Deal in place for Grouch Marx’s historic Long Island home


A sale is pending for the Long Island house where legendary comedian Groucho Marx used to hang his mustache.

The five-bedroom colonial in Great Neck where Marx raised a family has a $2.1 million deal in place after the asking price was dropped by $200,000 this fall.

On the market since Aug. 13, the half-acre property at 21 Lincoln Road is filled with secluded gardens; manicured hedges; and flowering azalea, hydrangea, day lily, iris and peony.

The century-old home includes five bathrooms; an attached two-car garage; a welcoming portico added to the home in 2014; a fireplace with a carved wood mantle; an elegant formal dining room with parquet wood flooring, boxed beams, and original moldings; and a bright kitchen with a spacious informal dining area and large windows.

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Groucho, a cigar-smoking funny man who sported his signature greasepaint mustache for most of his career, lived in the home from 1926-1931, before relocating to Hollywood.

He and his first wife Ruth purchased the home for $27,000. The couple’s son Arthur was 6 when the family moved into the home and their daughter Miriam was born within a year, according to the Great Neck Historical Society.

Video tour: Groucho Marx’s former Long Island home hits the market

Take a look inside

Below is a video tour of the home and property.

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