The Tsai Residence was designed Chinese dissident artist, Ai Weiwei, along with Swiss firm HHF Architects in 2006.
The 2,800-square-foot structure is composed of four side-by-side cubes connected by interior passageways with three bedrooms and bathrooms, two living rooms, and three fireplaces. Clad in corrugated iron panels, the building recall a shed, giving it an industrial appearance that contrasts with a beautiful setting in upstate New York, two hours outside Manhattan.
Listing agent Graham Klemm, told the Robb Report. “
“This is livable art. But it’s still very livable and practical, and [has] everything a luxury homeowner would want.”
The private residence in Ancram, New York, was commissioned by the Chinese-American businessman and art collector Christopher Tsai and it’s the only private property in the country designed by the artist.
It has a guesthouse with an office, two bedrooms, and an art gallery that was added to the 37.5-acre property by the original architects in 2009. Paneled with oxidized Cor-ten steel, it won a American Architecture Award in 2013. There is also a lap pool.
The property last changed hands in 2013 for $4.25 million. It’s on the market now for $5.25 million.
Time to make cool mill profit, I guess.
(Photos, Iwan Baan, Michael Bowman; via Artnet News)