Truman Capote’s house reduced in price again

Monday, October 03, 2011

Truman Capote’s house reduced in price again

The house where Truman Capote wrote 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' is still unable to find a buyer, and has now been reduced for a second time.

Originally placed on the market for $18 million in 2010, the property was reduced to $15.9 million in June this year and has now been lowered again to $14.995 million. The 'In Cold Blood' writer lived in the lavish abode between 1955 and 1965 and used it as the setting for a number of legendary cocktail parties.

Based at 70 Willow Street in Brooklyn, the property is a townhouse built in 1839 which has 11 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, two chef's eat-in kitchens, a master ensuite with bath, lavishly designed boudoir, and walk-in closet, artist's studio, and library. There are also plenty of all American features including a mahogany staircase, large parlour, 11 fireplaces scattered throughout the property, floor to ceiling windows and a veranda complete with 'federal style' columns.

If you've got a spare $14.995 million and want to buy into a piece of literary history, then the house is being marketed by Karen Heyman and Alan Heyman, both of Sotheby's International Realty.


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