The listing for this Brooklyn Heights co-op touts that it was "once owned by an important artist," but it’s unclear if the broker is referring to its former occupant, Nobel Prize-winner and former Poet Laureate Joseph Brodsky, or the current seller: director Errol Morris, the mind behind such films as The Thin Blue Line, The Fog of War, and Standard Operating Procedure.
Morris and his wife, poet Julia Sheehan, bought the three-bedroom apartment in 2014, and are now listing the place for $1.95 million, around the same price they originally paid. The listings photos make the duplex look like the sort of cozy abode that two intellectuals would want to call home—peep the rows and rows of books everywhere—and comes with a wood-burning fireplace with an original mantle, stained-glass transom windows, and a private garden. (Though the photos don’t seem to have changed since they bought the place, so who knows how much they actually used it.)
- Listing: 22 Pierrepont Street #1 [Douglas Elliman]
- Director Errol Morris Buys Charming Brooklyn Heights Pad [Curbed]