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Norman Mailer's "jungle gym" apartment

The New York Times has a great photo gallery of Norman Mailer’s stunning and highly personal Brooklyn Heights apartment on its website. Norman Mailer, who passed away in 2007, tackled his fear of heights (stemming from his vertigo problem) when he drastically remodeled his apartment over forty years ago “by designing a space that resembled a jungle gym at sea” as you can see in the photo above where during the author’s “younger years there was a hammock strung up between the rafters, a trapeze swing dangling from the ceiling and a rope ladder, providing a more adventurous way to scale the apartment.” The unique apartment is on sale with an asking price of $2.5 million, but the stories those walls could tell is priceless.