Famous Art Collector’s $34 Million Secluded Southampton Estate Is For Sale–Check it Out

FOR REAL ESTATE -- Gimme -- 37 West Neck Evening in Southampton -- $34M 20+ acres with 3,165 feet of frontage on Bullhead Bay CREDIT: Brown Harris Stevens

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.

West Neck 10

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.

FOR REAL ESTATE -- Gimme -- 37 West Neck Evening in Southampton -- $34M 20+ acres with 3,165 feet of frontage on Bullhead Bay   CREDIT: Brown Harris Stevens

The view from Stephenson’s Southampton estate looking out over Bullhead Bay.
Image: Courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate.

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.

West Neck EveningB

Another view from Stephenson’s Southampton estate.
Image: Courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate.

Related stories:

Damien Hirst Buys $57 Million London Mansion

Larry Gagosian Welcomes Bono and Other Celebrities to Wild Hamptons Estate Parties

Warhol’s Hamptons Estate for Sale at $85 Million


Follow Artnet News on Facebook:


Want to stay ahead of the art world? Subscribe to our newsletter to get the breaking news, eye-opening interviews, and incisive critical takes that drive the conversation forward.

Share

Subscribe or log in to read the rest of this content.

You are currently logged into this Artnet News Pro account on another device. Please log off from any other devices, and then reload this page continue. To find out if you are eligible for an Artnet News Pro group subscription, please contact [email protected]. Standard subscriptions can be purchased on the subscription page.

Log In