The brownstone on sale (left); a scene from Breakfast at Tiffany’s (right)
Holly Golightly dreamed of living at Tiffany’s, but most New Yorkers would gladly settle for her Upper East Side apartment. And now that the Breakfast at Tiffany’s brownstone is on sale, some well-heeled movie buff will get the chance to move in. Director Blake Edwards shot the exterior of Audrey Hepburn’s apartment at 169 E. 71st Street, including the swoony scene where she and George Peppard kiss in the rain. (See clip below.)
The elegant townhouse, where one of the 1961 film’s wild parties may also have been filmed, has four floors, two bedroom suites, wood-burning fireplaces, a glass-enclosed solarium, and a backyard garden. The asking price stands at $8 million. That’s a lot of money, but who can really put a price tag on walking in Audrey Hepburn’s lovely footsteps — without any awful interruptions from Mickey Rooney?