frank lloyd wright-inspired house on a private island on the market for $12.9M
 

frank lloyd wright-inspired house on a private island on the market for $12.9M

dubbed petra island and located just 50 miles north of new york city, this private island with two homes designed by frank lloyd wright is back on the market for $12.9m. boasting a heart-shaped land, the island has attracted plenty of controversy in the past as purists — or the frank lloyd wright foundation — have refused to recognize one of the homes as an original wright design.

frank lloyd wright-inspired house on a private island on the market for $12.9M designboom
all images courtesy of margaret harrigton and douglas elliman real estate

 

 

back in 1949, engineer ahmed chahroudi bought the island and commissioned wright to design the house. originally, the architect drew a 5,000-square-foot house that the owner could not afford. this forced the project to reduce its size to a smaller, 1,200-square-foot cottage instead. years later, the island was bought by john massaro who decided to bring wright’s original plans to life. to do so, he enlisted an architect and wright scholar to complete the home in 2007 — the house remains uncertified by the frank lloyd wright foundation.

frank lloyd wright-inspired house on a private island on the market for $12.9M designboom

 

 

‘an architectural masterpiece showcasing the pinnacle of design and engineering, the property offers an amazing backdrop for living and entertaining surrounded by the stunning beauty of the 593-acre lake,’ comments the margaret harrigton and douglas elliman real estate listing. ‘a second guest house, tea house, beach, dock and helipad add to the many pleasures of this pristine oasis, ideally located 1 hour north of new york city. a quick helicopter ride from manhattan or westchester airport, or a 5-minute boat ride from the mainland insure easy access to this extraordinary setting.’

frank lloyd wright-inspired house on a private island on the market for $12.9M designboom

 

 

sitting on lake mohapac, there is little doubt this structure has many of wright’s key designs: horizontal planes, geometric woodwork, built-in furniture and most importantly, the dialogue with the natural site it inhabits. but is the fact that it hasn’t being officially recognized as a wright design hurting the listing? only time will tell.

frank lloyd wright-inspired house on a private island on the market for $12.9M designboom

frank lloyd wright-inspired house on a private island on the market for $12.9M designboom

frank lloyd wright-inspired house on a private island on the market for $12.9M designboom

frank lloyd wright-inspired house on a private island on the market for $12.9M designboom

frank lloyd wright-inspired house on a private island on the market for $12.9M designboom

frank lloyd wright-inspired house on a private island on the market for $12.9M designboom

frank lloyd wright-inspired house on a private island on the market for $12.9M designboom

frank lloyd wright-inspired house on a private island on the market for $12.9M designboom

frank lloyd wright-inspired house on a private island on the market for $12.9M designboom

frank lloyd wright-inspired house on a private island on the market for $12.9M designboom

 

 

project info:

 

name: petra island

designer: frank lloyd wright

on sale for: $12.9M

broker: margaret harrigton and douglas elliman real estate

  • I am not surprised nobody wants to claim it. It seems nobody wants to buy it either; it has been FS for a while.

    Perhaps ‘someone we know’ will buy it, like a similarly freakish FL property in 2016 …then roll it to an oligarch who demolished the structures a year later – having laundered ~U$100 Mil.

    Jimmy

    Jimmy Xi says:
  • you might have included mr. wright’s drawings so we could judge for ourselves. I don’t believe he would have included the rather horsey skylights or rocks stuck to the side of some of the walls. otherwise the floor plan and integration of outdoors to the interior make th home believeably wright. a for effort, that’s for sure.

    jacko pistorius says:
  • Sweet…

    F. Damon Guinn says:
  • This has Wright written all over it. All over it. Hard to believe that he did not design it.

    eliot diamond says:
  • It is so Lautner’s Sheats-Goldstein house! Wonder when the original plans were designed.

    ARefaat says:

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