Ooh. Would you like to own Norman Mailer’s nautical-themed Brooklyn Heights home, on Columbia Heights near Pineapple Street? Of course you would, though if you don’t have $2.5 million, that will be difficult. But you could own other things the literary icon once touched, like his 1960s-era jukebox, his hundreds of books, his African masks from Zaire, his framed picture of Marilyn Monroe, a button from his 1969 mayoral bid, and more! Mailer’s nine surviving kids from his six wives will soon divvy up what they want, and the rest will be offered to the buyer of the house (for, as the Brooklyn Paper puts it, “an added fee”) or will be part of an estate sale.
According to Mailer’s son Matthew, the family will keep the signed first editions of Mailer’s works. Start saving your cash for the rest…
As for the house, “It’s a great party pad,” according to Matthew. The Corcoran listing is worth a look.
Want a piece of Norman Mailer? [Brooklyn Paper]
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 26, 2011