The estate in Sagaponack, N.Y. that author Truman Capote owned and inhabited until his death in 1984 has been listed for $14,600,000.


The Wall Street Journal's "Private Properties" column on Friday reported on the listing of the property, which is at 683 Daniels Lane in Sagaponack, which is on Long Island. The property's current owner, 59-year-old painter Ross Bleckner, purchased the exactly 4-acre property in 1993 for $800,000 from a nature conservancy.

As the Journal's Christina S.N. Lewis noted, the listing information for the property recently was pulled from its listing agent's website -- apparently on the same day that it was listed, possibly in response to her query (Yahoo! Real Estate says that the property was listed on October 15, which was also the day that Lewis reported that it was pulled from the market!). Regardless of Bleckner's reason for pulling the house off of a public listing, we were able to grab all relevant details from a cached version of the online listing sheet, including that the property has a main, mid-century modern house with an ocean view, a two-bedroom guest house, a 1,900-square-foot artist's studio, a detached garage, a swimming pool, lawns, mature trees and gardens, according to listing information. Permits already are available to expand the property's main house, according to listing information. The main, saltbox-style house was built in 1961 -- commissioned by Capote himself -- and has two stories and a flat roof, while the two-bedroom guest house was built by Capote for his longtime companion, Jack Dunphy, who later inherited the property from Capote and eventually willed it to the nature conservancy when he died in 1992.

Hampton Style magazine wrote a nice piece on the property back in August -- long before Bleckner placed the property on the market. Check it out.

Also, take a look at a cached version of the online listing sheet for the property -- complete with one photo -- here