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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org