Own Frank Lloyd Wright’s Heart-Shaped Island

Own Frank Lloyd Wright’s Heart-Shaped Island
Arts & Culture

Buy a piece of design history with this residence and isolated getaway designed by the post-modern master.

Laura Feinstein
  • 12 november 2012

As part of their ongoing AHA 100 series of most coveted gifts, NYC based online discovery destination AHAlife is offering the chance to buy your very own Frank Lloyd Wright-designed private island, renowned for its unique heart shape and discinctly modern touches. Priced at 19,900,000, Petra Island may be just slightly out of reach for the average holiday shopper; however, if you have the extra-capital lying arond this season you can own your own piece of design history with this 11-acre island, complete with Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house, just 47 miles from New York City in Lake Mahopac in Putnam County NY, which also boasts 200-year-old beech trees, a 5000-square foot main residence, art studio, and cottage for weekend guests.

Situated on the exact location chosen by Wright in 1959 when he designed it, the main residence is 5,000-square feet and has decks totaling an additional 2,000-square feet, including the largest cantilever deck ever designed by Wright. For those design fanatics out there: all woodwork has been custom-built to Wright’s specifications from African mahogany. In addition, the house also contains 6 wood-burning fireplaces, and is fully equipped with all modern conveniences. Originally created to rival Wright’s epic 1935 masterpiece of contemporary architecture Fallingwater, the project began in 1950 but ran short of funds, standing incomplete till a diehard fan resurrected the project almost half a century later. Besides Wright’s loyal following, Petra Island has also attracted the praises of Apple– who used the site in the packaging of the Apple-based architecture software that helped bring the design to life. In addition, it will also be the subject of an upcoming PBS documentary.

If all this has piqued your interest you can inquire further about Petra Island at



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