12 October 2012

{Holly´s Apartment is Sold!}

After 11 years under the thumb of a former Merrill Lynch broker who was docked for insider trading, the Manhattan townhouse made famous by the iconic Audrey Hepburn flick Breakfast at Tiffany's has again come up for sale and now it is sold. Listed for $5.85M, the 15-foot-wide Upper East Side house served as the backdrop for the exterior shots, but, disappointingly, it seems most of the interiors were shot on a sound stage. That would explain why Mr. Yunioshi's top-floor artist's atelier is nowhere to be found on the floor plan! Check out the listing photos and floor plan, courtesy of Curbed NY, after the jump. 

The apartment is located in 169 East 71st Street, NY.

{A Dinning-Room with Spirit}

{Source: Lonny Magazine}

{English Elegance in a Manor House of Oxfordshire}

For curiosity a manor house is a country house that historically formed the administrative centre of a manor, the lowest unit of territorial organisation in the feudal system in Europe. The term is applied to country houses that belonged to the gentry and other grand stately homes. There were manor houses in most European countries, where they were sometimes referred to as castles, palaces, and so on.

     Manor house is also a technical term in the UK for a minor late-medieval country house. They were often fortified but this was intended more for show than for defence.

{Source Credit: The English Home Magazine}