6sqft is reporting that documentary film director Errol Morris, known for such movies as The Fog of War and The Thin Blue Line, has bought a very charming three-bedroom co-op in an 1855 Brooklyn Heights townhouse from the estate of Nobel Prize-winner and U.S. Poet Laureate Joseph Brodsky. If those walls could talk... they'd probably be able to recite a lot of poetry. (But who knows if they'd understand it. They're walls.)
Morris and his wife, poet Julia Sheehan, paid $1.9 million for the duplex apartment, $100,000 over the asking price. The apartment features 16-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling bookcases, a wood-burning fireplace with original mantle, and original stained-glass transoms in the windows.