One of cinema’s more iconic pieces of real estate is Holly Golightly’s Upper East Side Manhattan apartment and now it can be yours for a mere $10 million dollars.
The building used as an exterior location for Blake Edwards’ 1961 classic film Breakfast At Tiffany’s, which starred Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard and Patricia Neal, is up for sale. Reportedly, the current owner is looking to nearly double his investment of $5.95 million that was paid for the property in 2012. I don’t know much about Manhattan reality, but I suppose that in addition to the building’s famous pedigree, the fact that it is situated just a few blocks’ walk from Central Park is probably a factor in its price.
And while the exterior, located at 169 E. 71st Street, is well known to classic movie fans, there’s no word as to whether the interior matches what is seen in the film as well. Currently the brownstone is split into two two-bedroom apartments, though the realtor states that the building could be converted into a single family dwelling.
It is rumored that the film’s famous party scene actually was shot in the building, but an examination of the actual scene suggests that it was filmed in a space wider than the building’s 15 foot width. The film’s interiors were photographed back on a soundstage in Hollywood.