The holidays are just around the corner, and what better way to show your love than by giving your favorite architecture nerd her very own Frank Lloyd Wright-designed, heart-shaped private island! AHALife, an online directory of some of the most amazing products in the world, is offering the amazing Petra Island as part of its AHA100 Series of the season's most coveted gifts. (The price: a cool $20 million.) Only 50 miles away from Manhattan -- or a mere 15 minute luxury helicopter ride -- the island highlights Wright's signature melding of modern design with nature.
Petra Island is located in Lake Mahopac in Putnam County, New York. The main home is 5,000 sprawling square feet, with an additional 2,000 in custom-designed decks, including Wright's largest cantilevered deck ever. The home sits on 11 acres that include a guest cottage surrounded by 200-year-old beech trees.
As with many of Wright's nature-centric homes (think Fallingwater), this house not only blends in with the surrounding landscape, but incorporates it into the very foundation of it's structure. A giant 12-foot-high by 60-foot-wide rock sprawls along an entrance hallway, while a small rock doubles as a kitchen and bathroom wall.
The house also features six wood-burning fireplaces and tons of gorgeous African mahogany woodwork whittled exactly to Wright's specifications.
Photos: courtesy of AHAlife