous Gambino mobster sells for $6.9 million


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A home built by one of America's most infamous mobsters has been sold.
The 6,529-square-foot hilltop mansion in Fort Lee, New Jersey that once belonged to Albert Anastasia - the head of Murder Inc - was sold by auction house Guernsey's for $6.9million. 
Anastasia, a founder of both the American Mafia and the mob's enforcement arm, was the boss of what would become the modern Gambino crime family.
In a report, authorities estimated that Anastasia was part of, in person or by direction, close to 30 assassinations by ice pick, strangling rope or gun. He was killed in October 1957 while making his daily visit to the barbershop at the Park Sheraton hotel in New York City.
Anastasia lived with his family behind a steel fence with two guard dogs at the 25-room mansion from 1947 until his death.
The seven bedroom, seven-and-a-half bath home sits on 1.2 acres on Bluff Road, on the Palisades Cliffs overlooking the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline.
It's been rumored that the mansion came with a slaughter room - a tiled room with a drain in the floor since converted into a Jacuzzi room.
Amenities of the Italianate-style home include a butler's pantry; a spa with a sauna and hot tub; an in-ground swimming pool with a cabana and pool house; a two-car garage; and a master bedroom suite complete his/her dressing rooms, sitting room, large closets and a sizable bathroom.
The current owner bought the home for $5million, just days before it was to be sold at auction in June 2016.
The 6,529-square-foot hilltop mansion in Fort Lee, New Jersey that once belonged to the head of Murder Inc, the mob's enforcement arm, was sold  for $6.9million
Anastasia, a founder of both the American mafia and Murder Inc, was the boss of what would become the modern Gambino crime family
Anastasia lived with his family behind a steel fence with two guard dogs at the 25-room mansion from 1947 until his death
The first floor of the home includes a living room, a kitchen (pictured) a butler's pantry, a powder room, and a bedroom  as part of an apartment with separate outer entrance
The seven bedroom, seven-and-a-half bath home, sits on 1.2 acres on Bluff Road, on the Palisades Cliffs overlooking the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline. (pictured, wood-paneled library)
Anastasia was killed in October 1957 while making his daily visit to the barbershop at the Park Sheraton hotel in New York City (pictured, living room)
It's been rumored that the mansion came with a slaughter room - a tiled room with a drain in the floor since converted into a Jacuzzi room 
It's been rumored that the mansion came with a slaughter room - a tiled room with a drain in the floor since converted into a Jacuzzi room
According to Zillow.com, property taxes on the home amounted to $84,525 in 2017
According to Zillow.com, property taxes on the home amounted to $84,525 in 2017
The home's owner was dis pursuing permits to subdivide the property into between three and five homes
The home's owner was dis pursuing permits to subdivide the property into between three and five homes
Borough Historian Tom Meyers said Anastasia's house doesn't have the same historic value as other properties the Fort Lee Historical Society would like to preserve
Borough Historian Tom Meyers said Anastasia's house doesn't have the same historic value as other properties the Fort Lee Historical Society would like to preserve
The current owner bought the home for $5million, just days before it was to be sold at auction in June 2016
The current owner bought the home for $5million, just days before it was to be sold at auction in June 2016
Amenities of the Italianate-style home include a spa with a sauna and hot tub, an in-ground swimming pool with a cabana and pool house, a two-car garage (pictured), and a master bedroom suite complete his/her dressing rooms 
Amenities of the Italianate-style home include a spa with a sauna and hot tub, an in-ground swimming pool with a cabana and pool house, a two-car garage (pictured), and a master bedroom suite complete his/her dressing rooms 
The seven bedroom, seven-and-a-half bath home, sits on 1.2 acres on Bluff Road, on the Palisades Cliffs overlooking the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline
The seven bedroom, seven-and-a-half bath home, sits on 1.2 acres on Bluff Road, on the Palisades Cliffs overlooking the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline
Previous owners of the home include former co-owner of the New York Yankees Del Webb and comedian Buddy Hackett
Previous owners of the home include former co-owner of the New York Yankees Del Webb and comedian Buddy Hackett

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5083447/Mafia-kngpin-s-hilltop-mansion-sells-6-9million.html


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