Impressionist painter’s CT home featured at the Met is listed at $825,000


Some of Impressionist painter Guy Wiggins’ best-known works depict the streets and landmarks of New York City. While the artist painted landscapes and landscapes from locations in Manhattan and beyond, Wiggins’ former home was in Connecticut.

Now on the market for $825,000, Wiggins’ former home at 401 Hamburg Road in Lyme was built around 1764, and the artist and his father – artist Carleton Wiggins – lived there for around 17 years from around 1920, according to the information provided. by William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty. A member of the Former Lyme Art ColonyWiggins was part of a community of artists working in Florence Griswold’s home in Old Lyme and was inspired by the New England countryside as they painted en plein air.

Wiggins was the youngest American to have his work accepted into the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. according to his biography, and was among the youngest members of the art colony. Wiggins based his artistic style on French Impressionism, but throughout the Colony his work was influenced by Boston-born Impressionist painter Child Hassam, his biographical notes.

Inside the Home Art Studio at 401 Hamburg Road in Lyme, Connecticut.

Tina Rupp / Contributing Photo

Wiggins created many of his notable works at the Lyme property he once owned, according to Sotheby’s, and several of his paintings are on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museumthe Brooklyn Museum of Art and Florence Griswold Museum, among others. The Hamburg Road property still has an art studio on its grounds, which the father-son art duo first established as an art school. Currently, the studio is equipped with a bathroom and a kitchenette, as well as a cathedral ceiling, a fireplace and exposed beams, according to Sotheby’s.

In total, there are four bedrooms and three full bathrooms spread over 3,112 square feet of living space and three “old” buildings, registration notes. Throughout the property there are original details, such as exposed beams and stone fireplaces. Outside the 258-year-old house there is a saltwater swimming pool.

While the Hamburg Road home is listed at $825,000, national real estate brokerage Redfin notes that the median sale price for homes in the 06371 Lyme zip code was around $575,000 in June 2022. Homes in the area tend to sell in around 32 days, according to Redfin, although homes considered as among the most competitive on the market will be suspended in approximately nine days and will sell for 6% above the asking price.

The 401 Hamburg Road home address is listed by William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty – Essex Brokerage and is presented by Tina Rupp (917-207-2762).


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