What it’s really like to live in a Frank Lloyd Wright home

After many years and few nibbles, Joe Massaro has taken his $10 million private island real estate listing off the market — and the Frank Lloyd Wright home and standalone 1950s cottage that come with it.

Even after a roughly $10 million price drop from the original $19.9 million asking price five years ago, there was “not one offer — and I know why, too,” said Massaro, 75, from his primary winter home in Florida. “For a family to live in this house, it’s not the easiest thing in the world.”

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The design is not the issue, at least for Massaro. He built the unique home on Petre Island in Lake Mahopac according to Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1949 working plans and has not had an urge to revisit or renovate even one inch of the four-bedroom

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