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Former Home and Studio of American Artist Jasper Johns Lists For $600K In Stony Point, NY

The former home and studio of renowned American artist, sculptor and printmaker Jasper Johns, located in the Lower Hudson River Valley town of Stony Point in New York’s Rockland County, is on the market for $600,000 with Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty.

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Johns, who lived in the home in the 1970s and 80s and turned 93 this month, is considered one of America’s greatest living artists. Well known for his depictions of targets, American flags and other U.S.-related themes, he is associated with abstract expressionism, the pop movement and Neo-Dada, known for the use of mass media and found objects. His iconic artwork sells for millions and hangs in museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art and Museum of Modern Art in New York.

The rustic, 1930s retreat at 160 W. Main St., Stony Point, is perched on a slope overlooking a brook on nearly 1.3 wooded acres. The main residence features a two-floor, two-bedroom home and Johns’ former studio, with roll-up, windowed doors. There is a separate efficiency studio apartment with bathroom and kitchenette adjacent to a detached, wooden garage where Johns also may have worked. The artist expanded the main home with four floor-to-ceiling glass garage-doors, two of which open the space to the elements, giving the effect of being in a treehouse while flooding the interior with sunlight.

The original portion of the house is a converted barn with preserved hand-hewn beams, barn board walls, wide plank floors and handmade tile floors. Other features include a gas fireplace, wooden deck and gravel terrace with fire pit. Stone walls and terraced gardens enhance the privacy of this secluded retreat.

The home is co-listed by Jacob P. Matthews and Jody Atkinson of Nyack-based Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty, who described the listing as a “rare opportunity to own a piece of history, a home of exceptional provenance, beautifully sited and well balanced with antique, rustic and contemporary architectural features. It’s a work of art, in and of itself.”

Most recently, the home was owned by the late William Tucker, a prolific, veteran journalist and author whose work has appeared in Harper’s, The Atlantic, The American Spectator, The New Republic, Reader’s Digest and other publications. He also was a regular columnist for the New York Post. He lived in Stony Point with his wife, who continued to live in the home.

Stoney Point is 30 miles from the George Washington Bridge and less than 10 minutes to Harriman State Park and the Lower Hudson River Valley’s coveted lifestyle and amenities.

Jacob Matthews, Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty, Nyack, New York, 914-588-8001;or Jody Atkinson, 914-552-175.


Written by Evy Apostolatos, Vice President, RDR PR evy@rdrpr.com


Get Your Home Ready for Summer

Summer is a season that many of us look forward to, but it can be challenging to get ready for the warm weather, especially if you plan to spend most of your time at home.

Here are five best ways to get your home ready for summer and make the most of the season.

  1. Deep Clean Your Home

Start your summer preparations by giving your home a deep clean. This can help get rid of any dust or dirt that has accumulated over the winter months, making your home feel fresh and inviting. Focus on the areas that tend to collect the most dust, such as the baseboards, blinds, and ceiling fans. You can also hire a professional cleaning service to help you deep clean your home thoroughly.

  1. Declutter and Organize

Decluttering and organizing your home can make a significant difference in how you feel about your space. As you prepare for summer, take the time to go through your belongings and get rid of anything that you no longer need or use. Donate or sell any items that are in good condition, and toss anything that is damaged or no longer functional. Once you have decluttered, organize your belongings in a way that makes sense to you and helps you keep your space tidy.

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  1. Upgrade Your Outdoor Space

Your outdoor space is an extension of your home, and it’s essential to make the most of it during the summer months. Consider upgrading your outdoor space by adding comfortable outdoor furniture, an outdoor rug, and potted plants to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere. You can also add outdoor lighting to create a warm and inviting ambiance in the evenings. Check out this featured home with amazing outdoor space: Snedens Landing River View Contemporary

  1. Invest in Air Conditioning

Summer can be sweltering, and it’s important to have a way to stay cool in your home. Invest in an air conditioning unit to help you stay comfortable during the warm months. If you already have an air conditioning unit, make sure it’s in good working condition before the hot weather arrives. Clean or replace the air filter, and schedule a professional tune-up if necessary.

  1. Stock Up on Summer Essentials

Prepare for summer by stocking up on summer essentials such as sunscreen, insect repellent, and outdoor activities. Make sure you have plenty of sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. You can also stock up on insect repellent to keep mosquitoes and other pests at bay. Invest in outdoor activities such as a volleyball set, a basketball hoop, or a frisbee to keep your family entertained during the warm months.

Getting ready for summer in your home can be fun and exciting. Follow these five best ways to prepare for summer, and you’ll be ready to make the most of the warm weather from the comfort of your home.


5 Fun Things to do in Nyack this Spring

Nyack, NY is a charming town located on the Hudson River and is a great destination for a day trip or weekend getaway. Spring is a beautiful time of year in Nyack, with blooming flowers and trees and warmer weather. Here are five fun things to do in Nyack, NY this Spring.

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  1. Hike in Hook Mountain State Park

Hook Mountain State Park is a beautiful natural area with stunning views of the Hudson River. It offers several hiking trails of varying difficulty levels, making it an ideal destination for hikers of all ages and abilities. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery and fresh air while getting some exercise and experiencing the beauty of nature in the springtime.

  1. Visit the Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center

Edward Hopper was a famous American painter who lived in Nyack for many years. His former home has been turned into a museum dedicated to his life and work. You can explore the museum’s collection of Hopper’s paintings and learn about his life and artistic legacy.

  1. Take a River Cruise

Enjoy a scenic river cruise along the Hudson River, departing from the Nyack Marina. You can choose from several different cruises, ranging from sightseeing cruises to dinner cruises, and take in the beautiful scenery while learning about the history and culture of the Hudson River.

Nyack Farmer’s Market

  1. Shop at the Nyack Farmers’ Market

The Nyack Farmers’ Market is a great place to stock up on fresh produce and locally made goods. It’s open on Thursdays from 8 am to 2 pm, from early May to late November. You can enjoy the fresh air and sunshine while supporting local farmers and artisans.

  1. Explore the Nyack Beach State Park

Nyack Beach State Park is a beautiful park located on the Hudson River. It offers hiking trails, picnic areas, and a beach area where you can swim, fish, or just relax in the sun. It’s a great place to spend a day enjoying the outdoors and taking in the beauty of the river in the springtime.

In conclusion, Nyack, NY is a wonderful place to visit in the spring, with plenty of outdoor activities, cultural attractions, cuisine, and opportunities to support local businesses. Whether you’re a nature lover, an art enthusiast, or just looking for a fun day out, Nyack has something to offer.