Truman Capote's Sagaponack Home, Estate of the Day
When a listing says "hear the ocean" that means only one thing, you can't see it from every angle. This property in Sagaponack, New York was once the home of author Truman Capote. The nearly four-acre property went on sale last year. Capote lived here for 23 years prior to his death in 1984. Capote wrote "In Cold Blood" while living in this house. The NY Observer reported last year that Capote bequeathed the property to his partner, Jack Dunphy. When Dunphy died in 1992, the house was passed on to the Nature Conservancy, which then sold it to artist Ross Bleckner in 1993 for $800,000.Bleckner restored the home, enlarged the main house and added a 1,900 square-foot studio, a two-bedroom guesthouse, an outdoor pool and garage. The charming retreat is pretty modest compared to some of the homes surrounding it. The main house is open and mid-century modern with simple details. An upstairs bedroom offers a view of the ocean in the distance. The look of the property recalls the days when this area was more of an earthy retreat for artists and writers than for the wealthy and famous. It has been listed for one year at $14.6 million.
Gallery: Truman Capote's Hamptons Home