Got a case of the mean reds? Well, this ought to cheer you up! The handsome Manhattan brownstone Audrey Hepburn called home in the 1961 classic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is now available as a vacation rental! (Givenchy wardrobe, very sadly, not included.) Don’t believe me? Cross my heart and kiss my elbow, it’s true!
Based upon famed novelist Truman Capote’s 1958 novella of the same name, the beloved film (which, incredibly, just celebrated its 60th anniversary last month!) follows hopelessly chic woman-about-town Holly Golightly (Hepburn) as she traipses around the Big Apple’s most fashionable spots in the most fashionable of clothing like a 1960s-era Carrie Bradshaw. Though there has been much debate over the years concerning whether or not Miss Golightly was, in fact, a prostitute, Capote instead classified his heroine as an “authentic American geisha,” explaining to Playboy in 1968 that “she had no job but accompanied expense-account men to the best restaurants and nightclubs, with the understanding that her escort was obligated to give her some sort of gift, perhaps jewelry or a check.” (And $50 for the powder room, of course!) Nevertheless, audiences quickly fell in love with Holly’s unendingly endearing personality – as well as her city home, where she lived alongside writer Paul Varjak (George Peppard).
Located six picturesque blocks from Central Park at 169 E. 71st St. on NYC’s tony Upper East Side, Golightly’s handsome, quintessentially New York brownstone is about as synonymous with the iconic character as the ubiquitous little black dresses she donned throughout the film. So securing a booking there would undoubtedly make for the ultimate New York getaway – but be forewarned, the pad is just about as elusive as Holly herself! (Please remember this is a private home. Do not trespass or bother the residents or the property in any way.)
Known as the “Hepburn,” the swank digs are available exclusively to members of the luxury travel subscription company Inspirato, participation in which starts at $600 per month and grants customers access to a vast catalog of opulent vacation properties dotted across the globe. None is perhaps as famous as the “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” brownstone, though.