Art lovers take note!
The longtime Pound Ridge home of celebrated collectors Sherry and Joel Mallin, a sprawling compound boasting numerous residences, a 70-piece sculpture park and a private art barn/gallery, is now available for sale at $6.5 million. Plenty of room to host large groups, extended family and/or arty-farty weekend parties, there are a total of eight structures across the 13.5-acre property, which is known as Buckthorn.
Inside the almost 5,000-square-foot main house, built in 1933, are four bedrooms and five bathrooms. Design details include hardwood floors, arched doorways, and a sweeping center staircase. The paneled library is warmed by a fireplace and the kitchen, with a brick wall that includes another fireplace, does show a bit of telltale Harvest Gold Formica, indicating that the couple’s main interests lie elsewhere than the kitchen! None of the bathrooms are pictured in marketing material. There are, however, two wine cellars, one for whites and one for reds. (A sculpture by Tony Matelli stands in the red cellar.)
Joined to the main house by a porte-cochère, a second residence overlooks the property’s picturesque lake. Other fully outfitted, art-filled spaces include a studio above a two-car garage, a small cottage, a pool house, a two-bedroom guest house, and three-bedroom residence for staff.
And finally, the 9,200-square-foot art barn features two levels of exhibition space where the Mallins have displayed works by Chuck Close, Sean Scully, Richard Serra, and Andy Goldsworthy, among others. Indeed, the couple’s museum-worthy art collection is everywhere across the property, from poolside to the private outdoor sculpture garden, which features pieces by Dan Graham, Sol LeWitt, Joel Shapiro and Anish Kapoor.
Of course, the artworks are not included in the sale of the property but much of the work is, in fact, for sale. Or will be. Over the course of the next couple of years, the Mallins plan to sell about 1,000 works in their collection through Sotheby’s. The collection is estimated to fetch about $50 million.
Listed with Houlihan Lawrence agents Mary H. Palmerton and Jody Rosen, Buckthorn’s attractively landscaped grounds also hold an old apple orchard with 40 trees, a pool, a large pond, flower beds, two two-car garages, rolling lawns and densely wooded areas.