New York Island Houses by Frank Lloyd Wright

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New York Island Houses by Frank Lloyd Wright

Exclusive Frank Lloyd Wright Island Houses on Lake Mahopac in New York State, USA

Aug 9, 2017

Petra Island Houses by Frank Lloyd Wright

Design: Frank Lloyd Wright Architect
Petra Island Homes by Architect Frank Lloyd Wright

Chahroudi Cottage
Date built: 1951-53

Massaro House
Date built: 2007

A Private Island on Lake Mahopac and Two Frank Lloyd Wright–Attributed Houses For Sale

New York island house by Frank Lloyd Wright architect
photo Courtesy Chilton & Chadwick

Accessible only by boat or aircraft, the 11-acre Petra Island on Lake Mahopac, along with a guest house designed and built by the late architect as well as a residence inspired by his design, is on the market for $15 million.

Petra Island is a private island located 50 miles north of New York City. Its two Frank Lloyd Wright properties are listed by international luxury real estate agency Chilton & Chadwick for just under $15 million.

New York Island House by Frank Lloyd Wright |
photo Courtesy Chilton & Chadwick

In 1949 an engineer called Ahmed Chahroudi purchased the island and commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright (FLW) to design a single-family residence for him and his family. FLW initially sketched a 5,000-sqft residence, and estimated that it would cost $50,000. Chahroudi, who could not afford the price tag, negotiated a smaller 1,200-sqft house instead. Wright then designed and built a three-bedroom, one-bath cottage between 1951 and 1953—known as the Chahroudi Cottage.

Petra Island house by Frank Lloyd Wright |
photo Courtesy Chilton & Chadwick

Although Wright never built his initial design for the island’s main residence a similar house did come into existence 48 years after the architect’s death. In 1996, sheet metal contractor Joseph Massaro and his wife Barbara purchased the island, which came with the Chahroudi Cottage as well as the five original drawings by Frank Lloyd Wright of the unbuilt larger residence, including a floor plan, a section, and three elevations.

Petra Island house interior by Frank Lloyd Wright |
photo Courtesy Chilton & Chadwick

Massaro decided to build the main residence from FLW’s drawings. Since Massaro could not afford construction supervision charges proposed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, he commissioned architect and Frank Lloyd Wright historian Thomas Heinz to oversee the construction.

Petra Island home by Frank Lloyd Wright |
photo Courtesy Chilton & Chadwick

After four years, the Massaro House was completed in 2007. It has four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms.
The Massaro House has received criticism over details and aesthetic characteristics of the residence. FLW was known for an evolution of the design during construction and obviously that couldn’t happen with this property.

Petra Island house interior by architect Frank Lloyd Wright |
photo Courtesy Chilton & Chadwick

The design of the main residence was site-specific, incorporating a rock formation (like he did at Fallingwater) into the main entrance foyer, kitchen, and one of the bathrooms.

Petra Island house interior by Frank Lloyd Wright architect |
photo Courtesy Chilton & Chadwick

The house features a cantilevered deck over Lake Mahopac, and a rooftop helipad. Twenty-six triangular skylight windows create a light-filled interior. The house is furnished mostly with Wright-designed furniture, including built-in pieces.

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picture : Simon Garcia |
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Date built: 1967
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photograph : Wikimedia Commons
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photo : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York
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