The Godfather Series
Corleone House in New York
The Corleone house is certainly one of the most recognized filming locations from the movie “The Godfather.” It is also known as the “Godfather house” or the “Corleone family residence in New York City.” To find the exact filming location read on or click the map pointer icon in the navigation section.
“Tell Mike it was only business. I always liked him.”Salvatore Tessio
Where did they film Corleone House scenes?
The real »Godfather house« is located in New York City, but it is in Longfellow road on Staten Island and not on Long Island as the film suggests. The exact location is 110 Longfellow Avenue, Staten Island.
The Godfather house hasn’t changed a lot since the movie, nevertheless, you won’t find the high wall surrounding the compound. The movie makers made the wall extensions out of plastic to give the appearance of a well-defended modern fortification.
They shot all interior scenes of the Godfather house in the former Filmways Studios in Harlem, Manhattan. That includes the famous opening scene in Don’s office.
Important: please keep in mind that the house at 110 Longfellow Avenue is private property. The access is limited to the street and sidewalk alongside the house and the backyard. But you can rent the “Godfather House” on Airbnb!
There are guided tours to some of the godfather filming locations at Get Your Guide!
The Corleone House Scenes
The Corleone house is located on Long Island in New York City according to the information from the movie. The filmmakers used it in several scenes in The Godfather and also in a short scene in part 2. Because of the complexity, we will cover two of the scenes separately: Connie´s wedding and Vito Corleone’s death.
While Michael (Al Pacino) was hiding in Sicily, Kay (Diane Keaton) visited the Corleone House. When she handed out Tom (Robert Duvall) a letter for Michael he refused it. He said that he can’t accept the letter because it could prove that he knows about Michaels whereabouts.
While sitting in the garden, Vito (Marlon Brando) told Michael that Barzzini (Richard Conte) will make a move and try to kill him. Don said that whoever comes to Michael with a meeting proposal, between him and Barzzini, will be a traitor.
When Tom and Tessio (Abe Vigoda) left the house Willie Cicci (Joe Spinell) steps toward them reporting that Michael is going in a separate car. Tessio said that this will mess up his arrangements but Tom announced that he can’t go either. Three other Corleone men stepped toward Tessio and surrounded him. Tessio knew immediately that he is in trouble so he asks Tom if he could let him off the hook, for the old time’s sake. Tom replayed that he can’t do that. He made a gesture to the man who took Tessio into a car.
In an interrogation by Michael, Carlo admitted to being involved in the killing of Sonny Corleone. Michael assured Carlo that he won’t be harmed but he will have to leave for Las Vegas immediately. When Carlo got into the car which should bring him to the airport, he was strangled by Clemenza (Richard S. Castellano).
The Godfather Series