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Landmarks Okays Changes To Truman Capote House

An extensive list of changes is coming to the late legendary author’s home at 70 Willow Street.

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Landmarks Puts Brakes On Alterations To Truman Capote House

The plan for the 176-year-old home at 70 Willow Street included a lot of changes, billed as a “restoration,” though many in the room saw it as a “renovation” or as “replicating” the past, not “restoring” it.

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What Changes are Planned for Truman Capote’s Old Digs at 70 Willow Street?

The owner of 70 Willow Street will be asking the LPC permission to make some changes.

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New York Observer Looks At Capote’s 70 Willow Street

Sure, Tony Award winning theatrical designer Oliver Smith owned 70 Willow Street when Truman Capote lived there from the 1955 – 1965, but for some it will always be “Truman’s house”. The New York Observer has a nice piece today about that home and others in the city who are “haunted” by their famous former […]

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Were Truman Capote’s Pants On Fire?

As BHB readers know well, Truman Capote wrote In Cold Blood (as well as Breakfast at Tiffany’s and A House on the Heights) while living at 70 Willow Street right here in Brooklyn Heights (when he did his writing, he wasn’t in Kansas anymore). Now, as this Wall Street Journal piece tells it, recently revealed […]

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Capote House Buyer ID’d As Grand Theft Auto Designer

The New York Observer identifies the buyer of 70 Willow Street as Dan Houser, creator of the popular Grand Theft Auto series of video games, and co-founder of Rockstar Games. The Observer story notes that the seller, Nicholas Callaway, a long time publisher of coffee-table books, is also involved in the digital world, having started […]

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Bowery Boys: “10 Fabulous Facts About 70 Willow Street”

With the yellow house at 70 Willow Street where Truman Capote once lived fetching the highest price for a single-family home in Brooklyn history last week, New York history blog The Bowery Boys has come up with a delectable post “Ten fabulous facts about 70 Willow Street.” Read all about the home being a destination […]

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Capote House on Willow Sells for $12 Million

The yellow house at 70 Willow Street where Truman Capote once lived has been sold after being on the market since May of 2010.

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The Muses are Heard OR Former Capote Home Price Slashed Again

The price has been slashed again on 70 Willow Street, the Greek Revival home where Truman Capote once lived. This time, according to Curbed the asking price has been whittled down another million bucks to $13.995 million.

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Mailer Apartment off the Market

Shortly after learning that the Willow Street house formerly home to Truman Capote has had its second asking price reduction, we have the news that Norman Mailer’s nautical themed apartment has, following the collapse of a deal to sell it, been taken off the market by Mailer’s, and his wife, Norris Church Mailer’s, heirs.

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