Rustic Longtime Retreat of Great American Artist Jasper Johns Asks $600,000 Near NYC

Houses near the Hudson River have long attracted creative types who wish to enjoy the beautiful scenery and life so near to New York City. A unique, rustic property has just arrived to the market, previously owned by legendary American artist Jasper Johns. Only asking $600,000, the artist’s retreat is a steal.

Known for his paintings depicting the American flag and other US-related pieces, Johns’ work spans from the late 1950s up until his last piece, Slice, in 2020. In the middle of his career, the artist purchased this Stony Point abode in 1973, and lived there into the 1980s, selling it in 1995. Just like his work, Johns had a vision and contributed his own flair to the home by expanding it. He added a living room and a studio, incorporating repurposed garage doors in both spaces.

The woodsy 2,100-square-foot haven is sure to encourage creative ideas. It was last home to the late William Tucker, a renowned journalist and author whose work has appeared in publications like The Atlantic and Reader’s Digest. The seller is unknown, but it is clear that the converted barn structure makes for a dreamy treehouse-like escape. Atop 1.3 acres, the sun-soaked home includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms, separating work and play.

Conveniently, it sits just 33 miles from the George Washington Bridge making it an easy drive to New York City. For a buyer who likes to stay close to home, the endless charm of Hudson Valley villages is even closer.

Jacob Matthews and Jody Atkinson of Sotheby’s International Realty hold the listing.