If you think Manhattan is too crowded to live in but still want to experience everything the city that never sleeps has to offer, we've found you the perfect weekender. Petre Island or Petra Island, depending on your pronunciation, is a private estate just an hour out of New York featuring two inspirational homes designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Built on an island which sits on Lake Mahopac in Carmel, this exquisite outer-city island paradise includes a private helipad and boat dock.
The two homes, one a 1950s inspired cottage and the other a modern four-bedroom estate, are situated on the 11-acre island and provide gorgeous views of the river surroundings. The interconnecting homes are built around a large rock and feature earthy tones with stonework and timber fittings and log cabin-style furnishing scattered throughout each room. There are six bedrooms, three bathrooms, multiple fireplaces, an outdoor decking area and even a large skylight, filling the lounge area with natural light.
The home was previously listed on the market in 2017 for $21 million but failed to sell, with the owners dropping the price by $3 million in hopes of securing a buyer this year.
For more information regarding the property visit Douglas Elliman Real Estate.