Norman Mailer’s nautically themed apartment at 142 Columbia Heights is far more famous than the “writer’s nest” he kept down the street at number 192. This week, the entire brownstone went on the block for a potentially record setting $16 million.
Former Granite Broadcasting CEO Don Cornwell and his wife Saundra are the sellers. It’s co-brokered by Ellen Newman at Corcoran and Brooklyn Heights’ own Kevin Carberry, who sold the home to the Cornwells in 1995.
Update: As noted by commenter/Columbia Heights expert historian Lori in the comments below, this property is next door to the notorious/infamous number 194.