The Brooklyn home where Truman Capote lived and wrote Breakfast At Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood has sold for $12 million, a huge discount from the initial $18 million listing price from May 2010, the New York Daily News reports.Even so, the final price set a new record, becoming the most expensive single family home ever sold in Brooklyn. The previous record was $11 million, also for a townhouse in Brooklyn Heights, according to the Daily News.
Capote rented the garden apartment in the five-story, double-width, high Greek-Revival four-bay townhouse from 1955 to 1965.
Built in 1839, the home features a three-story elliptical mahogany staircase with rosette oculus window at the top.
Here are other highlights: 38 windows have east, south, and west exposures, 11 fireplaces, 11 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, and a private gated driveway, 12-ft. ceilings, artist’s studio, and library.
No word yet on the identity of the buyer.
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