The townhouse that was used for ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’ is for sale. Number 169 East 71st Street on the Upper East Side in Manhattan is featured prominently in the movie. But movie lore says only the exterior was used for filming and that the interiors were filmed on a Hollywood set. The house is on the market for 5.85 million dollars.
The owner is Peter E Bacanovic, a former Merrill Lynch broker who was sentenced to five months in prison for his role in the Martha Stewart insider-trading case. He bought the house for $1.88 million in 2000. According to the New York Times , the selling agent says his client wasn’t convinced that all the interiors were shot in Hollywood. He believes “that the party Holly hosted in a dress fashioned from a bed sheet was held in his living room”.