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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 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 -- 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. Clients have included Vogue Australia, True Lingerie, Ilana Kohn, 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? Will you be shooting primarily outside or inside? 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'm going to want to know. I recommend bringing a generator. This is an OLD COUNTRY HOUSE built and wired in the early thirties. The wiring system is geriatric and eccentric. It likes to take a break when it feels like it, which may not be at a convenient time for your shoot. That does not mean we will lose power entirely -- usually this a matter of going to the fuse box and resetting, but if I were you I would like to rely on my own power source if I was running heavy equipment.

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
No smoke machines
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
Featured Reviews
Paola C.
3 months ago
Amazing location, respectful host.
Raymond L.
4 months ago
My experience was a GREAT one. Masha was an amazing host. She was very pleasant and extremely professional. I’d definitely recommend this establishment to anyone that’s looking to book this place for a shoot.
Elizabeth C.
5 months ago
Masha was a great host! She was very responsive and helpful throughout the whole process. The house was beautiful and had great natural light.
petros k.
5 months ago
Masha was an amazing host!! Perfect location I will be back. I highly recommend it.
Ariella G.
6 months ago
Everything about this experience was wonderful. Masha was super communicative and helpful. It was the perfect location for my maternity shoot. The lighting and scenery was magnificent. would definitely rent again for future photoshoots! photos displayed here are identical to what the home looked like inside!
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