Buy an Island With a Frank Lloyd Wright House
Look, if you're planning to go to all the effort and incur all the expense involved in buying your own private island, it might as well have something special to recommend it, right? Something one-of-a-kind, like, let's say, its very own Frank Lloyd Wright house. Well, Petra Island happens to be up for sale right now, and it sports the specs necessary to fill that very bill. It's a little 11-acre island that just happens to host the Massaro House, for which the legendary architect was commissioned by its namesake, Joseph Massaro. And you can nab both the island and its historic residence right now for just under 20 million bucks.
Those who like the luxury afforded by the island environment but also embrace a close proximity to more urban environs will be especially excited by Petra Island's location. It happens to be just 50 miles north of New York City — it's located in Lake Mahopac, New York, part of the state's Putnam County. So the owner could quite conceivably be lounging around the Massaro House in sweet, silent privacy for breakfast and then make it to the middle of Manhattan for lunch.