Peek Inside the Mansion from “Meet the Parents” — It’s For Sale Right Now

published Jul 9, 2021
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If you’re working with a nearly $2.3 million dollar budget and happen to be a big Ben Stiller fan, you’re officially in luck. The instantly recognizable home from the 2000 hit “Meet the Parents” is on the market for $2.29 million, and with amenities like a chef’s kitchen, a circular drive (perfect for awkward future in-law introductions), and an impressive indoor swimming pool for aggressive family volleyball games, it’s move-in ready for any buyer looking to settle down on Long Island.

Listed by Douglas Elliman and located at 26 Serenite Lane in the village of Muttontown, on Long Island’s posh Oyster Bay, this seven-bedroom home served as the meeting grounds for Stiller’s character Greg Focker as he met the family of his soon-to-be bride, Pam Byrnes, played by Teri Polo. Located on more than two acres, the home — built in 1983, 17 years before becoming famous on the big screen — boasts plenty of luxe features. The listing calls it a “North Shore treasure,” including indoor/outdoor amenities such as “expansive outdoor entertaining spaces, sprawling lawn, and an incredible indoor swimming pool with retractable roof, kitchen, bar, and fireside sitting area.”

The house itself is equally upgraded. “A long winding tree-lined drive approaches the stately home, leading to an elegant circular drive and oversized three-car garage,” reads the listing. “Interiors are impressive and masterfully-crafted with stunning wood floors, millwork and details, introduced in the gracious double-height entry foyer. Entertain in style in the elegant formal living room with a striking fireplace and generous formal dining room. An enormous chef’s kitchen with breakfast area, butler’s pantry, and outdoor flow is top of the line for the gourmet. Relax and gather in the spacious family/game room with built-in bar, fireplace encased in stone and triple sets of French doors to the outdoor oasis.”

There’s also a skylight-drenched second family room, an office with built-in furniture, six bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, a sky-lit atrium hall with French patio doors, a deluxe primary bedroom with a spa bathroom, a big laundry room with outside entrance, plenty of storage space, and more.

Of course, the new owners will surely score points with friends and family for its star turn in the hit comedy, which also starred Robert De Niro, Blythe Danner, and Owen Wilson, and spawned a sequel, “Meet the Fockers,” in 2004. It makes for the perfect family home for anyone looking to settle down and stay awhile — bonus points if you’ve got a cat named Jinx to bring along with you.