Rent Truman Capote’s onetime Beverly Hills hideaway for $11,995 per month

Rent Truman Capote’s onetime Beverly Hills hideaway for $11,995 per month

  • The NY Post
  • 03/12/24

If you want to know about Truman Capote’s interactions with the 1960s ladies who lunch set, read his damning magazine piece “La Côte Basque, 1965,” published in the November 1975 edition of Esquire.

The excerpt from Capote’s then yet-to-be-published novel “Answered Prayers” exposed some of the secrets of society swans like Babe Paley, Slim Keith, Gloria Guinness, Lee Radziwill, Marella Agnelli and C.Z. Guest under a sheer gauze of fiction — revealing who cheated, who covered up murder and more.

And if you want to know where Capote hid out to avoid the society equivalent of a nuclear-level fallout after the article was published, check out his former Beverly Hills bunker — a charming mid-century home that has just hit the market for $11,995 a month.

Truman Capote.Bettmann Archive
The interior fills with light.Christopher Amitrano
A view of the layout.Christopher Amitrano
A sitting area next to large windows.Christopher Amitrano
The dining area.Christopher Amitrano
Enjoy evening dips in the pool.Christopher Amitrano

This is where Capote hid out with banker buddy John O’Shea, a married father of four who became Capote’s business manager and more, at 9421 Lloydcrest Drive. Iced out of New York, Capote lived there as he began to prepare for his role in the 1976 literary comedy-mystery “Murder by Death,” a film starring Peter Falk, Peter Sellers, David Niven and Maggie Smith to name a few. 

Designed by architect Richard Kearney, this residence, built in 1959, comes with two bedrooms, three baths and a pool. The interior boasts a corner fireplace, built-ins and a seamless flow between the open living and dining areas.

The kitchen comes with a gas range, a skylight and an island. Meanwhile, the main bedroom suite features canyon views and a walk-in closet.

The owner is interior designer Alexandra Loew, who designs residences and decorative arts collections for her jet-setting clients. She most recently co-curated the SFMOMA exhibition “Conversation Pieces: Contemporary Furniture in Dialogue,” which closed last year.

The listing brokers are Official’s Brent Watson and Marco Salari. 



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