Heart-Shaped Private Island With Two Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed Homes Is Asking $15M

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In the middle of Lake Mahopac in Mahopac, New York, a lush, heart-shaped island––with two Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes and a rooftop helipad––has been listed with a $14,920,000 price tag, Mansion Global reported.

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Just a 15-minute helicopter ride from Manhattan or a 4.5-minute helicopter ride from Westchester County Airport, according to the listing, the private 11-acre island property is owned by Joe Massaro, a sheet metal mogul.

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Massaro bought the parcel for $750,000 in 1995, according to property records, from its previous owner Ahmed Chahroudi, who had commissioned the construction of a three-bedroom cottage from Wright in 1950. Wright drew up plans for a main residence, as well, but Chahroudi ran out of money to follow through with it. When he bought the land, Massaro hired Illinois-based architect Thomas Heinz, who knows Wright’s architecture well, to build it.

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Both triangular in shape, the cottage and main residence are constructed with sculptural boulders and exposed rock bulging through concrete walls. With four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, the roughly 6,000-square-foot main residence, “Massaro House,” is roofed by a helipad. A geometric skylight is centered in the living area.

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Additionally, there is a guesthouse, teahouse, and dock. The property offers plenty of space for a pool, a tennis court, and even more amenities.

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Massaro briefly listed the island for $20 million in 2012 to test the waters, says listing agent Chadwick Ciocci, CEO and founder of Chilton & Chadwick.

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“While you can find something bigger or more expensive, there is nothing quite this cool,” he says. “The main house is amazing and the entire concept… is entirely unique.”

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Images courtesy of Chilton & Chadwick

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