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Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed Massaro House and Private Island For Sale in NY!

Posted By Lori Zimmer On November 19, 2012 @ 11:40 am In Architecture | 5 Comments



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Located just 47 miles north of Manhattan, the property, which is called the Massaro House [9], is perfect for Frank Lloyd Wright lovers and nature aficionados alike. The 5,000 square foot house was designed by Wright in 1949 for engineer A.K. Chahroudi, but never came to fruition, as the Chahroudi couldn’t afford the $50,000 budget. Wright instead designed a small cottage for Chahroudi, which is now the current guest house. Businessman Joseph Massaro then bought the island along with Wright’s original plans, and had the home built as Wright intended during a period from 2003-2007.

The unique home boasts a large cantilevered deck that juts out over Lake Mahopac in signature Wright [10] style. Sitting on 11 acres, the 5,000 square foot home is encircled by 2,000 square feet of decks, as well as the guest house that Chahroudi once lived in.

Beautiful as it is, the home is actually quite controversial since it wasn’t actually built by Frank Lloyd Wright and the Frank Lloyd Wright [11] Foundation still refuses to give their stamp of approval on it.

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The inside of the home is outfitted in traditional Frank Lloyd Wright [12] splendor. Like many of his other homes, the architect designed many living areas to incorporate the native rock the home is built on right into the interior. Guests are greeted by a 12 foot by 60 foot rock formation in the main foyer and more rock appears in the bathroom and kitchen.

The entire home is lined with windows, to not only maximize daylight, but to accentuate the natural beauty of the lake and island surrounding the home. The home is furnished with Wright-designed pieces [13] as the architect intended, but was given a modern upgrade with energy-efficient climate control and radiant floor heating.

The surreal island home [14] may be a modern marvel, but the iconic architect’s inspiration can be felt in every rock and cantilever – and can be yours for the “Wright” price.

+ AHAlife [7]

Via Architizer [15]


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[14] surreal island home: http://inhabitat.com/spend-a-night-in-a-historic-castle-on-a-private-island-in-upstate-new-york/

[15] Architizer: http://www.architizer.com/en_us/blog/dyn/62575/private-frank-lloyd-wright-designed-island-hits-the-market-just-in-time-for-the-holidays/

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