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Bill Murray Home, With Ghostbuster Fire Pole, for Sale (photos)

Bill Murray from one of his Ghostbusters movies and the quaint cottage that includes the fire pole from the movie.

Bill Murray from one of his Ghostbusters movies and the quaint cottage that includes the fire pole from the movie. (Photo Collage by TheImproper)

Bill Murray’s former country home in the wealthy New York enclave of Palisades has been put on the market by Oscar-winning composer David Shire and his wife, the actress Didi Conn. Plus a special bonus!

The 5,100-square-foot home, which Murray painstakingly restored, includes the fire pole from the set of his Ghostbuster movie.

Palisades is located just outside New York City west of the Hudson River. It’s an easy commute to Manhattan and has always been a bedroom and/or vacation community for the city’s well-to-do.

Bill Murray’s Ghostbuster House (Click Photos to Enlarge!)
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Celebrities such as Aidan Quinn, Al Pacino, Hayden Panettiere, Jessica Lange, William Hurt and dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, own, or have owned, homes there.

Murray, now 60, artfully worked it into the property as part of his restoration, which otherwise adheres to the home’s 19th Century traditional, country cottage look.

The iconic pole from the 1984 comedy links the recording studio above to the garage below and does not impinge on the home’s overall design.

“Murray completely rebuilt it and expanded it, sparing no expense. He gave it the feeling of an old farmhouse but with all the modern conveniences you could need,” according to someone familiar with the property.

Shire and Conn, who played Frenchy in the John Travolta blockbuster “Grease” have put it on the market for $2.795 million, according to Sotheby’s International, which has the listing.

The home includes five bedrooms, five bathrooms and an impressive garden.

Murray bought the property in the early 1990s and it later figured in his divorce from his second wife, Jennifer Butler, whom he married in 1996.

The couple split in 2008, after Butler accused Murray of abandonment, sexual infidelity, physical abuse and addictions to sex, alcohol and marijuana.

As part of the June 2008 divorce settlement, Murray hung onto the house and properties in Martha’s Vineyard and Los Angeles.

Jennifer, who has four children with Murray, got a home in Hemet, Calif. as well as the family residence on South Carolina’s Sullivan Island.

Check out photos of the home.

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