70 Willow Street Hits Market

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The listing’s not up yet, but the historic and storied house (Truman Capote lived there from 1955 to 1965) at 70 Willow Street in Brooklyn Heights is reportedly hitting the market today with an eye-popping asking price of $18,000,000. Here’s an excerpt from today’s Daily News article about the 18-room 1839 mansion:

With 11 fireplaces, parking for four cars, a mural copied from the Kennedy White House, a back porch and a garden like something out of a Southern estate, the Brooklyn Heights mansion is touted as the finest house in the borough’s finest neighborhood. “It’s like living in a country estate in the middle of New York City,” said Karen Heyman, the Sotheby’s broker selling the property. “It takes your breath away the minute you walk in.”

If the asking price were achieved, it would be 50 percent higher than the standing record for a private house in the borough. Until the listing’s up, you can see a couple of interior photos on a post we did back in 2007 when the house was on the market as a $40,000-a-month rental. GMAP

Update: The listing is now online!


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