Norman Mailer, Henry Miller, Truman Capote, W.H. Auden, Thomas Wolfe, and Arthur Miller… Now Brooklyn Heights adds two more to its long list of literary luminaries. Documentary filmmaker & writer David Schisgall and his wife, Vanity Fair writer Evgenia Peretz, have purchased a single-family brownstone at 16 Garden Place, for $5.7 million, according to realtor webbie The Real Deal. The 3,650-square-foot three-story brownstone was built in 1901, and purchased from Katherine and Peter Darrow, according to city records.
Schisgall directed the 2007 documentary “Very Young Girls,” dealing with prostitution; and co-wrote the 2011 Paul Rudd feature film “Our Idiot Brother” with his wife. Peretz is the daughter of former New Republic editor & publisher Marty Peretz.