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Klemm Real Estate

The breathtaking Tsai Residence, designed by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is available to rent this summer.

The upstate New York property is a rare collaboration between Ai and Swiss firm, HHF Architects. It includes three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and four connected corrugated metal-clad modules, as well as a 50 ft. pool.

The residence also boasts an eye-catching Y-shaped guest house which comprises two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a studio, and a gallery space.

The liveable artwork is the only residence in the United States designed by the famed Chinese dissident. In terms of architectural output, Ai is most famous for “The Bird’s Nest,” a collaboration with architects Herzog & de Meuron for the 2008 Summer Olympics Beijing National Stadium.

The Tsai Residence, located in Ancram, NY, is listed for $125,000 for a June 4 to September 7 stay. It's also available to purchase for $5.25 million. That's less than his "Circle of Animals, Zodiac Heads" sculpture, which sold for approximately $5.4 million at a Phillips auction in London back in 2015.

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