Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Heart-Shaped Private Island With Luxury Home Listed For $19.9 Million

A beautiful heart-shaped island with a luxurious home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, has been listed for sale for the price of $19.9 million. This heart-shaped private island is situated only about 50 miles north of New York City, but offers the same experience that a secluded island in the middle of the ocean would.

Helicopter view of the heart-shaped private island

Known as Petra Island, this heart-shaped private island measures about 11 acres, and is situated in Lake Mahopac, in the rustic Putnam County area, of New York state. The island also has a beautiful home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, a renowned American architect and interior designer. Frank Lloyd Wright is famous for his structures that harmonise humanity and the environment, and referred to his architectural philosophy as ‘organic architecture’.

Exterior of the mansion on Petra Island in New York

In total, there are three structures on the heart-shaped private island. One is the Frank Lloyd Wright designed main residence, which is spread over an area of 5,000 square feet, with grand decks measuring an additional 2,000 feet. The other two structures are an artist’s studio, and a cottage for housing weekend guests.

The heart-shaped Petra Island is a serene retreat, dotted with majestic 200-year-old beech trees, rock formations and nature trails. Frank Lloyd Wright began designing this private mansion way back in 1959, when he selected a specific location on the island for building the luxurious home. Just like other homes designed by the architect, the Petra Island mansion is also a nature-centric home that blends with its environment.

The white rock in the entrance hallway of the residence

In fact, Frank Lloyd Wright has included a giant rock that extends along an entrance hallway, while a smaller rock doubles up as a wall in the kitchen. All the wood furnishings in the Petra Island home have been fabricated from expensive African mahogany wood, and have been customised according to Frank Lloyd Wright’s specifications.

Other features of the luxurious home on this New York private island are:
  • An FAA-approved helipad on the roof. 
  • Six wood-burning fireplaces. 
  • Air-conditioning in all the rooms.

The sitting room with its african mahagony wood ceiling

What do you think of this New York private island and home? Would you consider buying it for the mentioned sale price of $19.9 million?

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