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Rustic! Jasper Johns' Studio and House Circa 1970

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  • 40 people
  • 4 hr min
  • 2100 sq/ft
Stony Point, NY
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UNAVAILABLE UNTIL MID-OCTOBER This house started life in the 30s as a barn and is hygge as all get-out. In the 70s it was purchased by modern arts legend Jasper Johns who hung out here with pals like Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg and John Cage. Needing a space to paint, Johns turned much of the second floor into a double-height studio, which gets glorious natural light from a combination of skylight, windows, and unique floor-to-ceiling windows that roll up like garage doors. He gave the rest of the house a similar mid-century, open plan treatment while adding a long deck and keeping the rustic features of the barn -- like worm-eaten, old exposed beams, rusted, iron barn hardware, and wood paneled walls. Since the house is 90 some years old, and has not been owned by millionaires (except for Jasper Johns but that was later) it is rather...um...crumbling in places. Think "Grey Gardens" rather than "Better Homes and Gardens." The house sits against a hill on a lot of 1.29 acres. It is bounded by an old stone wall and a meandering stream, and is surrounded by ancient trees and rather undisciplined bracken. Are you familiar with the 19th century illustrator Arthur Rackham? It's tangled and viney, like that. The wild, rustic look has attracted many fashion photographers. Clients have included Vogue Australia, True Lingerie, Ilana Kohn, Sea-New York, Steven Alan, L'Officiel and Manifesto magazines, Republic Records, and Astralwerks, a division of Universal Music Group. IF YOU REQUEST TO BOOK: Please give me a description of your project, including the size of your crew, what type and number of vehicles, and a general description of equipment you will be using. Do you plan to dress the set or rely on extant furniture and props? (My original mid-century props alone justify a much higher fee.) Will you be shooting primarily outside or inside? UPDATE: I am open to negotiation on month or months-long, live-in, "residency" type rentals (I would not be there) when a crew needs to occupy a place, to "live in." I've never done that before so we'd need to negotiate a fee Also, if you are doing a music video, I'd like to know whether you will need to play live music or not. It's not necessarily a deal-breaker but I'd like to know

Category and style

House

Bohemian, Cabin, Dilapidated/Neglected, Mid-century Modern, Rustic, Zen

Parking

Private parking for 6 cars

Truck / motorhome on site parking: On property, Street

Location details

Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
1
Property size (sq ft):
2100 sq ft
Lot size:
130600 sq ft
Main floor number:
2

Location Rules

No adult filming
No smoking
No loud noises
Shoes off when in house
Use of restroom(s) for a crew of 15 people or less is allowed

Amenities

Air Conditioning
Hair/Makeup area
Wifi

Features

Exposed Beams
High Ceiling
Roller Garage Door
Wood Doors
Backyard
Front yard
Garage (Detached)
Stone Floor
Large Yard
Overgrown Garden
Attic
Bookcase
Home Library
Open Floor Plan
Bright Kitchen
Open Kitchen
Wood Deck
Straight Stairs
Valley View
White Walls
Wood-Paneled Walls
Pond/Stream/Creek
Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
Picture/Stationary Windows
Slider Windows
Transom Window

Restricted Areas

Master bedroom
study

Crew access

Stairs
Street Level

Questions

  • Q: What's the maximum attendees I can have at this location?

    A: Masha allows 40 attendees on location

  • Q: What types of activities are allowed at this location?

    A: Masha allows production, events and meetings

  • Q: How many square feet is the location?

    A: Rustic! Jasper Johns' Studio and House Circa 1970 is 2100 sq/ft

Featured Reviews
2 months ago
Our experience was amazing & our host Masha was perfect. Would highly suggest booking this space!
4 months ago
The location was sublime, even in early spring without many go the leaves back it still offered a lot to be captured from basically every angle and the house was roomy and full of character as well. Masha was a delight to work with and id absolutely book the location again if the need came up.
7 months ago
This place was good. It was really different. They accommodated me well.
8 months ago
When I first stumbled upon this house on Giggster, I thought it seemed almost too good to be true. There must be a catch! But everything was as perfect as it seemed online. The communication was super easy and quick and the place looks exactly like it does on the pictures. Masha is the most thoughtful, and gracious host. She provided us with all the information we needed and showed us around. I definitely recommend this listing for any productions you may have!
10 months ago
Masha was a very gracious host, we are so grateful to have been able to shoot here. Thank you!!
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