Sunday, September 22, 2013

For Sale: Above Average Real Estate...

I'll admit, I'm probably a bigger Frank Lloyd Wright fan than the next guy-- which is why i'm currently scheming of ways to acquire... several million dollars.

47 miles north of Manhatten, this Frank Lloyd Wright designed home is for sale, and it comes with it's own island. All for a measly 19.9 million dollars.

The 5,000 square foot Massaro House was designed by Wright in 1949 for engineer A.K. Chahroudi, but Chahroudi couldn’t afford the $50,000 budget. Instead, Wright built Chahroudi a small, 1,200 square foot, cottage (now the current guest house) on the island. And in 2003, businessman Joseph Massaro bought the island along with Wright’s original plans, and had the home built as Wright intended from 2003-2007. 


As many of Wright's homes do, the Massaro home incorporates native rock formations into the home's interior. A 12 foot by 60 foot rock formation greets guests in the main foyer and others appear in the bathroom and kitchen. 

In signature Wright style, the home cantilevers out over the lake, and the entire home is lined with windows, maximizing daylight and the natural beauty surrounding the home. Though the home is furnished with Wright-designed pieces as originally intended, it was given a modern upgrade with energy-efficient climate control and radiant floor heating. All yours (or mine)... for less than 20 million....



2 comments :

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