Melissa and Joe Gorga, stars of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, have put their 16-room New Jersey mansion up for sale. Located at 8 Pond View in Montville, NJ, the approximately 13,500 square foot European-inspired mansion was built in 2009 and is situated on 2.24 acres. It offers 6 bedrooms, 6 full and 1 half bathrooms, 2-story foyer with Italian marble floors and grand double staircase, formal living and dining rooms, 2-story great room, library, gourmet kitchen with adjoining breakfast room, double height library/office, 2nd staircase, wood paneled billiards room, home theater, recording studio, outdoor BBQ area, porte-cochere and a 4-car garage. It is listed at $3,800,000. Overall, I really like it, but I guess that’s because I’m partial to New Jersey mansions (smirks). However, there’s one downfall of this home. There’s no swimming pool! =/

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  • Chris

    Very lovely, I like it a lot. The interior is a little too gaudy for my taste, however it looks amazing and is very well done, especially considering the home’s exterior




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  • Tony

    I heard that the Gorga’s never could afford this house, I heard that as a builder Joe Gorga recieved a special construction loan to build this house on spec to sell and that it had something like a balloon payment that wasn’t due for a while, but instead of selling the house he decided to move in with Melissa in order to front like they are rich, according to the gossips they are really poor and front’n and now the payments are coming due and they can’t afford to make the payments so they have to sell




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    • Mak

      They can sell it to Snooki. She’s from Jersey, amirite?




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      • robungar

        No, you’re wrong; she’s from New York.




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        • NOVA Ben

          Yeah well correcting somebody by saying Snooki’s from New York and not New Jersey is kind of like finding a foul-smelling pile on the ground and having someone tell you that it’s not horse-shit, it’s cow-shit.

          Amirite?




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          • mak

            hahaha! yep, you’re right!bada-bing bada-boom baby.




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          • robungar

            Nope, still wrong. It’s fun to spew out incorrect facts!




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          • Ted

            whats wrong with new york and new jersey? they’re are some beautiful homes in both.




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    • Nightmoves

      Yeah Tony and that construction loan was only $2.2M, quite the mark up. There is also no mention of the studio they supposedly built in the basement.




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  • Daniel

    Uh ohhhhhhh. Why are they selling? Did the smurfs feel uneasy in that living room? Honestly, I don’t remember it looking this cheap in the show. The interior is pretty horrid, and that’s not including the furniture. The architecture of the home looks very elementary with incredibly odd finishes mixed in. The French doors adjacent to the window in the living room look weird. The roofline in the master bedroom is unforgivable. The only room that looks halfway decent is the dining room. Price seems reasonable given the size. Maybe Teresa is going to move out of her Red Roof Inn into this place…




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  • Tony

    Why does everything look cheap and tacky in New Jersey? And how do people from New Jersey not realize that everything looks cheap and tacky and gaudy in New Jersey, the homes are made so cheap looking and out of cheap crappy materials, I think this home looks ok compared to some of the other tacky cheap homes in New Jersey, I do think the dinning room looks ok and the dinning room comes across looking really nice on tv, when I saw the dinning room on tv I kinda liked the house but now that I see the rest of the house I do think it looks cheaper than what I had assumed from seeing it on tv, the only house in New Jersey that is exceptional quality is The Stone Manor, the rest look like cheap and gaudy crap for the most part




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    • Mak

      I think you broke the record for the number of times “cheap and tacky” or the words “cheap” and “tacky” is used in a post. Congrats.

      Not that I’m disagreeing with you or anything…




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    • robungar

      He also broke the record for number of lines without punctuation. Please, please go back to school.




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      • Joejoe509

        Tony must be pregnant because he seems to be missing a few periods. lol.

        Sorry Tony, I couldn’t resist. I think we all agree with you though. 🙂




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        • NOVA Ben

          Can we all back up a few steps and someone tell me what one does in a dinning room? Is that where you go to make a lot of noise? I’m confused.




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      • Tony

        Kiss my ass, I am very educated, this is a blog comment, not a thesis for a course at Yale, get a life!




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      • Tony

        KISS MY ASS!!!




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        • NOVA Ben

          If Tony is considered representative of the individuals we have in higher education at prestigious universities, then I fear for the future (and maturity level) of our country.

          Personally, though, I doubt much of what he says has very much truth to it.




