Sharon Art Collector’s Compound Once Owned By Frank Oz for Sale in Sharon

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Klemm Real Estate in Litchfield County has the listing for the home of philanthropist and art collector Melva Bucksbaum and the asking price on the property is $20 million.
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The stunning estate is set on 51 acres.
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Architect Steven Learner designed “The Granary,” a private art gallery that has 14,000 square feet of exhibition, storage and art handling space.
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The property includes four gallery spaces and two art storage vaults served by a glass freight elevator. It is also heated and cooled with geo-thermal.
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The main house, circa 1800, has been modernized. It has five bedrooms. It has six-and-a-half bathrooms. See the full listing.
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It also has a gunite pool and a pool house.
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The estate offers plenty of space to entertain and two separate guesthouses.
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It also has a caretaker’s quarters.
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Befitting for a patron of the arts, the estate has an art library.
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Residents of Sharon include designer, author and fashion icon Carolyne Roehm; actors Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedwick, Jane Curtin and Campbell Scott, according to Klemm Real Estate. See the full listing.
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Bucksbaum joined the board of the Whitney Museum in 1996 and eventually became vice president of the museum.
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Bucksbaum joined the board of the Whitney Museum in 1996 and eventually became vice president of the museum.
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In 2000, she created the Bucksbaum Award, which is given to an artist participating in the Whitney Biennia.
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The home was previously owned by Frank Oz, who is known as the voice of several Sesame Street characters, including Bert, Grover and Cookie Monster; Muppets, including Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Animal; and Yoda from “Star Wars.”
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“It is so rare that a property such as this comes to the market. This is an avid collector’s dream. It is such an incredible marriage of art and architecture,” Graham Klemm, co-listing agent and president of Klemm Real Estate, said in a statement.
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Artist Jasper Johns, whose property will be endowed by Johns to become an artist retreat, is also located in Sharon.
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The property has six bathrooms.
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It has five bedrooms.
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There are 16 rooms in all.
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