Paul Castellano's house.
Place of Interest in Staten Island, New York, United States.
This is the former home of Gambino boss Paul Castellano.
Castellano built this 10,000-square-foot mansion in Todt Hill on Staten Island in 1980. He lived here during the height of his power.
Before longtime crime boss Carlo Gambino passed away at the age of 74, he named "Big Paul" as his successor.
Castellano officially took control of the family in November of 1976.
However, his succession came as an unwelcome surprise to some of the other members. At the time, many of them expected current underboss Aniello Dellacroce to step up and take the reins.
As a result, two rival factions formed inside the family.
On the one hand, there was Castellano and his loyalists. On the other hand, there was Dellacroce and his protege, John Gotti.
When Aniello Dellacroce passed away from cancer in 1985, Castellano did not attend his wake. This angered Gotti and the rest of Dellacroce's followers. To them, his refusal to attend was a slap in the face.
By that stage, tensions between the two sides had been simmering for a while.
Recently, Castellano had learned that John Gotti and his crew were disobeying his orders by selling heroin. There was also an ongoing dispute between the two parties over money.
During his reign as boss, Castellano seldom left his luxury mansion in Todt Hill. Instead, he would summon his capos to the house and give them orders.
Eventually, his reclusive nature started to isolate him from the rest of the family. As time went on, the other members started to view him as greedy and out-of-touch.
While they were out making money on the street, he was walking around his mansion in expensive dressing gowns and velvet slippers. Because he lived such a lavish lifestyle, he started to demand more and more money from his capos.
In the aftermath of Dellacroce's death, Castellano decided to promote his own bodyguard, Thomas Bilotti, to the position of underboss. He also started to make plans to break up John Gotti's crew.
However, Gotti caught wind of this plan and decided to strike first. Roughly two weeks later, Castellano and his new underboss were gunned down outside of Sparks Steak House in Manhattan.
Where did Paul Castellano live?
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177 Benedict Road
The house is in a neighborhood called Todt Hill. It sits on the corner of Benedict Road and St. James Place.
Private property warning.
This is a private property. It is not a public place. Therefore, you should be respectful and not step foot on the property without permission.
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177 Benedict Road.
This is an aerial image of Paul Castellano's former house on Staten Island. The mob boss lived here until his assassination in December of 1985.
The 0.72-acre property contains a large garden and swimming pool. It was last sold in 2000 for $3.1 million. The current owner is Salmar Properties CEO Sal Rusi.
Both the FBI and the mob referred to it as the "White House" because the exterior design was heavily based on it.
A Google Street View image of the house. This was taken in June of 2018.
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