Famous Art Collector’s $34 Million Secluded Southampton Estate Is For Sale–Check it Out
The secluded estate of famous art collector and “taste arbiter” Garrick Stephenson, who passed away in 2007, is now being offered via the real estate firm Brown Harris Stevens, according to the New York Post.
The expansive six-bedroom home is on 37 West Neck Lane, with 20 wooded acres surrounding it.
A paid notice in the New York Times from 2007 lists him as “a first rank pheasant shot.” Stephenson, a longtime president of the Parrish Museum in Southampton, was born in 1927 to a prominent Cincinnati family and was the nephew of Briggs Cunningham, the entrepreneur, sportsman, and racing legend.
His wife, Claire McGinnis Stephenson, passed away in April.
Stephenson attended Yale and The Parsons School of Design before joining McMillen & Co. as a decorator. In 1959, he launched his eponymous company, Garrick C. Stephenson.
His collectors were described in his death notice as “distinctive and trend setting.” He served a prestigious roster of clients with names including Harriman, Mellon, Paley, Bass, Post, David-Weill, Kravis, among others.
In 1993, Christie’s held an auction of his collection of art and furniture, which featured 240 lots of English, French and continental furniture, Chinese and Japanese works of art, porcelain, and 19th century paintings.
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