On the Market: 9 Properties for Art Lovers

By Grace Cassidy

With Art Basel Miami Beach in full swing, offering art lovers the opportunity to learn about and immerse themselves in cutting-edge contemporary art, we’ve rounded up a selection of properties on the market that embody the many affinities between the worlds of art and real estate.


Wheatley Road — Old Westbury, NY | $4,750,000

Designed by Delano & Aldrich for Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (yes, that Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney—the famed sculptor and founder of the Whitney Museum of Art), this awe-inspiring home had fine art in mind since its inception. Built in 1912, there are five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and two half-baths in the home, as well as 20-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, and numerous period details. Situated on over 6 acres of land in Westbury, the property also features a two-bedroom cottage, greenhouse, formal gardens, a swimming pool, and four-car garage. This is the first time that the property is for sale, as it was passed through the family for over a century. The asking price is $4.75 million.

94 Papermill Road — Manhasset, NY | $1,999,000

With wide-open gathering spaces and views of the surrounding trees that define the Leeds Pond Preserve, this 2,892-square-foot home built in 1955 offers plenty of room for showcasing your art pieces with gallery-style spaces throughout the home. The current owner has displayed their own collection in this incredible home. A running deck extends along the living room for outdoor entertaining. The home is host to four bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The asking price is $1,999,000.


34 & 30 Cobb Isle Road — Water Mill, NY | $43,000,000

Sharp architectural angles, floor-to-ceiling windows and wide-open interiors define this incredible 12,400-square-foot contemporary masterpiece in Water Mill. Designed by architect Roger Ferris and overlooking both Mecox Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, this estate is an art collector’s dream offering ample space for storage and display. When residents aren’t taking in the beauty of their collection, they can take a boat out onto the bay from one of their two private docks. The expansive retreat features eight bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, and four half-baths. The asking price is $43 million.

11 Sims Avenue, Noyack — Sag Harbor, NY | $2,495,000

Situated on nearly half an acre of land in Sag Harbor, this three-bedroom ranch-style home is a cozy retreat featuring wood beamed ceilings, a fireplace and French doors that lead to the outdoor space from the sunroom. Also on the property is a heated pool, a 400-square-foot guest cottage with a full bathroom and an artist’s studio. The property is surrounded by natural beauty that will provide inspiration to any artist, including water views over the Big Narrows, which feeds into Sag Harbor Cove and Sag Harbor Bay. The asking price is $2,495,000.


14 E 75th Street, Unit 7E, Lenox Hill — New York | $4,950,000

With 16-foot beamed ceilings, this Lenox Hill co-op offers plenty of space to hang all your favorite paintings and showcase your art collection. Incredible historic details of this 1929 apartment include hardwood floors, original crown moldings, custom built-ins, a wood-burning marble fireplace, and a wrought-iron staircase. Located at 14 East 75h Street, this 12-story Upper East Side building offers a range of amenities including a full-time doorman, concierge and updated fitness center. The unit offers two bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. The asking price is $4.95 million.


1604 North Boulevard — Houston, TX | $5,500,000

Recently remodeled with modern conveniences and touches, this 1925 Houston estate is an architectural masterpiece drawing inspiration from Italian design and stunning details. The spacious kitchen is outfitted with marble countertops and a full-height backsplash, while enjoying meals in the dining room will feel like an immersion into European culture with a Renaissance-inspired ceiling. Statues, mature landscaping, multiple fireplaces, tall ceilings, and a luxurious pool define this property and will inspire residents to entertain regularly. The 8,600-square-foot home includes five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and two half-baths. The listing is on the market for $5.5 million.


San Marco, Venice | €5,000,000

Located in the beautiful neighborhood of San Marco, Venice, this Italian apartment feels like it’s immersed in art between the incredible architectural details and the surrounding vistas. Residents enjoy a two-story apartment situated between the fourth and fifth floors of a building that dates back to the 15th century and includes wood beam ceilings, half-moon windows, stunning floors throughout the building, and a 160-square-meter terrace. According to the listing, the terrace is thought to be one of the largest residential terraces in all of Venice. Featuring four bedrooms and five bathrooms, the residence is on the market for €5 million (~$5.22 million USD).


Benahavís, Malaga | €2,650,000

Situated in the rural setting of Benahavís, Malaga, this expansive estate is currently owned by a sculptor who works with metal pieces, and boasts a studio within the compound. The main house is an artistic haven with numerous unique details – including hanging reclaimed wood beams – as well as terracotta floors, generous living spaces, a private garden, pool, five bedrooms, and three bathrooms. The estate is located about 22 kilometers (13 miles) from Marbella. The listing is currently on the market for €2.65 million (~$2.77 million USD).


Cap d’Antibes, France | €27 million

If you’ve spent your life dedicated to the arts (and you have €27 million to spare), this waterfront French villa offers a rich and inspiring natural landscape and history. Picasso was once a guest here, and is rumored to have painted walls throughout the home only to have them covered over by the owner at a later date. F. Scott Fitzgerald and multiple cultural icons have also spent time here. There are eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a pool, stunning gardens, and generous terraces ideal for enjoying coffee and the paper in the morning while looking out over the Balearic Sea.

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