A four-bedroom brownstone in Hoboken, NJ just sold for $1.68 million. But it’s not any ordinary home. Built in 1901, the property was once lived in by the famous American singer Frank Sinatra and his family.
While living in the home, Sinatra is said to have attended David E. Rue Junior High and A. J. Demarest High School before dropping out to pursue his dream of becoming a musician. He lived in the home until 1939, when he married his first wife Nancy Barbato and moved to Jersey City. Sinatra went on to become one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
A photo from the home’s listing shows a famous 1938 mugshot of the singer hanging in one of the rooms. Beneath the photo, you can see the home’s address scribbled on a sheriff’s note.
The four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home features a formal dining area, eat-in kitchen, second-floor deck and beautifully landscaped garden. Hardwood floors and ornate plaster ceilings can be found throughout home. It is conveniently located near NYC transit and has an impressive Walk Score of 97, making it a walker’s paradise.
Noah Goldberg, a Redfin agent in Hoboken who represented the buyers, says his clients weren’t motivated by the home’s famous past in any way. They simply wanted a nice home in a desirable location.
“As you can see from the price points, Hoboken is a very popular market now…this is a far cry from the working-class town it used to be,” said Goldberg. “With easy commuting options into midtown Manhattan and Wall Street, the ‘Mile Square’ city has become a destination for buyers looking for an alternative to New York City living.”