March 6, 2012

70 Willow

I live in Brooklyn. By Choice. ~ Truman Capote

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The outdoor space is amazing, considering that it's located in Brooklyn.  The Charleston porches along the rear of this home...sigh.  This town home once inhabited by Truman Capote, just sold for 12 million dollars.

From the Realtor:

Five-story, double-width, high Greek-Revival four-bay townhouse built in 1839 on a four-square country villa plan. Three-story elliptical mahogany staircase with rosette oculus window at the top. Double parlor with 12'+/- ceilings. Interior period detail designed by Minard Lafever. 40'+/- columned Charleston porch along rear of house leading to garden. 9,000+/- sf plus 2,000+/- sf basement on a 50 x 100'+/- lot. 38 windows have east, south, and west exposures, including parlor floor Jeffersonian floor-to-ceiling pocket windows and French doors leading to the Federal style columned veranda. 11 fireplaces, 11 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, and a private gated driveway. Two chef's eat-in kitchens, master suite with bath, boudoir, and walk-in closet, artist's studio, and library. A historic home located in Brooklyn Heights; a quiet refuge just minutes from Manhattan.

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