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“Artbarn” On The Market

The Stern estate in Quiogue. Independent/Courtesy The Corcoran Group

The Corcoran Group is listing the famed Stern estate in Quiogue for $23.45 million. It features one of the most unique features of any home in the Hamptons — its own private art museum dubbed “The Artbarn.”

Jerome Stern, a venture capitalist, was a dedicated art collector who owned a stunning home in Quiogue.

Stern, founder and longtime supporter of The Israel Museum, New Museum, and Studio Museum Harlem, in addition to the Hampton Synagogue in Westhampton Beach, had an impressive art collection. The barn is 36-feet high, 7500 square feet, and has four main galleries. Set just 25 yards from the stunning main house, it’s surrounded by forest, leaving the building camouflaged into the landscape, giving even more privacy to the estate. It has served as a private gallery for the family, though they did open it up to tours from museums in the city and for benefits. It could also be used as a garage or guest home.

The main house, with a bay view, features 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, while a two-bedroom, three-bath guesthouse sits off the main driveway. The waterfront property has 16 acres of space, with a 50-foot pool, pavilion, and tennis court.


A Stunner Town & Country

Beauty meets efficiency in this offering from Town & Country on the outskirts of East Hampton Village.

The builder’s own custom home, designed and built by Forst Construction, Inc. in conjunction with Fleetwood and McMullan, LLC, is Certified Green to a gold level. It is Energy Star rated, with extremely low utility bills. Hurricane glass protects this traditional 3000-square-foot retreat. It is on the market for the first time.

The Forst family has been designing and building homes in the Hamptons for over 35 years and on Long Island for over 50. The Forsts explain that they built the family home in this location because of “southern exposure and the proximity to the village. Being able to walk to the village earned points towards the Gold Award achieved. Walking reduces the footprint on our planet.”

“We wanted a traditional home that took into account the grade change of the property, which allowed the lower level to be on grade as a walkout, maximizing all levels and the southern exposure, which allowed us to maximize the solar PV system,” according to Forst.

Three levels of open living include three ensuite bedrooms, top of the line kitchen, custom cabinets with marble and granite tops throughout, radiant heat, central air, security with smart home technologies, wood burning stove, and wood floors.

It is sustainably built with low maintenance products, exceeding even today’s current building codes. On the roof resides 16,000 kilowatts of solar PV, which minimizes the PSEG bill and lowers property taxes. In addition, there is more solar, the solar hot water produces 50 to 80 percent of the heat, hot water for the house, and helps heat the pool minimizing the gas bill.

For more information, contact exclusive listing agent Amy Forst, Town & Country Real Estate, East Hampton; or 516-901-8001.