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It’s a cheery yellow house in New York City’s Brooklyn Heights section and reportedly, where Truman Capote wrote his most brilliant work, “In Cold Blood,” which started a new writing genre — literary non-fiction. And, now the home is for sale for $18 million.

Although the home was not owned by Capote — he rented the garden apartment there from 1955 to 1965 — it is where he also wrote “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and where he threw extravagant parties for his celebrity/high society friends while the real owner of the home, Broadway art director Oliver Smith, was out of town.

According to the NY Daily News, if this home sells above $12 million, it will be the most expensive sale for a Brooklyn townhouse on record.

Could it sell for $18 million? Besides the celebrity aspect of Capote, the five-story, double-width Greek Revival home has 11 fireplaces, 12-foot ceilings, original mahogany pocket double doors, and a 40-foot columned Charleston porch at the rear of the house, leading to the garden. In addition, there is a spectacular, three-story elliptical mahogany staircase with rosette oculus window at the top (photo below).

Plus, parking for four cars!

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