The house in New York where Truman Capote wrote some of his most famous works has been sold for around $12million.
It is the most expensive house ever sold in Brooklyn - but the price is nonetheless disappointing for the realtors, who were hoping it would fetch closer to $18million.
The appeal of the 11-bedroom mansion is strengthened by its status as the place where Capote hammered out his novella Breakfast at Tiffany's in 1958.
That work became world-famous when it was adapted into a film starring Audrey Hepburn as the mysterious Holly Golightly.
However, the house's attractions are not limited to its celebrity past.
It has been described as the best house in Brooklyn's best neighbourhood, Brooklyn Heights, and the agent handling the sale described it as 'like living in a country estate in the middle of New York City'.
As well as the huge number of bedrooms, the house - built in 1839 - has 11 fireplaces, parking for four cars and an extensive garden, and is decorated with crystal chandeliers.
If it were located in a trendy Manhattan neighbourhood, it would be worth tens of millions of dollars.
But after being listed by Sotheby's at $18million in May 2010, the luxurious home took nearly two years to be sold, and lost a third of its estimated value during that time.
Now it has finally changed hands after being picked up for a relative bargain by an unidentified buyer.
Capote rented an apartment in the house from 1955 to 1965, after persuaded its owner, Broadway set designer Oliver Smith, to let him move in.
The author held decadent parties there when Smith was out of town.
'You can imagine Capote running around with his slippers on,' Brooklynite screenwriter Peter Hedges told the Daily News.