As the Breakfast at Tiffany’s celebrates its 50th anniversary, the Brownstone House at 169 East 71st Street where Holly Golightly, played by Audrey Hepburn, lived and hosted her wild cocktail parties, has gone on the market for $5.85 million.
One of New York’s most historic and romantic landmarks, the four-floor townhouse is currently divided into two duplexes, but could easily be converted into a ten bedroom family home. Located on the Upper East Side, it comes with a glass enclosed solarium, backyard, several fireplaces and a library.
The house was previously owned by Peter Bacanovic, a former Merrill Lynch broker who got caught up in the Martha Stewart insider trading case and did some time in the pen. He purchased the home in 2000 for $1.88 million.
As The New York Times reports, the house no longer features the green and white striped window awnings spotted in the movie. But many of its landmarks remain in place. The top apartment features two bedrooms with en-suite baths and three fireplaces. Downstairs, a lower apartment features two bedrooms, two fireplaces, a solarium and a large backyard.
“Beautiful brownstone with elegant stoop divided into 2 duplexes located off Lexington Avenue. The upper duplex consists of a sunny living room with wood burning fireplace and sweeping staircase, powder room, dining room with a wood burning fireplace and a renovated kitchen with laundry. Upstairs are two bedroom suites each with its own renovated bath. The garden duplex apartment with a separate entrance has a living room with a wood burning fireplace, full bath, kitchen and glass enclosed solarium with backyard perfect for entertaining. The upper level includes a front library/office with wood burning fireplace and powder room and a rear large bedroom with wood burning fireplace and bath.”