Truman Capote’s Yellow Brooklyn Heights Mansion Sells for a Record $12 Million


After about two years on the market, Truman Capote’s sunflower-yellow house in Brooklyn Heights — the 18-room, 11-fireplace, crystal chandelier-adorned bachelor pad where he wrote Breakfast at Tiffany’s — has sold for about $12 million dollars, taking home the “highest price for a single-family home in borough history” by a million dollar margin. Since the original listing price was more like $18 million, however, it seems like the buyer has gotten away with a relatively good deal. Obviously, now the only thing to do is hope against hope that the new owner — who closed under a corporate name — will do the house justice by throwing lavish, Capote-style parties filled with writers, actresses, debauchery, and us too, if you don’t mind. [via NY Daily News]