Truman Capote's $18 Million Brooklyn Townhouse Just Sold For A Huge Discount

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Photo: Sotheby’s/Wikipedia

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.

The house was built in 1839, and is 9,000+ sq. ft.

Jeffersonian floor-to-ceiling pocket windows in the dining-room.

A Piano Room

One of two chef's eat-in kitchens

Three-story elliptical mahogany staircase

The master suite has a bath, boudoir, and a walk-in closet.

Federal style columned veranda

The columned Charleston porch along rear of house leads to garden

Huge garden

The neighbours are close, but the shrubbery still provides a lot of privacy.

However, that big red-brick complex seem to overshadow the Capote House.

The house is a gem.

The historic home is located in Brooklyn Heights; a quiet refuge just minutes from Manhattan.

Now tour another Brooklyn neighbourhood

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