Peter Bacanovic Finally Sold the ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’ Townhouse

The elegant townhouse once graced by Truman Capote’s fictional chic socialite, famously played by Audrey Hepburn, sold for $5.97 million.

169 East 71st Street has played a role in two great dramas—starring first as the facade of Holly Golightly’s apartment and decades later acting as the hideout of owner Peter E. Bacanovic, the disgraced Merrill Lynch broker who spent five months in prison as part of the Martha Stewart insider trading scandal, according to the New York Observer.

The buyer is listed only as a Cyprus-based Costalea Holdings Limited, but paid $5.97 million for the building, slightly over the $5.85 million asking price, according to the Observer.

The house was co-listed with Corcoran and Ron Teitelbaum Properties. Currently the four-story brownstone has been configured as two duplexes. Besides star power, it boasts five fireplaces, interior shutters and a solarium.

Bacanovic purchased the famous duplex residence for $1.88 million in 2000 and was put on the market back in December 2011.

And although film websites report that the movie’s interior scenes were shot in a Hollywood studio, Mr. Browne gave The Times a little inside information: After a careful viewing of the film, Mr. Baconvic was convinced that his living room hosted the party where Holly donned a dress fashioned from a bed sheet.

Fans of the film recently celebrated its 50th anniversary in October, memorializing Hepburn‘s renowned portrayal of a free-spirited socialite living in New York.

The movie is considered one of the best films in history. “Tiffany’s” went on to win two Oscars at the 34th Academy Awards, for Best Original Song and Best Original Score. (Hepburn was nominated for Best Actress, and writer George Axelrod for Best Adapted Screenplay.)

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