Willow Island New York for sale

Owning a private island is the status symbol of status symbols – and now it’s possible for just under a million dollars. The island, officially named Willow Island, sits in Putnam Lake in Patterson, NY. It’s less than a two-hour commute to the Big Apple, and surprisingly this entire island – including a huge house – costs less than the average NYC apartment.

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Willow Island has been listed for sale for the paltry price of $850,000. The island’s magnificent house features three stories and four bedrooms. A three-bedroom apartment in NYC goes for an average price of $2.63 million, making the private island look almost like a bargain deal.


The island itself is a serene escape from the rest of the world. It is heavily wooded and worlds away from the concrete jungle. A guest cottage and private boat garage are included with the lovely home and grounds.

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The home comes with a two-car garage in Patterson where the new owners can park their vehicles after work. After that point, access to the island is limited to rowboat or other non-gas-powered water vessel. It’s a leisurely five-minute water commute across the placid lake.

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Inside, the 5,100 square foot home is positively overflowing with natural light. Forty-eight huge windows line the walls, giving spectacular views of the surrounding island.

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Featuring a floor-to-ceiling fireplace and vintage furnishings, the house is a rare find…if you can manage to scrape together the cool million to make it yours.

willow island new york view from water

Here’s the listing description:

“Welcome to Serenity at its Finest. Welcome to Willow Island. Own your private island for under $1 million less than 60 miles away from NYC. Just over a half acre, the island offers two boating docks, a 600 sqft studio perfect for an art/yoga studio, and an updated colonial style home. The home offers 4 beds & 1.5 baths, with views of Putnam Lake from every room. On the main level you have an inviting open floor plan from kitchen to dining to living. Off of the main living is a great sized deck overlooking the lake. Downstairs is your oversized mudroom, as well as ample storage space. Like what you see? Willow Island is available furnished! Updates include: stone fireplace, hardwood floors, SubZero fridge & Viking range. You can live here year round! All essentials on the island, including power, heat, hot water, internet, cable, and washer/dryer…everything you need for everyday living! On the main land is your garage to store vehicles while on the island. Lake living at its finest!”