A tipster has informed Swamplot that the Memorial mansion up for sale on the Houston Association of Realtors site belongs to none other than Vincent Palermo, who came to town under the Witness Protection Act a while back.
KPRC broke the story last year that "Vincent Cabella," owner of the Penthouse Club and other sophisticated entertainment venues, was actually Palermo, who testified against the mob family that served as one basis for The Sopranos. The New York Daily News followed, saying Palermo had "managed to vanish from the world of scungilli and Sinatra to recreate himself 1,400 miles away in the land of BBQ and the Texas two-step."
Now he's moved, which we guess is a good idea when your Witness Protection cover gets blown.
But his house remains. And for a little less than $3.5 million, it can be yours. Can it get any classier than the chandeliered, bidet-featuring, cherub-painting-equipped marble bathroom above? Oh yeah.
No expense has been spared. Private gates and a custom driveway lead you onto the wooded grounds. Features a chefs kitchen, bedrooms with balcony access, master w/sitting area, 3rd story theater, maids quarters. Amazing pool with custom fountains, hand-laid onyx, and private sitting/dining area with a fireplace. Guest house with full living/dining quarters. Truly one of a kind.
Here's the dining room. You can almost hear AJ saying "So -- what? No fucking ziti now?"
The TV room. Scarface poster? Check. Godfather? Check. And then, just to give it some international flavor, there's James Bond.
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The fountain. Now dat's class.
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