Truman Capote's Brooklyn Home on Sale for $18M
The place he wrote Breakfast at Tiffany 's
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 11, 2010 4:00 AM CDT
American writer Truman Capote (1924-1984) with his dog, 1973.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – The Brooklyn townhouse where Truman Capote wrote Breakfast at Tiffany's and other notable works is on sale for $18 million. The building, on the market for the first time in 70 years, is expected to break sales records as one of the most expensive townhouses in the borough, Sotheby's International Realty says.

The Brooklyn Heights house, built in 1839, has 11 bedrooms, a finished basement with a wine cellar, and a 2,500-square-foot garden. Capote rented a basement apartment in the building from Broadway art director Oliver Smith for 10 years in the 1950s and '60s. His essay "A House on the Heights" was based on his experiences in the neighborhood.