Artist Jasper Johns’ modern rustic former home and studio in the Hudson Valley lists for $600K

Posted On Fri, May 26, 2023 By

Posted On Fri, May 26, 2023 By In Cool Listings, Getting Away, Upstate

Photo credit: Scott McMenamin/Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty

American artist Jasper Johns’ former home among the treetops and winding wooded paths of the Hudson Valley is now for sale, asking just $600,000. The Rockland County home at 160 West Main Street, built in the 1930s, includes a spacious art studio, a detached garage, and a separate efficiency guest house, surrounded by stone walls and tall grasses that sheltered one of the most influential artists of our time.

Down a gently pitched driveway, the 93-year-old artist‘s former home is situated on just over an acre of sloping forest. The surrounding woods allow the home a unique privacy; verdant gardens and a rushing brook are a constant natural inspiration.

Walls of windows mean rooms are flooded with light. The studio’s glass garage doors lift up to open the entire space, giving it a treehouse vibe that could inspire any artist.

The original part of the house is a converted barn, a fact that’s highlighted in the hand-hewn beams, barn board walls and wide plank floors of what is now the home’s dining room; Johns later added the studio and a living room. The kitchen has a decidedly mid-century modern charm, from gorgeous handmade floor tiles to beamed ceilings.

Outdoor decks and terraces overlook the woods and brook. Handmade tile floors and a fireplace within and the babble of Cedar Pond Brook in the distance add up to a warm and inspiring home.

Also on the home’s main level are two bedrooms and a full bath.  Warm wood paneling provides a transition from the surrounding woods to the comforts of home.

There is a detached two-car garage with a fully-appointed studio apartment that’s great for guests or rental income.

The surrounding acre offers countless opportunities to include nature in daily life. This secluded escape is only 33 miles from the George Washington Bridge and minutes away from Harriman State Park and the bounty of the lower Hudson Valley.

According to The Journal News, Johns bought the house in 1973 for $48,000. He later sold the home in 1995.

[Listing details: 160 West Main Street by Jacob Matthews and Jody Atkinson of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty]


Photo credit: Scott McMenamin/Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty

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