Norman Mailer’s Nautical Brooklyn Apartment For Sale

From Norman Mailer's literary career to his political activism to even his choice in real estate, the outspoken novelist seemed to always be challenging the norm. Mailer adherents and nonconformists now have the opportunity to buy the writer's unusual nautical style Brooklyn Heights apartment for $2.5 million. View the listing.

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From Norman Mailer's literary career to his political activism to even his choice in real estate, the outspoken novelist seemed to always be challenging the norm. Mailer adherents and nonconformists now have the opportunity to buy the writer's unusual nautical style Brooklyn Heights apartment for $2.5 million. View the listing.
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The three bedroom, two bath apartment is listed by Mailer's nine children. The proceeds of the sale will be split equally amongst them. Mailer allegedly renovated the abode with galley rooms, ladders, and crow's nests to combat his fear of heights.
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The New York Times reports that Mailer "set himself a challenge by designing a space that resembled a jungle gym at sea. The roof was raised and modeled after a crow's nest on a ship, with a series of slender ladders leading up two flights, with landings and small rooms, resembling tiny galleys, on each level."
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The unusual home features a spacious loft area that can be used as an extra sleeping area or as a painter's studio.
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The main level of the apartment is on the fourth floor and features a wall of glass that offers spectacular views of Manhattan.
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A view of the breathtaking Manhattan skyline that is visible from this unique and storied three bedroom Brooklyn apartment.
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