Truman Capote’s Brooklyn Heights House Still on the Market, Now $2.1 Million Cheaper

01/28/2011 11:12 AM |

70 Willow Street, Truman Capotes House in Brooklyn Heights

“The wall of the house rising above the garden was like a great yellow cliff,” recounts the narrator of Truman Capote’s first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948), “and patches of Virginia creeper greenly framed all its eight overlooking windows.” Despite pertaining to Skully’s Landing, a decrepit estate in rural Alabama, the description also fits (Virginia creeper notwithstanding) 70 Willow Street (pictured), Capote’s Brooklyn Heights home between 1955 and 1965, which has been on the market since May of last year, its price just reduced by $2.1 million (from $18 million to $15.9 million). To be clear, Capote didn’t own the building, but rented its garden apartment. (Brownstoner)