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Jasper Johns' Studio and House Circa 1970

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This house started life in the 30s as a barn. 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 -- the exposed beams and wood walls. 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. The wild, rustic look has attracted many fashion photographers. (References available on request)

Category and style

House

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
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
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
Featured Reviews
Ezekiel C.
3 months ago
The host is the kindest person.
Seyi B.
4 months ago
This place is beautiful. Exactly what we had in mind for our photoshoot. Lots of versatile areas for shooting. Masha was extremely hospitable and patient. Thank you for allowing us to use your space.
Drew M.
9 months ago
Lovely setting close to the city, but felt like a world away.
Justin S.
11 months ago
Masha is great! Beautiful home. The nature scenery was phenomenal.
Jonathan W.
a year ago
This house is a great oasis in the woods. Close enough to the city to get to with ease. The ability to have a studio setting out here while also having the woods and character of the house is rare.
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