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Literary giant, graffiti proponent, former NYC mayoral candidate and dead “White Negro” and “Executioner Song” author Norman Mailer‘s $2.5 million Brooklyn Heights waterfront loft is up for sale. 

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.

Mailer’s family is down with selling some of the furniture if buyers are interested. 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.

The best feature of the apartment, in our opinion, is the nautical theme and skylight, shown above.

After the break, more photos.

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Layout of the Mailer apartment.

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View from Mailer’s Brooklyn apartment.

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An impressive upper deck of Mailer’s loft features nautical themes.

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A living space in the Mailer apartment. Memorabilia is up for grabs if buyers are interested.

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Interior of Mailer apartment.

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A living space in the Mailer apartment.