2 private islands still for sale in Lake Mahopac, Long Island Sound

Louetta R. Clark

Private island hunters usually strike gold in the Caribbean, or the Finger Lakes, but for savvy buyers who prefer a quick commute to NYC, there are two private islands for sale right here in the Hudson Valley.

Both are unique waterfront properties with lots of privacy, and both have been on the market for some time.

The view from Petre Island in Lake Mahopac.

Petre Island, a heart-shaped island in Lake Mahopac, is still on the market. The island has Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes on it: The original 1950s guest house and a spectacular 4-bedroom main residence cantilevered over Lake Mahopac. It was once rumored that Angelina Jolie had purchased the island for her then-partner, Brad Pitt. Pitt was an afficionado of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

That story did not pan out to a house closing and at the time, the daughter of the island’s owner, Joseph Massaro, told lohud she was never aware that Jolie or Pitt even toured the place.

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