Own Your Own Private Island and Stone Cottage Outside NYC For $850K

Willow Island comes with a solar-powered boat and a 1932 Colonial cottage complete with 360-degree views of placid Putnam Lake.
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About 60 miles north of bustling Manhattan lies another island, a private one that feels worlds away from the 'Big Apple.' Mere yards from the shore of Putnam Lake in Patterson, New York, lies Willow Island, accessible only by boat. Luckily, the property, which was recently listed for sale, comes with a solar-powered one to reach this tranquil setting.

The .66-acre Willow Island sits just off shore in the middle of Putnam Lake in Patterson, a historic town right on the border of New York and Connecticut.

On the .66-acre plot stands a 1932 Colonial-style home believed to be clad in stone from the same quarry used to complete the Holland Tunnel. The 1,900-square-foot main residence features four bedrooms, as well as one and a half bathrooms. With 35 windows wrapping around the two-story structure, natural light and picturesque views abound.

The 1932 Colonial and its many windows. A grassy yard and mature trees envelope the home.

Inside, the home features a dramatic cut stone fireplace, an open layout, and beamed ceilings. A modern restoration leaves the home complete with a chef's kitchen, refinished hardwood floors, and upgraded bathrooms.

The main entryway opens up into a sunroom that features a wall of windows looking out onto the lush landscape and Putnam Lake.

The property also comes with a detached studio offering an additional 600 square feet of space for creative endeavors inspired by the quiet location. Several boat docks are placed around the island, which is also being sold with a deeded garage and driveway on the mainland. Scroll ahead for more photos of this unique piece of real estate, currently listed for $850,000.

A line of windows wraps around the sunroom, framing views from multiple sides of the property.

The sunroom flows into a large living room, which features a dramatic cut sone fireplace as the central focal point. Timber beams also run along the space, complementing the warm hardwood floors.

Another view of the living room. The home comes fully furnished, which should make the moving process much less complicated.

A new gourmet kitchen is located behind the fireplace. The modern space features professional-grade appliances, marble countertops, and bronze accents.

In leu of upper cabinetry, windows provide lake views and keep the space feeling bright and open. Neutral color tones bring a serene atmosphere inside from the outdoors.

A dining area is adjacent to the kitchen, making entertaining easy.

Upstairs are four similarly sized bedrooms, one at each corner of the home.

Another of the bedrooms. The numerous windows allow natural light to seep into every corner of the home.

The only full bathroom is also located upstairs. A complete renovation included new tile, a stand-alone soaking tub, and a walk-in shower.

The side of the home offers a large deck with panoramic views of Putnam Lake.

A look at the 600-square-foot studio. The open space offers beamed ceilings and is a blank canvas for the new homeowner.

One of several docks scattered across Willow Island. Here, the solar-powered pontoon boat is docked and ready to make the short journey back to shore.

1 Willow Island is currently listed for $850,000 by Linda Finn and Regan Andrews of Houlihan Lawrence.

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