If you have an eye for quality art, chances are you have an eye for beautiful homes. That’s why, when the Litchfield County, CT property of respected New York art dealer, adviser and collector Ben Heller entered the market, there was no surprise that it would be superb. The picturesque residence, which is located in Sharon, CT, is listed by Kent agent Ira Goldspiel, and offered at $9,450,000.
The New York City-based art patron and dealer has a reputation for being an early supporter of several major artists, including Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, both of whom were close friends with Heller at the beginning of their careers. He also owns or has owned many of the most famous works created by these artists.
The property encompasses 294 acres of land that stands adjacent to thousands of additional acres of parkland. The acreage, which provides a backdrop of far-reaching pastoral views for the main residence, is dotted with specimen plantings and features a 42-acre pond.
The 6,154 square-foot, post-and-beam home, originally built in 1988, underwent a complete renovation in 2014. Positioned high on a hill to take full advantage of the 360-degree views of the surrounding acreage, the residence represents a modern take on the Colonial style, including a metal roof and cedar shakes along with clean, oversized windows. Standout living spaces include an all-season sunroom with stone floors and glass walls looking out to the views, a cook’s kitchen, and a spacious master suite with fireplace, oversized his and hers dressing rooms, and private deck with more views. The home has five bedrooms and five full and two half baths in total. The grounds provide a heated gunite pool and pool house.
“This private, tranquil setting feels like a world unto itself, offering the most incredible views taking in green hills, distant mountains and gorgeous waterscapes,” said Goldspiel. “Add to that a prominent ownership history, with these walls having served as home to one of the great legends of the art world, and this offering is one of the rarest and most important now on the market in Litchfield County.”
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