All I Want For Christmas Is a Heart-Shaped Island, Please

Located just 50 miles north of New York City (15 minutes by helicopter) and featuring two houses designed by famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Petra Island truly must be seen to be believed.

The island itself is 11 acres in size and is situated on New York’s very private Lake Mahopac. Petra Island has its own helicopter landing pad, and is of course accessible from the mainland by boat.

Two dwellings sit on the island — a 1,200-square-foot cottage, and a 5,000-square-foot main residence which is nothing short of an architectural masterpiece.

Angelina Jolie allegedly bought Brad Pitt a private, heart-shaped island on a lake in Mahopac, N.Y., for $20 million, because love don’t cost a thing. This news item is, if anything at all, an excuse to peruse the excellent website Private Islands Online, which allows for masochistic real estate trolling at its highest level. (Fish Bladder Island, anyone?)