Famous Townhouses Hit Market

A Queen Anne townhouse at 156 East End Avenue (at 87th Street) supposedly served as inspiration for Harriet The Spy author Louise Fitzhugh, and it’s recently hit the market for a tad under $6 million, The New York Post reports. Located within the Henderson Place Historic District, the single family home features 9 rooms, 4 beds and 3 baths, and last sold in 2016.

Harriet the Spy Townhouse

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Town & Country reports that the townhouse at 169 East 71st Street, which was used in Breakfast at Tiffany’s as the exterior of Holly Golightly’s residence, is now available for short-term stays. The house can be booked through luxury vacation rental platform Inspirato – which charges a $2,500 / month membership fee. A write-up by Guest of a Guest is titled “You Can Now Stay In Holly Golightly’s ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’ Townhouse!” But $2,500 per month is a lot. So maybe you can’t actually stay there.

Breakfast at Tiffany's townhouse

The one with the black door (Google Maps)

Suzy Welch, the widow of late General Electric CEO Jack Welch, has bought an Upper East Side mansion for $23 million, The Real Deal reports. “Welch — who works as an author, journalist and television commentator” purchased 160 East 81st Street, between Lexington and 3rd Avenue. The 40′ wide property, according to the listing, comes with a private garage, 14 total rooms, and an $11,102 monthly tax bill. The property, built in 1899, was once home to late film director Mike Nichols.

160 East 81st Street

(Google Maps)

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