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          • Tony

            I am educated, I have a bachelors degree, you must be very uneducated to be talking so much shit about me not being educated, you don’t even know what a dinning room is used for, and everything I said is true, what did I say that is not true




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          • NOVA Ben

            Tony, I’m going to help you out here. There is no such thing as a “dinning room”. There IS, however, such thing as a DINING room…the room in which you DINE. In the future, maybe you can learn how to spell simple English words. I’ll take your inability to spell as proof that you probably aren’t as highly educated as you say you are.

            And your assumption that I am not educated is, of course, wrong.




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        • Tony

          NOVA you are a total loser with nothing better to do than argue with someone on a blog about how to spell, I could really care less, this is a blog post so I don’t care about my spelling or grammar or punctuation, I actually have better things to do than be that concerned about a blog post, GET A LIFE!!! if this blog world is so important to you then you obviously have no life and have made nothing of yourself LOSER!!!




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          • NOVA Ben

            I do indeed have much better things to do, but one of the things I like to do when winding down from a long day is to provoke the easily provoked on blogs. You people really are not hard to spot…just look for the commenter that seems a little too eager to pull out the capitalized “LOSER” attacks on other people over seemingly inconsequential things. Then cue the bulging-forehead-vein verbal attacks. It’s really amusing. I’ve exhausted this particular situation, though, so you won’t be hearing from me again. Thanks for the fun, though.




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          • Tony

            Nova, your mother is a CUNT, end of conversation!




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  • lambskin

    How does one dust the top of the foyer closets? The cheap a** half circle rugs in the kitchen dining nook crack me up! No books in the library speaks volumes. And of course, no double wall ovens in the kitchen!




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    • mak

      Loved the pun…;-)




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  • Sam

    The facade is quite interesting, and the landscaping is very nice indeed, not too sure about the inside though, there seems to me ascents of McMansion style living areas and over the top elegant bathrooms.




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  • Nice Home

    Are you kidding? Its a beautiful house, inside and out. If I could afford (which I can’t) it, I’d trade in my tiny apartment any day for that home.




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    • Tony

      I guess you must be cheap and tacky lol




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      • Ted

        hahahah!




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  • Seb

    Ass-ugly. I wouldn’t piss on this house if it burst into flames.




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    • Tony

      I think this is the comment of the day lol




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  • Jeff P.

    Mm hmm. That smell is never going to come out of that place. No way.




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    • Joejoe509

      Okay. Comment of the day right here. Good work.




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  • rob

    The exterior is really not all that bad. It has sort of a cottagey feel. The interior has everything I hate about these nouveau riche mcmansions: the double staircase, too much marble, the livingroom balcony. I don’t know if anyone has mentioned it, but it looks tacky and cheap. Maybe if you brought in a very talented decorator who could tone the whole thing down.




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  • Limedaiquar

    “Cheap and tacky”




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  • architect 121

    UGH! So tired of these tacky faux chateau mcmansions! Take a trip to france before you design a french house, you wont see anything that looks remotely like this horrible home. And the sad part is the outside is better than most new “european” style homes these days. The horrid winow monstosity to the right of the front door is the worst. And while i’m venting, another thing that drives me crazy is the nouveau riche decor found in a lot of new “estates”, I mean seriously, if you really have all this money, having your home professionally decorated by Suzanne Kasler, Micheal S Smith, or someone else of that caliber will make your home seem much more refined, elegant, and sophisticated that buying the discusting gilded faux french and leather furniture. Seriously, a home decorated out of an Ethan Allen catalog could look more sophisticated than this home.
    ok, i’m done venting now! Have a nice day!




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  • Joejoe509

    I’ll go with what everyone seems to say. “Cheap and Tacky”. But isn’t that kind of the point? What did you expect? The Alpine Stone Mansion? Sorry Charlie…

    Tone down the Disneyland gingerbread and silly garnishments into something more palatable. The exterior isn’t so bad, but the interior needs some serious decorating. $3.8 M seems somewhat reasonable.




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  • NOVA Ben

    I just can’t separate the concept of this house from my seething, raging hate for the entire “Real Housewives” franchise. So I won’t.




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    • Ted

      you really hate a lot of things. seeing your overly opinionated comments about things that have nothing to do with the genre of blog, are starting to piss me off.




