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As of this writing, four of the eight episodes of Feud: Capote vs. The Swans (“Feud”) have aired on FX and Hulu. Viewers all over the world have been enraptured by its all-star cast and crew, lush aesthetic, fashionable costumes, and dramatic fallout from Truman Capote’s infamous Esquire article with dishy but damning stories about the high-society friends he dubbed his "swans." However, viewers in New York have the bonus of enjoying the thrill of recognizing historic buildings and familiar settings – including The Plaza’s ballroom, where the Black and White Ball episode was filmed – as the story plays out.
Many of the interior scenes were shot on a Brooklyn soundstage (per Elle Decor), but drew inspiration from the real-life homes of the swans. We take a look at the buildings Babe Paley, Slim Keith, C.Z. Guest, Lee Radziwill, and others famously called home, as well as the small handful of availablities inside for those interested in living in a piece of New York City history.

In this article:

The Verona, 32 East 64th Street
The Verona, 32 East 64th Street Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.
160 East 72nd Street
160 East 72nd Street Lenox Hill
1 Sutton Place South
1 Sutton Place South Beekman/Sutton Place
820 Fifth Avenue
820 Fifth Avenue Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.
1133 Fifth Avenue
1133 Fifth Avenue Carnegie Hill

Babe Paley

820 Fifth Avenue 820 Fifth Avenue (Brown Harris Stevens)
The trials and tribulations of Babe and Bill Paley's marriage are at the heart of Feud, putting a good portion of the action at their Fifth Avenue apartment in performances by Naomi Watts and Treat Williams in his final role. The Paleys moved to the uber-exclusive cooperative in 1965 and hired Billy Baldwin, the designer of their pied-a-terre at The St. Regis, to decorate that home, too.

820 Fifth Avenue, #MAISONETTE (Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC)

Slim Keith

32 East 64th Street The Verona (Sotheby's International Realty)
Nancy “Slim” Keith (portrayed by Diane Lane) grew up in California, but became the toast of New York society with her sense of style coming through in everything she wore as well as her Upper East Side apartment at The Verona (per The New York Times). Indeed, she carried such influence among the swans that she took the lead in shutting Capote out of their shared social circles.

C.Z. Guest

1 Sutton Place South 1 Sutton Place South
During the events of Feud, C.Z. Guest lived in the penthouse at 1 Sutton Place that was originally built for her mother-in-law, Amy Phipps, whose family commissioned the Rosario Candela-designed building (a far cry from the Downtown and Brooklyn neighborhoods that Ms. Guest’s portrayer, Chloe Sevigny, famously favors). It would prove to be the perfect place for the famous art collection of the woman who had had her portrait painted by Diego Rivera, Andy Warhol, and Salvador Dali.

Decades later, Ms. Guest's penthouse is on the market years after its most recent owners, Richard and Lisa Perry, renovated it to accommodate their own art collection. It was initially listed for $45 million in late 2020 and has been on and off the market ever since.
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One Sutton Place South, #PH (Sothebys International Realty)

Lee Radziwill

Upper East Side buildings linked to Lee Radziwill (l-r) 740 Park Avenue, 969 Fifth Avenue, and 160 East 72nd Street
Lee Radziwill’s ties to the Upper East Side run deep – her grandfather, James T. Lee, was one of the developers of “tower of Power” 740 Park Avenue. After years in Europe, she returned to New York in the late 1960s to be closer to her sister Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, moving into an apartment at 969 Fifth Avenue with then-husband Prince Stanislaw “Stas” Albrecht Radziwill; these dates track with those seen in Feud, where she was portrayed by Calista Flockhart.

Decades later, after a divorce, Ms. Radziwill spent over 30 years in a full-floor cooperative at 160 East 72nd Street. The apartment hit the market following her death in February 2019 and sold for $4.25 million (h/t Mansion Global).

740 Park Avenue, #23D (Sothebys International Realty)

160 East 72nd Street, #5FL (Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC)

Ann Woodward

1133 Fifth Avenue 1133 Fifth Avenue (CityRealty)
One of the most damning events described in the article that caused the titular feud was socialite Ann Woodward shooting her husband to death at their Oyster Bay home. She said she had mistaken him for an intruder and was exonerated, but truly never lived it down: She took a cyanide pill in her apartment at 1133 Fifth Avenue, which she had purchased from fashion designer Hattie Carnegie.

The tragedy does not appear to have affected the Emery Roth-designed building’s reputation. Availabilities are few and far between (none as of this writing), and a duplex in the building had Manhattan’s top co-op sale of January 2024. Ms. Woodward's portrayer, Demi Moore, has another exclusive Manhattan cooperative under her belt: The San Remo, where she sold her triplex penthouse for $45 million in spring 2017.

Truman Capote

Truman Capote buildings (l-r) Brooklyn Heights townhouse; 860 United Nations Plaza (Compass)
Ahead of the events of Feud, Truman Capote (portrayed by Tom Hollander) had used his royalties from In Cold Blood to move out of his Brooklyn Heights basement apartment and buy an apartment in the Modernist cooperative 860 United Nations Plaza. However, Brooklyn Heights might prove more desirable today. The neighborhood was designated New York’s first Historic District in 1965, the “Truman Capote House” at 70 Willow Street is now an individual New York City Landmark, and the surrounding neighborhood is one of New York’s most popular for celebrities and other luxury buyers.

860 United Nations Plaza, #31/32D (Compass)
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