A private island an hour from NYC is for sale for $13 million, and it comes with 2 homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and a private helipad

Petre Island includes two homes designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Petre Island includes two homes designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
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  • A private island in New York is for sale for $12.9 million.
  • Called Petre Island or Petra Island, the property includes two homes designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • The island, which sits in Lake Mahopac in Carmel, is only about an hour’s drive from New York City.
  • It includes a private helipad and boat dock.

You can now buy a private island an hour from New York City for $12.9 million.

Known as Petre Island or Petra Island, the property boasts two homes designed by iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright. One is a 1950s guest cottage and one is a sprawling, four-bedroom house that juts out over the lake.

The home includes a private rooftop helipad and a boat dock.

Margaret Harrington of Douglas Elliman holds the listing.

Here’s a look at the one-of-a-kind property.


A private island in New York is for sale for $12.9 million.

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Source: Douglas Elliman


The island, called Petre Island, is located in Carmel, New York, a little over an hour’s drive from New York City.

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Two houses designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright sit on the property.

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The island has been on and off the market and was previously listed for $15 million in 2017.

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Source: Douglas Elliman, Curbed


The first house is the original 1950s guesthouse …

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Source: Douglas Elliman


… and the other is a four-bedroom residence that juts out over Lake Mahopac.

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A helipad on the roof of the main house makes the property just “a quick helicopter ride from Manhattan or Westchester Airport,” the listing notes.

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A staircase leads down from the house to the boat dock.

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The house is built around a large rock.

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Source: Douglas Elliman, Town & Country Magazine


The inside of the home is decorated in warm, earthy tones.

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Stonework is scattered throughout the house, including in the modern kitchen.

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Several fireplaces help cozy up the home.

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Some of the bedrooms open up to balconies overlooking the lake.

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The bathrooms are minimal yet luxurious.

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Wooden shelving and storage are built into the home …

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… and huge skylights let in plenty of natural light.

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One section of the house extends out over the water and offers panoramic views of the lake.

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Outside, expansive living areas allow al fresco dining …

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… or warming yourself up by a fire in colder weather.

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You’ll have the nearly 11 acres of the island all to yourself.

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There is some controversy over the main house on the island.

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According to Curbed, Frank Lloyd Wright designed a 5,000 square foot home for the island in 1950 but ended up building a small cottage instead, after the owner came to the realization that he couldn’t afford the larger one.

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Source: Curbed


Years later, a new owner of the island had the original design built, but the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation does not recognize it as an authentic Wright design.

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Source: Curbed, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation


Still, the geometric elements and blending with nature embody Wright’s designs. And the private island setting is quite the draw in itself.

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Source: Curbed