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 islandDouglas Elliman

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

Source: Google Maps

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

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

Source: Douglas Elliman

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

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

Source: Douglas Elliman, Curbed

The first house is the original 1950s guesthouse ...

The first house is the original 1950s guesthouse ...

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

... 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.

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.

Source: Douglas Elliman

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

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

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The house is built around a large rock.

The house is built around a large rock.

Source: Douglas Elliman, Town & Country Magazine

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

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.

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

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Several fireplaces help cozy up the home.

Several fireplaces help cozy up the home.

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

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

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The bathrooms are minimal yet luxurious.

The bathrooms are minimal yet luxurious.

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Wooden shelving and storage are built into the home ...

Wooden shelving and storage are built into the home ...

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... and huge skylights let in plenty of natural light.

... 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.

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 ...

Outside, expansive living areas allow al fresco dining ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Douglas Elliman

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Source: Curbed

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