Yogi Berra’s NJ home goes up for sale

Posted at 6:47 PM, May 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-02 18:47:24-04

MONTCLAIR, N.J. (PIX11) — Want to live like a legend? Well now you can. The house that Hall of Famer Yogi Berra called home for nearly 40 years is up for sale.

The 4,500 square foot home sits on almost a half-acre along Highland Avenue in Montclair, N.J., not far from the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center down town.

Some of the features include 6 bedrooms, 3 and 1/2 bathrooms, a posh, classically styled foyer, a large formal dining room, 3 fireplaces, a spiral staircase and a lemonade porch.

The humble suburban estate even offers views of the New York City skyline.

Berra and his family were a staple in the neighborhood, being known for inviting neighbors to lavish Thanksgiving dinners annually.

Yogi Berra’s NJ home goes up for sale

The sale of the home comes after the death of wife Carmen Berra last month. Yogi , now 88, lives in an assisted living home.

To honor the Yankees legend, the home boasts a price tag of $888,000 – a hat tip to the number 8 – which Berra sported for several seasons with the Bronx Bombers.

While the house is clearly beautiful — what about the neighborhood? Are there any Yankees fans on the block?

“Um hello?” quipped neighbor Patty Steele. “You think I would even be here if I weren’t a Yankees fan.”

Guess that settles that.