Located just 50 miles north of New York City, the superbly heart-shaped, 11-acre Petra Island in the middle of Lake Mahopac in Putnam County houses a magnificent residence penned down by the acclaimed American interior designer and architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The island was recently listed for $19.9 million.
The simply stunning island boasts with two-centuries old birch trees, intricate nature trails and amazing rock formations. A total of three buildings can be seen on the island, one of them being the 5,000 square feet main residence, on precisely the spot chosen by the architect back in 1959. In addition to it, the island hosts an artist studio and a small cottage for weekend guests.
The residence follows Frank Lloyd Wright’s principles of merging manmade constructions with mother nature itself and even more, the house is practically incorporated by the island, from foundation to top. It even boasts a Wright deigned cantilever deck among its 2,000 square feet deck space.
Inside, a huge rock protrudes inside the entrance hallway, while the bathroom wall and the kitchen are doubled by a smaller rock. And this pales in comparison to the marvelous, breathtaking views and panoramas provided by practically every room.
The woodwork inside the residence was interestingly enough crafted from African mahogany, custom-manufactured following Frank Lloyd Wright’s personal indications. In terms of amenities, the home comes with air conditioning, FAA-approved helipad on roof and 6 wood-burning magnificent fireplaces.