By Mark McConville
YOU COULD treat your loved one to a new life on this incredible heart-shaped island if you had a spare £11.6m in the backpocket.
Amazing aerial images show the unique shape of the 11-acre island with lush greenery and two Frank Lloyd Wright designed homes and helipad on the flat roof.
Other stunning pictures show the interior of the famed architect’s houses with stone walls and features, a huge bedroom and large windows and terrace areas to look out at the spectacular ocean view.
Petra Island is located in Lake Mahopac in the state of New York, USA and is listed on www.vladi-private-islands.de for around £11.6m.
“This is simply one of the most magnificent properties in the New York metropolitan area,” reads the listing.
“Petra Island is an 11 acre, heart shaped private island with a Frank Lloyd Wright designed main home (the Massaro House) as well as guest house, an additional guest house, tea house and dock.
“It has a helipad on the roof and room for a pool, tennis court and whatever else you might wish to build.
“It sits magnificently in the middle of Lake Mahopac, and is only a 15-minute helicopter ride from Manhattan or a 4.5-minute helicopter ride from Westchester County Airport.
“There really isn’t anything quite like Petra Island. It is an ideal family retreat – a true oasis.”
The houses comprise 6000-square-foot altogether and have six bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms.
The unusual design adheres to Wright philosophy of designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment. This is a concept he termed, “organic architecture”.
Wright was the pioneer of what came to be called the Prairie School movement of architecture, and he also developed the concept of the Usonian home in Broadacre City, his unique vision for urban planning in the United States. In addition to his houses, Wright designed original and innovative offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels, museums, and other structures.
He often designed interior elements for these buildings, as well, including furniture and stained glass.
For more information see https://www.vladi-private-islands.de/en/islands-for-sale/usa/new-york-state/petra-island/