Well, there goes your dream of living like Truman Capote, or at least in his former dwelling. The Brooklyn Heights home where Capote wrote his novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s sold for about $12 million, an amount that constitutes what the Daily News calls the “highest price for a single-family home in borough history.” Holly Golightly must be impressed.
That said, that $12 million was a steal compared to the original asking price of $18 million. The last time we at Runnin’ Scared checked up on the property it was down to $14,995,000.
According to the Daily News:
The 18-room home boasts 11 fireplaces, parking for four cars, crystal chandeliers, Greek Revival columns, and a stairwell mural copied from the Kennedy White House.
The next step is obviously to befriend the house’s new mystery owner and to convince him/her to recreate Capote’s “lavish, booze-filled parties.” (We imagine those would end up something like this, except with Marylin Monroe playing Holly as Capote wanted.) Or, if you want the residence all to yourself, you could scare the buyer away by telling him/her that Capote’s ghost is haunting the place, “running around with his slippers on.”
In the meantime, here’s that naked picture of Capote the Daily News published on their books blog in December.