Name: Jynne Dilling Martin & Louie Saletan
Location: Park Slope; Brooklyn, New York
Size: 500 square foot split-level duplex + 400 square foot backyard
Years lived in: 2 years; Rent
Jynne Dilling Martin is the Associate Publisher of Riverhead Books (her book of poetry, We Mammals in Hospitable Times, comes out next February). A Texas transplant, Louie Saletan taught Russian language to the first crew of NASA astronauts to fly on a joint Space Shuttle flight with their Russian cosmonaut counterparts. In Brooklyn, he now teaches New Yorkers where their preconceptions of Texans get off track. Together, this amazing literary couple have turned a small, odd duplex with a windowless basement into a colorful writers' retreat.