Capote House in the Heights Sells for $12M, Breaks Record

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The Brooklyn Heights house at 70 Willow Street that Truman Capote reportedly lived while he wrote “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” sold for $12 million, sources told the Daily News. If the story is accurate, the deal will be the biggest house sale in Brooklyn history. The 18-room, 1839-vintage mansion first hit the market in mid-2007, when it was listed for $18 million. The asking price dropped to $15.9 million last June, then to $14.995 million last September and finally $13.995 million in November. Capote is said to have lived in the garden apartment of the house between 1955 and 1965. The biggest residential sales in Brooklyn until now were the sale of Brooklyn Heights’ 212 Columbia Heights earlier this year for $11 million and the 2003 sale of a Gravesend house, which also fetched $11 million. The buyers of 70 Willow haven’t been identified but, according to the Daily News article, “excited neighbors on Willow St. reported seeing activity at the house, including lights on at night, cars in the driveway and moving trucks at the house.”
Truman Capote’s Brooklyn Heights house sells for $12M [NY Daily News]
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