A New Jersey mansion that once belonged to a reported mafia boss is going up for auction

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The mansion is a testament to mid-century design.
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If you’d like to own a little bit of mid-century drama, now’s your chance.

This Fort Lee, New Jersey, mansion was built and owned by the allegedly mafia-connected Albert Anastasia in the late 1940s and 1950s. After he was killed in a Manhattan barber shop in 1957, the home passed to three subsequent owners, including comedian Buddy Hackett.

It’s currently owned by Arthur Imperatore, founder of the NY Waterway ferry service.

Perfect for those who like a little macabre to go with their Hudson River views, the home is going up for auction with Guernsey’s on June 8, with bids starting at $5.5 million.


Welcome to 75 Bluff Road, a New Jersey Gold Coast mansion sitting right on the Hudson Palisades.

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The house was built in 1947 to the highest luxury standards for Albert Anastasia, who allegedly was head of the mafia arm “Murder Inc.”

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It was built in a Mediterranean style, complete with a Spanish tile roof.

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The house hasn’t had any major updates, and it stands as a testament to mid-century design ideals.

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A total of 25 rooms are scattered throughout the mansion, including this wood-paneled library.

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The last-century charm could certainly make its owner feel like a mob boss. After Anastasia, the house had three different owners.

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Even the windows haven’t been updated, though they let plenty of light into the large rooms.

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One room that has changed since 1947 was the “slaughter room”, which reportedly had only a single drain in the center of the room, according to the Daily Mail. Now it houses a Jacuzzi.

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The mansion sits on 1.3 acres of land.

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The house will go up for auction on June 8, with bids starting at $5.5 million.

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The Hudson River views are beautiful.

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