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Truman Capote's Former Hamptons Home Listed

Truman Capote's Former Hamptons Home Listed

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    Author Truman Capote, who penned "In Cold Blood" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's," resided at a four-acre property for 23 years prior to his death in 1984. According to the New York Observer, the Hamptons home is now available for $15 million.

    Located near the beach, Capote's former digs feature a 2,000-square-foot main house with ocean views, a swimming pool, 1,900-square-foot studio, and a two-bedroom guest house. According to the Observer, Capote decorated the two-story abode himself and used the serene home as a retreat.

    The famous author commissioned the home in 1961 and took up residence there shortly after the release of the film version of his book, "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

    When Capote passed away in 1984 he left the home to his longtime companion, Jack Dunphy, who died in 1992.

    The Observer reports that the Nature Conservancy inherited the property, after which it was sold to the artist Ross Bleckner in 1993 for $800,000. Even though the artist restored and enlarged the main house, the property will likely forever be known as the Truman Capote home. After all, it is where Capote completed his novel "In Cold Blood."