The townhouse at 169 E. 71st St. was featured in the film classic Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Purchased in 2000 for $1.88 million, the property sold in 2012 for $5.97 million. The owner was Peter Bacanovic, the Merrill Lynch broker indicted with Martha Stewart.
Currently, the building houses two apartments and a lower level with a garden and solarium. The upper level is three floors and could easily be converted into one living space.
The narrow townhouse no longer has the green and white striped awnings that we remember from the movie, and the front door is now black instead of green.
Most of the interior shots in the film were done on a soundstage in Hollywood. The party that she hosted (while wearing a bed sheet) was shot inside the house. The cameras were outside the windows since there wasn’t enough room to maneuver inside. There was also a glimpse of the exterior toward the end of opening scene.
Did you see the film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s? It’s a classic and every New York-ophile should watch it at least once!