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Truman Capote's Old Brooklyn Heights House May Get a Pool

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The Brooklyn Heights house where Truman Capote wrote In Cold Blood—also known as the most expensive home ever sold in Brooklyn—may be getting some serious renovations. The owner, Dan Houser, creator of Grand Theft Auto, who paid $12.5 million for the place in 2012, filed an application with the Landmarks Preservation Commission (h/t Brownstoner) "to replace front doors and ironwork, remove sills, strip paint, alter the side and rear facades, excavate the rear yard, install a shed, pool, and paving." The house dates to 1839, so it will be interesting to hear what the LPC has to say about this. Will they demand it keep its yellow hue?

The interior of 70 Willow Street is also getting some upgrades. In October, the Department of Buildings approved permits for "new partitions, doors, flooring, and interior finishes," as well as new plumbing and mechanicals.
· Landmarks to Consider Alterations to Truman Capote's Old Brooklyn Heights House ['Stoner]
· All 70 Willow Street coverage [Curbed]
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70 Willow Street

70 Willow Street, Brooklyn, New York