With so many art fairs happening around New York come spring, enterprising collectors need to strategize where to best spend their time. The next essential event on the agenda is Frieze New York, from May 2-6, at Randall’s Island Park. With a roster of first-rate galleries and artists represented this year, you may need guidance navigating the fair. Services like Frieze Bespoke offer a personalized tour with an independent art specialist tailored to your interests and budget. Once you secure the next piece in your collection, you’ll have to decide where to display it.
Art has come up in the ranks as the number one luxury investment according to the 2017 Wealth Report from Douglas Elliman and Knight Frank Residential. A home should accurately reflect the importance collectors are placing on their investments in these works. So, we’ve rounded up a list of homes across the country that afford the appreciation of your masterpieces as much as you do.
New York City
Greenwich Village, New York
4 Bedrooms | 5.5 Bathrooms
This home underwent an artful two-year renovation sourcing historical elements from Philadelphia’s Independence Hall to the streets of Bologna, Italy. The owners paid tribute Gloria Vanderbilt Whitney’s nearby sculpture studio hiring artists of the New York Studio School to create murals resembling the studio’s famed flame-adorned ceiling and fireplace. Up the sweeping staircase, the walls have been finished with a plaster mural by Jake Solomon. Bathed in sunlight with floor-to-ceiling casement windows on almost every level, this beautiful residence offers every modern convenience while respecting the integrity of the original design and architecture.
Tribeca, New York
Loft | 4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms
Currently owned by an avid art collector, the space was specifically chosen because it offered the perfect opportunity to showcase his art. The main living and dining space is almost 50 feet long with 11-foot ceilings offering ample space for even extremely large canvases. The clean, understated finishes with white walls and cabinetry allow your art to be the focal point.
Scarsdale, New York
6 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms | 2 Half Bathrooms
With approximately 7,000 square feet, this alluring residence in Scarsdale’s prestigious Murray Hill provides plenty of wall space for your art collection. Filled with natural light, the home offers elegant traditional detailing with a chic, modern vibe. The grounds are also quite spectacular with screened specimen landscaping for ultimate privacy.
2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms
This cozy bungalow packs a stylish punch. For the budding art collector that’s just beginning to curate a collection, this newly renovated home was redesigned with 15-foot ceilings for displaying art. It’s located in the Westport Downtown Village neighborhood of Brookside Park on a charming, six-residence cul-de-sac.
East Hampton Springs, New York
4 Bedrooms | 4.5 Bathrooms
A rare find, this truly special creative hideaway is located in the heart of historical Springs, a long time haven for painters, sculptors and authors. This Zen-inspired modern home is completely renovated and includes a separate apartment with its own bathroom, kitchenette and dedicated entrance to be used for guests, as a private studio or office space. High ceilings with large white walls are perfect to exhibit large-scale works of art or tapestries. The land is currently used as an organic farm but can easily be transformed into a horse pasture, meadow or sculpture garden.
Old Westbury, New York
6 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | 4 Half Bathrooms
Situated on five pristine acres, this architectural masterpiece presents a unique opportunity for lovers of design and nature to enjoy both. It has been recently renovated by well-known architect/owner, Michael Harris Spector, founder of architectural firm Spector Group. The interior includes high ceilings and white walls, a blank palette on which to express your personal style and taste. The nearby pool house could double as a studio or office removed from the main house.
Rancho Mirage, California
5 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms | 2 Half Bathrooms
Built in 2008 and expanded in 2015, this approximately 10,000-square-foot estate in Palm Desert sits on two acres. Blending design and form in a sophisticated, organic style, this modern home was built with an art collector in mind. The current owner filled it with art specifically sought out for the home and knows the name of every artist. Some pieces, such as those in the dining room, were specially commissioned. The home is complete with an art gallery.
Boca Raton, Florida
6 Bedrooms | 8.5 Bathrooms
A one-of-a-kind custom gated waterfront estate in the private Princeton Estates within Woodfield Country Club. Inside this approximately 9,088-square-foot home you’ll find elegant finishes including marble and wood floors, a wood-paneled office, and silk-lined walls in the dining room. The current owner is an art collector whose pieces include “Asaf and Yo’ah” (2 person on rock) by Boaz Vaadia. The home affords ample wall, shelf and floor space for your art collection in many mediums.