Artist Larry Rivers Once Called This Southampton Abode Asking $8.5M Home
A historic Southampton home where acclaimed late artist Larry Rivers once hung his hat has arrived on the market. Built in 1894 but gut-renovated in 2008, the sweet abode stands among the first built along Little Plains Road. Now, a stroke of luck for a buyer with deep pockets, the painter’s former address asks $8.495 million.
Rivers, who passed in 2002, currently appears in 57 online exhibitions in the MoMa‘s archives. His work blending abstract impressionism, pop art, and irony is world-renowned, and some creations may have been thought up or executed here.
Boasting charm in spades, if the home’s history doesn’t leave you enamored then its serene coastal location just might. Sitting a few blocks from the beach, the spread enjoys a prime spot of land at the center of Southampton Village. The half-acre lot is all green gardens and rose bushes, with a sparkling pool for days when the ocean seems just too far a trek.
As for the house itself, it holds intricate woodwork and stained glass windows of the past, married to the openness of the new. Including the guest house across the lawn, the property offers 5 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms within 5,760 square feet.
And, don’t overlook the shed. It was once an art studio for Rivers and still holds the visionary’s signature right on the floor.
Michaela Keszler and Paulina Keszler of Douglas Elliman have the listing.