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  • marc22

    Boy this is a tough crowd. The exterior has a lot of appealing elements and it is far superior to many mcmansions built today. The low roof lines and dormers make the large home almost cottage like, a very nice trick. The interior layout also has some interest, but one just needs to tone down the gold paint on practically everything, remove a few bizarre details and this could be a very nice home. I also noticed the so called library without a single book on the shelves. No need to say anything further than that.




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  • Barney

    HID EEEE USS from START TO FINISH. One of the FUGLIEST piles of shit I’ve EVER had the misfortune of seeing.




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  • richvanc

    Great comment, Seb, (whoever you are, don’t think I’ve seen you here before), But I will say I think this house is hORRIBLE in every way.
    P.S. Nice to see you back again, Mak!!! 😉




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    • mak

      🙂




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  • george

    This is to houses what polyester leasure suits are to clothing.




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  • richvanc

    Good one, George! (kinda clever!) 😉




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    • george

      Thank You




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  • cuddlina

    To Whom It My Concern

    No everything looks gaudy in New Jersey. We have a beautiful state with areas that are absolutely breathtaking.

    You need to consider who’s building the house and whether they want a home or a museum. There are so many love homes in New Jersey that obviously you can’t judge all if them by those lived in (probably not owned) by the NJ Housewives.

    Think before you speak or write!!!!!just sayin’




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    • NOVA Ben

      I have nothing against New Jersey, it’s just that 95% of the homes we see from there are complete messes.

      And we’re commenting on the HOUSES, not the state in general.

      Think before you write.




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      • Joejoe509

        I’ve learned something today. Don’t mess with NOVA Ben. You, sir, know how to argue. 🙂




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  • jay

    There is a high end version of this home in saddle river on twin brooks rd all the way in the back……very nice




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    • ted

      i just looked at the one on twin brooks on bing maps. i love it. wish i could see up close pictures.




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  • Georgio

    Love it. Doesn’t look cheap and tacky to me at all. I don’t understand people who complain that a certain home doesn’t mimic a particular style spot-on (e.g., French). Have you ever considered that the intentions of a designer is not always to be heavily, inflexibly fixated on one style but to instead borrow from many (including one’s own imagination) to create an eclectic, dynamic residence?




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    • Joejoe509

      True, but when you’re going to imitate a very classic, well-known architectural style, it’s easy to look foolish if you don’t know how to execute it correctly. Sure, you don’t need to get it spot on. There’s definitely something to be said for modernization and Americanization if it’s done correctly. And sure, you can mix styles and take risks. Regional styles routinely tweak the established styles to great effect. But this house just doesn’t quite get it. This house takes a classic French/European style and blasts it into the stratosphere almost entirely for the effect of being cheap and tacky. In fact, I’m sure that’s what the builders were going for. There’s obviously a big market for bad taste, so why not? Like I always say – everyone is entitled to their opinion and I’m sure there’s a million people who would love this house.

      I think a lot of people here, including me, prefer the more timeless designs. We would like our house to stay relevent for at least a few decades, not just 5-10 years.




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  • Tony

    I am gonna have to patent the phrase “Cheap And Tacky”!!! The way this phrase is catching on I’m gonna be rich LOL




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  • lambskin

    The listing provides a few more pictures- kids’ bedrooms etc. What do you think the room is over the garage? The living room is one of the worst I have seen. Check out the pics in the listing-it is like driving by a car accident-you can’t help but stare at the horror.




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  • Tammy

    Kenny-After all the great houses you’ve seen, how could you like this one! Terrible house on a terrible lot. From the one shot, you see the 1970’s ranch nextdoor. I bet this house is the “nicest” on the block. Meaning–it doesn’t belong in that neighborhood (or really any other because architecturally it’s a disaster) on that lot.
    The inside is very Russian billionaire, except way too cheap for anyone with Russian-y money to look in Montville. Game over. On 2 Acres in Alpine, maybe someone would buy this and renno it up a bit.




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  • JC

    I don’t get why everyone is hating on this house. Personally, I wouldn’t live there because it looks more like a banquet hall than a place to raise a family. I wouldn’t say it’s cheap or tacky – gaudy is a better word to use. I love how you’re all talking like your house is so much better. When in reality, the monthly payment for this house is probably more than you make in a month. Don’t hate, it’s obvious that you’re all jealous.




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  • Ted

    the exterior is fine, just not my style. but putting so much money into a home and not hiring an interior decorator (or hiring a shitty one) is not ok.




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