Remember when Joe Pesci’s opulent Lavallette mansion sold for $6.5 million? Well, apparently the new owner wants to raze the house and replace with two dwellings.

According to Lavallette-Seaside Shorebeat, the new owner hired a firm to apply for environmental permits to divide the property into two lots.

There has been no deed transfer yet, according to Shorebeat, and Zillow just lists the status of the home as “under contract”, not “sold.” The Ocean County Clerk’s office received a notice of settlement in November.

The home was built in 1990 and sits on a lot that measures 100 x 141 feet.

How could you tear down this beauty?

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The buyer apparently wants to subdivide this into two lots.

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The houses on Pershing are pretty close together already.

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The current house has 8 bedrooms and nine bathrooms.

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It would be a shame to raze this stunning home.

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I call dibs on the pinball machine.

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So, does “under contract” mean the deal isn’t final?

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The private dock’s length is the source of some controversy.

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