Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Melissa and Joe Gorga’s Put Two Homes on the Market

The Gorga’s listed their luxurious Montville mansion for $3.8 million and plan to move back to Franklin Lakes.

Joe Gorga, 37, is a real estate developer has been married to Melissa,32, for seven years. listed their Montville Township, New Jersey, mansion for $3.8 million. Built in 2009, the colonial style home features six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, four fireplaces and a three-car garage.

The Gorga home was ranked in January No. 7 on Zillow’s list of the Top 10 Most Viewed Homes of 2011. The home came in one slot before the White House.

The Star-Ledger reported in 2010 that the Gorga‘s had their home on the market in 2010, just before they joined the Bravo reality show, for $4.5 million, but pulled the listing after the announcement. You’d think the “Real Housewives” cachet would boost the value of the home.

The lavish home is rich with upgrades including an English slate roof with copper gutters, an Italian marble foyer, dual marble staircases with wrought-iron bannisters, and rounded cedar French doors.

In typically over the top style, the home is covered in chandeliers, carved bookcases, gilded details, decorative moldings, ornate domed ceilings and don’t forget the basement recording studio!

Montville Patch previously reported that the home was assessed at $1.5 million and property taxes on the home last year amounted to $52,108.33.

Montville Twp., NJ 07045
MLS ID: 2939925

Remarkable, European-influenced new construction with rich, thematic detail, set in a prestigious yet tranquil & private location near major highways to NYC. Fit for royalty — you! Upgrades: extra-thick English slate roof w/copper gutters & leaders, custom stone/Florida stucco facade, Italian marble foyer w/inlays, dual marble stairways, custom tray ceilings, high-end kitchen & baths, rounded-cedar French doors & cedar windows, gorgeous wood paneling, arched hallways w/thick, continental-inspired moldings, delicately curved built-in bookcases, luxurious fireplace mantles & bedroom appointments, gleaming hardwood floors in rich hues, pleasing interior color palette, array of details such as domed ceilings, circular wrought-iron banisters enrich this exquisite example of custom construction.

“The rumors that Joe and I can’t afford our mortgage payments and bills are 100 percent false,” Melissa said. “Since when does selling your house mean you are broke? We moved to Montville to be closer to Teresa [Giudice] and the cousins. We gave Montville a try, but ultimately we want to move back to Franklin Lakes before the kids (Joey, 2, Gino, 4, and Antonia, 6) reach an age where changing schools will have an effect on them. Plus, it’s closer to Joe’s work, and that’s where we see ourselves living in the long run.”

“For the record, we moved into our current house in 2008 and lived there for two years before I was signed to ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey‘ in 2010,” Melissa said. “Joe built our last house in Franklin Lakes, which we sold for $2.45 million to former New York Giant LaVar Arrington. When we sell our house in Montville, we will move into a rental while Joe custom builds our next house.

Joe is a builder and a businessman. He will sell pretty much any property for the right price and build again, bigger and better. That’s the truth and it’s all available through public records, but I guess it doesn’t make for as good of a headline.”

There’s talk of the family moving to Los Angeles so Melissa can pursue a singing career.

The Gorgas did have an over $2 million balloon payment due in July 2012; however, the Gorgas refinanced their home last year, which converted the balloon payment into a regular mortgage payment of approximately $15,000 a month.

Gorga’s Shore House is also for sale
11 Mermaid Road
Toms River NJ 08753
MLS ID: 21206109

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