The Brooklyn Heights home where Truman Capote wrote In Cold Blood, Breakfast at Tiffany's and a number of other books, has sold for $12 million. The house was originally listed for $18 million and has been on the market for almost two years. Nonetheless, it is reportedly the highest price anyone has paid for a single-family home in the borough's history.
The Greek Revival townhouse boasts a bright yellow exterior, 11 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, parking for four cars and a replica of the stairwell mural from the Kennedy White House. Capote, who never actually owned the home, rented the downstairs garden apartment from Broadway producer Oliver Smith. The home is legendary for the lavish, high-society parties Capote would host in Smith's absence when he lived there between 1955 and 1965.