Norman Mailer’s Brooklyn home for sale

Apr.April 18, 2011 09:13 AM
The late Norman Mailer and his Brooklyn Heights apartment

The estate of Norman Mailer has put the Brooklyn Heights apartment where the literary giant lived until his death in 2007 on the market for $2.5 million, the New York Times reported. The two-bedroom unit, in the 25-foot-wide brownstone at 142 Columbia Heights, still contains remnants of the decades Mailer spent in the home. The unit will be shown to prospective buyers with that memorabilia — a button from Mailer’s campaign for mayor of New York with the slogan, “I would sleep better if Norman Mailer were Mayor,” and a poster displaying Mailer’s 1962 debate with William F. Buckley among them — still inside. The family may be open to selling some artifacts or furniture. Permanent features of the apartment include views of Manhattan across the East River through large windows, a terrace and rooftop space. There’s also a guest room and bathroom one floor below that’s not accessible from the main apartment. According to Mailer’s son, Michael, the author had used it as a writing studio, having completed “Executioner’s Song” there in 1979. Dolores Grant of the Corcoran Group, who also lives in the building, has the listing. [NYT]

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