An island that is just around 50 miles north of New York City, but delivers a feeling of being a world away; the 11-acres Petra Island located in Lake Mahopac in bucolic Putnam County, New York, which comes complete a spectacular residence designed by noted American architect and interior designer Frank Lloyd Wright who believed in designing structures which were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture, has just hit the market for $19.9 million. Notably, the island includes 3 structures, including a 5,000 square feet main residence which is placed just on the exact location chosen by Frank Wright back in year 1959, when he designed it, a cottage for weekend guests, and an artist studio.
Speaking about the private Petra Island, this serene and private retreat impressively boasts large 200-year-old beech trees, spectacular rock formations with nature trails, a Frank Lloyd Wright designed residence that also has decks totaling an additional 2,000-sq ft, including the Wright-designed largest cantilever deck.
As with many of Frank Lloyd Wright’s nature-centric homes, this house not only blends-in with the surroundings, but also incorporates it into the very foundation of its structure.
Apparently, a giant rock sprawls along an entrance hallway, while a small rock doubles as a kitchen and bathroom wall.
Interestingly, all of the woodwork in the residence was originally custom-built to Frank Lloyd Wright’s specifications from African mahogany.
Further, this fully-air-conditioned house offering incredible views from every room comes equipped with all modern conveniences, including the 6 wood-burning fireplaces, and a FAA-approved helipad on roof.
However, the structure of the island seen via an aerial view reminds us of the British business magnate Sir Richard Branson’s naturally heart shaped Makepeace island located at Noosa at Australia’s Sunshine Coast.
Also, we have earlier seen the sale offering of Frank Lloyd Wright's troubled Ennis House for $15 million.