A Treasure of the Art World in the Real Estate Listings

An unassuming 840-square-foot two bedroom cottage in High Falls, New York, is up for sale for $240,000. It would make a great getaway in the Catskills, but there's more to it. This was the art studio that Russian/French artist Marc Chagall worked in from 1946 to 1948, before he returned to France for good. Chagall had come to the US in 1941 after escaping occupied France. The artist's period in High Falls was a productive one, where he created around 100 works of art.

Chagall moved to High Falls with Virginia Haggard McNeil, who was pregnant with his child. The couple settled into a house on Mohawk Road and turned a smaller cottage on the lot into an art studio. The property with the art studio has been severed from Chagall's home, and the smaller building is for sale. Strangely, the real estate listing says the house was built in 1950. It wouldn't be the first time that the "year built" statistic is an approximate guess, but this house has a highly documented history. The listing is managed by Berkshire Hathaway. -via Nag on the Lake 

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