“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” House Sells Over Asking

Fifty years after the original release of the movie that has become an iconic film for the ages, the actual house featured in the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's" hit the market last December with a $5.85 million list price. The gorgeous Upper East Side townhouse just sold and not only that, the sale price was $5.97 million, slightly over the ask, reports the New York Observer. Tour the home and find out the property's other claim to fame.

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Fifty years after the original release of the movie that has become an iconic film for the ages, the actual house featured in the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's" hit the market last December with a $5.85 million list price. The gorgeous Upper East Side townhouse just sold and not only that, the sale price was $5.97 million, slightly over the ask, reports the New York Observer. Tour the home and find out the property's other claim to fame.
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Set right off of Lexington Avenue, the four-story duplex townhouse spans about 3,200 square feet and is currently split into two duplexes. The new owners can merge the two duplexes into a single-family home, or keep it as is.
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The New York Observer reports that the home also served as the secret hideout of former Merrill Lynch broker Peter E. Bacanovic who was imprisoned in the Martha Stewart insider trading scandal.
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A view of the upper duplex, which features two bedroom suites, each with its own renovated bath. When he listed the home, Bacanovic was residing in the upper duplex.
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While the facade of the house was featured prominently in the iconic film (it has since lost its green-and-white-striped window awnings), there's some debate amongst "Breakfast at Tiffany's" fans whether the interior space actually appeared in the movie, or if the scenes were shot on a set. The New York Observer reports that Bacanovic is convinced the home's living room was featured in the film.
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The bottom unit features a separate entrance, two bedrooms, a living room with a wood-burning fireplace, a full bath, and a kitchen.
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A view of the glass-enclosed solarium, which is accessible only via the garden duplex. The new owner will need to combine the units in order to reside in the more posh upper duplex and still access the impressive solarium.
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