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Venture capitalist’s Hamptons home with private art museum asking $23.45M

The “art barn” is 7,500 square feet

All photos, Corcoran

Overlooking Quantuck Bay at 607 Main Street in the Quiogue neighborhood of Westhampton Beach is the former home of venture capitalist Jerome Stern. The home was just listed for sale with an asking price of $23.45 million under listing agent Tim Davis of Corcoran Group Real Estate.

The estate, also known as “Camp Jerome,” hasn’t been on the market in over 50 years.

As a dedicated art collector, Stern and his wife, Ellen, wanted a space for the pieces that they’d collected over the years. While the 9,400 square foot home may be large, there still wasn’t enough room for the larger pieces in the collection. With that, they recruited a sculptor to design an art barn.

The estate is host to the only private art museum in the Hamptons—and it has four main galleries. The structure is 7,500 square feet and 36-feet high, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be able to see it easily. It’s surrounded by forest and landscaping, leaving it camouflaged.

For the most part, the Sterns kept the art museum to themselves, but they occasionally allowed museums in the city to use it for tours or benefits.

The bay view main house features ten bedrooms and ten bathrooms, while a two-bedroom, three-bath guest house sits off the main driveway. The waterfront property has 16 acres of space with a 50-foot pool, pavilion, and tennis court.