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Tsai Residence, an Ai Weiwei-designed Ancram home, hits market at $5.3M

June 26, 2019 08:02PM

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei only designed one private home in U.S. — and now it’s up for sale, Mansion Global reported. The unidentified owners of the three-bedroom, three-bathroom house known as the Tsai Residence in Ancram, Columbia County, bought it from art collector Christopher Tsai for $4.25 million in 2013. The current owners are now seeking to sell the property at 708 New Forge Road for $5.25 million. The home, built in 2006, “is comprised of four connected modules clad with corrugated metal on the exterior and soft gypsum wood panels on the interior,” according to the outlet. “It’s extremely finely detailed and extremely interesting,” broker Graham Klemm of Klemm Real Estate, which has handled other high-priced Hudson Valley listings, told the outlet. “[The owners] are art lovers, and the house is livable art.” Mansion Global noted that Ai also designed a Y-shaped guest house that sits on the Ancram property. [Mansion Global]