There's A Private Island For Sale In New York That Has Two Frank Lloyd Wright Homes

Petra Island, on a lake 55 miles north of New York City, is an architectural gem.

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Fifty-five miles north of New York City, in the quiet town of Mahopac, New York, there's one house that's been mesmerizing visitors since it was built in 1997.

Set on the 10-acre, heart-shaped Petra Island in Lake Mahopac, the cantilevered home's resemblance to Frank Lloyd Wright's is undeniable. That's because Joseph Massaro, who purchased the island in 1996, built the house based on designs by Wright himself.

Back in 1950, the illustrious architect was commissioned by an engineer named Ahmed Chahroudi to build "a masterpiece" on the island he owned at the time, according to the . At a lunch with Chahroudi and Fallingwater's owner, Edgar Kaufmann, Wright even said, "When I finish the house on the island, it will surpass your Fallingwater."

As it turned out, Chahroudi never got his house — he realized he couldn't afford it, so Wright created a small cottage island for him on the island instead. Following a conflict with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, which declined to certify the house as one of Wright's, Massaro had it built based on the architect's drawings that came with the island.

Now it could all be yours. Following an unsubstantiated rumor that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were , Chilton & Chadwick is now . Scroll down to see what it looks like today.

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The 10-acre island sits in the middle of Lake Mahopac.
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It's about a one-hour drive — or a 15-minute helicopter ride — from New York City.

The island is heart-shaped.
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A pretty darling detail.

The main house is built around a large rock.
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The skylights allow natural light to fill the entrance.

The built-in furniture was custom-made.
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And inspired by Wright's designs.

The living room is cantilevered.
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It resembles the bow of a ship and extends into the lake.

The size is fantastic.
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The main house is more than 5,000 square feet.

It has four bedrooms.
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All boasting exceptional mid-century modern interior architecture.

The rock theme extends beyond the entrance.
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And can be found throughout the home.

The rocks are built into the architecture of the home.
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This bathroom was also built around the rock at the front entrance.

This seating area faces west.
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For optimal sunset viewing.

It's not unlike Fallingwater.
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The home incorporates a waterfall into its design.

The guest house sits across the lawn.
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It has three additional bedrooms.

There's a helicopter pad on the roof of the main house.
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Perfect for a Bond villain.

For $14.9 million, it could be yours.
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Not bad, considering it's a piece of architectural history.

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