By LINDA MOSS
With this price cut, maybe now you can afford Yankee legend Yogi Berra’s former home in Montclair, a lavish Tudor mansion.
The price tag for the 1.4-acre estate on Wayside Place has been trimmed by $404,000, to $2.795 million from its initial listing of $3.199 million back in late May, according to Halstead Property’s website.
The real estate firm’s broker on the house, Christine Lane, on Tuesday confirmed that the price on the 6,800-square-foot mansion had been reduced. But she declined to make any additional comments.
The mansion has 13 rooms, with five bedrooms and 5 ½ bathrooms, according to the online description provided by Halstead Property, which describes itself as “the official luxury real estate firm of the New York Yankees.”
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The original listing on Berra’s former homestead said “Live like a Hall of Famer,” and described the house as having been restored by its current owner, Rose Cali, the widow of New Jersey real estate magnate John Cali. Through a merger, his company later became Mack-Cali Realty.
The mansion’s features include a large living room with a fireplace, “a turreted dining room with a cathedral ceiling,” its original hardwood floors, a slate roof, leaded-glass windows, a billiards room and a second-floor library, according to Halstead Property.
The property also has “bluestone terraces that surround a pool, outdoor fireplace, gazebo and bocce court,” the real estate firm said, as well as a porte-cochere and a circular driveway.
Local property taxes on the Wayside Place property are $57,733 a year.