Great Neck home once owned by Groucho Marx is on the market
A Great Neck home that once belonged to legendary comedian and actor Groucho Marx is up for sale.
"It's a unique home for its history and is sighting," said Greg Bruell about his childhood home, which Marx once owed.
He still remembers a surprise visit from Marx when he was 8 years old. He opened the door and there he was.
"I'm hoping there is a bit of reassurance in the New York area. People would hear his name again and look and see more than mustache and the glasses," Bruell said.
Marx lived in the home from 1926 to 1931.
"This is part of Great Neck's history," said Abraham Kanfer, of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty. He gave News 12 Long Island a tour of the Thomaston Village home on Friday, starting in the living room that displays a postcard that Marx gave to the Bruell family after he paid the unexpected visit.
The Lincoln Road home boosts five bedrooms and four baths and is listed on Great Neck's historical website. Kanfer said the former home of the legendary comedian is getting plenty of attention from potential buyers.
"People in the area now know Groucho lived here and it's become kind of an attraction," he explained.
The colonial home, which sits on nearly half an acre lot, features a host of amenities. Several rooms display special memorabilia of the renown funny man who made 26 movies during the height of his career.