The Brooklyn Dutch Colonial that served as Tony Manero’s home in the classic film “Saturday Night Fever” has come back on the market for $2.249 million after an initial listing in November 2017 of $2.498 million, according to the listing agents.
Agents Anthony Muratore and Wendy Jones, both of Ideal Properties Group, have co-listed the property. The discocentric “Saturday Night Fever” entered the cultural canon and catapulted its lead actor, John Travolta, to stardom upon its 1977 release.
The film’s soundtrack is one of the highest-selling movie soundtracks of all time, remaining on the Billboard charts for 120 weeks — 24 at No. 1.
Several of the most popular songs, including “Stayin' Alive,” "Night Fever” and “More Than a Woman,” were performed by the Bee Gees, who would go on to accept the Grammy award for album of the year for their work on the soundtrack.
The home was originally built as a Dutch Colonial but now has a stacked stone facade on the lower level with a Tudor-style upper level. A close up of the front door shows the stacked stone that was part of a remodel.
The living room has glass display cabinets with deep-toned wood.
The kitchen is completely remodeled from the original and comes with a door to the back of the house. A multi-colored backsplash brings together the mahogany hues of the cabinetry with the light colored floor and stainless-steel appliances.
The four-bedroom, four-bathroom house underwent a major renovation 10 years ago, but the first floor remains largely as it appeared in 1920 when the house was built. For instance, the dining room has its original woodwork intact and — with the exception of newer wallpaper and the gas fireplace — looks unchanged from when Travolta delivered his signature line there: “Don’t touch the hair.”
“The seller is an interior decorator,” said Muratore. “She put her heart and soul into it.” The renovation included lifting the attic so that a full master suite could fit on the top floor. The owners added a private patio off of the master bedroom that looks out over the neighborhood.
The home also comes with a climate-controlled two-car garage and heated driveway, outdoor grill with refrigerator, three-zone HVAC system, security system, video surveillance cameras, Pella windows and several mature fruit trees that produce peaches, nectarines, figs and persimmons.