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The Manhattan brownstone where Holly Golightly lived in Breakfast at Tiffany’s has gone on the market for $5.85 million.
The townhouse — located at 196 East 71st Street — is currently owned by Peter Bacanovic, a former Merrill Lynch broker who was sentenced to five months in prison for his role in Martha Stewart’s insider trading case, according to the New York Times. Bacanovic, who now works as a management consultant, bought the property in 2000 for $1.88 million but said he “wants to make a change.”
Bacanovic told the Times that the house is currently divided into two duplex apartments; he lives in the upstairs unit, which has three fireplaces and two bedroom with en-suite baths.
The lower apartment, currently occupied by a tenant, has two fireplaces, two bedrooms, a solarium and a large backyard.
The four-story house played a big role in the 1961 movie, which starred Audrey Hepburn as socialite Golightly and George Peppard as Paul Varjak, an aspiring writer and new neighbor who serves as her love interest. While the exterior was used in many shots, it’s unclear whether any of the interior was featured in the movie.
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