Gossip website TMZ reported this morning that the three-bedroom, 2.5-bath 1953 Cape in the Three Village school district is "the front runner" among three that the friends have zeroed in on to buy. Asked whether it is true that the house is in the lead, Robert Ward of Coach Realtors, one of the listing agents, said, "I doubt it," then added, "Maybe it is and I'm not aware of it."
Listed for $425,000, the .7-acre property is a short walk to a Port Jefferson Harbor beach. There will be an open house at the property from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 5.
The house only went on the market last week, says owner Lauren Zummo-Tamburo, a mother of four who owns the Prana Pilates and Yoga Studio in St. James. She says she has never seen the "Jersey Shore."
Still, she says, "If they buy my house, I'm going to teach them pilates and yoga to sweeten the deal."
This is the more affordable option of the three homes Farley and Polizzi looked at, says L.P. Finn, director of corporate services for Coach Realtors. They also showed interest in a trade-up home as well as a luxury property. He declined to identify the homes, but in December, an agent for a $1.595 million East Setauket property said that Farley, a Franklin Square resident, and Polizzi, who lives in upstate New York with her parents, were interested in viewing it. That home belongs to Will Castro, who customizes cars for celebrities, including Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino of the "Jersey Shore" cast.
Ward says Farley and Polizzi stars have been viewing properties in the area with a film crew for the past couple of months and that he met them briefly. What were they like? "Exactly what you'd expect," Ward says.