Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Errol Morris, and his poet wife Julia Sheehan have just closed on a charming three-bedroom at 22 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights for $1.9 million. According to city records, the couple will be following in the footsteps of another celebrated creative, having purchased the home from the estate of late Russian poet, 1987 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate Joseph Brodsky.
The duplex is located within an 1855 townhouse situated along a lush tree-lined block in Brooklyn Heights. Measuring an impressive 25-feet wide, the home boasts 16-foot ceilings and is lined with floor-to-ceiling bookcases, a wood burning fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling north facing windows with original stained-glass transoms.
The home two largest bedrooms overlook the garden, while the third sits at the front of the home near the entryway. The mezzanine level also hosts an additional library—perfect for the new owners.
Errol Morris is best known for his riveting 2003 film The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara, a documentary about Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations. The film won him an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature along with recognition from The Guardian as #7 in its list of the world’s 40 best active directors. His wife Julie’s work has appeared in the Paris Review.
Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Neighborhoods : Brooklyn Heights