This morning we wrote about the cushy day jobs of some lucky mid 20th Century writers. Now here’s a glimpse at one mid-20th Century writer’s gorgeous Brooklyn Heights mansion–on sale for $18 million!
Truman Capote’s house (pictured, via) is situated in one of Brooklyn’s most exclusive and well-preserved neighborhoods. It comes with a gigantic backyard and five stories of luxurious design. The Daily News spoke with a broker about this expensive, but beautiful, space where some great books were written. More pictures here.
Here’s an excerpt: “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 … There, amid the grand Greek Revival columns and crystal chandeliers, the eccentric writer dreamed up iconic New York party girl Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. He also wrote In Cold Blood, his famous ‘nonfiction’ novel, at the mansion.” (Via Maud Newton)