For those who prefer their pop culture-related real estate to come with an annex of irony, the insanely expensive, instantly regrettable property from The Money Pit is now on the market for $12.5 million. The mansion seen in the 1986 comedy is situated in Long Island, but other than that it’s without flaw: Its broker says, “It’s now the anti-Money Pit,” noting that it bears no resemblance to the crumbling sinkhole that claimed Tom Hanks and Shelley Long’s marriage, and that it was totally gutted and remodeled in 2002 by contractors who were not comically lazy and inept.
So, you can safely enjoy without fear of hilarious injury its three stories of amenities, including an in-home gym, 800-square-foot saltwater pool house, and a refrigerated “wine wall,” all while not going slowly insane over anything other than, perhaps, its exorbitant property taxes and regular old, non-slapstick mounting debt. And you can always take care of that last part, by letting your wife get it from her sleazy ex-husband.
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